Thursday, August 15, 2019

NAVIGATING THROUGH

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  What is the first thing you do if you are outside in a rain storm?  You look for shelter.  What happens if shelter is nowhere to be found?  You get wet.  And what happens if you get wet?  Nothing.  You stay wet until you get dry.  I bet you were waiting for the climax!   Nope.  There isn't one.   The pitfalls of getting caught in a rainstorm are getting wet but that's about all that will happen.

Life has many pitfalls.  A unexpected rainstorm at a birthday party is a bummer but only a disaster if you make it one.  Getting cut from a soccer team is disappointing but only devastating if you allow it to be.  And who is the we I am talking about?  Why it is we parents who take a non event and turn it into a catastrophe ending up with less than desirable results. 

Today's quote is, "Shelter your children not from disappointment but teach them to navigate through with dignity, integrity and grace."  It is natural to want to protect the ones you love and boy do we love our children, however; what is the cost of such vigilance?  The answer is young people who don't understand loss, defeat, civility or poise.  Imagine how difficult life will be for these children as they grow into adulthood lacking skills of humanity. 

We all want to succeed but sometimes we fail.  Maybe we know why and maybe we don't but we all got through it.  We all want to be number one but number one is reserved for the lone one standing.  We cannot always win but we will not always lose either.  Our children need to experience triumph and defeat.  Let's make sure both are done with humility, compassion, and grace. 

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

THE MOMENT IS NOW

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  I'm pleased to say that I have actually taken care of many things that were on my very long list for the summer.  Not everything but lots of things.  You know how I was able to do that?   Clearly I had the time as I have been away from my day job since the end of June but that's not all.  I simply didn't put things off the way we all love to!  Not once did I wake up and say I can't wait to throw out dated prescriptions from the medicine cabinet and toss out empty containers from underneath the sink but every day I would say  today's quote of the day like a mantra, "Pretend that tomorrow is today."

How we love to put things off.  Who wants to do chores?  Who wants to spend their time doing mundane tasks but who feels great when they are completed?  I do, for one!  And while cleaning out drawers and cabinets are not really a big deal, think of the other things we put off doing.  Things that would improve our lives tremendously but instead we think tomorrow will be the day.  And you guessed it.  Tomorrow never seems to come.  

Step one is thinking about the changes you wish to make.  Step two is thinking how you will make them happen.  Step three is taking action.  All three steps are difficult and take courage, strength and follow through but if you look at all the things you've successfully accomplished in the past, take heed to know it can be done again.  It is easy to wait for tomorrow but if you think of tomorrow as today, the moment of change is that much closer!


Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Thursday, August 8, 2019

WHY REVISIT PAIN

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  I love sitting on my deck on these hot summer mornings.  Nothing says lazy like the heat that rises all around me.  On these days even the bugs take a break and hide under the shade of the flowers that adorn the space.  I do my best thinking this time of day.  Nothing earth shattering but the list I need to get to for the day and maybe some future planning as well.  Sometimes things pop in my head that have nothing to do with anything, just some random thoughts.

Unfortunately these random thoughts lead me to remember things of the past and not always pleasant remembrances either.  When that happens I get up and move my body to readjust my focus on the insects crawling around or the sounds of the morning.  If I don't do that I find that I am back in that exact place of hurt and I definitely don't want to be there.

Today's quote is, "To reminisce of past hurt and anger brings us right back to that place that time and that moment."  When you remember something wonderful you can feel your lips forming an upward curve creating a smile but when you remember an incident you wished had never happened you can feel your brow furrow and your stomach twist in knots.  

Our minds have an incredible ability to bring us right back to the exact moment of painful occurrences and happy ones.  Why choose pain?  We have all been hurt by others or ourselves but it doesn't mean we need to punish ourselves by going back there.  If you find yourself doing that, stop immediately, take a deep breath, take a walk and leave the past behind.  

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

EACH DAY IS A GIFT TO BEHOLD

Good morning everyone!  Happy Tuesday.  Each day brings something whether it is a challenge or just the rising sun.  Ha!  Just the rising sun?  That alone is a miraculous event.  We don't always notice the joy in the ordinary or extraordinary but know that today's quote needs to be embraced.  "Behold each day as a cherished gift to you by the highest power and vibration." 

