Tuesday, December 1, 2020

MINDSET VS. MIND SHIFT

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  I have written so blogs I've lost count.  If you are a frequent reader you probably think you know me very well based on my themes of kindness, acceptance, love and overall positivity but there is one thing you might not know about me.

I can be very indecisive.  Try going to a restaurant with me.  A menu can overwhelm me as I am tempted by so many choices yet I often order the same thing.  In the end I'm usually happy so no damage done although there are times I wonder if I should have ordered something different.

Life is a giant menu with so much to order but if you approach it in the same way you will never learn or grow.  Today's quote is, "Do not have a mindset - have a mind shift - change old ways of thinking and embrace something new."  Its only hard if you aren't willing.  We all get stuck.  We all get comfortable.  We get stagnant.  BUT.....what if we decided to open our minds to new and creative ways of doing things, of seeing things and understanding that what was shouldn't be the be all and end all?!

Start small but start for if you don't there is so much you will miss out on.  Expand your point of view.  Its OK to be clear in what you want but not so set in your ways that its your way or the highway.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

SAVING HUMANITY

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  Less than a year ago, our world as we knew it went through some really drastic changes.  We experienced sickness and turmoil.  We experienced sickness in the physical sense from an illness called COVID19 and from one that has been festering in our society and all societies called racism.

We went through a tsunami of change but one that was so desperately needed.  COVID19 may come and go and we will hopefully recover.  Racism is unlike COVID19 or the common cold.  It doesn't go away on its own.  There is a need to know why it is there in the first place before we can get rid of it.

Today's quote is, "Accepting differences should be our common denominator for without that humanity will be on the brink of extinction."  We are all made in the image of God, so it is said.  If that is the case then where does hate originate?  Where does it come from and why does it spread?  To create a human being we are all given a heart, lungs, spleen, intestines, arms, legs, etc.  We have not been given hate.

When we understand that we pray differently, eat different foods, celebrate different occasions and have different skin tones we will understand that we all have lungs to breathe, eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart to love, only then we will leave hate behind.

We have so much more in common than we don't.  Choose to see the good that is within your neighbor next door and the stranger you never met.  Let's accept, embrace and learn from what makes us different.  Let's let that be the common denominator once and for all.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

BE STILL

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  If you are reading this right now, stop.  Stop for a moment and when you come back let me know how you feel.  Well?  What was it like being absolutely still for a moment?  Was it hard?  Was it easy?  Did you like it?

We know busy.  We know chaos.  We know stress and anxiety but we don't know stillness.  Busy is not an excuse.  What are we afraid of?  Today's quote is, "There is sweetness in stillness - be still long enough - feel it and know it."

Meditation is the ultimate way to be still but guess what.  You don't have to meditate if you aren't ready.  You could sit in your favorite chair and stare out the window.  You could have your morning coffee at the kitchen table without your phone!  You could sit up in bed when you wake up and let your feet dangle for just a moment.

There are many ways we can be still.  We just have to want to be still.  I'll admit meditating was hard for me but the more I did it the easier it became.  When I first started it was only for ten minutes.  Really!  That was it.  Ten minutes.  Sometimes those ten minutes were the longest ones of the day but I stuck with it.

Ten minutes turned into twenty and my day isn't the same without those twenty minutes of stillness and silence.  Please don't tell me you don't have time because I will tell you what you don't have time for: stress, anxiety and chaos.  Find the time for stillness and silence and I promise in no time, the sweetness will follow!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

LEAVE SELF-PITY OUT

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  What is it that you like to indulge in.  Is it dessert?  Is it your passion for knitting or cooking or gardening?  Is travel your thing?  When we are able to live our lives the way we want and pursue what brings us joy then why not indulge!

What happens when things don't go your way or turn out like you hoped and imagined.  Do you get sad?  Who wouldn't.  Disappointed?  Obviously.  The question is do you wallow in your sadness and disappointment to where you can't move forward?   Do you scrub sorrow down your arms and into your very being?

