This morning I was thinking about what motivates me. I'm sure we all have a few things. Mine are simple...and have certainly changed over the years. My motivation these days is putting a smile on someone else's face, providing a warm and comfy home for my hubby, my French Bulldog Gizmo and family & friends that visit. Being the best person I can be today, fulfilling my goals, responsibilities and even dreams are HUGE motivators! Knowing today that it's up to me today to create the life I want today is all the motivation I need (on most days)!
I truly believe that each day is a beautiful opportunity to LIVE life to it's fullest! Whether your budget is large or small, there are so many wonderful things we can do to make our time on this planet count. I often find myself writing a card or letter to someone I'm missing or someone I know could use a little lovin;) Hand written cards in todays world of technology goes a LONG WAY! I know I love getting notes in the mail. It makes you feel good sending them;) Making a few phone calls each day to people near and far soothes my soul and also lets people know they matter! Have you figured out by now that I also LOVE exclamation points?
I try making at least one plan a week, whether it's a lunch, dinner or a movie with friends, or inviting someone for dinner. Staying connected is a vital part in my daily living. Humans were NOT meant to be alone! Make the time - even if you can only fit this in once a month. YOU deserve it!
The desire for organization in my life drives me & sometimes wakes me up with a list of "To Do's" in my head. Keeping my house clean, cozy & comfortable is something I take seriously! It's just a part of who I am. I remember as a kid....my mom's house was everyone's favorite! The local hang-out if you will, for the same reason...it was cozy! My mom was an inspiration to me of how to raise 6 girls on a budget, loving us all equally (some of my sisters might argue about this one) and keeping us as happy as possible. I miss her dearly!
Money is another good one....and unfortunately a necessary evil. I try to keep this in perspective today to my actual needs though - not necessarily on my wants. When I was in the corporate world, it seemed my mind was on a one way street, always looking for the next THING to buy to make me happy. I'm not saying I don't treat myself to nice things....I'm just saying I really try & analyze before buying. Do I really NEED this? Do I really LOVE this? or is it just a want to have? This ties in a great deal to the organization I want in my life today. The more SH@@ I have - the more crowded and unmanageable my life becomes!
I've spent a great deal this year PURGING......Drawers, cabinets, etc. I can tell you this.....it feels good! All the things I've described above are now matching my life goals and business design.
I am in love with helping others get organized, purging what they don't need and creating an environment they love to live in! Providing recipes, healthy and affordable meals & style advise is a bonus. I really love what I do and hope sometime soon I can help you do the same.
I hope you read and share this with your friends and start thinking about what motivates you. What are some things you'd like to change and what help do you need to achieve your goals? My contact page or e-mail is waiting! I'd really love to hear from you.
God Bless and may you make this week a REALLY GOOD ONE!!