Welcome back to Carol's Corner. Know it's been awhile. Sorry it's been so long between posts. Once I'm on my feet again I hope to be on a more regular schedule of blog offerings. I'm counting down the days now till I can be more mobile again and hopefully able to exercise again. My ensemble for this picture is another of my favorite blouses. The color's and print are just totally gorgeous and the style is intriguing. Judy Wilkiams took the title for this one with “Victorian Beauty.” It does seem to have that kind of vibe to it.

All my accessories go so well with this beautiful blouse. My necklace is a wire wrapped pendant made by a jewelry artisan as is my ring and the matching bracelet and earrings contain many shades of the color in the blouse.

And this is another of my watches I wear quite frequently and sometimes with it's matching bangle bracelet.


So I've been thinking for days what I would like to talk about next time I finally get a new issue of Carol's Corner up and running. I think I decided on talking about how your personality type plays into how you approach life's challenges not only in weight loss but in every aspect of your life. Are you a positive person who thinks of the glass as half full or are you the polar opposite who usually thinks negatively and feels like the glass is half empty? Do you think about all the things you can do to make a situation better or do you or do you just think situations are hopeless ? Which approach to life's problems ensures a better outcome? I'm sure you know the answer. My grandmother had a saying I have never forgotten and I use it to this day. She would always say,” Where there's a will there's a way.” Try applying that to the situations that pop up in your life. The last six months for me have been challenging to say the least, but through most of it I have tried to be positive and inspiring when I am able. After my car accident people couldn't understand why I wasn't more upset by it, but in my mind it was kind of a liberating experience. I knew I shouldn't have survived it but did so by the grace of God. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Lord had saved me. I had witnessed the power of God up close and personal and had lived to tell about it. That in itself is a blessing not everyone gets to experience. It's not something I would want to have to go through again, but through it all I kept my positive outlook on things and hope that during my ordeal I was able to be an inspiration to others. Then I found out that they decided to suspend my license. I was used to being able to come and go as I pleased and now I had, and still have to count on others and my husband for anything I want to do. But I can't let that get me down. Hopefully after I send back the required paperwork the end of the month from my doctor I will get good news, but if they don't I won't give up. And of course next came my foot injury and for a short time I thought I was going to need surgery. I let myself wallow for one day feeling sorry for myself but that was all. Sometimes we need to do that, but we can't continue that way. I still am a little worried about my foot but I have to take one day at a time and pray that it really is going to be ok in the end. It has been quite an experience to have to depend on someone else for everything, but again through it all I have tried to keep my upbeat and positive personality. How do you handle the challenges that come up in your life? Don't give in to negativity and the glass half empty way of thinking. You are stronger than you think you are. Believe in yourself and what you can accomplish when you truly BELIEVE you can. Don't sell yourself short. Don't let others make you think you can't do something. I have more challenges facing me when I finally get back on my feet. I have to take back off some pounds I let creep back on and I pray that I will be able to get back to working out like I was before this injury. I refuse to give in and wallow. I will always seek to be positive and uplifting. I will continue to try to be inspiring and motivating to all the people who cross my path in this journey. So tell me which kind of person are you going to be? Till next time, God bless.

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