Move yourself away from yourself!  Does that make sense?  Skootch over and get our of your way.   Do something nice for a friend, a loved one or a total stranger.  Today's quote is, "Indulge in compassion - it is far more rewarding than self pity."  The days of me, myself and I are gone.

The best way to improve your mood is to change your focus on something other than yourself.  Knowing that you are responsible for creating happiness for another human being brings an indescribable joy, one that is far more gratifying than wallowing in self pity.  Stretch that amygdala and exercise that prefrontal cortex of yours.

Self pity zaps you of energy and desire while a random act of kindness lights your soul and wouldn't you rather live in light?  I would!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

WHAT'S IT WORTH

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday my friends.  Right this moment I am eating a Perfect Bar.  Yep, that's the name.  It is an absolutely delicious protein bar made with a bunch of natural ingredients including peanut butter, chocolate chips and just the right amount of sea salt.  It makes me so happy but in about a minute (I eat fast), it will be chewed, swallowed and gone along with my happiness.

Are you the type that holds onto anger long after the argument is over?  If you do did you ever stop to think why and in what way it served you?  Today's quote is, "Contemplate which emotion you attach to a situation and wonder is it worth it."  Human beings exhibit a range of emotions on a daily basis.  If you held onto every one of them imagine what your blood pressure would be.

Emotions should and need to be acknowledged.  It is extremely important but there is a difference between acknowledging them and being them.  Things will make you angry, happy, sad, ecstatic and irritated but leave the labels on your clothing, not in your mind.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

RISE ABOVE

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  One of my favorite things about summer is being able to wear open toed shoes.  While I do love my boots, I miss being able to slip my feet into my flip flops.  They are probably the most comfortable shoes I own.

It is very important to have footwear that is comfortable and allows for easy movement.  There are a lot of things worse than foot pain but its hard to walk when your feet hurt!

Today's quote is,"The unencumbered will rise to the top while those in led boots will sink to the bottom."  We've all lived through pain, hurt, failures and struggles but if we allow ourselves to succumb to what was, we can never rise.  Releasing the pain of the past is hard but marinating in it will cause you to drown.  

Let go of old wounds.  Stop blaming others for how you were treated, wronged or mislead.  Its over and let it be over.  Why relive misery?  Why choose vengeance when you can choose forgiveness, releasing yourself from self-punishment.  Besides, those led boots leave nasty blisters!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, November 5, 2020

PUT AN END TO SUFFERING - Thursday, 11/5

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  As human beings, we have many things in common.  We like to think we are so different from each other but in reality we all want to be safe, secure, loved, prosperous and happy.  Not one of us wishes for sadness but on occasion we find ourselves in that place.  No one likes being angry but sometimes that emotion gets the better of us and while suffering on any level is certainly not desirable, we find that we suffer when we let our emotions take hold.

Today's quote is, "Suffering is the great equalizer among us all but does it have to be."  When we are sad, we suffer.  When we are angry, we suffer.  Expectation and anticipation can lead to suffering when the desired outcomes fails.  The amount of money in one's bank account does not protect you from suffering.

Some of us were raised in loving households while others found themselves in the most abusive of situations leaving an innocent victim to be both child and to self-parent.  It is difficult to understand why the Universe would put any child in such a home but it happens.

Those of us raised in enviable households can still find a friend in misery.  It is ultimately up to us to put an end to suffering by being our own protector, nurturer, friend and champion.  There are those brought into this world in the most horrific circumstances yet rise above while others simply cannot or don't know how.
Acknowledge the existence of pain and suffering but don't become life long friends.  Let joy overshadow pain.  Let happiness be stronger than misery and put a permanent end to all suffering.  It may not be easy but it certainly is a much more desirable way to live.

Have a wonderful day everyone! ~Love, Amy 

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

DOESN'T MATTER HOW YOU GET THERE

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  Are you bold or are you timid?  Maybe you are in between.  Are you a blind follower or do you prefer to lead?  We are different and we act differently depending on the situation.

