Thursday, January 16, 2020

SO MUCH LIES AHEAD

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  I don't know who said getting up in the dark is for the birds.  I'm quite sure I haven't heard nary a chirp since early October nor have I seen one at 6:30 in the morning when I walk Mia.  Getting out of bed in the dark is no fun either.  There are numerous things I can stub my toe on forcing me to contort my face like The Silent Scream in the painting by Edvard Munch.

While it is preferable to turn the lights on I don't want to wake up my husband or Mia who is usually on our bed.  Can you imagine the incredible moment when Thomas Edison turned on his light for the very first time?  The light bulb was and remains to this day one of the most incredible inventions ever.

The light bulb enabled us to come out of the dark and into the light!  Can you imagine dropping something on the floor?  Hard enough to find something in the light let alone the dark.  Light shines so that we may find what we dropped but also to help us find out way.

Today's quote is, "Turn on the light to see all that lies before you."  A raccoon can make its way in the dark but we don't share their nocturnal gift of seeing in blackness.  The light I am speaking of is both real and metaphorical.  Light from a bulb will illuminate your path while light from your mind will illuminate your creative side and take you down a road you may never have tried before.

Let that light ignite those creative visions and shine brightly so you may be witness to the wonders before your eyes, before all that lies before you!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

REACH FOR THE STARS

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  I hope you're not already getting the winter doldrums.  It is way too soon.  In fact you should still be on that holiday buzz.  Just a few weeks ago I was sitting on a beautiful warm beach with my toes in the sand.  I can easily close my eyes and go right back there.  Even if you were home, wherever home is, you can still close your eyes and be with family and friends, savor that delicious dessert and relax in your favorite chair.  We have a lot of winter left, embrace it in whatever way works for you.

The cold, the wind, the snow and the dark will be our companions for the next few months but so will our thoughts.  Winter is a time for deep thinking, reflecting, planning and dreaming.  As we try to recall the scent of a summer day there is no time like the present to revisit those dreams we may have pushed aside.

Today's quote is, "Do you accept the fact that the stars are out of reach or do you keep reaching."  It is said that Spring is the time for rejuvenation and growth.  While I wholeheartedly agree, it is now during these cold winter months we can begin to plant the seeds in our minds for what we want and not focus on what isn't there.

Remember when you were a child and the stars looked so close you thought you could grab one right out of the sky?  Remember how you tried and tried and never gave up?  That child is still inside you just waiting for the right moment to snatch one and hold it in your hands.  Inhale deeply and on your exhale release the word impossible from your mind.

Don't let the dark days of winter darken your spirits, your desires or your will.  Keep reaching for those stars.  You might not reach it today but there is always tomorrow!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

A MISTAKE OR A CHOICE

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  I am terrible with directions.  I used to think I was the only person who got lost but I discovered I was not alone.  When the GPS came out I echoed everyone's sentiments.  "They made that just for me!"  Anyone out there remember the days of those enormous atlases that lay on the floor by the back seat?  Those giant maps of the United States that dads used to use to find the way to Maine or Pennsylvania or New Hampshire or wherever that summer destination was.

No one has them anymore.  Everyone has a GPS on their phones or in their cars making maps obsolete.  I'm sure that somewhere there is a huge pile of atlases with numerous pages bent at the edges and water stains on the covers.  Truly there is no reason to get lost and if you do "recalculating" will be heard in a nano second!  If we do get lost it is because our minds are elsewhere.  While you are imagining plates of shrimp or pasta for dinner there is a possibility of making a right turn instead of a left.  A simple mistake and easy to fix.  If you do that everyday you may be hungrier than you thought or might just not want to go to your destination.

Little mistakes that don't impact us much are easy to ignore. The big ones are the ones we need to pay attention to so we don't repeat them.  But repeat them we do and more times than we would like to admit.  At one point are you consciously or subconsciously recreating a disaster?

Today's quote is, "Mistake followed by mistake followed by mistake is no longer a mistake but a choice."  For years I worked as an office temp hoping that one of the companies would hire me permanently.  It took several office chairs for me to sit in before realizing that an office is an office no matter how beautiful it might be.   My mistake was thinking that the next company would be different but when that light bulb finally got brighter I recognized that and changed careers.

Repetitive behaviors and actions producing the same crummy outcome need recognition and acknowledgement until that light bulb goes off .  No one wants unhappiness and misery to blanket their lives.  Mistakes happen but when they happen again and again you have made a choice to live unhappily ever after.  Recognition plus acknowledgement minus repetition equals happiness!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

HELP IS THERE TO HELP

Good morning everyone!  Happy Tuesday and a Happy New Year to you as well.  Its good to be back. I hope you welcomed in the New Year exactly as you wanted to and didn't think about all the things you were going to do the very next day, like become vegan, give up chocolate, and spend three hours at the gym from Monday to Sunday.  Way to dampen an evening.

I'm not partial to the word "resolution."  You know, those things we say we are going to do and then  abandon after a week if not less.  What I prefer is to hear how you are going to modify something about yourself and how your approach will change.

