Happy New Year!

I know I’m a little late, but as my mother always says, “better late than never!”  I absolutely love the holidays, but I have to say it’s been a blessing just to be able to sit quietly  (without rushing) in the mornings with a cup of coffee by my favorite window in the living room and thank God for all our blessings in life.  I know we all get so caught up in the everyday hustle and bustle of life that we don’t take the time we need for ourselves which is so important.  I use to think it was selfish to take time for myself and it was always about my family and others to the point I was really no good to myself so how in the world could I be what I needed to be for my family and others?  God has helped me to put things in perspective and oh my, what a beautiful thing!  I can’t do it all and have learned not to overload my plate and it’s ok to say no.  I have blogged about this in an earlier blog but it sometimes takes a while for me to really get it!  I love quotes and love sharing them with you, so my quote for today is…

~ Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life.  Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.   ~ it’s a lovely life~

Take time for yourself, love yourself and you will be amazed at the results! We can never love others if we don’t truly love who we are.

Tip for the day:  Start each day with gratitude!