Archive for February, 2011
Thursday, February 24th, 2011
Guess what? I just realized my AGE now equals my HEIGHT! That’s RIGHT!
I just turned 52 and my height is 5 feet 2 inches!
Reminds me of the phrase I heard as a child: ‘Oh! Act your AGE, not your SHOE SIZE!’
Being creative minded, the minute I told someone about my age and height being equal, I realized – I am now on the opposite side of the 1/2 decade mark!
FROM NOW ON – *Drum Roll
My AGE will INCREASE and my HEIGHT will gradually DECREASE!
Isn’t that the UPs and DOWNs of life? Early on, we are:
Growing in Height and Age -
Then we stop growing in height but our age continues to increase –
Then are age continues to increase and our height diminishes!
It’s kind of like those Birthday Noise Makers that Roll Out and Roll Back in (retract).
Oh my, now I’m getting depressed. My life has been reduced to a Birthday noise maker.
Wait a minute! HOW WONDERFUL! MY LIFE IS LIKE A BIRTHDAY NOISE MAKER!
Blow out – make a *woooooooo! noise and retract. It’s like the EBB and FLOW of life!
Forget about: Life is like a box of chocolates.
For HA HA Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT – Life is like a birthday noisemaker –
It’s all about the UPs and DOWNs of Age and Height and the INs and OUTs of the Birthday Noisemaker! The Rise and Fall, the Ebb and Flow – when it stops, you never know – SOOOOOOOO ……
LIVE LIFE! LAUGH OFTEN!
Live Life in AH! MAZEMENT!
Live BOLD and in Italics!
As I told my 85 year old mother the other day: Ya’ keep on LIVING until you’re not LIVING anymore! She responded: THAT’S IT!
Saturday, February 19th, 2011
I am ‘SO’ honored! For my 2/21/2011, Monday birthday – all State and Federal Offices are closing and stores are having MEGA Sales in honor of ME! I feel SO SPECIAL!
It’s TRUE! It’s ALL over the newspapers, on the radio ADs and I see the SALE signs in all the stores! I guess it’s HA HA HELEN SALES DAYS!
I guess we never truly know how SPECIAL, UNIQUE and WORTHY we are until we see this type of celebration in honor of our birthday?
You’re not buying it? WHAT? YOU DON’T THINK I’M THAT SPECIAL! (mimic Lucy from the cartoon PEANUTS)
What about YOU? Don’t you think you’re special enough to have State and Federal Government offices shut down and MEGA SALES DAYS at businesses?
WELL, LET ME TELL YOU – YOU ARE! I say YES! Y.O.U. ARE GRRRRRRREAT!
You don’t have to be ‘TONY THE TIGER’ to realize THAT!
Just because YOU are YOU! I hand out CHEERING FLAGS at my talks. I invite people to wake up, go to the bathroom mirror, get out their cheering flag and say: YEAHHHH! Y.O.U.!!! YOU – ARE – GREAT! WOOOO! HOOOO!
YES! YES! YES! OWN IT! KNOW – DEEP DOWN INSIDE! YOUR VALUE! YOUR WORTH!
YOUR SACRED SELF THAT KNOWS – YOU DESERVE THE BEST THAT LOVE AND LIFE HAVE TO OFFER!
As one of my favorite mentors – Mary Copp – Cart/Bag lady said to me years ago (with a smile): STAY SWEET!
and DON’T FORGET TO GET OUT THERE AND CELEBRATE HA HA HELEN SALES DAYS (a.k.a. President’s Day)!! For all those State and Government Employees out there – TAKE THE DAY OFF ON ME! HA HA HELEN of LAFOLOT.COM!
*SMILE! YOU’RE GREAT!
Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT
Live Life in Ah! Mazement!
why? because you’re Y.O.U. YOU! YEAH!
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Well, now! I KNEW I was special but …
I was at Olive Garden restaurant for dinner the other evening. The staff know me well, and call me by my first name: YOUR MAJESTY – uh .. I mean Helen. eh hem.
