Tuesday, October 26, 2021

FEAR OF THE DARK

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  Introvert or extrovert?  Which one are you?  Perhaps like me, you are a bit of both.  I love a good party but I also love my alone time.  I rise before the birds for my day job and although getting up before the sun is difficult it is also a beautiful time of day.  No one in my house is up, not even Mia.  It is the time of day I am completely alone with my thoughts and the residual memories of the dreams from the night.  Alone time is not always treasured by all.

Today's quote is, "Time alone is to be treasured unless you are afraid of what you might find."  Not everyone can be alone.  It can be scary.  Benign thoughts can turn on a dime taking your mind to places you fear and ones you would never dream of visiting had you had some company.

Your mind wanders much of the day.  I know from personal experience but also from scientific evidence.  Forty seven percent of our day is spent on everything except what we are supposed to be doing.  Why not let it take you to wonderful places?  Being alone doesn't have to be like a walk in a hall of horrors.  It can be the time you need to solve problems and make plans.  

Don't fear the dark for after the dark there is always light.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone, ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, October 21, 2021

AGAINST THE CURRENT

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  Summer is officially behind us.  Although there are days of relaxation whatever the season is there is nothing that compares to the lazy feel of a summer day.  The fall is always so busy I sometimes long for the days of sitting by a lake watching the tiny ripples in the water.  Once fall begins the universal "us" seems to hit the ground running.

Today's quote is, "Swimming against the current exhausts more than your body but your mind and spirit too."  I know you're busy.  I know you have a lot on your plate. I know you're juggling a million things at once but no matter what needs to get done if you don't slow down, nothing will get done.  Nothing will be accomplished if you're running in circles. 

I'm extremely grateful to the people who clean my house.  Cleaning my house was one of my least favorite chores but one that I did myself for years.  I would start upstairs and work my way down which seemed to take forever.  The slightest thing would distract me.   A three hour job would take four hours at the very least, making me realize I needed help.

What is it that you need help with?  What can you take off your plate to make your day flow more smoothly?  Don't be shy.  Ask for help.  The Universe is on your side.


Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone~ Love, Amy

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

THE NOVEL WRITTEN BY YOU

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  I love both reading and writing.  Reading is wonderful for so many different reasons.  You can vicariously go on an adventure, learn about the lives of others, drool over just about every cuisine and travel to faraway places.  Reading helps broaden your perspective and enhances your vocabulary thus helping in the writing process.

I bet you didn't realize how many novels you have written.  Today's quote is, "There is a novel in each of us with chapters on love, despair, defeat, success and joy.  Re-read each one and see where you are drawn and what it is you wish to leave behind."  

The pain, sorry and grief  you've lived through is there but so is the love, the joy, successes and strength you've shown to navigate through rough waters.  Each chapter needs to be re-read allowing you to see how far you have come.  Maybe you don't want to leave any chapters behind.  After all, each one made you who you are today.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, October 14, 2021

THE VOICE WITHIN

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  There are times in life when we have big decisions to make and because we are unsure or feel we need some help, we put our trust in those we know and love to decide for us as if they have all the answers but you know what?  Even the people we know and love so much don't always know what is best for us.

As a child I was spoken to more than listened to.  I learned that what others said was more important that what I said or what I thought and therefore it was difficult for me to make decisions.  Thankfully I've come very far since childhood.

Today's quote is, "You can hear advice but listen to your intuition."  You know yourself better than anyone so if you really look deep inside yourself you will find the answers to all your questions. 

Ask for advice and hear it all but when the sun sets, listen to the voice that only you can hear otherwise known as your own intuition.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

WELCOME

 Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  What are your plans for the day?  Anything exciting or just the ordinary.  What about your life plans?  Have you given that a thought or are they just happening as you go on living?  You don't always need a plan.  Sometimes its nice to let things happen and evolve as they should.

News flash.  This isn't our first rodeo.  We've ridden that horse before.  The difference is we are here to perfect that ride!  Today's quote is, "You are the being the Universe was waiting for - watching - wondering when you would arrive to finish what you started when last you left."

If you are reading this I know we are of the same mind set.  We have all been here before and we have so much work to do that our souls just had to return.  That person that rubs you the wrong way?  They're back too and chances are you'll run into them again.  That person that feels like you've known forever?  You have!  They're back as well.

That unresolved situation?  You will live it once again until finally it is resolved.  The Universe is there to help and will step in just when you need it but is also curious as to how you will handle things this time around.  To quote the lyrics from The Lost Horizon, "The World is a Circle that Never Begins, Nobody Knows Where It Really Ends!"

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, October 7, 2021

SWEETNESS - NOT BITTERNESS

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  Life is amazing and wonderful but life can also throw us some major curveballs.  One minute its smooth sailing and the next you capsize.  Sometimes you're on a roll where everything is great and other times absolutely nothing is going in your favor.  Giving up isn't an option but your attitude is.

Today's quote is, "To get lost in the arms of bitterness is to disallow the loving embrace of sweetness."  The hill made of resentment and anger leading to bitterness is hard to get down from.  It is a sticky web one must try and pull away from.  

There is no denying that some of us have had life experiences that leave us scratching our heads wondering what we did to deserve this pain and sorrow but if we let ourselves get swallowed up in bitterness we close the door to laughter, joy, hope and love.

Leave bitterness behind and make room for the sweetness to come back into your life.  The sweetness that you deserve.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

WE ARE A MIRROR

 Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  It would be wonderful to walk around happy and cheerful all the time but we don't.  We are thinkers and obsessors. We are ten steps ahead of ourselves at all times, planning and worrying.  Even when we run into a friend the thought pattern remains the same as we exchange pleasantries and commiserate together on our stressful lives.

