One Day… and Counting

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Got Your Brights On??

At this moment in time, this is the view from where I am sitting…


My hubby and I are currently headed to the Eastern Slope of Colorado for some much needed rest and relaxation… As well as some time together.

I am not entirely sure how much rest and relaxation we are going to get because the truth of the matter is, the weekend is jam-packed with stuff to do. Ice fishing,  watching two of my most favorite little girls in the world, 5k race… Busy time….

Anyways… back to the picture. My husband asked the random question “Got your brights on?” to another driver on the road. There was a hint of sarcasm in his voice because it was obvious that he did because the lights were blinding him. Despite his frustration, the question made me pause and ask myself “Got your brights on?” Hmmmm…. Do I?
Do I project a positive attitude towards others despite my own frustrations with the world?
Do I look for the good in people despite their “rough” exterior?
Do I help others grow in some way? Physically, spiritually, emotionally??
Do I pause in my day to reflect on the good that is all around me?
Do I tell people how grateful I am for them?
Do I say I am sorry?
Do I reach out and give a helping hand?
Something to think about for sure as I continue this journey through life.

One day and counting… The bright lights coming at me!

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The Goal to Live Simply…. and a brand new year!

I have often wondered if I should change the name of this blog to “The Goal to Simply”….it seems to fit the primary focus of my life. However, as I thought about, I decided that my life and all the goals that go with it are something that occur over time….measured by seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months….and yes, even years.
Time is a funny thing. I remember, when I was a much younger version of me, how time seemed to drag on forever! I could wait to turn 12, then 16, 18, 21….what was I thinking? Adulthood – it is TOTALLY a trap from which there is no escape!
I have been 48 for about two weeks now and my perspective on time is dramatically different than it used to be. In fact, my sister and I had a conversation earlier today that centered on how fast time seems to move with each passing year. Why is that?? I am almost positive that I am not the only one who is wondering what happened to 2014….
2015 has come too quickly….a lot is going to change in my little corner of the world. The daughter will be leaving home, the son is contemplating a family of his own and the hubby and I are going to embark on some major overhauling of the little place we like to call home. I am am excited for parts of the new year and for others well, not so much. I guess the trick is to make to most of each day and the time you have…. A reminder I have written on my bathroom mirror….(sorry about the arm)


So there it is…. My goal to live simply starts each and every day….and hopefully before I go to sleep each night I can say “I found happiness today!”

One Day and Counting…..those passing  moments that one can never get back!
2015 is gonna be awesome!!


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