Since it wasn’t crowded, I got to sit in what I call ‘one of the COMFY chairs.’ They are the broad seat, arm rests on wheels – chairs. The seat available was in the middle of the dining area near a ceiling air vent – but I was happy for the COMFY chair, so I took it!
Before I got waited on I realized there was a booth available behind me. Not being a stranger to the place, I hopped out of my chair and found one of the hostesses with the NEW OLIVE GARDEN, ELECTRONIC HEADPHONE-HEADPIECES – they use to communicate more effectively on available seating.
She ‘GAVE ME AN AFFIRMATIVE’ on the booth being available. So as she and I started to transfer my napkin, silverware and menu over to the booth – she repeated into her headpiece-microphone:
‘HELEN IS MOVING FROM TABLE 85 TO BOOTH 83 … HELEN IS MOVING FROM TABLE 85 TO BOOTH 83′
I LAUGHED OUT LOUD – and said: GOSH! I FEEL LIKE THE CIA TALKING ABOUT THE LOCATION OF THE PRESIDENT! I talked into my wrist like a CIA agent saying: The president if moving, the president is moving. LOL!
They KNOW me and HUMOR me! What can I say?
When I was at a Thai restaurant I frequent – the other day at lunch- another frequent customer came over to joke (re: I always order off the menu and they make my food ‘just the way I like it’ – Thai Hot and spicy!) – he said: WHAT? Is she SPECIAL or something?
I laughed and said: YES I AM! YES, I AM, SPECIAL! The owner chimed in and affirmed: Helen IS Special! LOL!
So, with the PRESIDENTIAL TREATMENT at the Olive Garden and the Thai Palace affirmation –
I AM SPECIAL! I AFFIRM! I AM DESERVING OF THE BEST THAT LOVE AND LIFE HAVE TO OFFER! – - as we ALL are!
Here’s to all the people in the world – all the SPECIAL people – everyone! YOU’RE GREAT! AND DON’T YOU EVER FORGET IT!
Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT.COM
Living Life in AH! Mazement! BOLD and in ITALICS!
Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
I do A.D.D. morning exercise routines.
I start by stretching and then focusing on stuff I need to clean and organize,
I get into BALANCING-the checkbook &
then I start to rearrange the furniture and *pfew! what a workout!
Maybe I should write a book? )
Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT.com’s morning unroutine?
Live Life! Laugh Often! and have a FREE-SPIRIT – go with the flow kinda day!
HEY! HEY! ;o)
Monday, February 14th, 2011
Happy Valentine’s Day to all! As well as Happy RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS week!
What a FABULOUS day of LOVE this has been! No, I AM NOT in a special-relationship with anyone.
When parking to go to my Laughter Wellness event at a local Department Store community room, today – I happened to see a ‘DADDY’ unpacking his little boy and girl toddlers from their vehicle. Then, they all LINKED hands and started to walk SAFELY towards the main entrance!
I had to LAUGH and SMILE to myself! I INSTANTLY ‘felt the LOVE!’ There they were, in LOVING embrace and I thought: Aw! It’s the LOVE CHAIN! then the song came to mind – GET ON BOARD THE LOVE TRAIN! ha ha What an endearing moment! Perfect for VALENTINE’S DAY!
As I approached the main entrance, I mentioned it to another woman walking along. She ended up Holding the Door FOR ME! I said: I used to have a fun friend who would RUN THROUGH the door whenever I opened it and announce: THANK YOU! What a fun memory. When the woman opened the 2ND door for me – I ran through and announced: THANK YOU! We both laughed. I just LOVE playing and letting the little kid out!
So then I saw an employee walking down the aisle with a clip board in his hand. I said to him: Are you TAKING NAMES!? He ‘played along’ and said: YES, I am! *smile
When I approached the elevator/stair area the back of the stoor – a tall, business-suit looking woman HELD the stairwell door for me! Not only THAT! she held the ELEVATOR door for me! I announced: THANK YOU VERY MUCH! and followed up with HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! She thanked me and wished it back to me!
