ABC’s Of Success

I think that I posted these before but these ABC’s of success are great reminders of how we think and believe! Enjoy and May God Bless you on your success!

  • Adore
  • Believe
  • Confess
  • Delight
  • Express
  • Focus
  • Give Thanks
  • Humor
  • Invite
  • Journal
  • Keep knocking
  • Love
  • Mean what you say
  • Never give up
  • Offer yourself and your talents
  • Praise
  • Quietly listen and wait
  • Repent
  • Seek a need and help others
  • Trust
  • Unite
  • Value Yourself
  • Worship
  • X-ray your motives , what you hear, what you say or do
  • Yearn to Learn and accept change
  • Zealously share

21 Ways to Enjoy Life

1. Embrace Time Abundance: give more time to what you need to get done.

2. Create the Opening: say no to say yes.

3. Relish the Space Between things: schedule a “DO NOTHING,” time.

4. Disengage from Clock Combat: be clock/watch/time free for a day.

5. Invite flow into your life: engage in activities that make you forget time.

6. Eat Mindfully: Nutrition and slow bites.

7. Use your tools: let the call go to voicemail, helps you regain your center.

8. Switch your cell phone: turn it off.

9. When a window closes, a door opens: Close things that distract you…only focus on one project at a time to be more effective and successful.

10. Captain your ship: decide to visit other areas in your life, new things bring simple pleasure.

11. Redefine the value of leisure: get rest will rejuvenate your efforts.

12. Rekindle childhood dreams: pursue something you’ve always wanted to do, see or experience.

13. Adhere to the rule of FULL: instead of ½ day take a full day to enjoy.

14. Take an adult size time out: Be gadget free and reconnect to people.

15. Change your routine: will raise your awareness and creates a new sense of place.

16. Thirty Minutes outdoors: Vit D even through the clouds, stress reliever.

17. Surround yourself with beauty: aromatherapy, soothing music, and candles, stimulate your senses.

18. Get Moving: Stairs not elevators, walk not ride, park further out, keep up your cardio and improve your circulation.

19. Take small steps: helps reduce procrastinations, reduces being overwhelmed, and increases accomplishments and increases confidence.

20. Don’t sweat the small stuff: Focus on what you can do and now what you can, focus on what you have and now what you don’t have etc…

21. Savor your day: You choose how to spend your day and time doing what you want to do, starting with your attitude.



Family Time

Family is so important!

What is FAMILY TIME anyway?

·Webster defines Family as:

Parents and their Children; The members of one Household; A group of person’s related by blood or marriage.

·God defines Family as:

Joshua 24: 15b “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.”

Matthew 21:15a “My house will be called a house of Prayer.”

Eph 5:22-23 “Wives submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, just as Christ is head of the church, his body, of which is the savior.”

Eph 5: 25 Husbands Love your wife just as Christ loved the Church and gave himself up for her.”

Eph. 6:2 “Honor thy Father and Mother which is the first commandment with a promise.”

There are so many more but these are a few of my favorite! =)

  • Make time for each person in the family, at least once a week, to talk with, laugh with, cry with or just relax with.
  • Have a date night/day~Have a family night/day~Have a “DO NOTHING” time. It makes such a difference in your relationship~
  • Also make time for yourself~once a week give yourself time to refresh and renew!  It could be anything from a bubble bath, read a book, get coffee with the girls, or go shopping without the kids. This will help you recharge and feel good about the daily tasks you do.

Being a Family requires a continuous connection in relationships. Taking the good with the bad and the heartaches with the hugs. Being a Household of Faith is being a Family!

Summer Cleaning Motivation

How to Get Motivated To Do Summer Cleaning



things you’ll need:

  • Music
  • Water
  • Cleaning supplies
  • 1

First start off by going to the store. Who doesn’t love a little shopping? Splurge on some new cleaning products you’ve never tried before. If you can afford it, buy some of the more expensive, really pretty ones that smell quite nice. Buy all the cleaning products you will need. You may want to buy some summer themed cleaning items with lots of floral scents! Buying new things usually helps you get motivated to do things. Also you may want to stock up on gloves, sponges, magic erasers, buckets, mops, brooms. Sometimes a nice, new mop can really excite you and get you in the cleaning mood.