How have you handled your journey so far?  The journey that has taken you from childhood to adolescence and adulthood?  I don't know about you but I'm certainly not done with my travels and am willing to keep on going.

Today's quote is, "Hold the ladder -  steady the boat - grip the wheel and take the journey wherever it may lead."  Part of the fun of life is not knowing where it will take you.  Sure we begin with a direction but encounter detours along the way.  Why panic?  Sometimes the unknown road leads you down a prettier path.

There is fear in the unknown.  We as a species prefer to be in control and to know what comes next but our plans may or may not coincide with ones the Universe has in mind for us.  I say just go with it.  If you are a leader, try being a follower and if you are a follower then keep going!  Either way you won't be disappointed.  Life can be fun and exciting but you are the one who needs to allow for both fun and excitement.

Grip that wheel and enjoy the ride!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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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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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

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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


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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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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

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

GOING WHERE THE WIND TAKES YOU

Good morning everyone and Happy Tuesday.  I hope you are enjoying the beginning of what is always a transitional month.  October days are warm and balmy but also breezy and cool.  Lawns are still green but beginning to be blanketed by leaves in various shades of red, yellow and orange.

I love looking up at the branches and watching them fall, scattering wherever the wind takes them.  Today's quote is, "A leaf does not question the direction it is taken by the wind."  Do you ever wish you could be more like the leaf of a maple tree landing in a spot designated by a fall breeze?

Determination is great!  Really!  Its fabulous to have determination and a destination but what happens when what you thought was going to happen doesn't?  That my friends is an open invitation for panic and anxiety but it doesn't have to be.

This is when trust comes in.  I have always been a planner leaving little room for deviation from planning when to have children to the careers I thought I was supposed to have!  Ha!  Did you find the key word in the previous sentence?

To an extent, I am still a planner but time has taught me that sometimes control is completely out of my hands and that trust is far more important and beneficial than creating a plan.  Sometimes we think we want something but given enough time, we realize we don't.  Sometimes we think we know what is in our best interest but as time passes we are so grateful that whatever it was didn't pan out.

I've said this before and I will say it again here and now.  Trust the process.  Trust that there is a higher power looking out for you.  Continue to persevere and be as determined as you ever were but at the same time allow the wind to blow your hair and change your part.  You might find you like it even better and that indeed, there is more out there for you than you could ever have imagined!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy
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Thursday, October 1, 2020

RIGHT LEFT AND CENTER - Thursday, 10/1

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  How's your peripheral vison?   When someone says what they saw out of the corner of their eye they are talking about peripheral vison which can be a life saver if you are crossing a busy street.

What about if you are making a decision?  What you see straight ahead of you might be obvious but if you let your sight wander in different directions your world may open up in a whole new way.

Today's quote is, "When looking ahead allow yourself to tilt left right and beyond your scope of vision."  Let me tell you an awesome story.  One that would never have happened had I literally not turned my head to the left.

I spent the month of July touring California with college friends the summer of my junior year.  Another friend had gone across the country with her boyfriend and while we thought it would be fun to meet up we had no way of being in touch as this was pre cell phone days.

As luck would have it we were all in the same town without knowing it.  My friend and her boyfriend were sitting on a bench while I was walking on a path.  Rather than looking straight ahead I wanted to see everything and so I looked right and then left and OMG!  There they were!  The two people I thought I would never see.  We ended up camping out together and having an amazing time.
Although my trip still would have been great, turning my head made it that much better.  Of course this is a literal reason why you need to look in every direction.  This applies to your life as well.  Look beyond the obvious and what is obvious to you.  Taking a turn in a different direction will take  you places you never thought you would go.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

DON'T BE A KNOW IT ALL

Good morning everyone!  Happy Tuesday.  I have a survey for you.  The "topper" or the "know it all?"  Which one irritates you more?  That's a hard one right!?  While a "topper" can certainly be annoying the "know it all" is the winner for me.

The "know it all" knows it all.  There is nothing you can teach them and nothing they can learn.  Quite sad actually.  One of the greatest things in life is the ability to acquire new knowledge by being open to learning new things.

