Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Final Countdown

What's great about today...

Today is New Year's Eve!  The last day of 2017!  Time to turn the page and see what's in store for 2018!  For some of us, we are glad this year is over.  For others, we wish we could stay for another year.  For me, I am glad to say good bye because I have had a good run at 2017. I am grateful for what it has offered and what it has taught me.  Was it always pleasant? No.  Did I have some come-aparts? Sure!  More than one? Maybe.... More than two?  That's really none of your business! 😆 I am happy to see this new year arrive and I am excited to see what will make it great.  I conveniently fall into the category of the new year's resolutioners.  I usually start out pretty strong and for the most part stay the course on again/off again for the better part of the year.  My resolutions are always the same, eat right, exercise more, lose weight, blah, blah, blah.  In fact, Jamie (the hubs) and I were on our way to the local YMCA for Colby's (the kid) basketball practice tonight and laughing about how full the workout room would be next week.  Then, like clockwork, in about 5 weeks, heck 5 days, it would be right back to normal and some days even vacant.  Why is this?  My favorite new phrase applies here...well, because.....LIFE!  Life happened and just like me, we say just forget it! But what if we didn't just forget it?  What if we just started back again or picked up where we left off? Sometimes, we set such a high standard and a perfectionism expectation that we will never measure up.  Wow! Did I just say that out loud?! I think I just preached to the choir.  This is totally me, all or nothing!  Y'all! Stop doing this, now!  We must give ourselves grace.  We must be patient with ourselves.  We are taught to have patience and forgive others.  Well, WE ARE OTHERS!  Let's do something great this year.  Find your resolution whether it be health, fitness, career, family, financial, or whatever.  Set a goal and go for it, but be patient with yourself.  If you get off track, just jump back on.  After all, tomorrow is another day!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Take Care of Yourself

What's great about today...

I have been thinking lately about the monotony of day to day life. I saw a quote somewhere, who am I kidding, it was on Pinterest, it’s ALWAYS on Pinterest 🙄. “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.”  Boom! Ouch! Wow!  Boy this hit me like a ton of bricks!  I am certainly not gonna sit here and say that I haven’t had some great adventures and that I don’t live a great and fulfilling life, but sometimes I do lay my head down at night and wonder, “Is this it? Am I following my calling?  What is my calling?”  If this is it, then that is perfectly fine, but I honestly don’t think that God allows these thoughts in order to create self doubt. I believe they are for self awakening. I love my little life and I am totally content with my world. But, sometimes I think contentment creates complacency. If we’re  not growing then we’re not glowing. If we’re not glowing then we are not creating light for others to see. If we are standing still then we are NOT fulfilling our potential.   I have created a list of self care tasks. Well really it’s a calendar, I’m kind of nerdy like that. I am challenging myself and you to perform these simple tasks in order to grow ourselves. Let’s call it a reset challenge if you will. I’ve written down only a few things each week. You don’t have to get bogged down by the specific date. I just thought it looked prettier on the calendar this way. Do what you can but make yourself a priority. If you miss something then do it another time. Give yourself grace! Yes, I am also directly talking to myself here 😉. I am a self proclaimed perfectionist and I’m working through this. Grace!  Taking time for yourself is the key.  We must start first with us.  After all, tomorrow is another day!


January reset challenge

Friday, December 29, 2017

Day ONE!

What's great about today...

Today is Day One, my day ONE!  No, it's not January 1st, but it doesn't matter.  Today is the first day of...er...uh... the rest of my life?! Yeah that's pretty lame, I know.  It was going so well in my head then it stopped.  Does that ever happen to you?  You have all these big dreams and great plans then when you put pen to paper or better yet fingers to keyboard you get NOTHING!  Well maybe it's just me, but this happens quite often.  I don't know where to begin or what to do next, but I know that I want to change the world! Right? Well, maybe not the ENTIRE world, maybe just SOME of the world...ok I'll settle for helping a few people out.  The few people I have here, now, right in front of me.  Those people are the ones that I can help.  After all, tomorrow is another day!

Fear is a Liar!

What's great about today... Today, I am letting you know that fear is a liar! Why is that great? You are free!  Free from the stronghold...