October 27th, 2016
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Dear Friends,

I recently found the below inspiration on one of my Instagram accounts and it really jumped off the screen for me:

Just for today, keep it simple.

Don’t be so hard on yourself.

Look at your life for all you have gained rather than lost.

Look at your path for everything you have got through rather than everywhere you think you should be.

Celebrate rather than criticize.

Experience rather than expect.

See how that goes.

Just for today.

                ~ by S.C. Lourie

Keeping things simple is another way to show respect to your resilient body, mind and spirit.

There is beauty in doing one thing at a time; focusing and distilling your actions to their essence.

With this thought in mind, I am making a new effort to curb my desperate need to multi-task.  In attempting to do two things at the same time, I always remind myself that one of those things is going to get short shift whether I plan it that way or not.

I think women in general are natural born multi-taskers but really and truly there is a limit to how many things you can do at one time and — here’s the tricky part — remember later on what you did!

This above inspiration does an excellent job of nudging me to slow down and stay on track; assess whether something is important enough for my time and attention and then keep going to the next thing.

If you don’t happen to have an issue with multi-tasking but instead find yourself in a place where a life crisis is overwhelming you, this inspiration might also help you slow down your thoughts and feelings and know that just for today, through your brave and courageous actions, you are trying to make your life a little better.

Each moment is unique and by paying attention to what is happening and what is being said that particular moment can transition you to another place.

Life may not be exactly what you want it to be at this moment but the potential within yourself may be more than you realize.

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