Tuesday, August 11, 2020

ONLY THINGS GET LOST - Tuesday, 8/11

Good morning everyone!  Happy Tuesday to you all.  A very long time ago I found a pair of designer sunglasses.  I don't recall where exactly it was that I found them but I do recall my excitement when I spotted them.  I knew they were an expensive brand but they were beautiful and looked great on me. 

I had them for quite some time and then one day as I was getting all three of my toddlers ready for a car ride they disappeared.  JUST. LIKE. THAT.  Having three toddlers will do that to you.  I was lucky I left the house wearing matching shoes. 

I never did find them.  Losing things bothers me.  I consider myself to be very organized where everything in my home has a place.  Keys are left on the mail table.  Reading glasses next to the toaster oven.  Spare house key under the.....I'm not going to tell you but yes, the spare key has its own place too. 

Things can be lost but have you ever felt lost yourself?  Wondering which direction to take and what road to go on?  At one time or another we have all felt that way.  That is the process called life.  Today's quote is, "Lost does not exist you are always somewhere."

You may not have found your way but you are not lost.  There are those who at five years old know they want to be a doctor.  I was not that five year old.  There are those m who enter college knowing what they will major in.  I was not one of those.  There are those who know where exactly what field they will pursue immediately after graduation.  I was not one of those.

After college I went to graduate school because I had no idea what I wanted to do.  After graduate school I spent ten months on a Kibbutz in Israel as a way of procrastinating the job search.  Upon my return I worked as a secretary, an arts administrator and a caterer.  Not seeing a future in any of those professions I worked for a temp agency and as a substitute teacher.

Fast forward many years later I found my calling.  The above may look like a short sentence but what you cannot see are the years it took to get me to where I am today.

Wherever you are at the moment is exactly where you are meant to be.  You many still be searching but never are you lost!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

NEVER EVER COMPARE - Thursday, 8/6

Good Morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  They say you can't compare apples and oranges and you really can't.  They are fruit but that's where the similarities end.  Dogs and cats are both animals but that is also the only similarity between the two.  Similar yet completely different.  So why do we compare?

When we make comparisons we are really saying what is better and turning our focus to what we would rather have.  We may look at someone with a big house and all of a sudden we no longer appreciate our own house.  We may see what appears to be a glamorous career and think how dull and boring it is to go to our jobs day after day.

The worst comparisons we make is when we compare ourselves to other people.  The only thing about us and someone else is that we are all people but oh how different we are!  Today's quote is, "If you must compare - compare yourself to who you used to be not anyone else."  

To date I've written almost two thousand quotes and even they cannot compare to each other.  This particular quote is not just a gem but a diamond.  Stop grabbing your love handles and looking at the model on the cover of Vogue.  You have nothing in common except that you are both people.

Each one of us is a unique being and a rough diamond.  It takes a lot of polishing before we shine.  Look at who you were ten years ago, five years ago, six months ago, last week and yesterday.  If you must compare then look at the person you were when you were trying to figure it out. 

Compare yourself to that person only and never ever to anyone else!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

NO SPACE FOR HATE - Tuesday, 8/4

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  I recently did some research on the human heart and found out that a woman's heart weighs about eight ounces or half a pound while a man's heart weighs about ten ounces, a bit more than half a pound.

Our human hearts weigh less than a loaf of bread yet it keeps us alive with a perennial beat.  Green and pink are the colors associated with the heart chakra.  It is hard to be angry when you visualize shamrock green and bubble gum pink.  In such a small organ as the heart how could there be room for anything other than love?

In today's world we are seeing people so consumed by anger and hate they are forgetting that a heart is there to keep you alive but also to spread love and compassion.  Today's quote is, "What a burden it must be to hold a space for hate in your heart."

Hate is a huge burden often accompanied by anger, jealousy and fear.  Imagine all that squeezed into eight ounces.  I've  eliminated the very word from my vocabulary even if I am talking about a food I despise.  My least favorite food is broccolini but who am I to sprinkle hate over a defenseless vegetable.

The very word "hate" creates discomfort in your entire body and sends negativity coursing through your veins.  Choose different vocabulary.  Despise, don't care for, don't like, not a fan of....There are so many ways to express your displeasure.  In comparison to the many organs in your body the heart is small.  Leave out hate for which there is no room, but rather fill it with love and as the awesome singer Lenny Kravitz wrote, let love rule!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

WHEN MAKING A CHOICE - CHOOSE BIG

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  The world is our oyster.  That means that we can do whatever we want.  Those oysters have the life!  My next go round I want to be one.  No not really.  I like to travel and I don't think oysters do much traveling. 

Honestly I never understood that phrase but what I do know is that we get to make choices in our lives.  We make great choices and really really bad ones.  Good or bad, we hopefully learned something from every action we have taken.

When you think about your life did you ever stop to say I hope things don't work out for me.  Maybe not consciously but our subconscious minds take a trip to negativity all too often.  We put ourselves in small boxes and never step outside.  We take the safe route and don't bother to explore.  Why think small when you can think big? 

