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CG3 - Choosing Genuine Gracious and Grateful 2015

A blog to maintain the focus that Life is all about CHOICES.  You have the control of your choices and how you perceive the occurences of each day.  I hope that the words shared can inspire, comfort, and support you to conquer the giants each of you may face.

<p>Be genuine and be grateful for it. </p>

<p>Be genuine. Be you. Breathe all of you in and smile. Be grateful that you are who you are. Every flaw is yours to own. We are designed to be in a journey to constantly improve. That is what should drive each of us. A genuine approach to motivation. But what we must realize is the journey to improve is a process. And each step of it is a moment to be grateful for. In this fast paced world we get too focused on the next thing and the list of to do’s, and worry about this outcome or this what if. STOP. Be genuine in this moment. If not you are cheating yourself of the true enjoyment of your own life. So focus on who you are today. Where you are today. Let God deal with tomorrow and the bigger picture. Because as you gain in your stride of improvement and can look back, you can feel a genuine sense of satisfaction in your life that can’t be replaced or recreated.</p>

Be genuine and be grateful for it.

Be genuine. Be you. Breathe all of you in and smile. Be grateful that you are who you are. Every flaw is yours to own. We are designed to be in a journey to constantly improve. That is what should drive each of us. A genuine approach to motivation. But what we must realize is the journey to improve is a process. And each step of it is a moment to be grateful for. In this fast paced world we get too focused on the next thing and the list of to do’s, and worry about this outcome or this what if. STOP. Be genuine in this moment. If not you are cheating yourself of the true enjoyment of your own life. So focus on who you are today. Where you are today. Let God deal with tomorrow and the bigger picture. Because as you gain in your stride of improvement and can look back, you can feel a genuine sense of satisfaction in your life that can’t be replaced or recreated.

Posted 177 weeks ago
<p>Forgiving myself and mom<br/>
I promised Mammaw to make amends with my Mom. Problem is I couldn’t even tell you what the issue between us was. I know that I have many things she said to me engraved in my brain. These things are words and opinions I don’t agree with. But the root is I know my Mom loves me and I have not been respectful in that right. So I first had to forgive myself for my childish ways. Admit I have taken an easy road and stayed distant rather than face the issue and move on. Then with a sincere apology tell my Mom I have cut the chains of the problem and let them go. What is in the past is there. It is time to focus more on n my gratitude to her for the love and sacrifice she has given for me.</p>

Forgiving myself and mom
I promised Mammaw to make amends with my Mom. Problem is I couldn’t even tell you what the issue between us was. I know that I have many things she said to me engraved in my brain. These things are words and opinions I don’t agree with. But the root is I know my Mom loves me and I have not been respectful in that right. So I first had to forgive myself for my childish ways. Admit I have taken an easy road and stayed distant rather than face the issue and move on. Then with a sincere apology tell my Mom I have cut the chains of the problem and let them go. What is in the past is there. It is time to focus more on n my gratitude to her for the love and sacrifice she has given for me.

Posted 179 weeks ago
<p><strong>Forgive and trust.</strong></p>
<p><em>Have you been hurt and said I would NEVER do that to someone?  Have you been so hurt that you can’t move past it?  Have you not done things you have wanted because of what someone else has done to hurt you?  Have you made such a mistake that you can’t seem to face it or face others because of the guilty you place on yourself?  </em>One answer - Power in Forgiveness.  May not be the easiest solution but it is the most effective. </p>
<p>My thoughts and focus have been on the gracious act of forgiveness.  At 42 there are many circumstances in my life that have broken me.  The longer those are held on to the longer a life of true peace and happiness is missed.  But others may say that it is not realistic, it is being naive, or it is placing you in jeopardy to forgive.  In my opinion, that is simply an excuse not to do what is right.  Jesus forgives.  God forgives.  Forgiveness does not mean you open the door for you or others to do the same harm or mistake again.  It is simply releasing you and others from the chains that connect you to the pain.  There is truth is you live and learn.  There is truth in forgive but never forget.  There is truth in forgive but never trust.  There is truth in forgive and move on.  Yes.  Forgiveness is the release of the power that the devil holds you with.  Whether one needs to forgive oneself or others - Not forgiving is simply giving the devil power and control to the devil himself to keep the misery and pain a focus in one’s life.  </p>
<p>We are taught as Christians to forgive one another just as He has forgiven you (Colossians 3:13).  But no where have I read that one must place trust in another man.  In fact the Bible is bold enough to say cursed is the one who trusts in man (Jeremiah 17:5).  With that forgiveness does not make one naive, unrealistic, or in jeopardy of more harm.  Forgiveness is a bold and brave act that shows one is truly placing trust in the ONE and ONLY we can all trust - GOD.  It is an act of truly turning it all over at the feet of the Savior.  Forgiveness of others releases you of the excuses  you have been telling yourself as to WHY you can’t find peace, joy, love and happiness.  Whether it is forgiveness to others or forgiveness to oneself, graciously grant the forgiveness for mistakes and error of ways.  Do not place complete trust in others or in oneself without the love and trust in the Lord being your foundation.  It is a matter of trusting the HIS plan will come to pass regardless of the trials and circumstances in one’s life if we can TRY to live according to His word.  </p>
<p>So I often say and hear - <strong>Trust No One!</strong>  Many times one could see this as a bitter statement or negative view of the world.  But truly, it is supported in scripture.  Trust No MAN, Not even yourself.  You must first place trust in the Lord…..  Pretty simple.</p>
<p>This was sparked with the scripture in my devotion today:</p>
<p>Psalm 118:8</p>
<p>Psalm 56:4</p>
<p>Isiah 26:3</p>

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Forgive and trust.

