As we begin the holiday season this week with the celebration of Thanksgiving, I want to express my sincerest gratitude for you by sharing a few thoughts that I hope you will take with you as you kick off the holiday season and remember as you move towards the New Year! I guess you can call these the words that I live by; I am sure there are many more, but these are the ones that I keep near and dear to my heart.
Good is not good enough.
Fear is our greatest challenge.
We don’t really understand one another.
Extraordinary love changes everything.
You can have extraordinary love if you choose to have it.
Children have only one mother and one father.
Candles make everything better; so does chocolate.
A healthy body leads to a healthy mind.
What happens next is 100% up to you.
The fastest way to get what you want is to let go of what you don’t.
Happiness can come from really small things.
Giving feels better than anything else.
You need to love yourself before you can love anyone else.
Sex is absolutely necessary; and it rocks!
Dancing will change your mood instantly.
Children are miracles.
You don’t have to forgive, but you must accept.
Time only moves forward, so we must as well.
Transition is uncomfortable.
You are never alone.
Making friends midlife is hard, but we all want to make new friends.
We are not responsible for anyone’s happiness but our own.
We are solely responsible for our own happiness.
You don’t know what you don’t know so educate yourself.
It is impossible to be our own coach and mentor.
Who you spend your time with is critical and has a tremendous influence on your life.
Love yourself more than you love anyone else because when you do, you can give love more deeply and fully than you can even imagine.
Give of your time, energy, and resources to those who need it.
Never stop learning and growing.
Making friends can happen at any age.
Drink lots of water.
People are not usually what they seem.
There is always a reason why people do and say what they do; and it usually isn’t why you think.
Be curious, not confrontational.
Intentional and strategic communication works.
Honesty always prevails.
You don’t have to be angry to be powerful.
Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it is not there.
It is never too late.
How you do anything is how you do everything.
There is no such thing as perfection.
Vulnerability is sexy.
Softness is not weakness.
Find quiet so you can hear your own voice.
Speak your truth.
Things can always be worse, trust me.
You are magnificent.
You already have all the answers within you.
Your smile is the sexiest part of your body.
Be gentle; with yourself.
Giggle and find your inner silly.
Hugging feels so awesome and is free.
So are compliments.
I love you.
I truly love and believe in you!
Have a loving, joyous and fabulous holiday!