Thursday, October 29, 2020

NO GUARANTEES

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  When you are healthy you don't think about being sick.  When you have a home you don't think about what it might be like to sleep on a park bench.  When  you have a stocked refrigerator you don't think about hunger.

When was the last time you wondered if there would be food on the table?  What a horrible thought.  I couldn't imagine not being able to feed my family but there are people who worry about this every day.  The life you know can change in an instant and when it does rarely is there a warning.

Today's quote is, "Take nothing for granted - you never know when it can be taken away."  We have all been witness to a life turned upside down.  No longer able to enjoy basic freedoms before being engulfed in a global pandemic, many of us suffered from severe stress and anxiety until we learned (and many are still learning) how to deal with our new lives.

Look what happens to relationships when you take them for granted.  Break-ups, separation and divorce.  That skinny person who could eat anything without gaining an ounce suddenly has a metabolic slow down and has to change their eating habits.  Might not sound like a biggie but if your breakfast was bacon, egg and cheese on a roll, adjusting to a bowl of oatmeal might be tough to swallow!

Rather than taking anything for granted we need to appreciate the blessings in our lives by giving gratitude.  Gratitude for the roof over our heads, the food on our plates, the people in our lives and life itself.  Life is precious and everything about it is precious as well.  Take nothing for granted and nothing in stride~you never know!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

SAY SO LONG TO FEAR AN DOUBT

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  Did you ever come up with a great idea and almost immediately squash it?  It seems that we need no time at all to tell ourselves with absolute confidence that our great idea will never work.  The excitement of possibilities is cut short by two things.  Fear and doubt, good friends that hover over us like two very unwelcome guests.

Today's quote is, "Fear is what makes us halt and hesitate long enough to question and doubt our abilities."  Fear is an important emotion.  Fear tells us not to stick our hands in a lions cage or drink sour milk.  Fear is there to stop us from doing dangerous things not to stop us from living the lives we want.

Everything starts with an idea.  Next comes the excitement and confidence to go through with it.  That is the hard part.  We find it so much easier to erase any ounce of confidence in ourselves, allowing our great ideas to turn to dust.

Anyone out there remember the Pet Rock?  Yea, that's right.  A Pet Rock.  Sounds crazy, right?  Good thing the inventor didn't allow fear or doubt to stop him.  His idea started a craze that made him a small fortune.  I presume you've heard of Jeff Bezos.  You're picturing that Amazon logo right now aren't you?  Back in the early 90's he had this crazy idea of launching an online shopping platform that was perceived as stupid by many of his friends.  Good thing he didn't listen to them or any bit of fear or doubt he may have had.

There is only room for one voice in your head, the one that says go for it, what a great idea, you are amazing.  That's the one I want you to hear and listen to.  When fear and doubt raise their ugly heads, show them the door and let them know they have no place in you head or your life unless of course you have some sour milk in your fridge!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

STORIES PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  Destiny will say that we were meant to be something or do something even if we gave no thought to whatever that something might be.  Destiny says that our lives have been predetermined and that we have no control over it.  I partially believe in destiny but I also believe you have choices that can change that pre-written script.

Our lives take us on twists, turns and to places we never thought we would go to, most of them ultimately of our own choosing.  The destiny I do believe in is the one that was put in place before we made our official debut.  Today's quote is, "We are here to fulfill the stories that were written for us long before we arrived."

If we were destined to be here then certainly we were destined to fulfill our stories.  Albert Einstein wasn't here to be a baker and Barbra Streisand wasn't here to be a seamstress.  We are all here to reach a destination.  We arrived at point A but it is up to us to get to point B no matter how long it takes.  Time doesn't matter.

We read about people who do remarkable things even though their beginnings were not that remarkable.  That is because the plan was laid out.  I know that everything I have done in my life to date has lead me to where I am.  The experiences I have had were there to contribute to my present state of being.

I imagine it is the same for you.  Keep going towards your dreams.  The ones you want to happen.  The ones you really hold dear to your heart will unfold.  Give yourself time but know that your story is far from over.

Have a wonderful Thursday 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

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

PRICELESS IS PEACE OF MIND

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  There is a phrase that says "money makes the world go round."  Money is an absolute necessity in our lives.  We need it to pay rent, a mortgage, food and just about anything else you can think of.  The question is what is the amount needed to live?  Is there even an answer?

