This Sunday, July 26, is my mom's birthday. She's an amazing lady who raised me as a single mom and worked multiple jobs as I was growing up. She showed me every day what unconditional love and support is all about. She didn't care much for material things but it was the people in her life that mattered. She had a solid group of friends and always spent weekends at my grandparent's house with family. Even today, she most appreciates the simple things in life and is the person whom I can thank when I think about the importance of finding contentment in life and living within your means. Big HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes to my mom! Love you so much!
Did you know that this Sunday is also National All or Nothing Day? I didn't. I heard about from Heather Von St. James. She was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive cancer called mesothelioma about 10 years ago and still thriving today, after surgery and treatment. She chose to use this day to celebrate life!
I'm all for that and think that any time we can take some time to contemplate and reflect on our life as a way of living life with purpose and intention is time well spent.
Is there something you've wanted to start or learn? Maybe you want to learn to play the guitar or pick up that paintbrush again. Maybe learning a new language interests you or consciously spending time with your loved ones.
Perhaps there's an unfinished project you've been putting off that you'd like to get back into.
Take some time to reflect on what it is you'd like to do and then use this day as the launching pad to finally take that first (or next) step.
It doesn't have to be a big step... but make it something meaningful to you. Something that will make a difference in your life or in the lives of others.
It's often many small steps, that when put together, lead to something BIG.
For me, these last few years have been about simplifying my life so that I have more time for the things that I LOVE. That's meant saying no to things that were just okay things in my life - or some things I was doing because I felt I should. We all have had those should things.
The less clutter you have in your mind, and on your calendar, and in your closet, and in your pantry equals more time freed up for that which you what you want to say a big YES!
I am recommitting to this project... not just in the physical decluttering aspect, but in the mindlessly browsing social media when I'm just bored or tired. Instead, I will find something creative when I'm bored and actually rest if I am tired. That makes perfect sense when you write it and read it back out loud. But it's hard to actually DO because it's just so easy to hop on Facebook and read about what people are up to (or let's be real... what their kids or pets are up to). And then, BOOM, an HOUR vanishes just like that. I'm tired of doing this and I just want to stop. So I'm going to choose this day to take begin my break from mindless social surfing.
Sunday will also include a wonderful yoga session (of course). Yoga and walks are what keep me going and keep me grounded.
I'm also going to finally nail this Ka Prow recipe I've wanted to learn how to make, going on a few years now. I'm making it my mission!
What will you be doing this Sunday? I'd love to hear your intentions for this day: what you might be saying NO to, as well as what you'll be saying YES to.