Thursday 8 January 2009

Getting Motivated

Your Word is "Think"

You see life as an amazing mix of possibilities, ideas, and fascinations.

And sometimes you feel like you don't have enough time to take it all in.

You love learning. Whether you're in school or not, you're probably immersed in several subjects right now.

When you're not learning, you're busy reflecting. You think a lot about the people you know and the things you've experienced.

I couldnt resist this quiz. Any excuse for a bit of displacement activity, and I wouldn't mind, but it's not like I've been able to write before now (work, school run, etc). So I really should get on with it while I can.

Finished, Devil May Care, and loved it. It isn't something I'd ordinarily think to read, but J insisted - well if your son buys you a book for Christmas, the very least you can do is read the darn thing. I've persuaded R to take it with him when we go on holiday later in the year. To say R isn't much of a reader (he'd rather go off and do things) is a bit of an understatedment. He started reading a book in May 2006 on a holiday in Rhodes, and is still only a quarter of the way through. When I suggested that he should forget about it and find something more to his taste, he insisted that he was actually enjoying this book!?! Who am I to argue.

I've now started, A Winter's Tale by Trisha Ashley. I've loved all of her books and this is going to be no exception by what I've read so far.

I signed up (yes, more displacement activity) with GMTV's Mr Motivator, and I'm hoping he'll inspire me to keep heading towards some semblance of slimness/healthiness, etc. One can but try.


Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Blimey - my word is 'fearless'!! Thanks for the procrastination opportunity :-)

DAB said...

You see life as precious, and you wish everyone was safe, happy, and taken care of.

Social justice, human rights, and peace for all nations are all important to you.

OH Yes Indeed. TF, is a strong believer in the above statement)

While you can't stop war, you try to be as calm and compassionate as possible in your everyday life.
You promote harmony and cooperation. You're always willing to meet someone a little more than halfway.

May peace be with you Debs :) TFx

Unknown said...

Mine was 'love', and the comment seems to fit. Thanks for pointing me to it.

Lane Mathias said...

My word is 'Love'. Who'd have thought it:-)

Had to laugh at J's reading habits. He's obviously a 'doer':-)

Good luck with Mr Motivator. I was watching that too this morning:-)

Unknown said...

THINK> I'm with you Debs - good fun thanks!

Beth said...

I hope you're enjoying the new book!

Really I've just dropped by to say hi and hope you're enjoying '09 so far. I've been a shockingly bad blogger and an even worse commenter so am hoping to do better this year. xx

Troy said...

My word was antidisestablishmentarianism
which rather took me by surprise.

(No, actually it was "THINK" as in great minds like)

Tamsyn Murray said...

Mine was 'Why?' which pretty much sums me up!

claire p said...

Why do men not get reading? Richard is just the same. After 18 years together I have never known him read a proper book, certainly not fiction.

My word would be 'help'. I like to give it if I can and I certainly need a lot of it.

Melissa Amateis said...

I'm trying to stay motivated on the healthy/weight loss thing, too. I plan to go work out tonight and I've been trying to limit my dark chocolate. ;-)

Get The Measure said...

I love a quiz me! My word is WHY which if said in a high pitched whine is pretty apt.

Jayne said...

Mine was fearless......I wouldn't think of myself that way at all!!

HelenMWalters said...

My word is peace - so needed at the moment.

Michelle said...

My word was Peace and it summed me up pretty well I think.

Enjoyed that thoroughly!!

Swerdnic said...

I'm Peace too. Didn't expect that one.

Jenny Beattie said...

I'm peace aswell. Hmmm, sometimes, maybe.

I need a Mr Motivator right here...

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

zinnia cyclamen - fearless! I wish that described me a little more often.

tf - thanks, and also with you :)

chad - aww that's so nice. You can't have enough love.

lane - that's a good word to have.

I know, I don't understand someone who doesnt have the need to read :)

I need all the help I can get.

liz f - I need a little less thinking and a little more doing though.

b - thanks, I am.

All the best for a brilliant 09 for you too.

troy - all Troys are great thinkers:)

tam - that made me laugh.

claire p - so funny, what is it with them?

Help is a good word too.

melissa - I'm having to really be good now, as I've put on 2lbs over Christmas and can see me piling everything back on again in an instant.

creative crunches - so funny! Thanks for visiting and the comment.

mummy - I want to be a little more fearless, or rather, less fearful!

helen - looking at all your babies, I can understand your need to a little peace, bless them.

michelle - that's a perfect word to have, I think.

swerdnic - that made me laugh!

jj - peace is good.

I just have to remember to keep up with Mr M.

Flowerpot said...

I must have a go - nothing like a bit of displacement activity!!

CC Devine said...

I with Flowerpot, procrastination is good. Must go, got a displacement activity to do ;)

Unknown said...

Mine was THINK. Oh, if only I weren't too tired to think.

Good luck with Mr Motivator!

Karen said...

My word is Fearless, which can't be right! I must have answered something incorrectly :o)

I remember Mr Motivator the first time round :oO I could do with motivating in that department myself!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

flowerpot - I know, I'm always finding displacement activities.

cc devine - lol, that sounds just like me.

shirley wells - I certainly need to think a little more. I feel as if my brain is full up with it already.

karen - I wish I was a little more fearless.

I do too, and still have the original video :)

Liane Spicer said...

I got 'think' too. I need to convert some of that into 'do'...

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

wordtryst - me to!