If you have a challenging day ahead, be happy that you are here to face it.  If everything is status quo, be grateful for the momentary lack of stress.  Know that within each day there are possibilities and opportunities you may not have taken advantage of.  If you didn't today, there is always tomorrow and that is why each and every day should be looked upon as a gift.  

We take advantage of our days and our months with the assumption that there will be more to come but what if there weren't?  We never really think about that.  I'm not saying to live your life recklessly because "you never know!"  I am saying to appreciate each day for the sheer monotony and the unexpected pleasures offered by each.  In other words, each and every day is indeed a gift to be cherished.


Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, August 1, 2019

EMBRACE YOUR CHALLENGES

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday and happy August.  I've made no secret to you about how much technology baffles me.  There have been times I wished that it never existed but then again if it didn't exist, neither would this blog.  I've learned so much and as technology changes, I have and will continue to learn.  What is it that has been difficult for you to learn.  What is it that you have avoided so that you didn't have to?

Today's quote is, "Embrace the challenges you've been given - they are there for you to overcome and to learn."  We all have challenges.  We entered this world as blank slates knowing absolutely nothing.  We couldn't walk, talk, or make a sandwich but over time we learned.  Walking is probably one of the biggest challenges we faced but we did it!  Have you ever heard a baby say, "screw this, I'll just stay in my stroller."  Of course not.  Talking too can be rough when you are learning.  All those sounds and shapes that you have to make with your mouth, yet we speak volumes now.  

We begin life with challenges and they keep coming.  What are you going to do?  Give up?  There are times we want to do just that but our goal in life should always be to move forward and not be held back by our own selves.  The word embrace conjures up thoughts of a warm hug which is exactly what you need to do with any challenge you face.  Embrace that challenge as if it were a warm hug.  In this way you will be able to move through fear and trepidation with courage and self-confidence!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy




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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

KEEP SOARING BUT LAND WHERE IT FEELS RIGHT

Good morning all!  Happy Tuesday.  What are your plans for today?  Do they include working out, doing errands or nothing at all?  Whenever my day job ends for the summer, my head is filled with all the things I am going to do from organizing drawers and cabinets to taking photos of a sunrise to getting rid of clothes I never wear.  If I actually get to straightening out the linen closet I will have accomplished more than I thought possible!

Will I get to do all of the above?  Probably not but a girl can always dream!  As simple as those chores sound they sometimes get to be overwhelming and I begin to realize I set my sights way to high.  The reality is that I will get to some of those things but not all.  Today's quote is, "Set your sights on what is realistic and attainable for you in your life."

It is nice to have aspirations but keep them grounded in reality otherwise you will only be disappointed.  Although cleaning out a couple of drawers doesn't sound like a big deal, it is to me.  When I look at all the junk that awaits me I suddenly think of a million other things I would rather do, one of which includes doing nothing at all!  

I know myself quite well.  I know that I will get to some of those things but not to all of them because I know my limitations.  Knowing your limitations is key because when you do you will save yourself from feelings of frustration.  It doesn't matter that my list was long.  What matters is that whatever tasks I finished, I was OK with it.  It is wonderful to have aspirations but make sure they are grounded in your reality.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

NEVER STOP LEARNING

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday!  Are you one of those people who take pleasure in learning new things or have you had enough of school?  School is not just a building.  School is everywhere.  It is the people you meet, the books you read, the recipes you create and so many other things you do. 

I recently bought a book on crystals because even though I know that rose quartz is for love and selenite opens your Crown Chakra, I do not know the properties of all the crystals.  The book was a great investment because crystals help to enhance Meditation and Reiki so why wouldn't I want to know more? 

We are all familiar with the phrase, "you learn something new every day."  Maybe not every day but certainly more than once a week.  Learning helps us grow even if we have gained the smallest amount of knowledge, it is something we didn't know before. 

Today's quote is, "If you are perfect you have ceased to learn."  You can have perfectly straight teeth or a perfectly manicured lawn but perfect people?  They only think they exist but in reality, they don't.  Learning new things will not get you closer to perfection but it will increase your knowledge and growth and don't we all want to grow?  

Being bored is our own fault.  Life is the biggest classroom there is.  Take advantage of it and make that familiar phrase come to life and learn something new every day!

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