Motivational Monday … Expectations

“So often in life things that you regard as an impediment
turn out to be great good fortune”… Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Here’s an interesting article from the NYTimes about habits & expectations during this pandemic time.

You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!

Motivational Monday … Just for Today

Just for today, I will let go of anger.
Just for today, I will let go of worry.
Today, I will count my many blessings.
Today, I will do my work honestly.
Today, I will be kind to every living creature. … Mikao Usui

… and …

The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.” —James E. Faust

(thanks to Maria Shriver for these quotes. If you don’t subscribe to her Sunday Paper, you should! … and to Sharon for sharing her website with me.)

Happy Thanksgiving!

You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!

Motivational Monday…Hope & Perseverance

Let perseverance be your engine, and hope your fuel…H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all…Dale Carnegie

Perseverance got us here….Hope is on the horizon!

Listen to this beautiful song by Idina Menzel…as we approach the holiday season.

You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!

Foodie Friday … from the NY Times

I was going to give you a couple of recipes from the great NY Times Cooking section, but…copyright infringements! So, instead I’ll post some pics of these yummy recipes I’ve tried and give you a link to the recipe so you can try it yourself … and hopefully you’ll sign up to get their emails too. I’ve also included my notes/tweaks at the bottom.

Korean Style Meatballs

So easy…so few ingredients
I made small meatballs and they freeze very nicely.

my notes … use 1/2 the salt

Roasted cauliflower with pancetta, olives and parmesan

I used orange cauliflower.
OMG…it was so good (just a bit too oily)

my notes … I used pitted kalamata olives, deleted cumin & red pepper flakes and I will use WAY less EVOO and salt next time
(parmesan and olives are salty enough).

Bon Appetit!

You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!

Motivational Monday … your heart

If there’s any upside to this crazy pandemic year since the shit-hit-the-fan in March, it’s that Covid has given to me the gift of getting back to daily meditation. I did it pretty religiously when I was going through the divorce and the death of my mom, all in the same year, but eventually just stopped or did it sporadically. I recently signed up for the Calm app and I am loving it! They say it takes 21 days to create a habit and I’m on day 33…woohooo, I’m hooked! I’d highly recommend the app! Have a FABULOUS week! (VOTE!…two weeks to go.)

You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!

Monday Moment

THINGS WILL “FALL” INTO PLACE!

….just a reminder that Fall is the most beautiful of seasons and
that when you choose hope, anything is possible.

Did you know that October 5th is National #DoSomethingNiceDay?

You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!

Wellness Wednesday

“if you stress too much before something happens, you basically put yourself through it twice.” … unknown (I needed to hear this!)

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” … Ralph Waldo Emerson (smart man!)

You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!

Motivational Monday … Time

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time.
Until you value your time, you will not do anything productive with it.

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”… Steve Jobs

You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!