Make Today Amazing!

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Today I woke up bursting with energy. It’s Friday and after a long week filled with some interesting obstacles, the weekend is almost here. We are headed to see my daughter at college for family weekend and it will be so nice to step away from the usual mundane to do something a little bit different. We forget sometimes how important it is to do something that makes us feel excited and alive. The soul needs to be nourished too and when we get caught up in the stuff that really doesn’t matter, we lose that spark that makes us feel grateful to be alive. I hope your Friday is filled with love, happiness and hope. Have a fantastic day.

We Made It!

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We all survived. The weekend is finally here and it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief. It looks like car shopping is in my future. The amount of damage to my car is too ridiculous to say outloud. I am grateful this week is coming to an end. Take time to relax and do something nice for yourself. Remember, others learn how to treat us by the way we treat ourselves. Namaste.

Float Away

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Sometimes it’s great to do something new. Last night, we headed to the city to watch the 1st Annual Pumpkin Float. Sure, it was a bit corny but the fall chill was in the air and it was amazingly peaceful watching the lights dance and reflect off the water. They lined up pumpkins and placed them on small platforms tied together and pulled by someone rowing a kayak. And there it was, a parade of pumpkins flowing down a waterway in the middle of beautiful gardens. It was nice to get out as a family and allow the troubles of the week to fall away. We wrapped up the night with a stop at the Spaghetti Warehouse for some delicious pasta. What a way to end the week and start the weekend? How did you spend your Friday night?

The Unexpected

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This is the best weekend I have had in a long time. I really can’t remember the last time I’ve laughed so much. To think, I thought I would be miserable and alone and the expected got replaced with the most amazing version of unexpected.

I hopped off the merry go round this weekend. I let all the stress and worry melt away and I was able to just be. It felt so wonderful to sit in total peace. I guess I forget sometimes that I am the jockey in my own life and not the horse. Sure life sets the pace sometimes but it is still me who hold the reigns.

Life is about living and yet sometimes we don’t get around to that part. It’s so important to stay on course and not lose sight of why we are really here because we are distracted with all those other things. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and let’s head into a new week with our head held high and smile on our face.

There Is Only One Today

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Well, this is it! The last weekend before school gets off to a chaotic start. One thing I love most about summer is certainly not the intense heat we’ve been having week after week. It’s not the daily ice cream cones or even firing up the grill almost every night. So, what is it then?

 I am the kind of person that does not like to be tied down to a schedule. I love the freedom to pick and choose how I spend every moment of the day instead of being prisoner to a calendar that is always in conflict with my own needs and desires. We have to go here tonight and don’t forget Wednesday night we have to go… There is no end, just beginning after beginning of something else we have to do.

So, how am I going to spend this last glorious weekend before the circus begins again? However I want too. Yes, I will miss you summer! I will miss your freedom, your lazy days and the opportunity to sleep in. Today though, I will not think about tomorrow or next week. I will allow myself to just be here now, today, in this moment that will never come again. How will you spend the weekend?

Think Less, Live More

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Expect the unexpected. Who knows what the day will bring? Don’t force it, just allow it to happen while staying open to all possibilities. They say the day is what you make of it so why make anything of it at all? Sounds like a day of work if you ask me and last time I checked, the weekend was here. Don’t give yourself the opportunity to screw it up, just let it unfold and be open to whatever comes. We try and control everything and realize sooner or later that we control nothing. Maybe that’s just the way it’s supposed to be because our plan and the bigger plan are usually two different things. Enjoy the day. Think less and live more. That is the real secret to life.

Take Time

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The weekend. Don’t we all love these two words that blend together so beautifully? The week is busy filled with endless to do lists that always seem to spill over into our beloved weekend. And the worst part? Sometimes, we let our emotions spill over too. Not this girl. Not this weekend. It is supposed to be a beautiful day and I am purposely planning some time to go outside and enjoy it. So, embrace the fact that despite our very best effort, we just aren’t going to live forever. Go outside, do something fun and leave those dirty windows for a later date. You can still see out of them right? And if you answered no then just clean one. Enjoy the day!