What if you stopped obsessing.  What if  you stopped planning and worrying and were in the moment.  The very moment of now.  There is no doubt in my mind that you would not only feel better but attract smiles in your direction rather than grievances.

Today's quote is, "Our internal world is mirrored all around us."  When we feel insecure, defeated and inadequate we don't need to wear a t-shirt to let anyone know.  We wear those feelings in our movements, actions and expressions and when that is what we wear, that is what we attract.  

Will there be days when we feel utterly hopeless and miserable?  Where you feel angry and annoyed?  Of course there will but before you give in to those feelings take a breath.  Write down your upset and then write down your blessings.  Let them be a reminder of all that is good in your life and walk out that door with confidence clarity and hope.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, September 30, 2021

OPEN YOUR HEART - Thursday, 9/30

 Good morning and happy Thursday.  Languid and lovely is how love should be.  Countless songs have been written about love.  From Love is a many Splendid Thing to Love Shack.  Who doesn't want to be loved?  The problem comes when we have been hurt because we loved too deeply and too passionately.  When we experience that kind of hurt we never want to feel that way again and so we close ourselves off to love afraid of reliving that very same pain.

WHAT?  NEVER LOVE AGAIN?  If you fall down do you not get up?  If you burn the roof of your mouth on a slice do you never eat pizza again?  Today's quote is, "Leave room for love behind the shield you hold so closely near your heart."  No one enjoys getting hurt.  No one wants to feel the pain of a broken heart.  

I was 15 when my heart was broken for the first time.  Was it awful, painful and miserable?  Of course it was but can you imagine a 15 year old closing themselves off to love forever?  To think that you will never find love or be loved is to think the sun will never shine again.  While there may be rainy days ahead, the clouds will part and the sun will come out again.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

HOLD YOUR POWER


 Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  Is there such a thing as trusting too much?  I think it depends on who you are referring to.   There are people in my life I can definitely depend upon.  People who have my back and ones that I am free to express who I really am when I am in their company.  

We all want people like that in our lives but sometimes trust is broken.  One of my favorite quotes from Benjamin Franklin is, "Two people can keep a secret if one of them is dead."  Telling a friend a deep dark secret is not always such a great idea.  Sometimes a secret is just too juicy not to share even if you have been told not to utter a word to another soul.

Few people have that capability.  Few people can really honor what is asked of them.  When the cat is let out of the bag you are left feeling utterly exposed.  Today's quote is, "Is it betrayal or have you trusted too deeply."  I am not saying to be leery of everyone you meet but unless you feel that immediate soul connection it is ok to be a little guarded.

I have a card that I purchased many years ago that says, "If you want to find a girl's faults, praise her to her friends."   Beware of the green eyed monster that lives within you.   Treasure your friendships.  Treasure your soulmates.  Be happy for them as you would for yourself.  Trust deeply but with the right people.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

MOVING FORWARD

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  "All in due time," is a phrase I truly believe in.  I also believe that things happen when they are meant to.  Both statements have the same meaning but it doesn't mean we sit around and wait for our lives to change.  That cannot happen unless we take action.  What is it that will get you going?  Each one of us is different and has different threshold levels of exasperation.  Only you will know when gliding through each day is no longer working.

Today's quote is, "We prefer to be lead with a gentle hand but it is not always a gentle hand that will lead us - if you feel a pull or a push it is because gentle no longer works."  We don't always listen or see.  We hear what we want and see what we want.  Only when things begin to hurt our ears and blind us do we know change needs to be now!

Your life is up to you.  How you want to live it is up to you.  No one can tell you.  Wait a minute.  EVERYONE can tell you but only you can decide when to make a leap.  While we may prefer to take it slow, taking it slow may not be an option!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

KNOWLEDGE VS. WISDOM

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  Are you a life long learner?  I love learning new things.  There is always something new to learn even if it is just a new recipe.  There are so many ways to acquire knowledge.  These days of course we have the internet although I'm a bit dubious about the internet as a source of real learning.  I prefer a good old fashioned book.  I enjoy all kinds of topics and genres.  When I learn something new I feel empowered having gained knowledge I might have lived without.

Wisdom on the other hand is something gained through experience because some things just can't be found in a book.  Today's quote is, "Knowledge is acquired - wisdom is gained - you cannot acquire wisdom from a book - it is the experience you have lived through that will make you the most knowledgeable." 

Life experience is the ultimate hands on learning.  You could read all the "how to" books on narcissistic behavior but until you come across one in real life you have no idea what you are in for.  To make the best bread, pie crust, cookies or summer pasta dish, read what Ina Garten has to say.  To feel the power of a sunrise you must witness it first hand. Books will teach you all kinds of things but the wisdom you gain through experience can never be written about.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Thursday, September 16, 2021

LIVE FIRST

 Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  Thursday is a great day because that means its almost Friday and Friday means the weekend and the weekend means....  Anticipation can drive you mad!  Remember the ketchup commercial?  Would that thick, red, tomato condiment ever reach our burger? 

Focusing on the next step means you're really not in the present moment.  You could be here now but in your mind you are already ten steps ahead.  Whatever it is you're waiting for will come when the time is right so enjoy yourself now!

Today's quote is, "While awaiting transformation do not forget to live."  Its exciting knowing wonderful things are on your horizon but enjoy the now.  I've said this repeatedly so maybe this time you'll hear it!  Enjoy the present moment even if what you want is not yet here.  

Trust that the timing of life is something we don't always choose and trust that when the moment is right, your transformation will begin.  

