For many it consists of sending holiday cards and gifts, weaving through crowded parking lots hoping and praying that a parking space opens up near the store or mall entrance. Some are getting all the food and ingredients for holiday festivities and family gatherings. Some of us are traveling to see family and/or friends for the holiday(s). Some are staying home and having a quiet celebration. We are all busy one way or another.
Over the past year we have all had challenges in some area of our life, i.e. health, financial, work, etc.
As we move through this “uniqueness” and range of emotions we focus on moving forward and setting goals for the rest of the year and the New Year. It is important for us not to get so caught up in the problem that we are unable to see the forest for the trees. The more we focus on the not so wonderful situations the more prevalent and intense they become.
Thus, the reason for this article. No matter what comes down the pike it is how we decide to handle said situation. We can either react or act. The choice we make is important. By reacting we are allowing the situation to control us; by acting we are taking control of the situation. This is not to say we aren’t experiencing a slight panic or full range of emotions, it means we are deciding not to allow our emotional state to dictate the goings on.
So, on your Holiday To Do List take a bit of time for yourself and think of the goals you want to set, breathe, relax a bit, get focused and move forward with a song on your lips and in your heart.
Celebrate the beauty of life that is within you and let that glorious light of yours shine to the world and behold the miracle of you.
Walking into the kitchen of our mind can be quite a daring experience. We may stand at the pantry staring blankly at the ingredients before us and wonder, what am I going to use to create a special treat filled with the sweet taste of success. How many times have we done this at our desk? Sat there and wondered what our next move will be. It was when we were daring and followed a different path, spiced it up with something new, that we succeeded in our endeavor.
When baking we have a basic recipe. The basic recipe for us is that we can think. Thinking of new ways, recipes, for our success and prosperity to be brought into fruition we dared to test the waters and moved forward with our ideas.
Creating the cake, the icing and the filling, you break a few eggs, add milk, flour and sugar and the rest of your special ingredients which in the end makes an absolutely delicious creation! The cake is the outward appearance, the icing is your success and the filling your feeling of joy and well-being over what you have accomplished. Get that glass of ice-cold milk, sit down and enjoy your sweet end product.
When creating a cake, cupcake, or cookie we can deviate from the basic recipe, add our special and unique touch. For instance, when I make a white cake I add more vanilla extract; if I want to make a lemon cake I add lemon extract, lemon zest and vanilla extract; creativity in the kitchen is a must. Creativity and imagination in living a life of success and prosperity is part of the basic recipe, add those different ingredients, our special talents and abilities, we make it our own. Each of us are only limited by our imagination and daring to be different. We can create a unique sweet sensation that not only has never been done before but also be a success. What is this sweet product? It is our success and prosperity created in our own mental kitchen and baked in the oven of belief, knowing and acceptance that it is already successfully completed and in our life now.
As stated before, life like baking can be tweaked. If a recipe doesn’t come out the way we imagined, we learn from what we did and go back to tweak the recipe by adding or deleting an ingredient. If our endeavor is not going as planned we need to be flexible enough to tweak it and if necessary toss it out, should have seen what I tossed while creating my recipes, and start all over again with the knowledge we have gained and our willingness to move forward and not be hindered by our mistakes, others remarks or negativity toward our goal(s).
We are the deciding factor in our life. Who and what we allow to influence us, be it in a positive or negative way, as we go forward will either sweeten or sour the end product.
Your success is just that, YOUR SUCCESS attained by YOUR DETERMINATION, YOUR ENTHUSIASM, and YOUR DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE AND PLAN OF ACTION.
CREATE AND BAKE A NEW NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE SUCCESS FILLED LIFE. THE INGREDIENTS ARE THERE FOR YOU! PUT ON THAT APRON AND BEGIN SIFTING THE FLOUR WITH A SONG IN YOUR HEART AND ON YOUR LIPS. LET YOUR IMAGINATION, YOUR DREAM, YOUR DESIRE BE YOUR CREATIVE MUSES.
In the movie, Jumping Jack Flash, Whoopi Goldberg has to find a code key in order to help a British agent, Jonathan Pryce.
The key the song is written in, Jumping Jack Flash-song by The Rolling Stones, is the code key…right in front of her and in an inspirational flash she realizes it. So it is with us, the key is us and within us. Open the door and set yourself free to a life of abundance, success, health, wealth and prosperity. Enjoy the discoveries.
Well, here we are on Monday beginning the work week, perhaps with a sigh or with a song. No matter what or how we feel it is all in the approach to the day that sets the tone for the week.
Take charge of your thoughts, focus your attention on your goals and where you see the week, presentations and meetings going. Set the tone by setting the tone in your mind and actions. The day and week are going to be what you make it, so why not make it wonderfully successful. Oh yeah, don’t forget that random act of kindness.
Have a great day and week,
P.S Look for my 2 part article titled, Powerful Thoughts, Powerful Words, on Tuesday and Wednesday.