Joel Osteen – Quote of The Week

This week’s quote is by Joel Osteen.

I love this quote because I try and focus on the good because I tend to find myself getting stuck in a negative mindset and that isn’t how I want to live my life.  I have spent the last few years working on being more positive in my life and I finally feel like I am getting the hang of it and this quote is just a great reminder to focus on the present and not worry about the future.

What do you think about this week’s quote by Joel Osteen?

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Joyce Meyer – Quote Of The Week

This week’s quote is by Joyce Meyer.

I am sure most of you can see a theme in the quotes that I have been posting for the past month or so.  I have come to a place in my life where I have no patience in my life for people who are always negative.   I have cut out people in my life that are always negative and that are always complaining because I don’t want to hear it anymore.  I have reached the point where I no longer pretend to like people because life is the way to short to waste what time I have on individuals who aren’t worth it.  Those are just a few of my thoughts about this quote.

What do you think of this week’s quote by Joyce Meyer?

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Matt Cameron – Quote Of The Week

This week’s quote is by Matt Cameron.


I have used several quotes over the past month about being positive, and I have done that because I think too many people only focus on the negative.  I find that I also get caught up in the negative parts of my life, so I am trying every day to find the positive things about the day and focus on those things.  I find that I have to take a few minutes every couple of hours and remind myself of the positive things in my life.  I know if I do this long enough it will become second nature and I won’t have to work so hard it.

What do you think of this week’s quote by Matt Cameron?

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Joel Osteen – Quote Of The Week

This week’s quote is by Joel Osteen.

I chose this quote because it is something that I have been trying to focus on.  I am trying to concentrate on the good things in my life because I know that other people in the world had it worse than me.  I also know that people don’t like to be around individuals who are always complaining about everything.  I had a rough childhood, and after things had calmed down, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 15 which made me hate the world even more.  I am not sure what made me change how I look at the world, but I am glad that I did because I am in such a better place in my life right now.  I have people in my family who get so caught up in everything bad that happens to them that they can’t ever see any of the good that happens to them.  Those are just a few of my thoughts about this quote.

What do you think of this week’s quote by Joel Osteen?

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Demi Lovato – Quote Of The Week

This week’s quote is by Demi Lovato.

I really liked this quote when I saw it because it is something that I have always done because nothing has ever come easily to me.  I learned at a very young age that I just have to keep pushing forward because is the end I will get where I want to be.  I am sure that one of the reasons I do this is because I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at such a young age that I had to learn how to keep going even though I didn’t feel good.  Those are just a few of my thoughts on this quote.

What do you think of this week’s quote by Demi Lovato?

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Leah LaBelle – Quote Of The Week

Quote Of The Week

This week’s quote is by Leah LaBelle.

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What do you think about this week’s quote by Leah LaBelle?

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Rabindranath Tagore – Quote Of The Week

Quote Of The Week

This week’s quote it by Rabindranath Tagore.

Rabindranath Tagore

I loved this quote when I saw it because it reminds me to stay positive and always to try and find the good in things that happen to me.  I always try and stay positive but at times I need to be reminded to look at the good and not focus on the bad things that happen in life.

What do you think of this week’s quote by Rabindranath Tagore?

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Demi Lovato-Quote Of The Week

Quote Of The Week

This week for the quote I really need to find a positive quote and when I saw this quote but Demi Lovato I knew this was the quote I wanted to use for this month.  I have found that lately I have struggled with staying positive and knowing that things will work out just how they should.  I am going to print out this quote and put it on my mirror and desk because it really spoke to me.

Demi Lovato

What do you think of this quote?  As always I am always on the lookout for quotes so if you have one that you love please let me know about it because I am always on the look out for new great quotes.

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Ways to Cope With Placing Your Child For Adoption

I placed my daughter for adoption in July of 2005.   I attend a support group for unwed mothers that the agency I was going to had.  Not everyone in the group was placing for adoption but I learned so much from the girls that have placed and listening to what worked and didn’t work for them.  I figured that I would share some of the things that worked for me and things that may work for other birth parents.

Before I get into them I was researching some things on adoption and I found this article.  While I reading through article I found this paragraph and I really liked what it said.  I am going to post it here because I think it speaks volumes about how birth parents are looked at by people who don’t understand are choices.  Here is the paragraph:

Most people at some time in their lives experience grief when they are separated from a loved one. However, in adoption, there are no standard grieving processes or approved rituals to help birthparents cope. When a well-liked co-worker accepts a new job in a new city, there is often a going away party. When a loved one dies, there may be a religious service, a wake, a funeral, and visits to the survivors’ home by friends and relatives. But birthparents’ grief is distinct from most other types of grief, because it is not always socially acceptable to talk about what happened.

Now on to the ways I coped and ways that others have coped with the greif.

  • Journal-I wrote out why I placed her in a journal that I then gave to the adoptive mom to give to my daughter when they thought she was ready to read it.
  • Talk to other birth moms-It helped me tons to be able to talk to other girls who had been though it and could tell me that it would get better with time.  I never thought the first year would end but each year it gets easier at least it has for me.
  • Take one day at at time-There are time where You are going to have to take it minute by minute but know that time will heal the pain.  At first the pain is so raw that it is all you can think about but it does get easier I promise.
  • Build a support system-I helps to have people who know the whole story and whither or not they agree with your choice they will still stand behind you and listen to you talk.  There will be times that just talking to someone and having them not try to answer but just listen helps so much.  It makes such a difference to just get the thoughts out of you head and have someone not feel the need to try and make it better but just listen.
  • Allow yourself to feel the emotions-I know in the beginning I wanted to run from the emotions I was feeling and not feel anything but by doing that you are going to be making it harder in the long run.  Allow yourself to feel and grieve.
  • Keep Scrapbooks and/or pictures around-If you were to walk into my room right now the only pictures I have up are the ones of her when she is older.  In the beginning looking at the pictures made me feel better but after the first year and even know it is so hard for me to look at the pictures of her while we were in the hospital because I want the baby.  I heard from one of the girls in the support group that her child became two different people in her head even though she knew they were the same.  She like me wanted the baby and not the child that she is now.
  • If you need help ask-Don’t be too afraid to talk to a counselor if you are having a hard time deal with all of the emotions.  I saw one quite awhile after I placed my daughter and that helped me so much.

When I think of more ways I am for sure going to post them and if you know of any other ways to cope please leave a comment so that I can add it to my next post.

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