Wow! Random Acts of Kindness and LOVE being SHOWERED all around me!
When I conducted my Laughter Wellness program – my BRAVE group of souls – now in their 3rd session – fully participated and FREELY gave COMPLIMENTS on my worth! WOW!
The day continued on in this manner!
What a FANTABULOUS VALENTINE’S DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, KINDNESS, PLAYFULNESS AND GIVINGNESS! No cards, no flowers, no chocolates – just a DAY FULL OF LOVE!
What more could I ask for?
Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT.com
FEELING THE LOVE …
LIVE LIFE! LAUGH OFTEN! and Live Life in AH! MAZEMENT!
Saturday, February 12th, 2011
In making my journey to break free from the learned behaviors of a good-hearted, hard working but drug, alcohol, frustrated parent household – I was blessed with the identity of Helen Hawk during my healing process.
Long story short, I had reached out for one-on-one counseling help; progressed to 12 Step Programs for Adult Children of Alcoholics, Overeaters Anonymous, and then group counseling. Taking the leap towards more healthy socialization by researching many churches/faiths and finding a comfortable one. This allowed me to find my speaking, singing and acting voice! My second talk was called: HELL-IN to H.E.L.E.N. (happy,energetic, loving, evolving, and new).
The church I attended had started an ADVENTURE CLUB; and two women who worked with local ‘challenged’ teens headed the group. WHAT A BLESSING! On our first outing (something new for me); we hiked up a hill/mountain to a beautiful cliff view overlooking a valley. It was a challenge for me – physically and socially! At the beginning, we all stood in a circle and chose ANIMAL names to describe ourselves. When it got to me, I chose HELEN HAWK! We did other social/emotional growth activities on the ‘way up the mountain.’ I was lucky to have this experience.
The next outing, we gave EACHOTHER names and NEW STORIES. I was given the name of HELEN HIGHFLYER.
Well, it’s been 15 years since those initial leaps of faith and facing the fear and finding the growth, opportunities! I use and share all the skills I’ve learned in my Health and Wellness talks.
Recently, I got knocked down emotionally and spiritually (TEMPORARILY!) I know and affirm, when this happens – to FEEL, FACE, HEAL, REPLACE and move forward. I know to SIT and FEEL my moment and feelings rather than RUN from them. So I’ve been doing that. Yes, I get tired of ‘being there’; it’s all part of LIFE.
So when driving the other day – I saw a HAWK flying over the grocery store where I was headed. I said a mental HELLO to my Buddy! When I got home, pulling into the driveway another day, there I saw another HAWK flying beautifully, gracefully – almost TOTALLY STILL resting on the AIR CURRENT as it took in the broad view below and focused on its intention. Then, yesterday, ANOTHER HAWK – flying, swooping to take a rest atop a power pole.
I had to SMILE. I’ve been down, frustrated with financial concerns; frustrated with processing feelings with my mom in and out of the hospital and now in Hospice. A hard working woman, frustrated, challenged with alcohol, prescription drug abuse – with many good qualities also. But, having to deal with her current situation, all this bringing up the WOUNDED CHILD and memories of the horrid, encounters with ‘the DARK SIDE’ of my mom – as a child. Knowing I have moved through forgiveness and am proud of my ability to interact with her, yet still take care of myself at the same time. Feeling proud that I and my siblings are able to support her prior to her transition – even with the painful memories we’ve processed. Concerns about my business, etc.
I AM HELEN HAWK – I realized while reading my meditation article for today. I do a lot of videos about taking on humorous characters; alternate personas. I teach people to BE who they NEED and CHOOSE to be. NOT to allow PEER FEAR nor PEER PRESSURE to dictate their lives.
