One of our favorite things each year is putting up and decorating our Christmas tree!!! 🎄 This year, we decided to put our tree up on Thanksgiving and decorate it over the holiday weekend. Each ornament tells a little story!! We have ones from when we were married, our honeymoon, places we have traveled to and other ornaments we have collected along the way.
The best part about having our tree decorated is that we can enjoy the beautiful lights every night. It may sound silly, but we love it!!!!
Now that holiday season is here, I hope that you take time to enjoy the little things, whether it’s being with your spouse, spending time with family and friends, making that special recipe that reminds you of Christmas.
There is a little crisp feeling in the air today and I thought to myself….”ahh, the beginning of fall.” I absolutely love the fall and all the feelings that the start of a new season brings. I immediately start thinking about fall recipes, pumpkins, pumpkin spice lattes, crocheting scarves, the leaves changing colors and so on. I start putting up the fall decorations, search my recipe file for my favorite soup recipes and pumpkin recipes. It is such an amazing feeling!!!
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
I also sit and think about how amazing God is and how he has created everything the surrounds us. So today, just take a moment to take in all that the beginnings of fall brings. Go outside, take a deep breath and thank God for all that he provides for us. Start a gratitude journal today and write down three things that you are grateful for and see how your positive thinking will increase.
So, here is to the joy that beginning of fall brings……..now go out their and enjoy it!!!
“I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life.”
I simply love the mornings and the joy in knowing that God has blessed me with another day. Each day is a new adventure and an amazing chance to be creative and help people. If you think about it, each day is a new canvas to paint or a fresh skein of yarn to crochet. It is an opportunity to wake up and think, “who can I help today” or show kindness to. New doors open with the start of a new day and the world is full of so many possibities. The trick is in seeing all the potential that each day offers you and seizing each and every moment.
So, today, seize the moment – be creative, help someone in need and see how amazing it feels!!!!
One word that is commonly used is the word teamwork. Most people hear that word and think about sports or working on a team. The key to teamwork for me is letting people know that you not only care about their needs but that you will be there to coach and help them every step of the way. There is a part of you that needs to be selfless when you are building relationships and a team. Creating a team takes time, dedication, effort and genuine caring. Think about the impact that you can have on someone’s life by helping them achieve their goals. Sometimes it is so rewarding to help someone else and the more people you help, the more satisfying and fulfilling your life will be.