Sunday, January 2, 2011

10 Honest Things About Me!

So honored!! I received this award from Ellen on December 17th.

Ellen thank you so much for thinking of me. I truly appreciate your support!! You are doing a great job with everything - keep it up!!

So my job is to post 10 honest things about myself and give this award to 4 other bloggers who have shown tremendous honesty through their blogs.

Here you go!!

1.) I want to help others! I would love to be this inspirational person who imparts wisdom to other people that will help change, shape and mold their lives. I would love for people, who when they are old and gray and sitting on their porch, rocking in their rocking chairs and rethinking their lives... I would love for them to remember, and I don't even care if they remember my name, but I would love it if they would say, "that woman, way back when, she told me something that changed my life." To be honest...I have so many fears, road blocks and things in my life that make me feel like I could never be that woman. However, I am learning how to bust through those things to achieve this goal!!

2.) I would really love to love God's people more than I do. I watch Dog the Bounty Hunter on TV (well they said to be honest) and he loves the people he deals with. Some of these people are drug addicts, thieves, murders etc. But he loves them. Some how he sees beyond the mess that can be seen on the outside and sees right through to their hearts. That's what I want to do. He loves them and wants to help. To be honest....I have a long way to go on this one! The good thing is, every day I feel more and more love fill my heart!!

3.) I want to be a woman of my word. If I say I'm going to be there at 10:00am. I want to arrive at 9:45am. If I say I will do that for you. I want to do it with joy! If I say you can count on me...I want to be able to do it. To be honest. I need to work on this one....Especially the on-time thing. I'm getting better :-)

4.) I want to get this weight off and live a normal healthy lifestyle. To be honest. I'm getting there!! So much further along than ever before. I am hopeful for 2011! I want to see results - no matter the obstacles (Like my hurt back!)!!!

5.) I feel like the Lord has placed a big task before me. I so want to believe He really has that for me and that I'm capable and prepared enough to do it. To be honest. My belief in myself is low regarding this area. The task just seems too big and laborious for me. HOWEVER, I'M THINKING MORE AND MORE THAT THIS IS WHAT I'M SUPPOSED TO DO...More on the later...much later!!

6.) I want to be this amazing wife...Kind of like the super mom, but I want to be a super wife!! I want to be able to show love and affection, even if I don't want to. I want my hubby to come home to a clean, warm and happy home (Even if I don't want to do the work to get there) and I want to be the woman he can be proud of!! To be honest....I'm working on this and find this a fun goal to work toward!!

7.) I want to be an amazing mother and grandma (Baboo as my Gbabies call me). To be honest. I absolutely love being both a mom and grandmom. Those babies (all of them - big and small) fill my heart with joy!

8.) I want to be a creative person. I want to be a good & healthy cook. I want to make amazing sugar cookies (for friends & neighbors), I want to paint, craft and write. To be honest. I used to just think about these things. Now I'm dragging my stuff out and just creating. Some of the stuff is good, some not, it's the experience that makes me sooooo happy!!

9.) I want to be a very fit and healthy person. I really want to row in the Senior Olympics when I'm fifty. One more year to go!! Woo Hoo!! (I'm mean what are you gonna do - you will get old and that is just the way it is) Anyway, I also want to ride my bike, water ski, snow ski, ride a horse, play racquetball, golf, lift weights, swim and dance. To be honest. I had a blast in 2010 - I did some of these things and look forward to trying many more in 2011!!!

10.) Finally I want to be an awesome women of God!! I want to follow him with all my heart. I want to serve and love his people. I want to go when he says go! I want to be the child of God that he intended me to be. To be Honest. I am ever growing in this area and look forward to achieving this goal more than any of the other goals I have in my life!!

Now for the awards...I am to pick only 4, but I have to say, you all have inspired me and helped me through this journey. I will be forever grateful for you all!!!

Ruminations & Uncovering: Toward a New me - Michele is awesome, she makes me smile!! Every time I visit her blog, I feel like I'm going to a friends house. She is really making a difference in her life and the lives of others ~ she definitely makes a difference in my life!!!

Minding My Weigh - Kimberlynn is another friend who is making things happen!! She and I have a lot in common and I appreciate her support!!! She has a lot of wisdom and she is a person who is very organized and get things done!!!

Bringing Pretty Back - Kirstin is my new friend and she is amazing!! When I first ran across her blog, I did not want anything to do with anything that was pretty. After seeing her blog around, I decided to stop by. I am so glad I did!!! She is funny, insightful and encouraging!!!

A Deliberate Life - My friend Chris is inspirational!! She has a ton of wisdom, insights and advise. I love her straight forward, no nonsense approach to our weight loss and fitness journey. She will tell you like it is and even kick you in the hiney if you need it!! She has lost over 100 pounds and is close to her goals.

Congratulations to all!!

Keep focused!


  1. These are all wonderful truths, Joy, and they bring a huge smile to my face. :) Congratulations on the award!

  2. Wow, you sound like a truly lovely woman. And the grandbabies...I only have one but she is the light of my life. I would do anything for that little girl. I really like the entire list, but #1 is my favourite. I truly want (and do) help people. It's something I enjoy that fills me up.

    PS - congrats on the 53 pound loss. Very inspiring.

    Your list is doable and honourable. I'm going to enjoy watching you. Sr. Olympics here you come.

  3. Hi,
    New follower :)
    congrats on the award and a big congrats on your weightloss!!! Here is to a wonderful 2011!

  4. Happy New Year! And I think you are pretty creative already. :0)

  5. Thank you JOY! I really appreciate it...and I think all of your goals are very achievable and you are probably closer than you think you are to quite a few of them.

  6. Dear Joy!
    Reading all of those AMAZING and honest things about you helps me to understand more of what you are working on in your life. You are well on your way to being fit and healthy. I bet you are a terrific mom and grandma. I agree, grandbabies are the best!

    Thank-you for this award! Coming from you, it means a lot.

    So, did you really enjoy the holidays with less stress, my friend??

  7. Great post, Joy - very honest indeed. I love reading your blog because you are so open and are able to articulate all the crazy thoughts that many of us think along the path on our own journey so well. Happy new year!!