Have you been hurt and said I would NEVER do that to someone?  Have you been so hurt that you can’t move past it?  Have you not done things you have wanted because of what someone else has done to hurt you?  Have you made such a mistake that you can’t seem to face it or face others because of the guilty you place on yourself?  One answer - Power in Forgiveness.  May not be the easiest solution but it is the most effective. 

My thoughts and focus have been on the gracious act of forgiveness.  At 42 there are many circumstances in my life that have broken me.  The longer those are held on to the longer a life of true peace and happiness is missed.  But others may say that it is not realistic, it is being naive, or it is placing you in jeopardy to forgive.  In my opinion, that is simply an excuse not to do what is right.  Jesus forgives.  God forgives.  Forgiveness does not mean you open the door for you or others to do the same harm or mistake again.  It is simply releasing you and others from the chains that connect you to the pain.  There is truth is you live and learn.  There is truth in forgive but never forget.  There is truth in forgive but never trust.  There is truth in forgive and move on.  Yes.  Forgiveness is the release of the power that the devil holds you with.  Whether one needs to forgive oneself or others - Not forgiving is simply giving the devil power and control to the devil himself to keep the misery and pain a focus in one’s life.  

We are taught as Christians to forgive one another just as He has forgiven you (Colossians 3:13).  But no where have I read that one must place trust in another man.  In fact the Bible is bold enough to say cursed is the one who trusts in man (Jeremiah 17:5).  With that forgiveness does not make one naive, unrealistic, or in jeopardy of more harm.  Forgiveness is a bold and brave act that shows one is truly placing trust in the ONE and ONLY we can all trust - GOD.  It is an act of truly turning it all over at the feet of the Savior.  Forgiveness of others releases you of the excuses  you have been telling yourself as to WHY you can’t find peace, joy, love and happiness.  Whether it is forgiveness to others or forgiveness to oneself, graciously grant the forgiveness for mistakes and error of ways.  Do not place complete trust in others or in oneself without the love and trust in the Lord being your foundation.  It is a matter of trusting the HIS plan will come to pass regardless of the trials and circumstances in one’s life if we can TRY to live according to His word.  

So I often say and hear - Trust No One!  Many times one could see this as a bitter statement or negative view of the world.  But truly, it is supported in scripture.  Trust No MAN, Not even yourself.  You must first place trust in the Lord…..  Pretty simple.

This was sparked with the scripture in my devotion today:

Psalm 118:8

Psalm 56:4

Isiah 26:3

 

Posted 179 weeks ago
<p>The most Gracious gift </p>

<p>First allow me to forgive myself for my ignorance of technology. For now, this is my second attempt at writing today because I incorrectly saved to post and lost today’s blog entry. After walking away frustrated, I will attempt again hoping to recall or improve my previous thoughts. Now…. Moving on </p>

<p>They say to give is to receive. In giving one forgiveness, one ultimately receives the most self rewarding freedom.  Granting forgiveness to someone who has hurt you in your past or even forgiving yourself is the most graceful act of compassion, kindness, and love. Forgiveness allows one to escape from the past pains that have clouded ones growth and happiness. Holding on to the pain and the past, harboring anger, hurt and resentment; only keeps you on a path shadowed with grief, disappointment and frustration. Forgiveness can provide that closure you have been seeking. One does not have to seek all the answers to understand, for there may never be the right answers to bring understanding or to clear the confusion.  Forgiveness does not right the wrong it simply clears a path of freedom to move beyond. One may ask how, or think I just can’t do it, or I’m scared of being hurt again. I can’t because I can never trust. My answer. Seek God. He will show the way and the how. He will protect and comfort. Trust in God an no one else.  We must forgive because we are all humans that will make mistakes. To truly be gracious and Godlike, one must hold a forgiving heart. </p>

<p>It reminds me of words my Mam-maw wrote that I shared at her funeral. The one lesson she wanted her children and grandchildren to learn was “to be forgiving.  We all get hurt at times by others. But if we dwell on our hurts we only hurt ourselves. God blessed me with a short term memory and I really do forget.” </p>

<p>To close this anonymous quote now has new meaning </p>

<p>The first to apologize is the bravest. <br/>
The first to forgive is the smartest. <br/>
And the first to forget is the happiest.</p>

The most Gracious gift

First allow me to forgive myself for my ignorance of technology. For now, this is my second attempt at writing today because I incorrectly saved to post and lost today’s blog entry. After walking away frustrated, I will attempt again hoping to recall or improve my previous thoughts. Now…. Moving on

