Laughter really can be the best medicine
That there is nothing wrong with going to a movie by yourself, in fact its actually quite relaxing!
Time to start checking things off of my bucket list..not adding to it! There are no more vacancies, its time to spring into action! Can anyone relate to this?
That the simplest things like watching a movie with your entire family and getting to watch their expressions during the movie is like a priceless gift.
That walking into a super organized closet is akin to winning the lottery...love that feeling when everything has its own little place!
That life without great food is like the most outrageous closet without an amazing wardrobe, a killer handbag collection, drool worthy battalions of shoes and a jewelry drawer to rival Van Cleefs!! Life is short, enjoy good food! There...that's my quote!
That reading a great book is still one of the all time best bargains out there...whats better than getting lost in a truly great book! (except reading a book and a cup of Peets)!
That with all my complaining and nagging, of course I know I am extremely blessed to have my health, and have been able to build my dream house. Its been so much fun sharing it with thousands of people! Its been a long sometimes very frustrating road but believe me, I reflect often on how lucky I am to have even walked this road.
Sometimes, saying no to kids is the best gift you can give them at that particular moment. Your heart wants to say yes but your mind tells you to say no and to trust your instincts. Always listen to them, chances are you are onto something.
That there is no such thing as too many pictures or home movies. You never get today back, so capture it on film and cherish it forever.
That no day is complete without a beloved cup of coffee...my medicine!
That texting should not be used for important messages like wishing someone a happy birthday or thanking them for a gift of kindness, making a major announcement, wishing them a happy holiday, or inviting them for a visit......some things absolutely must be said with the inflections and warmth of a human voice. Do you agree?
But sometimes, you gotta admit, they are funny (especially when iPhone translates for you)!
I have realized that with all the wonderful things I get to do, all the amazing places I get to go, at the end of the day, I am honestly truly my happiest when I am home with my family (all of us) Knowing my kids are home for the night.....priceless!
And my final reflection is reflecting on how incredibly fortunate I have been to have thought to start up a blog almost a year ago, and to have stuck with it, even at times when I was worried "the well would run dry" and I would run out of things to say.....your motivation, support, beyond kind words and constant source of inspiration have given me a voice to feel free to express and has given me the motivation to continue doing what I do here. And incidentally blogging has become a big part of my life and part of who I am today. Never did I think it would take hold of me like this but it has opened the doors to many exciting future opportunities, treasured friendships and wonderful connections that I didn't see coming. So.....thank you for the gift of helping me to find my voice. (And I didn't even begin to tell you how much I have learned here)
Any of these reflections resonate with you? What do you reflect on when you think of this year that is coming to a close? I cannot thank you enough for your friendship and support and would love to hear some of your own reflections.Thanks to each and every one of you for your support, guiding light and friendship.
Wishing everyone a happy, merry and safe New Years Eve! Cheers to a spectacular 2012!