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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Why I am so Happy

I have always been a happy person. I think that is a personal choice we all have to make every day we wake up....

"People who say that life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile. Get yourself a goal worth working for. Better still, get yourself a project. Always have something ahead of you to "look forward to"-to work for and hope for" -Maxwell Maltz.

I have always stayed very busy- I like to be working on something or usually multible projects at once. I think that is why I have been able to stay happy. I set goals, start new projects, create something to share with others around me. I noticed a few years ago when I started fundraising every spring for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation I had something to look forward to every spring. I also started fixing up a 1974 VW Beetle several years ago......I remember the excitement I felt at 6am when I would wake up anticipating working on my Bug. I could picture in my mind what it was going to look like finished and that made me happy. When I would get one step closer to being done- after a little hard work & sweat, I felt so empowered that I had something challenging I was doing. Every project I start is never just mine alone however.....my family & friends always become a part of it. Usually because I cannot do it all on my own. My Walk-a-thon recruited my sister, my husband, my in-laws and community members. My CBTA acting school play once again recruited much of my families talents. My VW bug recruited much of my Brother Brant's talents & Bryan's patience! One of my most recent endeavers was a float in the EISF parade for Nikkii and my acting school- it turned out so cool........it was awesome to see something I saw in my mind become greater than I imagined it. It won Best Overall & $300.00 None of it would have come together without the love and help of family. Now I am in the process of writing a play for CBTA kids to perform....it's nice to have something to work on again.

4 comments:

Hanging out with the Riley's said...
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Hanging out with the Riley's said...

You are so happy Jamie and always busy! Thats why I love hanging out with you all the time. Well when you loved closer and when my two year old isn't sick.

Brianna said...

Jamie, I just love you! You are such a great person, I will definatly do all I can to help you. I have no extra $, but I'll give you all the support you need. LOVE YA!

Rebecca said...

I love you Jamie! You are an amazing person. I really hope you can get your transplant. I want to help in any way I can. Let me know when the next CF walk is. I want to be involved.

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Thank You for taking the time to read my blog. I am hoping that through this blog and my experiences that I can bring hope, faith and strength to all that may be living with Cystic Fibrosis, CF with Cepacia and Lung Transplant recipients. Information and blog entrees start Nov. 07. My Double Lung Transplant was on Dec. 10th 2007. Please feel free to read about my experience and ask me any questions! My email address is jamiebug77@gmail.com

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