Truly sad that not everyone shares that sentiment.  My perception is that a "know it all" is a very insecure person who needs to feel important and the way in which they do this is to fake it and if you fake it with authority, rarely are you questioned.  However, they are still the losers.

Today's quote is, "If you don't know stop pretending you do - trade false boasting for an opportunity to learn and acquire new knowledge."  I don't understand why anyone would pretend to be knowledgeable about something they really have no expertise in yet people do it all the time.

If you partake in that behavior, STOP!  It doesn't make you look smarter.  In fact you miss an opportunity for growth.  One thing I will say for sure.  I will never grow taller but I can grow smarter and so can you!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

SEIZE THE DAY

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  Did you start your day with gratitude today?  Honestly I don't know anyone who is grateful when their alarm goes off.  It is probably one of the most unwelcome sounds we hear but when you do throw off those covers and plant your feet on the floor do you allow the morning light to greet you or do you look down?

The first thing I do after turning my alarm off is look outside to see what kind of day it is.  Sunny, cloudy, rainy, in truth it really doesn't matter.  What matters is that this day is brand new.

Today's quote is, "Such a gift is a rising sun and a brand new day - seize each moment - this is  your chance to begin again."  We are too caught up in ourselves to recognize a new beginning even though it happens day after day.  Our minds have already told us to embrace the same old.

Daily life is often routine.  Get up, go to work, run some errands, go home, have dinner, go to bed and when tomorrow comes, repeat but I know there are ideas swimming in your head that you are waiting for just the right moment to act upon.

The problem is we wait for tomorrow because tomorrow will always be there.  Simultaneously that is both a good and bad thing.  Yes there will be more tomorrows but which one will you choose?  How many tomorrows will pass you by before you decide which tomorrow will be your new beginning?  That is entirely up to you.

Seize the day my friends.  Rub that sleep out of your eyes and greet the day with a warm embrace.  Realize how lucky you are because every day is a brand new day~one where you get to begin all over again!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

LOVE YOURESELF - HEAL YOURSELF

Good morning everyone! Happy Tuesday.  There are two kinds of pain we experience, emotional and physical.  Depending on what is wrong with us, once we seek out the proper professionals we can take care of our bad back, bad knees or sore muscles.

How do you handle emotional pain?  The kind that requires more than a band aid and bacitracin.  What do you do when you are sad?  Although it is not good to wallow in the past, old wounds and emotional pain take time to heal.  Is there a proper amount of time?  Only you would know.

Today's quote is, "Tend to your wounds - to past pain and sadness - give yourself love and time to heal for when you do you will find a strength within you and a rebirth of your spirit and soul."  When we are crippled by emotional pain we need not go back in time to what we should have done or should have said.  In the moment of heart break, melancholy and grief, what is needed is love and care.  Love and care for ourselves.

We nurture relationships, our children and even our plants but for some reason we leave ourselves out.  If we are not properly nurtured, what good are we to others?  For emotional strength and well being, we need to prioritize our needs and if that means putting yourself first on the list then that is what you need to do!

Never dismiss your grief and sadness.  Sit with it and give yourself all the time and love you need to heal.  Know that in time you will heal not just your mind but your spirit and soul and once again, you will be whole.    

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy
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Thursday, September 17, 2020

A SQAURE PEG IN A ROUND BOX

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  I love shoes but sometimes I have a hard time finding ones that fit exactly the way I like.  I don't have a weird size or strange feet but I am neither an exact full or half size so depending upon the shoe, it may or may not fit to my liking.

So many things say "one size fits all," but its usually not the case.  What fits one person to a T might be either a little loose or too big for someone else.  Unless I'm wearing sweat pants I like things that both fit and flatter.

We are all not five feet, two inches tall.  If we were, then the tall shop wouldn't exist.  Lane Bryant would be out of business and the petit section in Ann Taylor would be gone.  We are all different and unique beings.

