Thursday, December 26, 2013

Happy Happy 2014 - Handbook 2014

HAPPY HAPPY 2014 !!!!



1.       Drink plenty of water. 
2.       Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. 
3.       Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.. 
4.       Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy 
5.       Make time to pray. 
6.       Play more games 
7.       Read more books than you did in 2013 
8..       Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day 
9.       Sleep for 7 hours. 
10.    Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile. 


11.    Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 
12.    Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control.. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment. 
13.    Don't over do. Keep your limits.. 
14.    Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 
15.    Don't waste your precious energy on gossip. 
16.    Dream more while you are awake 
17.    Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.. 
18.    Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness. 
19.    Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others. 
20.    Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present. 
21.    No one is in charge of your happiness except you. 
22.    Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.  Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime. 
23.    Smile and laugh
24.    You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.... 


25.    Call your family often. 
26.    Each day give something good to others. 
27.    Forgive everyone for everything.. 
28.    Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of  6. 
29.    Try to make at least three people smile each day. 
30.    What other people think of you is none of your business. 
31.    Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch. 


32.    Do the right thing! 
33.    Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 
34.    GOD heals everything. 
35.    However good or bad a situation is, it will change.. 
36.    No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 
37.    The best is yet to come.. 
38.    When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it. 
39.    Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Merry Christmas 2013 and Happy New Year in 2014 from Texas!!!

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas spending quality time with family and friends enjoying the real reason we celebrate this season in December.

Luke 2:11

English Standard Version (ESV)
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

In the book of Matthew, we are reminded that Jesus was born and sent to save us for our sins. 

A gift I am so thankful for everyday!

So today, I have a much needed day off to rest, read, and reflect on what I hope and pray that my life will reflect in 2014.

Each year I since 2007, I have chosen a word for the year.  This year I am looking at several resources, one which is christian based driven.  I will also use some of Ali Edward's My One Little Word list to add to my My One Word list.  Both have blogs which I will link up here for you too.

2007 - Live
2008 - JOY
2009 - Best
2010 - New
2011 - Intention
2012 - Dream
2013 - Amazing
2014 - 

So here are some blogs to help you find a word and some of the information of how and why these have been brought to life by several hoping to bring a new light on the life they want to live and suggestions on how to do this:

I am going to try and create a list of my own today and if I am able to get this done, will come back and share my list of words which will include many from both lists.

What plans or resolutions do you have for the coming year?

This year has been filled with so many blessings and I will admit, the older I become, the more I begin to value what is really important.  Loving God with all my heart, sharing His love with everyone so that they will experience eternal life someday, spending quality time and loving my family and friends, training up my daughter so that she will live a life like Jesus, heaven on earth, and being the BEST I can be in all I do, say, and feel with my body, soul, and mind.  Simple yet so hard to do on most days because we are human.

Would love to hear from you and if you have ever printed your blog posts, would you recommend the site that did this for you.  Also what did it cost?  I have been writing and blogging since 2007.

Praying you have an amazing day living a life you LOVE with those who mean the most to you.  I have to say, that I am so blessed and feeling so loved and because of the unconditional gifts of love and presents that have been given to me and my daughter this Christmas season.  God has once again shown me that when we keep our eyes focused on Him, that he will take care of all our needs and provide.  In this case, it is not about the money or gift cards but feeling the love from Him through others who were able and willing to do so.  I love being on the giving side and love the opportunity to do for others less fortunate or unable to do for themselves.  The word "Grateful" does not seem to be enough but He knows my heart.  It has been our village of loved ones, ones we know and complete strangers that have helped us throughout the year.  His hands are in it all and that is why it is so important for us to live our lives centered around Christ.  The challenges and enormous load of work have been great but I seem to have everything I need including energy. I give God all the glory and know that he has directed the paths and hearts of those in our lives to give and it will be such a blessing to give back and LOVE everyone as did Jesus and that He continues to surround us with amazing people in which our village shines so brightly.  

Now, here is my gift to you today, a new and wonderful song by Brandon Heath called Just A Girl -

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!

Hugs and Prayers,


Friday, December 6, 2013

The Gift to Love ~

The greatest gift you can give to yourself is to love God and then love yourself as your love your neighbors.

If we all did this just a little more, the world would be a better place and one with more compassion instead of judgement.

If we would step up and lead by example, with our own children and families, we would BE the change the world sees.

So kind of IMPACT will you make tomorrow and in the days to come?

Be blessed and safe and know YOU MATTER to me and Him - '