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Luxurious thought of the day…

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“Autograph your Career and your Life with Excellence.”       ~ Dr. Denis Waitley

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Precious Moments…

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P5120398I have been blessed.  I know that.  Aside from a wonderful childhood and youth of my own, I have three remarkable children.   I mean REMARKABLE.   They are each different, but all SO  fun, engaging, smart, independant and talented.

A friend recently came across a small photo album that my daughter had made after a fun weekend.  How wonderful that she saved it!  My daughter had carefully captioned and embellished each page … simple yet so meaningful.  And to this day,   my daughter will still always put together little things to ‘make the moment special’…. whether its a photo album, place card, notes around the house, treasure hunts, birthday crowns, surprises,  etc.!    When I think about it,  each Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day,  Halloween & Christmas and even ‘made-up’ holidays such as half birthdays,  she has done something to make the day memorable!   It doesn’t take much (though my daughter never ceases to amaze me!)  and even a very small gestures can mean the world to someone. I am one of the luckiest mom’s in the world.

We have so many fun memories … of fireside ‘shows’, strawberry picking, playing in the mud, getting out the hat box, etc. etc….

At the end of the day,   all we have are our memories.     And those memories are grounded in quality time,  laughter,  thoughtful gestures and love.     These are the precious moments that become our claim to immortality, the traditions and thoughtfulness that define who we are and the legacies that we pass on.  Enjoy each day and do a little something to make someone else’s day today.   That is a luxury for you as well as for someone else ~ costing nothing and priceless in value.   Luxuriously simple …   Life-changingly special.

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The Luxury of Love.

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Mother Teresa once said, “If you want peace in the world, go home and love your children”.    As I get older, her words ring truer and truer.  Love is patient, kind and necessary.   If we all were more loving,  there would be greater peace in this world.  And our children are our claim to eternity … our most valuable gift and our greatest luxury.   Their is no greater love than a love for a child.

Valentines Day is my favorite holiday.  I guess it’s the romantic in me …  I so love romance and loving surprises.   Yesterday I received from my daughter the most gorgeous Valentines Day gift…. It was a mousepad, with photos of the two of us as well photos of our small family of four, and written below was “Happy Valentines Day to the best Mom in the world!”.  How special.   This morning when I woke up on my phone was a text from my son which read,  “Happy Valentines Day, Mom.  I love you”.    Ask me –  do I feel lucky?    Wow.   Yes.

Love comes in so many forms.   So often, we don’t take the time to tell those we love how much we love them.  So this Valentines Day ~ start your own tradition.   Be it with a gift, song, call, or text ~  love each one of your children today.   And put all of that love right at the front of your chest where you can show it to the world.    They say you ‘get what you give’ and that which is inside us, is reflected back to us.   So, this Valentine’s Day,  why not make it the most pure and genuine of loves.   Approach everyone you meet with a loving heart.  The minute you let love into your heart, then you can start, to make the world better….

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Luxurious thought of the day…

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“Life is just a mirror,  and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.”     ~ unknown

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I believe.

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The Olympics.  The best of the best.  Achieving Dreams.  Believing.   The power of now.

On the morning of the Opening Ceremonies,  I wake up with such a feeling of quiet excitement.  A beginning.  Dreams coming true.  Achieving the impossible.  Breaking records.  Personal Bests.   Becoming a Legacy.

There is no question that the Olympics represent excellence.  I love everything about the Olympics.  The goals, the hard work, the dreams, the global unity, the competition and the pride.   Here we go.   Embrace the Olympics for it’s search for excellence.  And then … in your own quiet way…  carry your own torch.   Here’s to the Olympics.  Here’s to breaking records.  Here’s to surpassing expectations.  Here’s to personal bests and here’s to achieving the unachievable.

I believe … do you?

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