One Small Step

Searching for a way to make changes in your life?

Take one small step and then wait

As small changes take affect they become habits!

This is the time of year I like to slow down, reflect upon the days gone by, and express my heartfelt thanks to family, friends and acquaintances who have enriched my life over the past 12 months. This is the time of year to rejoice in the blessings bestowed upon me.

May you rejoice in this moment of wonder and experience the abundance of health and happiness one-small-step-at-a-time! Happy Holidays!

The Difference Between Neatness and Organized

My final thoughts as I reflect on the year gone by: The difference between being neat and being organized. A stack of papers piled on the kitchen counter can be neat, but if I forgot to pay last month’s electric bill or missed an appointment, then I am not organized. My desktop may have very little on the exposed surface and appear neat. But if I have to search for the stapler, a paper clip or pad of paper for a note, then neatness is useless and leaves me frustrated. 

Neat originally meant bright and shiny; thus the phrase neat as a pin.  Neatness is when my surroundings appear to be tidy, shipshape or spick-and-span, but that doesn’t equate to being organized. Many people have neat clutter and even some of them have their clutter stowed away behind closed doors. Out-of-sight and appearing neat does not necessarily mean organized. My clients call for help because they have lost a valuable item and spent too much time searching through their neat piles, which will no longer be neat when they finish!

Organized is being able to find what you want when you want it. With a New Year right around the corner, resolve to get organized, not just neat. You will embrace a stress-free, more productive life when you simplify your life and organize your environment.

Reflect and Project

The year 2020 has been different, for sure, and mentally challenging to say the least. We have learned that there are some things in our life that are totally unimportant, and we have learned what truly matters for our health and happiness. During the next few weeks, take a moment to reflect what the past 12 months have meant to you, and project how your life will change because of the challenges you have faced.

Thoughts for a New Year

Take time to work — it is the price of success.
Take time to think — it is the source of power.
Take time to play — it is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to read — it is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to be friendly — it is the road to happiness.
Take time to dream — it is hitching your wagon to a star.
Take time to love and be loved — it is the example of God.
Take time to look around — the day is too short to be selfish.
Take time to laugh — it is the music of the soul.
~An Old Irish Prayer

May peace, joy and happiness be with you during this blessed holiday season and into the new year.