Knowing that Spring is a few weeks away brings joy to my heart. February is gone and so much has happened during this short month. I had to make some major decisions in my life and I am hopeful the outcomes will be good. I also faced some challenges but I learned the lesson and moved on.
I am thankful for the support and love of my family. I am also thankful for all of you who took the time to visit my blog and comment. I still keep my two words in mind: enthusiasm and self-accountability. Regardless the challenge, I add a zest of enthusiasm in anything I do, and I still hold myself accountable for any action taken.
One of the highlights this month was going to Marc Anthony’s concert with my older daughter.
On the last day of February, I competed in my public speaking club, and even though I did not win, I still consider myself a winner. I have gained some skills and confidence. I completely forgot my speech, but I did not blink and kept going.
The lesson learned from this experience is that we will stumble, but that should not stop us, we have to keep pushing ourselves to reach our goals. No painful situation is permanent and will end, just like that brutal Winter can’t last forever, it will lead to Spring.
Let’s be hopeful and welcome March together with a smile.
I was waiting for March as I know it brings Spring and yesterday the weather took my joy away. Your post is bringing back my hope.
We have to always be hopeful, Laurie.
This is so true! Even though it may seem impossible at times to reach your goals, it’s not! Keep up the good work!
Thank you, Melody.
WOW! congratulations on your public speaking club even if you didn’t that is amazing!
Thank you, Kara
Oh, so jealous! I love Marc Anthony! What a wonderful attitude you have – always good to keep yourself in check! Longing for spring – we’ve got so much snow in Sweden and I can’t wait for the warmer weather!
Oh, Tracy, I enjoyed the concert for you, it snowed that day, but the snow could not stop us from going.
You have captured beautiful pictures of winter and spring. I love both these seasons. They are very pleasant and happy.
The winter is not for me, Anshika, I love Spring and Fall.
Thanks so much for sharing, and congratulations on your first public speaking competition! That sounds so scary for me. I hate public speaking.
It was not my first one, Danielle, it is scary, but it feels good to be on the stage.
I love that you were able to gain such a positive outlook from something that you didn’t win. I completely understand forgetting your speech because I did Speech and Debate for a year in high school and was not very good at it, but it did give me some invaluable life skills!
Stephanie, I always believe even though the end result is not what we expect, we can always gain from the experience, learn the lesson, and do better the next time.
You are so positive!! I love this post and oh… public speaking is such a great thing to be a part of!! Just putting yourself into a group to push yourself into that is HUGE!! You are a WINNER!!!
Thank you so much, Whitney.
I welcome March because I always try to stay positive. The weather of this new month is a little fierce but I have had so many good things coming at me the last couple days I will not be brought down.
Nothing should bring us down Rose, love the positive energy. I am with you.
What a wonderful outlook you have and how fun it must have been to watch Marc Anthony with your daughter.
Ellen, we had such a great time at the concert.
Congratulations on your speech and for having such an amazing attitude and perspective on it. It’s so refreshing to read about inspiring experiences like yours!
Thank you so much, Angie.
For me, everything is better than cold winter. So I’m pleased to have March now:)
Same here, Ohmummymia.
I can relate. I, too, was in a public speaking club and that’s where I found out how many times I say the word “so”! Sounds like you held it together and moved forward. Good for you!
My crutch word was “you know”, Cindy.
How awesome is this I was also at the Marc Anthony concert! Great update.
It was awesome indeed, Ingrid.
March is here and Spring is just around the corner. Kudos for you on participating in the public speaking club. I get nervous when I stand in front of a crowd and talk.
Thank you, Kristyn, I joined the club because I used to be so nervous.
Sounds like you had a good February and you learned some great lessons in the process. We do stumble all the time but how we respond to that makes things better or worse in our lives.
Absolutely, David, we stumble, we fall, and we rise stronger.
I am so ready for Spring! Warmer weather & no more snow! Congrats on your Public Speaking Club finishing up. The thought of joining a Public Speaking Club kind of gives me cold chills… so it probably means it’s something I should do! Face my Fears!
Thank you, Holly, yes you should conquer your fear, and leave that comfort zone.