Manners are important. They define you are as a person. It drives me crazy when someone can’t manage a please or thank you. Too often, it’s people who believed their entitled who don’t say so. Whether that’s simply them or a failure on their upbringing, I don’t know. What I do know is if you need something, you don’t demand. You ask and add a … Continue reading A Bit of Thanks
Cleaning and organizing was my thing since I was a kid and well into my early twenties. Every thing was vacuumed, wiped down, and dusted frequently. Then I became a mom and all of it seemed pointless. At first, it was okay. My son couldn’t move far on his own yet and I was able to maintain everything as usual. Then he learned to crawl. … Continue reading What’s A Little Mess?
I was stressed this holiday season (as most are). It really snuck up on me once Thanksgiving was over. I kept telling myself there was more time, but the next thing I know, I was scrambling to get last minute gifts. I swear I’m planning better for next year. Overall, our festivities went quite well. We spend the day before Christmas eve with our closest … Continue reading Always Worth Celebrating
What an interesting existence we live when we can have a favorite person the way we have a favorite flavor of ice cream or candy. There are so many people I label as my favorite, in my family or not. There’s my sister, my son, each of my best and closest friends. Being biased, I’ll pick my husband (almost) every time. I mean, why not? … Continue reading A Favorite Of Mine
We influence one another every day. I want to say from when we wake up to when we go to sleep, but sometimes we even dream about each other. The things we see our friends post on social media impact us more than we know or believe. To pin point who has made my life worth living is would have to depend on what point … Continue reading A Long Life Worth Living
People are complimented so often, we become desensitized to what exactly they’re complimenting us on. A stranger could tell me I have lovely hair or a nice smile or that they found a short story I’d written done extremely well. If I hear it enough, I know a part of my brain will turn it off and I’ll forget about how much people enjoy the … Continue reading Graciousness in Bloom
There are three things that help keep me balanced: having a routine, talking with my husband, and being mindful of the present. Communication is key to any and every relationship. Without it, everything’s bound to crash and burn. If the relationship/friendship falls apart even though there was an open line of communication, then there was a deeper problem going on. But, that’s not where I’m … Continue reading A Little Bit of Balance Goes A Long Way
Similar to all humans there are many things that I struggle with. There’s little doubt they’re the same things you struggle with daily. To execute my goals this year and establish better habits for the rest of my (and my family’s) life, I set a specific time to be asleep and awake by. This way, I can get up and make breakfast for myself and … Continue reading My Ultimate Struggles
Regret is not something people enjoy living with. Most of the time, we tell ourselves that we won’t make the same mistake the next time around. I, for one, have a few regrets of my own. More so in this past year than ever. For some bizarre reason I can’t even understand myself, I became extremely scared to move forward. My head filled with nonsense … Continue reading Regret No More!