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


 

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

IN LOVE

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  Do you love yourself?  I mean truly and deeply love yourself?  How many of us can really say that.  Usually the first thing we do is think of all our perceived faults.  We don't think that we were created as perfect beings deserving of self love. 

Love is something we all want in our lives but if we don't love ourselves, how can anyone else?  Today's quote is, "Honor yourself by falling in love with exactly who you are."  At this moment you are perfect exactly as you are.  Isn't that nice to hear?  You could hear it from me all day long but if you don't believe it then it doesn't matter how many times it is said.  

You who got out of bed in the throws of depression.  You who takes care of loved ones before yourself.  You who listens


to countless tales of woe from good friends because you are a "good listener."  It is now time to recognize the wonderful human being that you are and the best way to do that is to love yourself truly and deeply.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, September 9, 2021

THE WINDS OF CHANGE


Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  Hurricane season is upon us.  Makes me glad that I live in the northeast where all we may see are some heavy rains minus the devastation.  The pictures shown on the news are always so heartbreaking.  A beautiful house that was someone's home.  A business that took years to build.  A town left in ruins.  

What if that destroyed home was in desperate need of repair?  What if that business was in desperate need of a facelift.  We look at catastrophic events as awful which indeed they are but sometimes there is a silver lining beneath it all.

Today's quote is, "Chaos is the whirlwind necessary to make things happen."  Unfortunately when one is so resistant to change it comes to knock you on the head!  Complacency could be looked upon as apathy but its really about not wanting to rock the boat, however; without those waves you may never reach the shore.

Change isn't always easy which is why we remain complacent.  Sometimes it takes devastating events to push us out of our comfort zone.  In order to grow you need to change and if chaos is the whirlwind to make things happen then so be it!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

THOSE VOICES IN YOUR HEAD

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  There were many times when I was at work that I would be all alone.  Although I worked in a shared room, my roommate was often called to assist others leaving me in the company of only myself.  I liked the conversations we had and sharing the space but I also liked the quiet.  Sometimes it was a little too quiet.  With no one to talk to my conversations turned inward.  Depending on my mood I could either make myself laugh or cry!

Thoughts can turn a bad day into a great one or a great one the complete opposite.  Today's quote is, "Sitting with your thoughts can destroy or empower you - be aware of what you allow inside your mind."  When you sit with your thoughts do you go to the best or worst places?  Do you conjure up incredible storylines or devastating scenarios?  

What you think can create a reality you want nothing to do with.  You can't always be positive, upbeat or in a good mood. Humans are capable of a range of emotions but be aware of your thoughts.  Bring in the ones that build you up rather than tear you down and create storylines that make you the shining star that you were meant to be!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, September 2, 2021

NO MEAGPHONE NEEDED

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  I curse a lot.  Cursing helps me to express myself.  The "F" word is one of my true favorites.  What a wonderful adjective.  I never cursed when my kids were really little for fear of them imitating their mom but as they got to be a little older, my friend the "F" bomb would begin to slip out.  I made sure to be as quiet as I could but somehow even using my  quietest voice those little people in my house heard every word.  How does that happen?

Its kinda like the Universe.  When we give off vibrations of lack and feelings of worthlessness we don't have to utter a single word but that is exactly what the Universe is hearing.  On the flip side the Universe is also aware of the wonderful things you want to see in your life.  

When things don't manifest when we want them to we can't help but feel that we are being ignored.  Not to worry.  Today's quote is, "No need to shout - the Universe can hear every word of every thought."  That's right!  All our hopes, dreams and desires don't need to be shouted from a rooftop in order to be heard.  It can be hard to trust that everything will find its way to us when so many times we have been disappointed.

Trust is a hard lesson to learn.  I've been working on it most of my life! There are two options to choose from.  Worry that nothing will ever ever work out for you or trust in divine timing.  Its up to you!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy





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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

LEAVE YOUR WORRIES BEHIND

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  How great it is to be on vacation.  Being on vacation gets you away from your normal routine and changes your focus completely.  The day to day worries seem to vanish but eventually we return back to our lives and back to our daily stresses.  

The New Moon reminds us that we don't need to live in a constant state of worry and when we write down all the things we want in our lives.  Worry is not one of them.  In fact worrying about anything makes you worry more.

Today's quote is, "Worrying about what you don't want almost guarantees its arrival."  We put so much emphasis on the negative because its so easy or is it because we don't want to set ourselves up for failure.  Before you even utter the words "I knew I would never get ......"  your thoughts are reverberating throughout the Universe.  

It is the same with worrying.  Although worrying is a low vibration it is awfully loud and the thing about worrying is that you can worry about absolutely anything.  Aside from bringing about more worry it will also bring about the very thing you do not want to happen.  Is it hard to change your thought patterns?  You bet it s.  It takes work and work takes commitment.

Commit to yourself and leave your inner Chicken Little behind.  Trust that the sky will always be above you and will never ever fall.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, August 26, 2021

YOU ARE HERE

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  The Spiritual Guru, (although I'm sure he wouldn't want to be called that) Ram Dass wrote a well received book entitled Be Here Now.  I love that title because it makes you pause.  It makes you wonder if you are really here.  Right now.  In this very moment.  Distractions are all around us but are mostly inside our heads.  We can be cooking dinner and thinking about the box that needs to be mailed tomorrow.  

Today's quote is, "We can't be anywhere but in this moment."  The truth is we can be anywhere but in this moment so why rush it?  Why take the pleasure away from enjoying yourself  in the now and not  thinking about everything from your lunch that's two hours away to your beach vacation in a month.  