Having come through another challenge of emotional, spiritual processing of my feelings; I see – my SPIRIT GUIDE and BUDDY – the Hawk – has been FLYING into my life to remind me – HELEN HAWK – rise above; feel, heal, process, and FLOAT on the CURRENT of LIFE – looking at it all DETACHED from a FRESH PERSPECTIVE – HIGH ABOVE – from a LIGHTER perspective.
and, most importantly STAY FOCUSED with that HAWK VISION – on your LIFE INTENTION to motivate and inspire others through speaking, singing, writing, and laughter wellness programs (for healthy socialization).
I AM HELEN HAWK – riding the waves and currents of life – one day at a time –
in a forward motion. LIVING LIFE, FACING IT, FEELING IT, NOT FEARING IT!
Highlighted, Ha Ha, Healing Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT.com
Living Life in AH! MAZEMENT!
Live Life! Laugh Often!
Living BOLD and in ITALICS!
Sunday, February 6th, 2011
What’s this ‘football’ thing? ;o)
…oh, how UnAmerican of me! tee hee hee I met Lynn Swan face to face in 1978 when he came to the door of the house where I was living as a mother’s helper-student in Pittsburgh PA-and I had no clue who he was – the famous wide receiver for the Steelers.
That’s how much I do football! but NACHOS! YES! YES! YES! GO NACHOS! haha
The next day – after I was ‘clueless’ about Lyn Swan – the ‘lady of the house’ and he had a good laugh over it on the phone. She and her husband had met him when he was dining out with his then girlfriend. She and her husband hit it off with the ‘famous couple’. I guess the ‘mother’ who I was helping, didn’t realize I had no clue who he was when she showed me the photo of them with Lyn Swan sitting on a bookshelf in their home.
So, when the 18 year old, naive student helper answered the door – it was the basic: I’m sorry sir, you’ll have to come back later. The next day in class, fellow classmates had a shocking laugh. Of ALL THE HOMES he could have shown up at the door – in Pittsburgh – he goes to visit the friends that have a student helper who ‘DOESN’T DO FOOTBALL!’ HA HA
So – I’m now 51 and – Yes – I HAD NO CLUE who was ‘playing that game’ up until a week ago. While others are DOING THE FOOTBALL THING – I’ll be doing and rooting for THE NACHOS! YES NACHOS! WHAT A TASTY TREAT! *WOOF WOOF WOOF! (sorry for typing with my mouth full!)
Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT.com
I ‘do’ windows (the Microsoft type) and I don’t do football. *big smile
Live Life! Laugh Often!
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
When I was getting certified to become a laughter wellness leader; I had some wonderful classmates! One gentleman was retired; and just doing it for the FUN of it! He had found a Buddy in the class to hang out with, at the hotel.
He came to the 2nd day of training and told me: ‘Marvin’ had a problem with his room and we went to the desk for him to get it taken care of. The desk staff weren’t going to help him. So his good buddy ‘Jim’ uses HIS ASSERTIVE, FROM THE DIAPHRAGM voice and states:
DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM!?
‘Jim’ is laughing as he tells me, THEY FIXED MARVIN’S PROBLEM! LOL!
‘Jim’ said, I ACTUALLY had NOTHING to say after the phrase: DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM!?
I was just going to say: uh, Jim Smith *grin (I think ‘Jim’ discovered a new personal power within himself, at that moment!)
He had said it with SUCH AUTHORITY – the hotel staff MUST have felt he was SOMEONE IMPORTANT – or – someone associated with the hotel! LOL!
So, I am asking you, today (2/2/2011 a day filled with 2s), WHO ARE YOU?
What is YOUR VALUE? WHO, WHO, WHO ARE YOU? Do you really wanna know? (to quote THE WHO).
I know I have FOUND parts of myself, I’m continuing to look as I grow, learn and discover –
WHO I AM!
Helen of WHOVILLE! a.k.a. Ha Ha Highlighted Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT
Living Life in AH! MAZEMENT!
Living BOLD and in ITALICS!