Today's quote is, "If you put yourself in a box you will discover that you are not square."  Don't try and squeeze yourself into something that doesn't fit whether it is clothing, shoes, or your future.  We hold onto things we were told as a child and then try to mold ourselves into that shape whether we fit or not, whether we are comfortable or not, whether we want to be there or not.

Time to think for yourself.  Leave your childhood behind and forget what you were told.  Allow your wings to spread and let yourself fly.  Last I looked, wings are definitely not square!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

TOO MANY TO COUNT

Good morning everyone!  Happy Tuesday.  All at once it seems like yesterday and forever that I have moved from the city and lived in the country.  Time has a way of doing that.  I have vivid memories of moving day, crying when I left my apartment in the city and crying again when I arrived on a rainy day to my new house.

Over time I grew to love my very new and different environment.  For the first time I was able to see an unobscured sky filled with more stars than I had seen in years!  What a difference 47 miles makes.  Staring into a starry night brings you back to childhood when you (and you know you did this) tried to count every star in the sky.

Looking up into a dark night illuminated by stars makes you think that anything is possible.  Anything!  And the best part is that no one ever said, "no you can't."  Today's quote is, "Now one has ever said there are too many stars in the sky."  Of course not!  Who would say such a thing.

We don't need an outsider to tell us what we already tell ourselves which is, "we can't," "it won't happen for me," etc. etc.  As children we were awestruck by the magnificence of the milky way and viscerally felt all the possibilities.

What happened?  We were given limits and we accepted them.  Silly us!  Release yourself from limitations.  Know that as there are endless stars in the sky there are possibilities that you never even thought of!  Let nothing stop you, least of all yourself!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy
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Thursday, September 10, 2020

WALKING WITH ANGELS

Good morning all!  Happy Thursday.  Have you ever fallen and seemingly out of the blue, someone is right next to you to help you up?  Have you ever been really down and gotten a text that immediately changed your mood meter?   No matter what has happened in my day, my four legged furry friend greets me excitedly with her tail furiously wagging and somehow anger, sadness, frustration and any problem I may have had dissipates into thin air.

If you ask the question, "what is an angel?" the answer might be a small little cherub with wings that lives in heaven.  While that might be the perfect Sunday School answer it isn't the only answer.  Today's quote is, "We walk with angels every day - we just might not see their wings."

Angels are part of our daily life.  They are the stranger offering a friendly smile, the person on the grocery store line with a full cart noticing your single item and letting you cut in front, the kid working in the ice cream store giving you your fourth taste of ice cream because you can't decide what flavor you like best.

A real heart looks nothing like a valentine, real heroes don't wear capes and true angels don't have wings.  Leave your preconceived notions in kindergarten.  That blob in your chest pumps life throughout your body and knows when true love has touched it.  The real heroes in this world are ordinary humans who care about their fellow man.  Angels?  They are the ones that make us laugh when we are sad, bring us joy when we can't find it ourselves and have the patience of, well, a saint!  We are surrounded by angels all the time~they just don't always wear wings.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

JUST SAY THANK YOU

Good morning everyone!  Happy Tuesday.  When was the last time someone told you how wonderful you were?  Did you say thank you or did you look at your feet?  Praise is something we have a hard time with.  Why do we have so much trouble valuing ourselves and recognizing our worth.  Why can't we just say thank you?

Today's quote is, "Accept praise with a humble heart."  When our children were little we praised them for taking their first steps.  As they got older we praised them for their artistic scribbles, the check pluses on their homework, how tall they've gotten and every little thing they did.

Teen years brought self consciousness, young adulthood brought self doubt and adulthood brought self deprecation.  What happened from childhood to teens that created a steady downhill slide in seeing ourselves as wonderful beings?

If you are being praised, accept it!  If someone is telling you, you are wonderful or what you created is wonderful or your meal was fantastic, say thank you.  When we are humble we recognize our human frailties and inadequacies but that doesn't mean we cannot be proud of our accomplishments.

The next time you are told how great you are~accept it, smile and say thank you!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy




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Thursday, September 3, 2020

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday to you all.  How good does the sun feel on your back when there is a chill in the air?  How great does a cool breeze feel on a hot day?  How is it that these things happen just when we need them.

