Autumn is the season we normally
think about going back to school, accomplishing our career goals, and looking
for a strong finish towards the end of the year. It is also the time of year that we must give
thanks and express our gratitude for the many people who have helped us along
the way towards achieving those goals and it is a time to count our many
This season, I am grateful to
all my family and friends for supporting me in so many ways. Whether it has
been volunteering to help serve on some kind of upcoming Spring Conference Toastmasters
Committee, registering for my own class offerings, programs, and events, or
simply getting together for some real quality “face to face” time to enjoy my
life’s mantra of “Good Food!
"Autumn is an artist who uses
an oak leaf on which to paint a masterpiece." --- William Allen Ward
Fall is here, my favorite
time of the year. I love the wonderful
colors, cool nights, bonfires, football, caramel apples, my Grandson Jaxon's
Birthday....I could go on and on.
In the spring blog I talked
of rebirth and rejuvenation. With the fall season, I look within and reevaluate
where I am going and what needs to be let go of. Just like the falling leaves, sometimes we
need to let go of what is not working or no longer aligns with our true self.
It's time for Spring cleaning and getting things in order. There is house work, yard work, and also personal self work.
That's right! This is the perfect season to work on self. This is the perfect season to find some sense of balance and harmony.
Take inventory of the people, activities, and things that enrich your life. Value those, treasure them, hold them dear and close, and show your appreciation. Always count your blessings. By contrast, take inventory of the things that subtract from your life and throw them out to make room for more fulfilling experiences and adventures.
Spring is here, a time of
rebirth and new life! I always feel rejuvenated, revitalized, and refocused in the Spring.
As I talked about in my New Year Blog, "This is what new life and the
new year is all about, the opportunity to begin again, to look at the world
with fresh eyes and believe that anything is possible." This holds true
for Spring. Look around you and see the new buds blossoming and the green grass
coming in. We all have the opportunity to grow and blossom into our full
Gratitude & Goal-setting are 2 of the most important keys for living a successful life!
As one year ends and another begins, I view each year as a chapter in a book, the story of my life.
Each one of us is the author of our own lives. We make choices that impact the quality of our life. Most people think there are good choices and bad choices. I believe there are no bad choices, we just make the best decisions we can with the information and skills we have at the time of making those choices.
The New Year is upon us. We all have another opportunity to start
fresh and begin again.
Each new year's week, I find myself in Playa at my
timeshare overlooking the ocean reflecting on the past year and setting goals
for the new year.
This past year my
first Grandson, Jax , was born. He has
given me such a renewed vision. Each time I hold him or just look at him, I
feel rejuvenated and revitalized. This is what new life and new year is all
about, the opportunity to begin again.
Greetings everyone and Happy New Year!- I hope this new year brings you many blessings and joy and that you are able to maintain FOCUS in achieving your goals. I like to think of FOCUS as a very helpful acronym to achieving goals:
Find your strengths and talents.
Observe your coaches and mentors.
Challenge yourself to stretch and grow.
Utilize your knowledge, talents, resources, and skills to the fullest extent possible.
Strive to make a difference and don't get easily discouraged. Stick with it!
Happy New Year Everyone! This
is the time of the year we get to start new and commit to being our best
selves. It's so important to have our
goals in place and the detailed plans on how to make them become a reality. I am a believer in finding people who inspire
you as well as push you to be your best self. So this year surround yourself with people who
uplift you and want the best for you. I
know it sounds simple, so evaluate the people in your life. If some bring you down let them go with love.
Seasons' Greetings Everyone! Each Fall we kick off the season with our annual Inspired Thinking "Beauty Meets Business Workshop & Networking Event!" Julie and I so look forward to seeing all our family, friends, and fans. It's always a big celebration, like a friends and family reunion! So many fabulous women participate in our programs and we continue to foster strong friendships! (I have added some additional photos form our event--see below)
I am looking out my window into my yard on November 6 ,2013- there is snow. I am not ready for winter yet, but better get ready because here it is! I love this time of year! The holiday season is upon us. My favorite holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Both bring family together. Both help us reflect on our many blessings and how we can help others. This is a great time of year to remember to “Give Thanks and be Merry.” I have added a few pictures from our “Fall 2013 Beauty meets Business Networking Event” at the North Oaks Country Club.