Stop Thinking and Start Doing

We often sit around and think of all the things we would like to do.  We think of all of our dreams we have for ourselves.  We create lists upon lists – grocery lists, to-do lists and for some, we often even create bucket lists.  All of the time we spend thinking we tell ourselves it is for preparation.  Our thinking is preparing us for when we actually are ready to do it.  We think about all the things that need to be in place before.  I need this new job first.  I need this amount of money.  I need to have my finances in order.  I need to finish this project.

Although preparation is important, we need to start doing.  Action is the only true way you are going to accomplish the items on your list or be the person you were meant to be.  Tomorrow is going to come whether you want it to or not - but more importantly it is what you choose to do that counts.  So stop thinking and start doing.

Celebrate YOU!

I have been spending a lot of time reflecting and finally relaxing after a long school year.  What really intrigued me today was thinking about how we celebrate others so effortlessly but can so easily forget ourselves.  We can easily celebrate other people's successes and accomplishments.  We can easily celebrate other people's birthdays.  But for some reason when it comes to ourselves we struggle to celebrate ourselves.

We are often modest.  We will say things like, "Oh, It is no big deal" or "It is just another day."  If this becomes our norm, what are we constantly telling ourselves.

Today, you need to take some time to Celebrate YOU!  Go out and buy yourself that mini-cupcake and celebrate all the things you have accomplished in life.  Whether it is school, family, work- whatever it is.  I don't really care.  How about just even celebrating life!! You are alive!!