Today's quote is, "When the sun kisses your face and a breeze brushes your cheeks God is gracing you with his presence."  Nature has to be one of God's greatest gifts.  The trees, the ocean, the mountains, the blue sky!  All of it!  Absolutely magnificent.

Whether you are a believer or not, God is always around you.  God is Jesus, Buddha, Allah, Jehovah, Jah, or simply a higher being.  Man created buildings but God created the space for them.  You cannot deny the beauty of rivers and streams and deserts and plains.

When beauty like that takes your breath away you have to know that a higher power is responsible.  Don't question it~be grateful for it.  Know that the rain in a drought, stars shining bright and lightening flashing in the sky is God saying hello.

Acknowledge his presence as he acknowledges yours.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

NOTHING REMAINS

Good morning everyone!  Happy Tuesday.  Yes its Tuesday so make the most of it.  Before you know it it will be Wednesday then Thursday then the whole thing starts again!  The cup of coffee you had last Friday is a distant memory if you can remember it at all!  The anger you had last Saturday over something you can no longer recall is long gone.  Emotions that upset us are no fun to be locked into but still they need recognition.

Today's quote is, "Impermanence is all that is permanent - emotions are fleeting - be in each and every moment because they do not last."  Would it be nice to live in a state of permanent bliss or wouldn't it?  Sadness, anger, loneliness are uncomfortable and difficult to be in but if it weren't for them how would we know happiness, joy and love?

The best thing about any emotion is that they are not ever lasting.  They are here to remind us we are feeling beings.  Take yourself back to a time of incredible emotional pain.  I know, not the most pleasant thing to be asked to do but just for a moment be in that place.  Now remember a time when you were overwhelmed with joy.  Much for fun right?

Both of these times are no longer.  Both of these times are but distant memories but how great is it that pain doesn't last.  Of course joy would be the preferred emotion to be in but if we didn't feel the pain of sadness, how would we appreciate happiness and love?

Allow yourself to be bathed in every emotion that washes over you.  They are impermanent, they are fleeting and they do not last!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

OBSERVING YOUR ANGER

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  When my first born was little he absolutely loved animals.  Not only did he love them but he knew all of them from the common to the exotic.  One of the fondest memories I have is my son's first trip to the Bronx Zoo.  While I am not a proponent of animals in cages it was fun seeing his reaction to emus and hippos.

The reptile and amphibian house was also a big hit.  Like most little boys, he loved snakes and frogs.  My arms would get tired holding him up so he could stare at them in pure delight and wonder but when a snake lunged forward he would practically climb on my head.

Have you ever seen a snake lurch forward?  Its pretty scary.  That's what we look like when we are angry.  We lunge towards our opponent baring our fangs ready to strike but instead of striking we need to stop and take a breath.

Today's quote is, "When anger strikes do not strike back - it is a human emotion - one of many to be acknowledged, observed and released."  As children we are introduced to happy and sad before getting acquainted with sullen, depressed, miserable, lonely, angry, heartbroken, etc. etc.  In any given day we go through a myriad of emotions.

It is perfectly human to want to react when we are struck by certain emotions but sometimes it is best to stop and think if a reaction is truly warranted.  If someone is angry with us reacting angrily with them becomes a continuous cycle that never resolves anything.  Within us is a basket full of emotions.  Choose them wisely and let them go.  We all have them but we all don't have to be them!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

ITS ON YOU AND NO ONE ELSE

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  Did you ever sip your coffee and spill it on yourself?  Of course you did.  Who hasn't?  Accidents happen.  No one to blame.  It just happened.  There are times when things just don't happen.  There are times when things have a disastrous end because of what we did in the beginning and the middle.  Learning to take responsibility for our actions is imperative so that we understand the outcome.

Blame is the easy way out and unfortunately the preferred route many take but it is impossible to think that in life's blunders, you had absolutely no input.

