we go to it with reluctance,
yet we quit it with regret;
we make up our minds every night to leave it early,
but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late!
Charles Caleb Colton
Yesterday, on the 1st of December, I made a conscious decision. (Doesn’t really happen that often – I usually go with the flow LOL) I decided that December 2011 is not going to be spent stressing. Worrying about shopping for Christmas presents or turkeys or snow shovels hehe. Or worrying about the state of the nation / economy / world / bank balance.
Although I LOVE Christmas, I do tend to get caught up in the stress of the season, but this year will be different. This year, I will not stress, I will NURTURE. I will not worry, I wil LOVE. I will not panic (!) I will B R E A T H E …
I have stopped listening to the news, most of it is negative, and if there is something really important I need to know, I’m sure I’ll find out. I will spend my time in joyful activities, like walking in the forest which today will be all sparkly with the heavy frost :-), watching Christmas movies, wrapping presents, laughing with family, switching off the telly & listening to my favourite music, or maybe even Christmas fm!
I will have lots of hugs with anyone who stands still long enough (so be warned LOL). I LOVE HUGS!!
I will be as kind to myself as I am towards everyone else. That means, for me, having a good breakfast, getting a good nights sleep, and not judging myself too harshly because the house isn’t spotless or my hair is a mess. I will have little moments of pampering during the day – using a nice handcream, putting my feet up for 5 minutes, or maybe, just maybe a few squares of Green & Blacks peppermint chocolate YUM!
I will eat nourishing wholesome food, we all need extra defences during the winter, and I will drink plenty of water. Central heating can play havoc with our skin, and this will help to keep hydrated & moisturised.
I will wear makeup every day! I have only just realised that a little bit of makeup can make me feel empowered, ready to face the day. One of my favourite sayings is face on, chest out, & chin up 🙂
So, this is MY Advent calendar. I plan to open each new day with the anticipation that I see when Adam opens each parcel in his Advent calendar – “I wonder what I’ll get today?!” This morning he opened a lovely Christmas angel – how wonderful!! Angels & chocolates all rolled into one!
Here’s wishing you a wonderful December – what gift will you open today?
Your thoughts drive your life, so steer them carefully
Well that’s what it feels like, the beginning of a story, hopefully a ‘fairytale’ with a happy ending! My website is up & running, I’m on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Meetup. I have created a Facebook ad, widgets for my web page, business cards, leaflets, and an on-line newsletter, all of which took me WAAAY outside my comfort zone! So now what?! Seriously, I’m not really sure where to go from here! I have had some calls following the facebook ad, which is wonderful, and some contacts on Meetup for starting the Portlaoise Psychic Development group.
I have a rough plan for where I want to take my business over the next 12 months, including training (I’ve booked for one of Heidi Sawyers retreats!!!!) And I have no doubt that the tools I have recieved & will receive in the future from Heidi will see my business flourish. Hmmmm, I guess some quiet reflection time might be in order, (chance’d be a fine thing!) All of the work of the past two months or so has been quite technical, I feel like I need to get back in the ‘zone’, to find some inspiration and work on some manifestation too 🙂
I think I will use the mid-term break to write up my to-do-list (those of you who know me will know how much I love my lists!) and decide what my next step on the road to success will be.
And they all lived happily ever after…
May the angels keep you till morning.
May they guide you through the night.
May they comfort all your sorrows.
May they help you win the fight.
May they keep watch on your soul.
May they show you better ways.
May they guard you while you’re sleeping.
May they see you through your days.
May they show you new hopes.
May they still your every doubt.
May they calm your every fear.
May they hear you when you shout.
May the angels keep you till morning.
More than this I cannot pray.
And if the angels ever fail you.
Then may God be there that day.