Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and Great Giveaways!

Making A List, Checking it Twice!

You already know who has been 'naughty' or 'nice', but just like it is helpful to plan your meals in advance, so you can shop only for the ingredients you really need and not get side-tracked by tons of 'junk' food, so too should you plan your holiday shopping list.

Shopping with a list keeps you on track, keeps you within budget and allows those of us who wouldn't dream of setting foot in a mall anymore, to get things done, faster and with much less stress!

I know my friends and family likes and dislikes well enough that I can shop throughout the year when I catch something I know someone would love on sale. It's much easier and more often than not, much cheaper!

Don't forget those of service to you! Make sure your list includes those who provide you a service, like your doorman, mail carrier, superintendant (if you live in an apartment) or grounds-keeper for your home, your children's teachers, league coach, your hairdresser etc. If you are part of your office's 'secret santa' be sure that person is also included on your list when you head out.

I remind you again today, you are not 'superwoman', you are not expected to be 'martha stewart', it doesn't have to taste exactly like your mom's recipe, it's virtually impossible to keep everything dust free all the time. Cut yourself some slack, and keep organized, it will help you keep your holidays and your holiday budget on track!

Today I urge you to remember to keep your shopping list organized! (and don't forget to put it directly in your handbag NOW, don't wait, do it NOW, what use is it to make that list and then leave it on the counter?)

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I will keep my shopping list organized AND stay within budget by being prepared.'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Please look to the upper right hand side, where the follower pictures are. (Note the number of followers before you start this process)

1) press the follow button - the google pop up wizard will open, this is not an ad and your pop up blocker will not block it

2) tick the option that reads 'follow this blog publicly' once that button is selected, hit follow again - it should now read 'you are now following'

3) if the follower count went up you know you did it succesfully, if your profile has a picture, that picture will be the first one on the left side. If your profile doesn't have one, it should still be searchable on the members list. (Remember, following a blog, does NOT subscribe you to receive emails, you have to subscribe separately to do that, you will not receive emails for following)

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1 comment:

  1. Lists do help. I don't know how anyone does any holiday shopping without a list. Especially once you get into remarriages, the family gets so big and I never want to forget someone.