Today's quote is, "Remember it was you who had the final say in all your actions."  We have the ability to say yes or no.  We have the ability to stop and to go.  We are thinking beings who make multiple decisions.  Some good, some not so much but if we do indeed make bad decisions we need to remember that WE were the ones who made them.

Owning up to our mistakes is not always easy.  We feel humiliated and defeated and have a really hard time admitting that we caused our own personal disasters.  The only way to avoid the next one is to stop and think and learn from previous mistakes.  If we don't learn from our past actions we will continue down the same road.

Live, learn and keep on learning but leave out blame.  If you have to blame anyone, blame yourself and no one else!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

THE POWER WITHIN

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  So much happened in the last few months.  We had  plenty of time to reflect on the course of our lives.  Rather than going on automatic pilot everything came to a halt.  Working from home became the norm as did meetings and classes on zoom.

Change came globally and we were all part of it.  The positive outcome was the strength we realized we had contained in our very core.  Today's quote is, "The power to change is there - find  your strength - find your courage - get ready and go."

I have told you all of my ineptitude in the world of technology yet there I was forced to do classes via zoom, video taping meditations and navigating IGTV.  Did I want to do this?  Not really but in order to help those in need, this was what I needed to do.

As the one giving advice it was finally me who needed to heed my words.  I found the courage and strength to lift the resistance I had and forged ahead.  You have it, I have it, we all have it.  The power to change anything we want is there.  Sometimes we want to and sometimes we are forced to.  Either way, power lives in our being.  On your mark, get set, go!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone!~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

MATCHING VIBRATIONS - Tuesday, 8/18

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  Sit up straight and tall, there's something you need to hear.  You are deserving of everything you want!  Did that statement take you by surprise?  If it did it is because in your heart you don't believe you are worthy.  Without uttering a single word the Universe hears the perennial chatter in your mind that says I'll never get what I want.  This that or the other will never happen to me, it will only happen to them.  Well guess what!  You are also "them."

Today's quote is, "The Universe will match your vibrations - keep them high and receive the abundance you deserve."  Sometimes its not so easy to keep up that positive mojo.  I totally get it.  Mishap after mishap can zap that positive energy right out of you but mishaps happen.  Appointments get missed.  Milk spills.

What you can do is make a new appointment and get a sponge.  Don't let a setback take the wind out of your sails.  Every once in a while we love a good bitch session with our bestie but when that bitch session becomes constant it is damaging to both of you as it can become an endless cycle of negativity.

For every negative thing you think, try and think of something positive.  My house is a mess but I have a home.  I didn't like my breakfast but I had something to eat.  Its raining but I have an umbrella.  Do your best to keep those vibrations high and there will be no limit to the abundance you receive, the abundance you deserve!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, August 13, 2020

FIND YOUR COURAGE - Thursday, 8/13

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  When was the last time you did something completely out of character for yourself?  It takes courage to do something extreme or completely foreign to you which is why we rarely stray from our comfort zone.  Let's face it.  We like our comfort zone.  An adventure here and there might be fun but we are creatures of habit who mostly enjoy the status quo.

Even though we might be bored and find ourselves daydreaming more than usual we still find the status quo to be easier than voyaging into the unknown.  When we do find ourselves wanting to get on that ship it is because as easy as it is to mindlessly go with the flow boredom starts creeping in.

Bored as we may be we wait for the right time to make a change but let me let you in on a little secret.  There is no right time.  There is only time and this is the time to reach into luminous yellow for that inner strength I know you all possess.

Today's quote is, "The meaning of courage is when you are terrified but jump with both feet not knowing where you will land."  I can promise you this.  You will land somewhere and wherever that somewhere is you will learn from it and it will give you the courage to try again.

Ready to make a change?  Go for it.  Scary?  Nerve wracking? Unpredictable?  Yes, yes and yes but it sure beats boredom, daydreaming and wondering what if!  No need to throw the baby out with the bathwater (who would do that anyway!).  Take it slow but do it.  Be the master of your destiny.  My support is with you always because I know you can do it!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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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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