Monday, January 6, 2014

Weekly Moment of Gratitude: First #MotivationMonday of 2014 Edition! + Winner Announcement!

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Butterflies it is the first Monday of the New Year!

What I am Grateful For:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 2014! - It's a new year and this is the first Monday of 2014! Let's set the tone for how we greet the rest of the year by greeting today with enthusiasm and gratitude. Each new year I get to ring in I now realize is such a huge blessing. It's kind of cool that we are actually 6 days into this new year already and this is the first Monday we have to confront. Even with it starting with a snowstorm, I see this year as a blank canvas just waiting for me to fill it. I'm actually late starting on my Vision Board this year, so if anyone has theirs up I'd love to see it! (Especially if it includes butterflies!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - RAOK! - I took some much-needed, long-overdue and well-deserved time off during the holidays and was on the receiving end of two random acts of kindness during my travels that really touched me. They were just simple kind gestures, but since sadly kindness is sometimes hard to find, gestures like these take me by surprise. I am way more comfortable being on the giving end of an act of kindness. Something I want to work on for 2014. I may not be able to repay them directly, but I can always pay it forward and that's exactly what I intend to do. Start this new week with the goal of doing one surprise thing for a perfect stranger. You don't have to report them here if you don't want to, but keep track of it in your 2014 journal. When you end this year and go back to read all of your posts, it will give you a super warm feeling inside! And keep track of all the RAOK's you are on the receiving end of too! (You don't have to search so hard to find them, it can be simple things like someone holding a door for you when your arms where full, you adding to the take a penny/give a penny jar in the supermarket etc)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Wins! - With 2013 being such a busy year I didn't enter many contests. It's one of my favorite hobbies that sadly went neglected last year, but I did get some win notifications and prizes from seeds of entering that I had sown last year and few small instant wins to start my 2014, nothing life changing, just small simple stuff but it gave me a happy and lucky feeling which is always a fun way to start a New Year!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Changes! - Plotting my year of 'change' one step at a time, first up hair! Time for a chop! chop! and I may go bold and do a color change too! What about you butterfly? What is your first change going to be this year?

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 New Year, New Jacket!

Congrats to Elsie Rivera, Entrant #1937 in our Holidays Wilson's Leather $100 Gift Card Giveaway! Didn't win? No worries, we will have Wilson's back soon so stay tuned! Join me in congratulating Elsie by posting a comment on this thread!

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What are you GRATEFUL for today Butterfly?

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  1. I'm so grateful for my family and friends,having a family member so very sick most of 2013 and now so healthy and well is god sent!! Congrats to Elsie Rivera I hope you enjoy your wilsons card, Wilson has such wonderful leather coats (I've bought several through the years.)

    1. @Big Happy Buddha - I am sorry to hear you had someone near and dear to you sick last year, glad to hear that they are doing well now! I agree, Wilson's Leather offers exceptional coats that really wear well!

      Hope this New Year brings you much, much more to be grateful for!

      ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

  2. Happy New Year!! I am new to your blog ;-)
    Hoping to take lots of small steps that will equal big changes by the end of the year. They include giving up wheat/gluten, exercising at least 3-4 times/week and just always trying to be a better person than the day before.Pop over to my blog and you will see what else is on the list ;-)

  3. @Vanessa - Happy New Year! Welcome!

    All small steps will lead to substantial change! I read your entire list at your blog, you have a great list! I look forward to reading about your progress! We do a gratitude day weekly here for everyone to share (I actually keep a daily one, but post weekly to make it easier for everyone else to play along!)

    Do you also design jewelry?

    ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