I’m Happy to be Thankful!

I'm Happy to be Thankful!

Sometimes we forget to appreciate the little things in life… I’m happy when I walk into my local grocery store and my favorite mini cinnamon raisin bagels aren’t out of stock! I’m happy when my gas gauge isn’t on E when I step into the car, when I get a phone call from a friend just to find out how i’m doing. Then they’re bigger things we take for granted like our health, our wealth and the love that surrounds us. We take it for granted very often believing that it will never leave us. “You don’t know what you got til it’s gone” didn’t become a cliche for no reason. Focus on appreciating the little things in your life. Start trying to point out one thing a day, and before you know it becomes routine to be thankful for your own life! As Einstein put it:

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”

I prefer to live by the latter rule. How about you? =)

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Don’t Stop Believing!

I am a tremendous fan of Glee! If you don’t watch it, I suggest you give it a try. There is nothing more inspiring than watching a kid that reminds you of yourself achieve their dreams. And basically, that’s what it’s all about. Enjoy your day šŸ™‚

Quote of the day

“It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you
very often get it.”

– W. Somerset Maugham

It’s so true, once you believe that you are worthy and deserving of great things, they have a way of finding you and staying with you. There’s nothing more gratifying than that. All you have to do is believe you’re worth it. Because you are =)

The Importance of Me Time

The Importance of Me Time

There is something every human being on earth has in common. Something we would be so much happier without yet we cannot seem to avoid it. Can you guess what it is? Here’s a hint: It rhymes with guess. The answer: STRESS! Well, let’s exclude religious leaders and monks out of the equation. As much as we try to stay “zen” about everything, it finds us. It follows us around like a shadow, lurking around waiting to jump us at each corner.. lol I’m letting my novelist persona get the best of me. So basically, sometimes we get so caught in our own stress or even in someone else’s to really take notice of what else is happening around us. It’s easy to tell someone to “stop and smell the roses” but what we really should be telling them to do is “Hey, i know you’re stressed. But look, the stress isn’t going anywhere so why don’t you come with me for a walk, let’s get a breathe of fresh air and come back and try to figure this out.” It sounds too simple, but yet oh so powerful. When we’re stressed, our mind starts to go down this narrow path, so narrow that we even forget to BREATHE. And that lack of oxygen doesn’t help with the thought process. So that walk, that fresh air, those deep breathes, the smell of a fresh rose… It’s food and energy for your soul. When you encounter difficult situations they are two things you need to overcome them: Mental and Emotional Strength. With these two things, I truly believe anything is possible. So my advice for the day is to feed your mind and your heart with the best gourmet food out there! Whether it’s re-reading your favorite book for the 10th time or running a marathon… invigorate yourself and reap the rewards of your awesomeness =)

Quote of the day

“Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road, for then theĀ journey is over and it is too late. Today, this hour, this minute is the day, theĀ hour, the minute for each of us to sense the fact that life is good, with all ofĀ its trials and troubles, and perhaps more interesting because of them.”

– Robert R. Updegraff

 

Carpe Diem!

Carpe Diem!

Life is so precious and so fleeting. Here’s a little reminder to seize it!
Before the present becomes part of your past, what could you do to make a better future for yourself?