They say to give is to receive. In giving one forgiveness, one ultimately receives the most self rewarding freedom. Granting forgiveness to someone who has hurt you in your past or even forgiving yourself is the most graceful act of compassion, kindness, and love. Forgiveness allows one to escape from the past pains that have clouded ones growth and happiness. Holding on to the pain and the past, harboring anger, hurt and resentment; only keeps you on a path shadowed with grief, disappointment and frustration. Forgiveness can provide that closure you have been seeking. One does not have to seek all the answers to understand, for there may never be the right answers to bring understanding or to clear the confusion. Forgiveness does not right the wrong it simply clears a path of freedom to move beyond. One may ask how, or think I just can’t do it, or I’m scared of being hurt again. I can’t because I can never trust. My answer. Seek God. He will show the way and the how. He will protect and comfort. Trust in God an no one else. We must forgive because we are all humans that will make mistakes. To truly be gracious and Godlike, one must hold a forgiving heart.

It reminds me of words my Mam-maw wrote that I shared at her funeral. The one lesson she wanted her children and grandchildren to learn was “to be forgiving. We all get hurt at times by others. But if we dwell on our hurts we only hurt ourselves. God blessed me with a short term memory and I really do forget.”

To close this anonymous quote now has new meaning

The first to apologize is the bravest.
The first to forgive is the smartest.
And the first to forget is the happiest.

Posted 180 weeks ago
<p>This is the quote I found a month ago that planted the seed that CHOICE would be my daily focus in 2015. Not a resolution a new focus. It is said that a habit can be formed in 21 days of consistent behavior. I am going to focus on my positive choices this year and have a deep rooted habit. #cg3</p>

This is the quote I found a month ago that planted the seed that CHOICE would be my daily focus in 2015. Not a resolution a new focus. It is said that a habit can be formed in 21 days of consistent behavior. I am going to focus on my positive choices this year and have a deep rooted habit. #cg3

Posted 180 weeks ago

Why 3?

The name of this blog has meaning. CG3. Granted CG connecting to our business pleased the marketing focus of my brain. But for the past two weeks I knew that my FOCUS word of 2015 was going to be CHOICE. Life is truly all about choices. It is the one sole thing in your life you have control over. Choice. Choice of happiness or sadness. Choice of anger or forgiveness. Choice of disappointment or improvement. That just skims the surface. But every day you wake up with an array of choices that will determine how your day will be. No control over circumstances, weather, health, other people, and more. But always a choice in how you will react or allow the passing minute of each day affect or impact you. This led me to know that my daily focus would be on Choice. I asked myself how do I keep my choices in the direction that is best for me and my family. And the words of my grandmother kept repeating in my head. She would always tell me that no matter how you felt or what emotions were involved to conduct yourself like a lady. She said to always make choices in your actions that portray grace and show appreciation and gratefulness in all others do for you. She would tell me to carry myself proudly and to stand with confidence. That I was uniquely and wonderfully made. That I was a child of God and a gift to her. That I should never be ashamed of the person I was. This led me to the word genuine. So Choosing to be GENUINE, GRACEFUL and GRATEFUL seemed to be the direction of my choices. Alternative meanings or connections. 3 members in my family that is behind Conq Giants Entering 3rd year of operating business Just as Ryan was thinking he was retiring from competing. This will be the 3rd year of his journey to master nationals. Isn’t 3rd time a charm

Posted 180 weeks ago

Welcome

Happy New Year.  It is this time each year that people vision what is to come, set new goals, and focus on new Resolutions.  Each of us, as the year progresses, in our busy schedules fall victim to sliding away from the positive and energetic vision that the new year brings.  I too am very guilty of this.  2014 was a very turbulent year for me.  But in the midst of all the loss and struggle, I am a stronger person.  I am more settled with who I am and what I ultimately want my tomorrow’s to bring.  With the loss of my Mentor and GrandMOTHER, I am going to embark on each new year and tomorrow trying to live in her footsteps and fulfilling the promises and things we shared in her final days on this earth.  She told me that I had a gift in my words.  I have always loved writing and find it the best way to express and let go of my feelings.  Regardless of the feelings are of love, happiness, anger, sadness or confusion, when I write I feel freedom in my emotions.  I told her that I would one day write a book and dedicate it to her because she would be the reason I could do accomplish that dream.  A book is a daunting task, so in the past few days all of these thoughts landed together….  A blog.  A good start to write and try to inspire and encourage others.  A new focus and vision for 2015 was CHOICE.  I believe that the outcome of each day is simply controlled by one’s own choices.  Then Mam-maw would always tell me to choose to be graceful and grateful in all you do.  Well the marketing mind in me connected with our business Conquering Giants.  CG = Choosing Graceful and Grateful…  Yes.  It was working.  But that wasn’t enough.  This business was built around the foundation of our family and our beliefs and visions of our family.  Our family is compete with three.  Ryan, Dawn and Taylor!  We share the principal vision of U vs U.  Be true to yourself.  Only compare with oneself.  To be YOU.  Be real.  So the blog (written by ME - Dawn) - Choosing Genuine, Graceful and Grateful is now going to be shared.  Step one in a promise I made.  Hope you enjoy……. 

Posted 180 weeks ago