If anxiety is a daily part of your existence does it matter how much cash you have in your pocket?  If you live in the lap of luxury but are afraid to step out of your front door does it matter if you are a gold card member?

Today's quote is, "What affords you to live in the greatest comfort is not the money in your bank account but the peace in your mind."  Money can buy you a great meal in a four star Michelin restaurant but it can't buy you serenity.  We need money to live, there is no debating that but we need peace and calm in our lives to function.

Money is not evil and if you have lots of it
that's great but make sure you have an equal amount of tranquility and well being, the things that can never be purchased no matter how much money you have.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
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

Thursday, October 15, 2020

YOUR PERFECT SELF

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  When was the last time you looked in the mirror?  There are those who can't pass one by without lovingly gazing into their own reflection while others find and scrutinize every imagined flaw.  The ones who ignore their perfect eyebrows and focus on a crooked tooth, an unwanted facial crease
or that one hair that won't stay put.

Why oh why do we do that?  Why do we find it so difficult to embrace every inch of ourselves?  I love fashion magazines but rather than hiring models who are 5'2", you will see a 5'8" woman wearing a size 2 dress.  Cindy Crawford famously said, "even I don't look like Cindy Crawford when I wake up."

How awesome is that?!  A cover girl admitting her humanity.  What a relief yet we still seem to find fault with ourselves when the truth is we are beautiful and perfect exactly as we are.

Today's quote is, "Gaze into your reflection - you will see how truly amazing you are - focus on that and not what you think is missing."   Look at yourself right now.  Your blue, brown or green eyes allow you to see a sunset, a sunrise and a cardinal out of your window.  Look at your smile.  It brings joy to those you love and can change the mood of a complete stranger.  Stop and think of how powerful that is!

You are beautiful and amazing.  You know what's missing?  Absolutely nothing!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
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

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

ACTION AND INACTION TAKE THE RIGHT ONE

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  Action or inaction.  We can choose only one.   We can do something or do nothing but just know that even doing nothing is doing something.

Today's quote is, "Love is measured in many ways two of them are action and inaction."  You can say you care about someone or something but how do you show love?  My husband loves to listen to Will Shortz' puzzle on Sundays so I make sure not to start a conversation when it is about to begin.  My boys eat all the time.  They know I love them because I cook and cook and cook.  My daughter?  She likes to be left alone.  How do I show her love?  I adhere to her wishes when she wears her do not disturb sign.

I don't know about you but I also love my friends and the way I show it is to be there.  To be present in times of need.  A phone call or text is a simple way to show love and so is saying absolutely nothing at all.  Remember that inaction is also action and that sometimes doing nothing is exactly what you need to do!

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

Thursday, October 8, 2020

PUT YOUR HEART IN CHARGE

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  We humans were born with  organs that allow us to function, thrive and live!  The top two in my opinion are our heart and our brain.  The one that pumps liquid gold throughout our bodies and ticks 24 hours a day without having to be set and the one that works like a giant computer to process information it receives from our senses and body.  Interestingly with our brains we can think and feel emotion but wait, isn't that what our heart is all about?

We all know what Scarecrow wanted, right?  A brain.  All he wanted was a brain so he could think and be smart but little did he know that his heart did all the thinking for him.  His decisions were made out of love for Dorothy and he did it without any brains at all.

Today's quote is, "Let your heart lead your desire for with too much thought you can convince yourself out of anything."  You know that phrase, "just go for it!?"  It is what people tell us when we mull over scenarios of how something might work but we usually end up talking ourselves out of them
because our cautions brains come in to stop us.


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I'm not saying that caution is a bad thing but sometimes we just need to throw that caution to the wind and go with what is in our hearts.  I know what you are thinking.  Easier said than done.  What about responsibilities?  What about them?  We are multi taskers.  Study after study has said that you cannot multi task but I say, YES YOU CAN!  We do it all the time and contrary to what "they" say, we do it well.

Caution is what you use when you cross a busy street.  Be bold and take your life in your hands by listening to your heart.  We all have one go round in this game.  Make it the best one you can.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.coTo 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