We live in a time when everything is so rushed but you don't have to jump on that bandwagon.  Learn to swim at your own pace.  We forget to enjoy the small things life has to offer but we can only enjoy them if we stop to pause.  Be excited for your beach vacation but be just as excited for a this very moment!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


 

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

FEAR NOT

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  Which state do you live in?  I'm not talking about New York, New Jersey or Connecticut.  I'm talking about your state of mind.  Are you pleased with where you are at this moment or are you thinking there must be more?  Are you bored in your current situation?  Do you find yourself dreaming and visualizing yourself wearing a different hat so to speak?

That's actually a good thing.  The first step in creating change happens because we are bored.  Living on the edge and being excited every second of the day is not what I mean.  When our current situations leave us feeling as though we are stranded on a desert island with nothing to drink is when we know we have to get creative.

That feeling can also lead to fear and anxiety.  How can we just walk away from a comfortable situation?  The negative what ifs start screaming in our heads but the flip side of that is the positive what ifs that also speak to you.

Today's quote is, "Finding your passion requires you to first live in boredom - anxiety - fear and the most uncomfortable of emotions."  If you are about to jump off a cliff I would be scared too but know there is a parachute above you.  Life is too short to be unhappy and unsatisfied.  Sometimes we need to just jump as scary as that may be. 


Trust that divine timing is a real thing and that your loving angels and guides will be there to catch you!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! Love, Amy

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

TIME TO RISE

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  Sadness is a very heavy emotion.  It weighs us down as if we are wearing lead bracelets around our ankles. Sinking feels as though it is actually easier than putting one foot in front of the other.  When we are at our saddest, lowest and most miserable, we can either stay there or do what we can to climb our way out of it.

Today's quote is, "When we plunge so low into the depths of sorrow there is nothing left to do but rise."  We all experience sadness and its ok to be there but not to live there.  Its not ok to deprive yourself of joy.  Things happen in life that we never planned for.  Things happen in life that shake us to our core.  Some of these events are responsible for causing pain and sorrow in our lives and a river of tears that never seem to end.

Be in that sadness as long as it takes but know that happiness will find its way once again however long it takes.  

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

RELEASE THE TREND

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  We are all familiar with the basic rules of life.  Don't steal, cheat or kill.  The rules that aren't universal are the ones that are relegated to our individual families.  Clean your room on Tuesdays, no TV watching until after dinner, etc.  As adults we choose which rules to extend to our own families and which ones to leave out.  

What we also pass down from generation to generation are not only rules but a mind set.  That's a tough one to shake and usually requires multiple therapy sessions.  If you have grown up hearing "you can't" more than you can, chances are these words are stuck in your mind like gum on the bottom of a shoe.  

Today's quote is, "The one who told you you can't was told way before you."  Did  you ever stop to think that maybe you weren't the only ones who heard this perennial chorus of negativity?  How many times have you heard the words of your parents come straight out of your mouth as if you had no control over them.  

There is a tendency to repeat what we despised.  Instead of anger, try to be more understanding.  Those words so easily formed on your lips were said to your parents and I can guarantee they weren't happy hearing them either.  

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, August 5, 2021

OPPORTUNITY IN A DISASTER

Good morning all!  Happy Thursday.  The days when nothing goes right are manageable.  We might not like them but we know there will be a new one tomorrow. Its when they turn into weeks and months that we begin to lose our grip finding it difficult to keep that upper lip stiff.  

What are we doing wrong?  Why does nothing seem to work out?  Is it because our approach hasn't changed nor has our point of view or the lens in which we see?  Maybe!  Today's quote is, "When it all comes crashing down - when it all feels as though everything is falling apart - this can also be the moment of opportunity."

When we are at our lowest from experiencing disaster after disaster it is hard to expect anything else.  When we are in total darkness it is difficult to find the light switch but its there.  Opportunity doesn't always come knocking.  Wouldn't it be great if it did?  We have to look for it and be open minded.  

How can we turn bitter into sweet.  How can we make lemonade out of those lemons?  That my friends is your job.  Your mind is an amazing tool.  Use your creativity and your imagination when that is all you have.  The things that you can do will not only amaze you but truly are amazing!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone!~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

UNITE YOURSELF

 Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  The word I, refers to one.  One person.  Only one.  BUT aren't we more than just I?  We are nurturers and caregivers.  We are rule followers and rule makers.  In each one of those roles we act in a different way.  While we are busy in the world around us taking care of everyone from bosses to co-workers to family and friends who takes care of us?  That is a job for the one and only I!

Today's quote is, "Tend to the flock of each of yourselves - work together to make you one and make you whole."  Flock refers to a large number but we don't realize all the things we accomplish in a day.  Even on those days when we do nothing, do we really do nothing?  There is always something to do.  An errand to run, a meal to prepare, an email to send and let us not forget the unexpected events that always seem to need immediate attention.  

Find the time to nurture yourself.  Take a walk.  Prepare a nice breakfast and eat it on the good dishes.  Indulge in a Netflix series. Read that book in your comfortable chair.  Do something that will bring yourself back to yourself and to being whole. 

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!~Love, Amy

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

A POWERFUL MIND

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  How gullible are you?  Do you believe everything you read or heard or were told?  Adults are lucky.  They get to choose to believe what they want and filter out the rest.  Children aren't as lucky.  Parents tell children all sorts of things with such conviction why would their wisdom be doubted?  Whatever a parent might say is viewed as the one and only truth.

I hope that everyone grew up with loving, supportive and nurturing parents.  Sadly that's not always the case.  Many people still hear those negative voices in their heads putting down ideas we thought were amazing and even doubting our abilities.  

