Hey beautiful souls,
Happy Weekend and Happy December! As we settle into the last month of 2014, my hope for you and I is that we live it to its fullest. With Christmas and the holiday season taking place, it is easy to “stop living” and just coast in December but it takes discipline and commitment to live each day with intention, purpose…and gratitude.
Q: Are you existing out of obligation or are you living out of privilege?
These last two weeks have been amazingly beautiful and bit of a roller coaster ride. We experienced the blessings of love while spending Thanksgiving with our family in Cape Cod and celebrated with joy as one of our little nieces was given the green light to go home this past Wednesday (the twin girls were born in November, 8 weeks early). We were also reminded of the fragility of life. One minute it is here and the next moment it is gone. We can be healthy one day and yet in an instant something can happen that can change it. One of my sisters went to do a routine exercise last week and in the next moment the apparatus fell and hit her head. After several trips to the hospital, they determined that she has a concussion. We are praying and believing that she will have a speedy recovery and be even better than 100% soon. Please keep her in your prayers.
“Greet every morning with open arms and say thanks every night with a full heart. Each day is a precious gift to be savoured and used, not left unopened and hoarded for a future that may never come.”-Regina Brett
Friends, life is precious. Let us not let moments of good health, spending time with our loved ones, etc. become ordinary or things we believe are “owed” to us. Instead, my challenge to all of us (myself included) is that we open our hearts and eyes to the miracles in our midst. When we do so, thanksgiving no longer is a one day celebration but an everyday lifestyle.
“…and when each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.”-Paulo Coelho
Video of the Week
I was first introduced to this group a couple of weeks ago (Thank you Brianne Collins of Sportsnet!). These ladies are so talented and upon listening to their tracks, I came across one that was just so fitting given my most recent vacation! Enjoy:)