Stepped outside this morning to find this gorgeous red maple leaf waiting for me. Truly one of the last ‘flowers’ of the fall season. I’ll never stop being amazed at all the brilliant colors.
I love the simplicity of this photo ( @countrylivingmag on Instagram) & the timely reminder that even as our lives become busier with the approaching holiday festivities, at the end of the day all that really matters is family. So make sure that you put them first, cherish every fleeting moment & don’t stress too much about the little things.
I came across this thought-provoking article by James Clear today & it kind of rocked my world. What do I know in my heart (or from past experience) is a proven strategy for success, but I haven’t been doing lately? Have I been focusing too much on what’s ‘trendy’ and ‘exciting’ while ignoring the tried & true, but perhaps ‘boring’ or ‘time consuming’ methods? Am I wasting precious time seeking a quick & easy solution?
I’m afraid the answer to all of these in one aspect or another is, ‘Yes’. Ouch. Time to step back, reevaluate my goals & priorities & follow a lot of my own advice (instead of everyone else’s).
This is one of the most inspiring interviews I’ve ever watched. Grace Bonney of the hugely popular design blog, Design Sponge, shares her insights into running a successful online business for 10 years and how she deals with the ever-changing landscape of internet marketing & social media. A wonderful reference for small business owners everywhere. Click the link to watch the video, http://www.marieforleo.com/2015/03/grace-bonney/
I think Valentines Day should be re-named ‘Kindness Day’.Then no one would ever feel left out. Show love to someone else today. Best way to celebrate! (This little art magnet lives in my Etsy shop, http://goo.gl/WEm771 )
Welcome February! Not only are we that much closer to Spring, but we also have Valentines Day to look forward to. Even if you’re not a fan, who can resist 90% off chocolates the day after??? But personally, I like to think of the holiday more as a whole month to focus on loving the people in our lives & giving gifts of the heart that will last far beyond just a single day.
I was so thrilled to discover that today is National Handwriting Day! Somewhere in a dark closet is the box with journals I’ve filled from cover to cover with my innermost thoughts over the years. Hand cramps eventually prompted me to make the digital transition. But I’ve always loved the look and individuality of a handwritten note & some of my most precious mementos are the sentiments expressed on cards I’ve received over the years (and I like to imagine others feel the same way about notes I’ve sent them). So, to show my support for this art form, I’ve decided that spending a little time each day in the thankfulness journal I’d all but forgotten about is a good place to start.