We look like adults on the outside but inside we are still that vulnerable child unwilling to take a risk because of what we were lead to believe so very long ago.

Today's quote is, "The power of the mind is incredible - it will believe anything you tell it."  I understand.  Its hard to undo what's been done.  Words  that have been imbedded in our brains are hard to scrape out but we must.  We are the only ones who can do that.  Tell yourself all the positive and wonderful things about yourself and do something really amazing with this new information.  Believe it!!!!

The power of the mind is incredible!  It will believe anything you tell it!!!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

A PERFECT MATCH

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  Daydreaming is one of my favorite pastimes.  I'm not alone.  96% of us daydream on a regular basis 50% of the time.  WOW!  That a lot of fantasizing!  A wandering mind is also one that is hard at work.  Daydreams consist not only of visualizing yourself racing down a ski slope or lounging on a beautiful beach.  Daydreaming is about planning for the future.

Life takes the course it is meant to as we toil away doing some things we love and others we might not.  The word passion has come into fashion as of late.  "What is your passion?"  "Find your passion!"  Like a mantra or a command the collective "we" have made finding our passion a job. 

STOP!  Look no further.  Today's quote is, "While living your life you and your passion will find each other."  Its amazing how that happens and it really does!  Just like that!  Your passion is there.  It already exists.  It is in the book that you read, the recipe that you try, the lecture you listen to, the tarot reading you receive (yea, that was me!), the TV show you watch, and even the billboard you pass.  

Your passion exists within you.  No need to chase it.  Do the laundry, make dinner, walk the dog, pay your bills and when you are both ready you and your passion will fall into each other's arms.  

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, July 22, 2021

DECISIONS DECISIONS

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  One of the hardest things to do is to lose weight.  Rice cakes pale in comparison to oreos.  Sadly I've never known oreos to be included in any weight loss program.  If you're not of the mind or mood to restrict your caloric intake then your weight will remain as it is.  Its just that simple.

Today's quote is, "Nothing can happen until you decide you want it to."  We can all relate to the desire to shed a few pounds but we also know it ain't easy!  Tell me what is easy?  Hmmmmm, I can't think of anything either.  

What I do know is that doing nothing achieves nothing.  We can daydream, plan, make lists, leave post-its everywhere reminding of us of what we want to come to fruition but until we decide to actually make it happen, that desire and dream is nothing but an unfulfilled wish. 

You and you alone are the one to create your life exactly as you want and when you decide, the world will be waiting!


Have a wonderful Thursday everyone!~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

STRUGGLES AND THE JOYS - AN EQUAL BLESSING

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  Are you one of those people who knew by age 5 what you wanted to be when you grew up?  I always wanted to be an actress and I kinda, sorta was but not on the venue you might be thinking of.  It also took time to find the proper stage. The word clueless comes to mind when I think of the vast majority of people who had absolutely no idea where life would take them.  Like water in a stream, we end up flowing in the right direction.

Today's quote is, "We've been chosen for the work we do on earth - take pride in all of it - be grateful for the gift of life we were given with its struggles and joys."  Everyone of us will eventually find our way no matter how long it takes.  That 5 year old who always wanted to be a doctor will easily set himself up on that path but the clueless ones will drive on a twisted road, stopping every now and again thinking they have found their destination and when they don't, they simply continue to drive.

There's nothing wrong with that.  Everything you do builds on itself.  Every skill you learn will benefit something else and will help you grow until at last you have found the right address!!!! The GPS of life is not computerized.  It will sometimes take you down a road you didn't want to go to but will offer an experience you may not have chosen.

In many ways a plan has already been laid out for us.  This doesn't mean to sit back and let life take its course.  It means that whatever you are doing to reach your destination is exactly the right approach.  The one that will get you exactly where you were meant to be!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Thursday, July 8, 2021

HAPPINESS NOW

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.   Its only morning and already I'm thinking about dinner.  Nothing brings immediate pleasure like food.  A sumptuous meal, a decadent dessert, cold watermelon on a hot day.  That long lasting mmmmm sound we make when we are experiencing something so wonderful. In that very moment we couldn't be happier.  

We are so lucky to feel such happiness for something so simple as food.  A happiness that overtakes every one of our senses, but when you are eating that dinner, are you thinking about dessert or are you really enjoying your plate of  Bolognese?

Today's quote is, "Extreme joy is experienced by being in the moment of now."  How often are we thinking of step 2 before finishing step 1?  How can you thoroughly enjoy step 1 if your mind is on  step 3?

Savor each and every taste of life.  The sweet, the sour, the salty and the bitter.  Be in each moment without a thought for the one that follows for the moment of now is the most joyful one there is.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone!~Love, Amy


 

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

ITS HOW MUCH?

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  There is a clothing store in my town that I absolutely love!  Every garment is beautiful, chosen by the owner who has impeccable taste.  There is just one problem.  I can't afford one single thing.  Lucky for me there are two annual sales which I attend religiously as only then am I able to make a purchase.  

I understand the difference between between Prada and Primark but what makes a pair of leggings $100 and another pair $15?  Isn't it funny how we allow others to decide which ones we deserve?  

Today's quote is, "Only you can decide your value - never look to anyone to make that decision for you."   Words are so incredibly powerful.  They can make us feel like we can do anything and everything or absolutely nothing at all.  The way around that is to listen to your heart to know what is possible.  

You know yourself better than the one who is judging you.  Let no one decide if you are worthy of rhinestones or diamonds.  Never give your power away for only you know your true value and you my friends are priceless!


Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, July 1, 2021

YES YOU ARE RIGHT~NOW WHAT

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  My life's journey continues to be interesting to me.  Twenty years ago I would never have predicted many of the things that have happened and its all good!  No complaints here.  I've learned a lot as well.  Life is about much more than moving from place to place to get ahead (whatever that means to you).  Life is a teacher teaching us new ways to see the world and to understand things that were mysterious to us before becoming familiar such as human nature.  

It takes a long time to understand human beings.  We sometimes say one thing but mean something completely different.  We act in ways that might not match our internal temperature.  What I have learned over time is that we all need compassion and understanding when our actions do not mimic our words and "I told you so," is that last thing you want to hear.

Today's quote is, "What you gain by being compassionate and understanding is far more than you gain by being right."  The know it all is one of my least favorite characters in the book of life.  They ruin experiences for others because of course they know the end of your story. They lack compassion and understanding because if you heeded their advice to begin with you would be far better off.

There is much to gain by not just hearing but really listening.  Being right is great if you find the winning lotto ticket but to me having the ability to set your ego aside wins the prize.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy 

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

YOU ARE SUPER

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  There are days that require us to look our best and there are days when we want to look our best.  What's the difference?  On a job interview you wouldn't wear sweat pants.  If you just purchased a new item of clothing you chose it because it made you feel a certain way.  Strong, confident, beautiful and amazing!  Every small child has a costume that they absolutely love and will wear anywhere and everywhere.  Why?  Because they love it and it makes them feel strong, confident, beautiful and amazing.  

Today's quote is, "Be your own superhero - cape optional."    Wearing a cape is one way to be a superhero but if you can't find yours, drape yourself with confidence, pride and self-love.  Let your inner light shine brightly out into the world letting everyone know that you don't need accolades or approval.  Self -love is the cashmere of all characteristics.  Wear it proudly!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, June 24, 2021

LIGHT IT UP

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  To be in the presence of joy is palpable.  I remember living on the 11th floor of an apartment building many years ago and Monday through Friday when the elevator doors opened up on the 7th floor, this enormously tall man with an equally enormous smile would get on and say "good morning" with such joie de vive that you just had to smile back.  

You definitely wanted this guy at your next party.  People like that are a joy to be around as their very 


presence creates a ripple of happiness.  Today's quote is, "The light within you will light up a darkened room."   That light is the confidence within you, the confidence you have being yourself rather than trying to please the crowd.  

The vibration of surety is at the very least a thousand watts.  Tired or energetic, good mood or bad, choose the brightness of your inner light to light up the smallest of spaces, even an elevator!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

THE EYES OF YOUR HEART

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  One of our first science lessons is about the 5 senses; seeing, hearing, tasting, touching and smelling.  I can still remember those early science experiments that asked us how many senses we used with things like cotton balls and lollipops. While it is true that with our eyes we see, with our ears we hear, with our tongues we taste, with our noses we can smell and with our fingers can touch, our heart can do 2 out of 5!  

Today's quote is, "Our eyes are there to help make sense of what is in our line of vision - our heart is there to make sense of what our eyes cannot see."   We don't only think with our minds but with our hearts as well.  That feeling that something is just not right or absolutely spot on comes from our intuition but also the way it feels in our hearts.

The warmth you feel when you walk into a room is not just the d├ęcor but the love that is there.  While your eyes may appreciate a beautifully decorated home, your heart will feel if it is filled with love or not.  Trust the feelings in your heart.  Appreciate what you see with your own two eyes and see if it resonates with the eyes inside your chest.



Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Thursday, June 17, 2021

SING THE SONGS OF YOUR INNER SELF

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  I love listening to music while driving to work and singing along with the songs I know.  If I'm off key no one will know.  My voice is decent, (at least I think it is) and I can harmonize quite easily with everyone from Marcus Mumford to Lana Del Rey.  

There is something called internal harmony.  When you align with the feelings deep inside you and do what makes you happy, that's harmony.  When you are doing what you feel you are meant to, that's harmony.   Listening to negative voices in our heads is the static.

Today's quote is, "Harmonize with your inner being - the joy in your soul that may have been buried by fear and distrust which are simply an illusion of the mind."   Long ago we may have been told that our dreams are unreachable.  Out of fear of failure and not trusting our own intuition we settled convincing ourselves that our dreams were just that....dreams.

One of the hardest and most difficult things to do is to stick with our own beliefs and not be influenced by voices of the past.  Fear is a hard one to let go of but think of all there is to gain once that fear is gone!  Trust yourself.  Listen to your inner voice, the only one that really and truly matters!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

PLEASE NO ONE BUT YOURSELF

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  Have you been the receiver of unwanted advice?  Of course you have.  We all have.  The only time advice should be given is when it is asked.  There is always the potential to receive really bad and even potentially harmful advice.

You see not everyone has your best interest at heart.  There are those so called friends who delight in watching you fall with no intention of helping you up yet somehow we acquaint longevity of friendship with love and care and feel we need to adhere to their guidance.

Today's quote is, "I gave up pleasing those who offer ill advice and find happiness in my failure."  I'm writing this in the hopes that you listen to this quote and if I may be so bold, take my advice!  Asking for advice is tricky.  You need to ask yourself if you really want it, need it or will listen to it. 

Here's an idea.  Listen to your intuition.  Your intuition is truly your best friend and the most trustworthy source of support.  Your intuition will always point you in the right direction.  If you must ask advice from a friend make sure that person really and truly is indeed, your friend.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, June 10, 2021

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  I love to hike.  There's really good hiking where I live so its great that I never have to travel too far to get in a good dose of nature.  Hiking isn't for everyone. Its exhilarating and tiring, exhausting and rejuvenating but sometimes those mountains seen way too high. The choice is yours, to climb or not to climb.