  • 2

Next you will want to have some awesome music playing in the background while you clean. Nothing is worse than doing your summer cleaning to a silent house. Or a house with kids screaming. So turn on some tunes. Make a playlist of your favorite songs, or just turn on the radio. Make sure it is music that will get you PUMPED UP to clean, not make you fall asleep while you are cleaning under the beds!

  • 3

Next you will need a refreshing beverage while you clean. Water is a wonderful choice. I like to add the little Crystal Light lemonade packages to the water to make it a bit yummier, and it reminds me of summer too! Choose whatever beverage you want. But have it handy as you clean. Cleaning does have a tendency to make one thirsty!

  • 4

Next, clean, clean, clean! Sing while you clean! Dance a little while you clean! Do the funky chicken while you clean! Drink some of your beverage. Then clean some more! Don’t stop. Once you stop, you might not start again. Don’t let the summer heat get to you! Turn on a fan or the air conditioner!

  • 5

After you are all done, finish it all off by scenting your home with a new air freshener. You could use a spray kind, diffuser, or a nice plug in kind. Whatever you choose, it will really make you appreciate your hard cleaning efforts! You did a great job! You now deserve a nap!

Tips & Warnings

  • Make cleaning FUN.
  • Make a list of everything you want to accomplish then STICK TO IT
  • Sometimes the evil dirt fairies will try to convince you to let them stay and play a while. This is a trick and you must swat them out of your house with your broom immediately. Only clean fairies are allowed in your house.

Life’s Daily Commandments

Someone has written these beautiful words. One must read and try to understand the deep meanings in them.
They are like the Ten Commandments to follow in life all the time.

1] Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble; it is a “steering wheel” that directs us in the right path throughout life.
2] Do you know why a car’s WINDSHIELD is so large & the rear view mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, look ahead and move on.
3] Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.
4] All things in life are temporary.  If going well enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong don’t worry, they can’t last long either.
5] Old friends are like Gold! New friends are Diamonds! If you get a Diamond, don’t forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a base of Gold!
6]  Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, “Relax, sweetheart, it’s just a bend, not the end!”

7] When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn’t solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.
8] A blind person asked St. Anthony: “Can there be anything  worse than losing eye sight?” He replied: “Yes, losing your vision.”
9] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them; and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.
10] WORRYING does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLES; it takes away today’s PEACE.

~~~Author Unknown~~~

First Things First

When one starts to Creatively Clean, one must start with your self.  I like to call this, “Cleaning Your Life.”

Here are 7 steps to get started:

1) Clean out the anger, hatred, jealousy, and self-doubt.  If you need to go and apologize -do it. If you are waiting for an apology from some one else…let it go! Make room for POSITIVES.

2) Wash away delay and procrastination. These set you up for frustration and failure from the past. Get into the present and stop missing out on life.

3) Dust off your attitude. Put on a fresh coat of gratitude. Start giving instead of taking. Practice love, help, and concern as much as possible. Your perspective will change!

4) Throw out misunderstanding and lack of patience. Rid yourself of gossip and lies. Open up to new friendships~this takes work, time, energy, forgiveness, understanding, and respect. The results will be reciprocal.

5) Lighten up your thoughts with humor and fun. Remind yourself that you are in charge of your day. Decide to laugh, read, what to listen to, what to think about, what to do.  Choose to insert a little fun everyday.

6) Be open to new ideas and perspectives. Changes can be hard but allowing them helps you grow. By allowing the difference in your thoughts, you can create new ways of doing thins, new habits that help, easier skills to get things accomplished, and you will live happier.

7) Enjoy the person that you are!!!!  If you do not like things about yourself, find out why and start working on those.  Find out the things that you do like about yourself and look for ways to grow and share them with others.  When you enjoy who you are, others will too.

Start with creating the life that you truly want , not the one that you settle for or end up with.  Life is a choose that we make everyday, every moment.  We just have to start!