Today's quote is, "Thinking small and thinking big are choices we get to make - which one will resonate with you."  Stop selling yourself short!  Stop thinking that you don't deserve to be happy because that's what it comes down to.  We think small because we can't fathom having all the happiness we want as if there isn't enough to go around.

My friends, I am here to tell you that happiness abounds.  Abundance abounds.  Joy is everywhere!  I know what the problem is.  You are stuck in your old mindset.  Time to move on and out of your own way.  Time to move on to happiness, abundance and joy.  Time to start thinking in ways you may never have thought before. 

I know.  I was there.  Thinking small got me on a dead end street to nowhere but when I made the left out of negativity and changed my thinking the world opened up and guess what?  I'm nowhere near finished!  If I can do it certainly you can.  The choice is yours!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy 

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

EVERYTHING IS JUST FINE - Tuesday, 7/28

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  By nature I am a worrier. Meditation has helped me adjust that nature to one which is calmer and more trusting.  The way I view things is with a clear eye and a relaxed mind. I trust that whatever is broken will be fixed. 

Everything gets fixed.  It might cause disruption to your routine and your wallet but nothing is worth getting an ulcer over.  Can you imagine getting an ulcer from worrying?  Worrying and stress have the ability to compromise your immune system making you susceptible to a variety of illnesses. 

On a cloudy day do you question the existence of the sun?  We may say to ourselves facetiously that we will never feel those rays again but we know we will.  Accept every day for what it brings even if it brings a slight annoyance. 

A few months ago my water wasn't coming out of the faucets.  It turned out to be an easy fix and thankfully not too costly either.  It gave me an opportunity to be thankful for something we take for granted.  A running faucet with water to shower with, to clean vegetables with and pour into Mia's bowl.  In the end everything was fine but even when it wasn't, it was!

Today's quote is, "It is not that it will be OK - it is OK."   Panic and worry fill your mind with all sorts of horrible scenarios.  We always seem to go to the worst place we can rather than stopping to take a breath and give ourselves words of encouragement.  Next time your mind is travelling on that road, just stop.  Take a deep breath and know everything will be OK because it already is!



Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

KINDNESS RULES

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  I love holidays.  They seem to bring out the best in everyone.  When we know a holiday is approaching our demeanor changes knowing that we will be having fun and spending time with those we adore.

Lately many celebratory days have sprouted up on Facebook, ones that I never heard of like Sibling day, Daughter's day, Son's day, National Dog Day! All these crazy days that didn't exist when I was a kid.

You know what day I find troublesome?  National Inclusion Day.  That's a day created by schools to include kids who are different.  For a day.  One and done.  Seriously?  One day to be nice to someone you've ignored most of the year?

Today's quote is, "Kindness is not an occasion."  No it is not.  Are we grumpy sometimes?  Sure we are.  No one walks around with a perpetual smile on their face but good mood or bad mood, if you bump into someone you say excuse me.  If someone's arms are full, you hold the door open.  Dropped your keys?  Hopefully the person standing behind you will pick them up.

Kindness does not have to be a grandiose gesture.  Kindness is a good morning nod.  An inquiry about your day.  Sending a text just to say hello.  Kindness is not a holiday.  It is a way of being.  Be kind to everyone, everyday because kindness is not an occasion.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

GIVING THANKS TO IT ALL

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  When things go smoothly how happy are we?  Its great when everything goes according to plan.  Makes giving gratitude a snap!  "Thank you for this beautiful day," "Thank you for my avocado toast," "Thank you for the extra sleep!"

Remember the first time you had your heart broken and you thought the world would end?  Gratitude was probably not the first word that came to mind.  The last time you had a horrible nasty cold did you offer up thanks to the snot gods?  I imagine the answer is no. 

Every relationship teaches us something and when it is over we understand more about ourselves, the person we were with or both.  Having a cold is never fun but it usually comes on when we are over taxing ourselves and doing too much.  It is a call to slow down and for that you can be thankful.

A few years ago I decided it was time to re-do my disgustingly stained basement carpet.  I had the room measured on a Sunday and was ready to call the installer on Monday only to find that over night the room had flooded.  A pipe had burst and water was seeping everywhere.  Everything had to be moved, the carpet had to be ripped up and the one time play room was mess.

This was also the last summer I would have children living home because my youngest two were about to leave for college.  All of a sudden I had an AHA moment.  This was the disaster I needed but didn't know!  The legos and blocks were taken out, the carpet was replaced and Buddhas, salt lamps and crystals were brought in, thus my Reiki space was born.

Today's quote is, "Thank you pain and suffering - thank you heartache and upset - thank you chaos and catastrophe - thank you peace and calm - thank you love and joy - I've lived - I've learned - I continue."  

A disaster in your life might be a blessing in disguise.  Give thanks for it all, the good the bad and the ugly.  There is always a reason and in the end it might be better than you ever could have imagined.  Remember, the sourest lemons make the sweetest lemonade.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions OR email me at amy@amykaufman.co