Wacky Longhorn

“There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”
–Denis Waitley

I love that quote.  I get up each day and decide to have a wonderful day.  No matter what the world throws at me, it’s my reaction to stuff,  that will make or break my day.  I can’t change big junk, like the way our politicians behave, but I can choose how I participate in (or react to) the things that directly affect my immediate world.  I choose to be happy!   I’m deciding to wiggle my butt today.  😀

Wacky Longhorn 4″ x 5″ Watercolor & Sharpie

I used a distorted graph to make this pink longhorn.  I thought it would be a fun way to start our Mondays.  🙂

The photo is from KreativeKay at WetCanvas.

Denis E. Waitley (born 1933), is an American motivational speaker and writer, consultant and best-selling author.

Waitley is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and claims to have counseled leaders in many fields: Apollo astronauts, Fortune 500 top executives, Olympic gold medalists, Super Bowl champions, returning POWs.  He was a founding member of the National Council for Self-Esteem.

He has authored 16 books and has released hundreds of audio lectures.  More…..

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Androgoth
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 16:52:16

    It would appear that I am adding
    new words on Mondays too…

    Of course I meant to write Abstract 🙂 lol

    Androgoth Xx


  2. Androgoth
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 16:51:10

    Sooooooooooooo a Pink Longhorn in Abstrac form,
    well either that or that sleepy eye of hers has dropped,
    or drooped somewhat? 🙂 Just kidding Beth, indeed I
    rather like this new idea of yours…

    Happy Mondays Now

    Androgoth Xx


  3. asmalltowndad
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:29:08

    What a fun way to start a MOOOnday, But I thought my tea hand something stronger in it than Splenda!


  4. Carol King
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:21:03

    Does that Longhorn have mad cow disease? Loved your pink longhorn with Picasso like eyes.

    And I loved your quote and comment today. Very inspirational. It took me a long time to realize that it’s my reaction to stuff that makes the difference. (Or my non-reaction as the case may be.)


    • Beth Parker
      Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:41:47

      Ha! Someone else told me he looked hungover. he he Maybe it’s drunk cow disease. I loved that quote today, too! Thanks for coming by to comment, Carol!


  5. Joan T
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:10:42

    Hi Beth! I am in Venice for the summer painting up a storm while my hubby is recording his music with two musicians here. I havent had time to check many blogs, but will do that when I am home with a computer of my own again. Thanks for visiting.


  6. lesliepaints
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:39:02

    The message you share today is a good one, Beth. Mondays are always the hardest it seems. When I worked at a retail store and Monday was not the first day of my work week, I still didn’t like it due to all the years I had started my work week with Mondauy. The Idea to start everyday happy would take care of that. Your cow? Ha! That’s me every morning!
    Have a great day and thankyou for helping to start mine on the happy note! 🙂


    • Beth Parker
      Aug 15, 2011 @ 09:08:36

      YAY!! Start them all happy and it won’t matter if it’s Monday or not. I like Mondays, but then I’m lucky enough to enjoy my job. Of course, I’m also a morning person…. so the cow is what I look like at 10 pm. he he Thanks for your comment, Leslie! 🙂


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