Tuesday, August 9, 2022

THE RESPONSIBILITY IS ON YOU

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuessday.  Life is fabulous, wonderful, stressful, joyful, amazing, hard and scary.  If I left out a favorite adjective of yours, please feel free to fill it in.  Life goes on sometimes smoothly and sometimes like a rocky road.  There are times we have nothing to do with the events or situations we find ourselves in but there are also times where the outcome is a direct correlation of our actions.

Today's quote is, "In your life you've orchestrated successes and messes - acknowledge your part in both."  I officially retired from my day- job and I couldn't be happier, however; something happened months ago that really started me on this journey and let me tell you, it was a mess.  A big one.

We actively participate in our lives every day.  Should I have another cup of coffee this morning?  Should I pee AGAIN before I get in the car?  Should I take the shorter way to work?   Nothing life changing here but the ones that are indeed life changing are on us as well.  I had made a decision that radically changed my work environment and not for the better.  

I made a huge mess and I own it completely but the mess I made opened doors that would have remained shut had I stayed.  We are the conductor of our lives making sweet, beautiful music and hitting some rough notes as well.  In the end we are responsible for our choices and the kind of music we create!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, August 4, 2022

THE SUM OF ALL PARTS

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  Our blue eyes and brown eyes come from our parents.  So do our dimples, short stature and ability to tan or burn.  Passed down through generations are the things we cannot see.  Our abilities, fragilities and tenacity.  Every soul inhabits much more than the genes of our parents.

Today's quote is, "We are the sum of DNA from our parents our grandparents and all the souls of our ancestors."  You may not have met your great great great great great grandmother, but her influence remains.  Generation after generation passes on not just our physical attributes but those that are blind to the eye.  

While the struggle that many of them went through has thankfully been left behind what they have given us is an appreciation for the hardships and joys that befell them.  Your legacy will be more than what you leave your children as their mother and father but the entourage of all of your ancestors way before your time.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

KNOWLEDGE DOES NOT EQUAL WISDOM

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  I used to love to read.  I went through an intense reading period taking frequent trips to the library (remember those?) to check out books on a variety of topics.  Life got busy, (you know how that goes) and the internet allowed you to research and read just about anything you could think of not making curbing my desire to return to the library.  

I read for two main reasons.  To be entertained and to learn.  While reading certainly enhances one's knowledge it does not give you wisdom.  Wisdom is an entirely different thing.

Today's quote is, "Having knowledge does not mean you have wisdom - one is gained from books while the other is gained through life and time and experience."  It's interesting to me how people of a certain age are no longer valued in the workplace and in our society in general when these are the people who have both knowledge and wisdom. 

Understand the difference between the two.  Having knowledge on a multitude of topics is easily gained and a wonderful addition to your existing repertoire.  Having wisdom takes time and years to acquire and cannot be found in any library.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, July 28, 2022

AHHH BLISS

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  Happiness, joy, contentment.  We are on a constant search for things that make us happy.  That right there is the biggest mistake of all.  Haven't we learned by now that things don't make us happy?  For the moment, maybe.  A shopping spree, an incredible meal, a fabulous trip.  Sure those are things that will make us happy but what happens when the moment is gone?

Today's quote is, "Awaken to your bliss no need to look for something that is there within you - slow down and you will find it."  The joys of life are varied. There is so much to learn, to see, to hear and to experience but if real bliss is what you are seeking, no need to travel far.  It is within you .  It is within each of us.  

Be curious and adventurous, but know that inner bliss is not a meal, a vacation or a new sweater.  It is something easily found because its always been there.  Slow down and you will find it.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy




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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

EMBRACE LIFE NO MATTER WHAT

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  We all like to be comfortable.  Soft cotton over itchy wool?  Yes please.  70 degree days are the perfect compromise between too hot and too cold.  A mattress that isn't too hard or too soft.  Comfort is key to a smooth start and finish to our day.  As great as it sounds the redundancy and predictability can also be stifling.  Growth cannot take place in stagnation.

Today's quote is, "Exploration takes a willingness to accept and embrace fear challenges and anything else that brings discomfort to the surface."  Fear is an emotion that most of us can do without but sometimes fear is what we need to move forward.  We can be fearful of both staying and leaving our comfort zone.  Its up to us to decide which is worse.  

Change is hard.  It takes inner strength and a willingness to overcome all the emotions and feelings that come with it whether its introducing a new breakfast to our palate, wearing a color we never wore before or taking your life on a completely different course.   

The choice is and always will be yours. 


 

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone~ Love, Amy

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

A LOVING INFLUENCE

 Good morning, everyone and happy Thursday.  What we read and hear has a way of influencing us to do many different things from trying new restaurants, to seeing certain movies and reading certain books.  Everything from our style of dress to our political viewpoints can be influenced by many factors.  

The word, "influencer" has taken on a different meaning as of late.  It refers to the ones who are experts on everything from raising children, to losing weight, to putting on eyeliner.  All these experts can be found on Instagram and because we see the number of followers they have, well then, they must be credible!

I have years of experience putting on make-up, trying different diets and I'm happy to say my children made it (whew) through childhood without all these "influencers."  Not to say I cannot learn from someone else but what I value more is sharing kindness and love.

Today's quote is, "Love is the biggest influencer."  Allow your vulnerability to shine through.  Let your heart be open.  Kindness and love are such an easy thing to share.  Let love be the biggest influencer in all that you do.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

ATTRACTION OF THE SHINY PENNY

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  What draws you to something.  What is it that grabs you and makes it hard for you to pull away?  It could be anything.  Anything at all.  There are careers that appear to be glamorous but the day to day job is just that....a job.

There are people who seem so interesting and magnetic until the conversation is all about them.  Life is filled with illusion.  It is up to us to find what resonates with our sensibilities.

Today's quote is, "The shiny penny attracts you but find what makes you stay."  We are drawn to the light and the sun and all that shines but too much sun will leave us burned.  As humans we are attracted to what is attractive but don't just look at the surface.  Check out every angle to make sure that whatever you want doesn't lose its shine.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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