When my space becomes cluttered it can throw me off and slow me down. It feels good to let go of unneeded things.
Today let’s look around our place, car, and/or office and release something that we don’t love or need.
Sometimes we are so busy we don’t take time to reflect on all the great we did in our week.
Let’s reflect and celebrate our successes for the week small to big!
My mentor Helen McConnell wrote her first book recently: 10 Simple Things You Can Do Now to Profoundly Change the World.
I was glad I bought one and asked her to sign it. My copy was the first book she signed. She gives great advice and has much to share with the world. Helping yourself heal can help others. Her message is beautiful and so true.
Check it out!
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I love the sun but on gray days there is beauty to be seen and heard.
Let's see and hear the splendor in our day!
When I want peace or a reset, going into nature has been a big help for me. A drive and visit to the country, forest or beach are some of these places for me.
Let’s find places that give us peace and rejuvenation and visit them when we can.
Let’s check in with ourselves today and decide what we want to accomplish this week. Now come up with four small, simple, actionable steps towards them.
Have you ever had a place you love to visit and it had a fire or other disaster? This happened in the Columbia Gorge. My Honey and I went and visited it in a few different areas this weekend. It was sad to see some of the burned areas but it’s still beautiful. Here’s a pic from one our favorite viewpoints. Wow, what a view!
Let’s take time to enjoy some beauty today.
I'm feeling Fall in the air. This reminds me to dust off my Crockpot and start making some hot meals. One of my favorites is Taco Soup. It feels like comfort food and is reasonably healthy, to me. Here's my recipe:
Let’s think of one kind thing we can do for our self today and do it!
It’s important to know when new and updated laws happen. For people in Oregon the Distracted Driving law was updated on Oct 1. It is stricter. The picture below shows more about it and here is the link for more information:
Let’s stay safe on the roads.
Thursday I was reminded of recent fires in the Columbia Gorge and how a town in the area was affected by it. If you live close to this area or another town affected by fire or other misfortune find out how you can help. I visit Cascade Locks often and plan to again. It can help businesses to thrive and I enjoy the beauty of the Gorge too.
Let’s have an adventure today and help others while doing it!
Today let’s share something unique about ourselves.
One unique tidbit about me is I lived on a beautiful island for a number of years.
Sometimes my skin gets dry and this can be the start of that season for me. At times I like the convenience of hand sanitizer and it can add to the dryness.
There were some posts about homemade hand sanitizer. When I looked there was more than one recipe for this and some were alcohol free. I can’t wait to make some and try it out. Checkout the link for one made with some doTerra: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/recipes-hand-cleansing-gel
My hands will thank me for using something less drying and this brings a smile to my face and more bliss in my life.
Let’s be open to more smiles and bliss and add to our “Joyful Life Living.”
Today write some mundane tasks (at home and work) you do and come up with how to flip it so you can look at how it helps you or others. Connecting it to something that keeps us clearly focused can add some joy and more pleasant moments to our day.
There are many ways to be mindful or be in the moment. Recently I was reminded about how much I’m not in the moment and if I added that time up I might be surprised by the amount. Some of those times are around doing tasks I don’t enjoy. When we are doing some of those mundane or unpleasant tasks instead of checking out or thinking how wretched these are:
Let’s find some good or even better great in it!
For example: Cleaning the bathroom isn’t my favorite task although focusing on having a cleaner bathroom that smells fresh can help with this and if you have someone to share the task it can go faster too.
This quote touched me and I wanted to share it with you:
“No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change.” ~Bill Phillips
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Today was overcast and cooler than it has been. I wanted a nice cup of homemade hot chocolate, like my Mom used to make. It was delicious.
It reminded me about this post from CureJoy that had some interesting, better for us, alternatives on making hot chocolate. I want to try the ones with fruit in it. Let me know if you give one of these a try and what you thought of it.
The leaves are starting to change and fall seems to be comings. Let’s enjoy a hot chocolate or other warm soothing drink on an enjoyable fall day.
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