In doing this we resolve to be kinder to ourselves.  The best way to do that is to let someone come to your aid.  Today's quote is, "Accept help - it is there to put you back on your path."  This is not something that should be looked upon as a weakness.  It is actually a strength and I KNOW you have heard that before.  It takes a lot to recognize and acknowledge your shortcomings.  It takes even more strength to seek out the ones who can help.

Too proud?  Aren't we all?  What purpose does it serve other than keeping us stuck and not able to move forward.  Why do you want to do that?  Once again I will offer my lack of technological acumen as an example.  If I had never sought out help I probably still wouldn't know how to text.  Yes my friends.  I am that bad.

The last paragraph of my blog where I tell everyone to visit my website would not exist because there would be no website.  There would be no book, no blog, no quotes, NOTHING.  Accepting the help I needed opened up a whole new world for me.

If you are the stubborn type think long and hard as to where that is getting you.  Be open and accepting of any help that is offered.  It is there so you can progress, move forward and be back on that track to success!

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, December 19, 2019

THE MIRACLE IS YOU

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  Can you believe Chanukah is 5 days away and Christmas only 8?  As soon as December comes around the countdown for the holidays begins with parties galore beginning mid month.  Whether you participate in revelry or not we all understand the miracles that brought about these celebrations.

Sacred oil lasting for 8 nights instead of only 1 and the birth of a child who would lead the way for Christianity.  Two oldies but goodies ranking high among the ancient miracles in different religions, each deserving equal attention.  You know what else is a miracle?  You!  That's right.  Each and every one of you reading this right now is a miracle.  The very fact that humans can create more humans is  a miracle that never ceases to amaze.

Being lucky enough to be here on this earth is a miracle and a gift.  Recognize that you are here for a reason whether you realize it now, later or knew it from the second you were born.  Your parents knew it the moment they laid eyes on you but it is rare we see ourselves this way.

Today's quote is, "You are nothing short of a miracle and a masterpiece."  I believe that about all of us.  We are a creation from our parents and the Universe.  We are not here to take up space but to enhance our lives and the lives of those around us by performing everyday miracles.  And what are these miracles you ask?  Easy stuff like smiling at a stranger and holding a door open.

Walking on water is indeed a miracle but so is a caring nod of recognition to someone having a horrible day.  These are the small miracles that add to your masterpiece.  We don't have to make gargantuan gestures and create monuments to be miraculous.  

I would like to take take this time to wish all of you a wonderful holiday season.  These next two weeks are for rejuvenating my spirit and soul.  I plan to do that on the beach in Miami where I will be with my family for a much needed rest.  My quotes and blogs will resume on Tuesday, January 7th.  Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to read them.  I am forever grateful!   My hope is that they touch you, move you, inspire you and encourage you.  My next facebook live will be on Friday, January 10th at 6:00 on reiki_withamy where I will offer everyone watching a loving dose of Reiki!


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, December 17, 2019

ORDINARY MOMENTS

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  As you all know, (or maybe not), I am a creature of habit.  I get up the same time during the week, complete my morning routine, drive to work and arrive at my job by 7:30.

Until it is really freezing, my breakfast of choice is been yogurt, peanut butter powder and granola.  Yes peanut butter powder!  Try it!  It's delicious.  So delicious that its the highlight of my morning.  I'm not kidding.  I look forward to my morning break when I can sit quietly and enjoy my breakfast.  Such a simple pleasure.  Not every thing you do or every decision you make will be earth shattering and life changing.  A moment of least complication can be truly satisfying.

Today's quote is, "A moment of insignificance is still a moment in one's life - acknowledge it as you would any other."  I acknowledge my breakfast with delight.  For goodness sake, it is a container of yogurt and granola but it makes me so happy!  This moment of eating breakfast is the beginning of my day and is acknowledged with gusto, joy and gratitude. 

This moment makes me grateful that I can buy the food to make my breakfast and nourish my body.  Perhaps not the most significant part of my day but one that needs to be acknowledged as you would any other.


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, December 12, 2019

FIND THAT PASSION - FIND THAT JOY

 Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  Hope you are all well.  In our day to day lives and very busy existences we not only ignore ourselves, we downright neglect ourselves.  Putting the needs of others before our own is sometimes necessary and so there we are sit... on the back burner.

We may even forget why we exist at all but we need to remember we are all capable of having fun, finding joy, experiencing happiness and remembering our passion.  This is the food that feeds our soul.  This is what it means to be alive.  The time to put yourself front and center is now.  Today's quote is, "Resurrect your passion and recapture your joy."  

Tired and busy are those intruders that like to overstay their welcome.  It is up to you to show them the door and let them out.  Life gets in the way while you are busy making plans.  John Lennon said that and he was right.  There will always be something you need to do, to start, to finish and continue but first and foremost remember what brings you joy and passion!


Remember that you have so much life to live.  Don't eschew your responsibilities or ignore the important people in your life but learn the importance of balance, the key to your success in finding peace and joy.  Learn to balance your obligations and find time for you and your happiness.  Light that flame inside you and remember what you were passionate about.  Whether its cooking, eating, creating, bird watching or a million trillion other things you love, let that passion rise to the surface and joy and happiness will be sure to follow!

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