Thoughts and feelings on the challenges and gifts of life.
As some of you may or may not know, I have been struggling with pneumonia. I’m improving each day and so grateful. While I was in the hospital and healing, our sweet girl crocheted this beautiful little purse for me. I love it and it was certainly a gift of love. Oh how I love our girl! Have you created a gift of love lately? Received one? I’d love to know.
As we are towards the end of the first month of a new decade . . . I’m reminded that ‘It’s Time to Fly.’ Now is the time friends! Move forward despite fear or even past defeat. Take a step when you know it’s good and move forward.
What and who we choose to place around us plays such a vital role in our lives and in our attitude. I encourage and remind you to ‘Surround Yourself with Beauty,’ whatever that looks like for you, as long as it’s good.
The quote of the week in my planner is one that offers wise words on taking a moment to enjoy what we are blessed with. As well, remember that ‘There’s only one you . . . ‘Be the best version of yourself.’
This next week in my creative planner looks like the below. Hoping for a wonderful week ahead. The quote for the week reminds me of my amazing and caring boss that we lost on December 30th. She cared so much for others and she will be missed. She certainly did the following and I hope to do the same . . . ‘Live gently on this earth.’
As we enter 2020, I think we all want to be organized and meet those goals. One of the ways that I can stay on track is by ‘ creative planning.’ I’ll be sharing one post each Friday of my planner, but it will also have an encouraging quote I hope will move you for the coming week. What are you doing to help set your course straight? Starting the month out see the below and remember to ’embrace the good.’
With a new year in front of us, we often do an inventory of what we need or want to shed. Maybe it’s pounds, maybe it’s a thought or defeating attitude, or maybe it’s a valley we had to go through that we are happy to leave behind us. When it comes to shedding the old, some years are lighter than others. One thing for sure, ‘Each Day is a Gift’ and it’s so important to make the day count. 2020 is here and I ask, how will I/you plan to make a difference? What is a practice we can put into place on making each day count? Maybe it’s…
Leaving behind the old and embracing the new with less weight is something I think most of us want for a new year. I’m not sure how many of you have seen ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.’ There are so many lessons wrapped up in one movie, one true story. Fred Rogers was a man who walked the walk and showed us how forgiveness and kindness could change lives (young and more mature). Forgiveness releases the person who needs forgiveness as well as the person doing the forgiving. Each individual has value, even those that you may not like or who have a different opinion than you. Really listening…
Wishing you and yours a beautiful Christmas and lovely New Year!
How many of you are enjoying another season of Making It on NBC? I know I am! It’s phenomenal. I thought I’d share some of the gifts that I made this year. I shared a quick tutorial HERE on making your own quick gift bags while using your stash. What’s behind those gift bags? Let me tell you. I enjoyed personalizing them according to co-workers personalities. While it’s fun to receive, I think I experience a lot of joy making and giving. I’ll be making gifts for the guys in my work life as well. Handcrafted and homemade is fun for both the giver and receiver. How about you? Are…