Today's quote is, "Mountains are there to climb - to admire - to stand in your way - you decide."  You know yourself better than anyone.  Are you up for a challenge?  Are you content where you are? Are you the type to let nothing stand in your way?  I'm no one to judge or criticize as there is no right or wrong but how do you know what's on the other side unless you climb up?  Beauty can be seen from all sides but wouldn't it be fun to see it from another angle? 

We are in charge of our thoughts and actions.  Sometimes we need to be still before we make a move.  Take your time.  There is no rush.  That mountain isn't going anywhere!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

FLYING AND FALLING

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  Did you ever watch a baby taking their first steps?  The determination is comparable to nothing.  No matter how many times they fall, immediately they get up and start again.  Throughout our lives we have fallen more times than we can count. As we get older that determination to get up is sometimes not as strong as it once was and so we stay down rather than rise.

Desire must be stronger than complacency and that my friends is how we need to roll!  Today's quote is, "I've soared and failed - I've flown and fallen - I will always get up and continue to rise."   We've all had our setbacks and failures.  We've all experienced disappointment and defeat.  We have a choice.  We can stay on the ground or rise to the top.  Does it take work, determination and desire?  Hell yea!  

We've all been there.  Success is more fun than failure but the only way to get there is to lick your wounds, dust yourself off and continue to rise.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, June 3, 2021

THE SONG OF PRAISE - Thursday, 6/3

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  Take a moment and think back on a really difficult time in your life.  Now take a moment to remember the outcome.  Was it a learning experience?  Did you cry your eyes out?  Did you discover your inner Superman?  Trying times take a toll on us but we get through them.  Life is filled with wonder and dread.  It can't always be wonderful and thankfully not always dreadful.  The important thing is that we got through it and here we are.  Have you acknowledged how you persevered during your hardship?

Today's quote is, "Sing the praises of your accomplishments and feats with pride knowing what you overcame was far more difficult."  In times of suffering the pain can be unbearable.  We aren't thinking how strong we are.  We aren't thinking at all.  We are just trying to survive the moment but when pain and suffering end how do you reflect on it?  Do you beat yourself up over what you said or didn't say or what you did or didn't do?

When do you give yourself credit for getting through pain and suffering?  We beat up ourselves up, we put ourselves down, we acknowledge our limitations but not our strengths.  It takes a boat load of strength to get through hard times.  Sing a song of praise and I will be happy to sing it with you!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

BLESSINGS FROM THE UNIVERSE

 Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  Someone has a birthday today.  I know they're out there thinking of ways they will celebrate whether it is birthday number 5, 25, 55 or older.  I love my birthday.  It makes me feel special and honored to have been blessed with the gift of life from my parents and from the Universe who obviously thought I should be here.  

Life is just one of the blessings that have been bestowed upon me but there are so many more such as  water.  That's right.  Water is a blessing.  Having enough to eat is a blessing but so are plates.  Rain is a blessing but so are windows.  Clothing is a blessing as is heat.  I could go on forever.  Its not just the big things that we have been blessed with but the ones we take for granted. 

Today's quote is, "The Universe has blessed me with miracles each and every day."  Don't just read it.  Acknowledge it.  Take a look around you.  Are you sitting on a chair?  Do you have shoes on your feet?  Did you just have breakfast?  Maybe its  payday on Friday.  Each one of these is a blessing.  

We've been told to begin our day with gratitude.  And why not?  Saying thank you is the least we can do for the blessings we have received large and small. I would like to take this moment to acknowledge the Universe for blessing me with my beautiful twins twenty-two years ago today!!! Happy birthday J & J! 

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy




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Thursday, May 27, 2021

DECISIONS DECISIONS

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  Its Thursday for sure but is it happy?  You get to decide.  One of the first decisions you get to make is if your day will be a good one or not.  Decisions, decisions.  We have so many to make its hard to always make the right one.  Sometimes we ponder too much and then regret it five minutes later.  

No decision is the wrong one if that is where your instincts lead you. Today's quote is, "The decision you made was the right one even if it was the wrong one it is what was necessary at that time."  How many times have you said, "if only I knew then what I know now!" hence the next phrase, "hindsight is 20/20."  Unless you are able to foresee the future you have no way of knowing how a decision of your choosing will affect you later on in life.

We are lucky to have free will.  It allows us to make all kinds of choices.  It allows us to be spontaneous.  It also provides learning experiences for us.  I won't say never look back because we do that all the time.  What I can say is never look back with regret.  Whatever choice you made at a particular time in your life was absolutely what was supposed to happen.  

We are shaped by events, circumstances and choices and while looking back they may have not been the best, they were the exact right ones, circumstances and choices for that very time in your life!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


Life is the biggest teacher and through our mistakes we learn and grow.  

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

THE LONG WINDING ROAD

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  We begin life full of wonder unaware of what is in front of us. Its exciting not to know where you are going.  As we get older we sometimes lose that sense of wonder, wanting to know exactly where every step will lead us.  Well that's no fun!  Bring back that childish wonder.  Ignite that curiosity,  Make mistakes.  Lots of them.


Travel a different path.  Today's quote is, "Many a divergent road will be taken - follow along unquestioning as your soul is taking you exactly where you are meant to go."  

To quote Dr. Seuss, "On the places you'll go!" Not to mention the places you shouldn't have gone to BUT how would you know that unless you went in the first place!!  Life at its best and worst is about experience.  Losing a game, going to a funeral, eating brussels sprouts but also getting the top score, dancing at a wedding and savoring chewy chocolate chip cookies.  You have to eat brussels sprouts to know you don't like them.

