Blessings… {Food for Thought}

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“For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”

~Irish Blessings

We all have a lot to be thankful for…

Have you done a personal inventory lately?

Making Good Choices {Food for Thought}

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Every day we wake up and have to make choices.

Some choices are easy while some require thought and planning.

Regardless of the type of choice that you need to make, you always have the opportunity to make good choices.

Good choices improve you.

Good choices improve the important people in your life.

Good choices benefit the community.

It is not always easy. Life has a lot of distractors..people…things…nonsense.

However, at end of the day, we are ultimately accountable for our choices that either keep us on the right path or veer us off in the wrong direction.

Life is not perfect. People make mistakes. Learn from them and leave them behind you.

Go forward in life making quality decisions, leading a quality lifestyle and leaving a mark of quality as your legacy.

Make it a habit!

Coffee Beans

Food for Thought: Coffee Time!

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“A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent.” ~Unknown

Some of my favorite conversations are sitting around the kitchen table drinking coffee with my husband, family or friends.   I just love the camaraderie and the stories (the sillier the better). 

It’s great to take time to unwind and just “be myself” around people who mean the world to me.  

“Some people make you laugh a little louder, your smile a little brighter, and your life a little better.” ~ Unknown.

My opinion -> Coffee breaks with loved ones ….priceless…

How about you?

P.S. Check Out My Recipe for Sexy Spiced Coffee

{Food for Thought} Dream…Plan…Achieve…

”Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.” ~Oprah

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As a working mother of two boys, there are days where I am “time challenged”.

It can sometimes feel like a lot…

Like most moms, I keep a “to do” list. I review my list everyday to make sure that I am targeting all of my priority items (personal, family and career).

Keeping a “to do” list and sticking to it has taken a big weight off of my shoulders.

Putting things on a “to do” list helps you separate the “have to do’s” from “like to do’s”. It also brings attention to the nonsense things on your list that do not line up with your goals (and need to come off the “to do” list).

By keeping a “to do” list, I realized that there are days when only my “have to do’s” get done and some days when I have to say “no” to people. This is okay. There is always tomorrow.

How do you manage through days that are “time challenged”?

…Denise