This is the time of year when my thoughts become more and more nostalgic. Holidays spent as a child and memories of moments spent with my husband and children flood my mind.  Sometimes I feel as if these thoughts are weighing me down. When I feel overwhelmed, I take a deep breath and watch a light Christmas movie or read a book by one of my favorite authors. If I’m feeling particularly industrious, I clean my house and/or crank up some Christmas music and dance around the kitchen.  The kitchen is the best place to dance, because I can slide around the floor. My husband likes to tool around in the garage or play a game of golf. If you have a hobby, or want to take one up, go ahead and pursue it. Don’t let nostalgic thoughts weigh you down, instead be grateful for those memories that you have.

Love looking at Christmas decorations.

Island Hopping

Today I woke to the wind howling at 25 mph. Winter is steadily approaching and my thoughts turn to the islands. One of the most beautiful, relaxing vacations I had the pleasure of experiencing was when my family and I visited the island of Bora Bora.

When I need a refreshing outlook, I search through old photos of our trip and/or check on Pinterest for images of this beautiful oasis. These reflections instantly calm and soothe my spirit and mind. 10922423_887170124636346_9100524977188710167_n

Stayin’ Positive

I decided to start a blog to emphasis the positive aspects of life. Staying positive is crucial to everyone’s happiness and well-being. It seems that everywhere we turn nowadays, there’s hurt, anger, fear, etc. These thoughts, emotions, words and actions, play on each one of us to differing degrees. Sometimes, it’s difficult to remain optimistic when faced with life challenges. I’ve always been an optimistic person, however, the past few years have strenuously tested this point of view. I’ve discovered that sometimes the smallest gesture, word, deed, etc. can elevate one’s mood. This is a feel good blog. Feel free to post positive comments. No negativity, please.

My happy challenge for today is this: Look into the mirror and find a positive word to describe yourself. Yes, you can do this. It can be something as simple as, I have a nice smile.