What do you want to do when you grow up?  What do you want to be?  Most of us haven't a clue but somehow we all end up exactly where we are supposed to doing exactly what we are meant to.  Trust the Universe and the divine plan set out just for you and your soul will surely follow along.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! Love~Amy


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Thursday, May 20, 2021

YOU'VE ARRIVED

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  "Are we there yet?" A familiar phrase uttered by every child on a long car ride.  We haven't changed all that much.  We still question when we will get there; there being the desired destination in our lives but we keep forgetting that arrival takes time.  Remember, there is a lot to learn.

Today's quote is, "Arrival comes at the right time and not a moment before."  I know all you Veruca Salts out there want it now but be be patient.  You're not ready.  You only think you are. Do you remember wanting a really cool sports car when you were 15?  I wanted an MG from the time I was 10 years old but what would I have done with it.  

You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince.  Remember that one?  I know of people who have found their true loves in eighth grade but most of us hoped we didn't get warts.  I know of people who found that their dream job was the first one they ever had but many of us had to suffer through a miserable boss first.  

I know of people who exude confidence from every pore in their body but I also know those who were emotionally beaten down and found it hard to feel visible when walking into a room.  Your path is a one lane highway with room for only you.  Your path isn't shared.  It is an individual journey that cannot be rushed so don't even try.  

Have patience and be confident to know that you will get there at the exact moment when you are meant to and not a moment before.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy



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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

SATISFACTION

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  As content as we may be are there is always room for more of the good stuff.  Remember getting that goody bag after a birthday party.  No matter what was on top we kept looking for more until we reached the bottom of the bag.  Why weren't we satisfied?  We weren't satisfied because even way back then we knew there was more.

Today's quote is, "Search with a hunger known only to you for only you know when you are both satisfied and full."  Self satisfaction is an inside job.  No one can tell you when you want more or if you've had enough.  When it feels right, you just know.

There is nothing wrong with being content.  There is nothing wrong with wanting more.  It is up to you to decide and you don't need permission from anyone.  Let that be freeing for you.  Wanting more is not greedy unless you consider it greedy to want  more knowledge, more sunshine, more happiness or more personal growth.  

Keep searching for in searching you will also keep growing~

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Thursday, May 13, 2021

THE BEAUTY WITHIN

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  We have all heard the phrase, "beauty is skin deep."  It means that beauty merely lies on the surface and stays there never reaching the heart or the soul.  Isn't that the kind of beauty we would rather be around.  Beauty that's not just nice to look at but beauty that you can feel.  

Have you ever been around someone who was just breathtaking to look at but the words from their mouths were a shocking contrast to the beauty before you. Words can comfort us, upset us, relieve us and contribute to just about any feeling we may have.  When we see a physically beautiful person we expect that their insides match their outsides but that isn't always the case. 

Today's quote is, "The physical is not ugly - it is the ugliness of the soul seeping through."   You know that person who always makes you laugh?  The one who always says good morning?   They are the real beautiful people.

Goodness and kindness are seen through actions making one a true beauty.  Physical appearance is secondary if ugliness is all that is inside.  We all have ugly thoughts at times.  We are not perfect.  We are human.   Choose not to share them but instead to share laughter and love and let your beauty shine through.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

RELEASE THE BURDEN OF THE PAST

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday.  Although it is spring it is still not warm enough to pack our sweaters away.  There is nothing I like more than shedding all those heavy winter clothes and trading them in for lighter more colorful ones.  I can only imagine how those sheep must feel after they've been shorn!  

What a relief to no longer be weighed down.  You know what else weighs you down? Emotions. They weigh us down even more than heavy garments.  Why do we insist on keeping them in the back of our minds?  The pain we experienced years ago is all too easily recalled in idle moments.  We can just as easily recall happier times which is much more preferable.

Time to release and let go of that gumbo of pain, sadness, anger and misery.  Today's quote is, "I no longer carry the past with me - a heavy burden that didn't allow for joy - happiness or to know who I really was.."  Say it again.  This is really important.  I no longer carry the past with me - a heavy burden that didn't allow for joy, happiness or to know who I really was.  

All kinds of memories are stored in our minds, both good and bad.  We shouldn't erase them no matter how painful. Everything in our life is a culmination of who we are but some of them can be released so we don't have to constantly live and relive past pain. 

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, May 6, 2021

WE ARE ALL HUMAN

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  Did you ever go to school with a "mean girl?"  Take a moment to think back to whatever grade it may have been and think of the meanest girl in your class.  How scared were you when her eyes scanned the room waiting for her next victim.  The mean girl was the one who would talk down to everyone from her self imagined pedestal.  She was the one who made it clear, (in her mind anyway) that she was better than you.

Fast forward to middle school, high school and college.  Guess what.  That mean girl had transformed into a mean adult.  We don't have to like everyone but we do have to treat everyone as an equal. Today's quote is, "We are no better than the homeless man with no shoes - our stories and journeys are different but we are equal in our humanity."

Who knows how the homeless man ended up homeless instead of being CEO of a major corporation.  Who knows if the impossibly pampered woman is really happy?  We have no idea how some of us arrived or didn't arrive at our desired destinations nor do we know what creates happiness for some and not for others.  

What we all know is that each one of us possesses a heart allowing us to give love and receive love.  Our lungs allow us to breathe fresh air and smell cut grass.  Our minds allow us to think and to dream.  Wearing shoes doesn't make you better than anyone else.  Be kind in your words and your actions.  They all matter.

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