Holiday Shopping Prep

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I was at the dentist not too long ago chatting with the hygienist like I normally do.  [It’s always good to be friendly with everyone you meet, plus your interaction with them will show you what kind of business they are as a whole.  If a receptionist / front desk person is rude it is very unlikely that I will patron that business again.  That always tells me that the owner either doesn’t really care about their customers because they hired someone so rude on their front lines, or the owner doesn’t make sound business decisions and you can expect poor work when you interact with him or her when the time comes.]  The topic of the upcoming holidays came up, which is expected since we are weeks away from Halloween, and then the anticipation of Thanksgiving and Christmas follows shortly after.  She made a comment about how expensive it gets this time of year.  I mentioned about how I put money aside to I won’t go further into debt starting in August and September.  She was amazed that I was so diligent about not over spending or relying on credit cards, how it is something she could never do.  I told her that it was a lot easier than she realized and even putting away a little each week adds up a lot faster than she realized.

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Tasty Tuesdays – Why Not The Whole Bottle?

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Spring Break – Over.

Holiday stuff – Over.

This week, this is all I want to consume.  Remember folks, drink responsibly, and never chill red wine.  xo

And Away We Go!

Ah, goodbye 2013 and hello 2014.  What does this new year mean for you?  Are you getting married, having a baby, moving, changing careers, going back to school or starting school?  People seem to want to jump into life changing situations as soon as Christmas is over.  Why do we do this?  Why are we adding extra pressure and stress to ourselves just to break these resolutions by the end of February?

I suggest an alternative to these resolutions so you don’t feel at all let down come Valentines Day.  Set more realistic goals for this year.  Set goals that can be met every day, week and month.  Do not hope to lose 40 lbs in a month, aim to lose a healthy pound a week.  Aim to make a new friend each month.  Learn to organize small portions of your home or office so that by next December you will have more accomplishments to be proud of that will last through out the next year.  Change is something humans have a hard time accepting and implementing – but it is not impossible.  It is better to start small, even micro because every success is a success worth celebrating.

Stop being so hard on yourself because you didn’t accomplish _____ by the time you were _____; or you didn’t quit _____ by _____.  It’s not worth it.  You are much more than the numbers on the scale, who you share your lease, mortgage or car note with – you are beautiful inside and out.  This is your time to come into your potential and inspire others to do the same.

Do your best, remain positive and start small.  You will reach great heights.

 

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See you down the path!

Happy 4th to You & Yours!

It’s Independence day here in the US and most people are doing the bbq thing, worrying about how much food they should or shouldn’t cook.  I want to take a moment to remind us to remember what this day is really in celebration of and how much further we need to go in American and as Americans.  Equality is still being fought for, as is maintaining our freedom by those overseas and stationed here within the US borders.  It’s not a day to worry about how many Pinterest ideas you have for an American flag dessert or table scape; remember those who we have lost, are losing to PTSD and those who are braving the choice by enlisting.

For those sitting around enjoying a day off, reach out to those who may not have family in the area.  Fellowship with your neighbors, or make a new friend today.

Happy 4th of July everyone!   Stay safe, thankful and free.