Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thought for the Day - Watch Your Step

Whether good or bad, the mark we leave today will be influential tomorrow. Watch your step.

~ Melinda J

You may share your thoughts on this quote by leaving a comment.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Have You Stop to Enjoy Life Today?

Life can be so busy for us, and stopping to enjoy it doesn't seem to be on our lists of things to do. We work hard day in and day out, but we must learn to enjoy the fruits of our labor. We must make time to reflect and look at nature all around us. It gives a great feeling of existence and purpose. It helps to put things into perspective and to enjoy our lives here on earth.

I wrote a few Haikus on flowers. Flowers have such beauty and essence. It makes me feel so good inside. I thought I would share some with you. Enjoy!

Red Rose - Haiku
The mark of a red rose
Given to say “I love you”.
A touching moment.

The Jasmine Flower - Haiku
The scent of Jasmine
Fills the air with elegance.
A delightful treat.

Daisies - Haiku
Beautiful daisies
Opens its eyes to the dawn
A breathtaking view

Friday, January 14, 2011

Why Don't I Have Enough Time?

Life can become so overwhelming; especially, when there are so many things to get done. Plus, the time to do those many tasks get lost in the shuffle. Many believe their busy schedule is the culprit for not having
enough time to get things completed, but in actuality it's their time management that needs to be addressed and mastered. Some of the things that keep most from managing time well are putting off tasks, trying to do too many things at once, and not being able to decipher between what needs to be done now versus what can be put off for a later time.

As a working mom, keeping up with deadlines can become burdensome if I do not organize my time. However, through the years I have come to realize that I needed to get rid of the clutter in my mind before I could manage my time effectively. One day, a light bulb went off in my head when the answer to what was hurting me stared me right in the face. It was something I discovered that I now call "time killers." It's amazing how getting rid of them have changed my life. I will talk about it another post.

Share your thoughts on the things that have held you back from getting things done in a timely manner.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's a New Year!

It's been awhile since I have posted anything on the blog. I've been busy, then sick, and now I am feeling better. So what's your plan for the new year? I don't have any resolutions, but I am looking forward to things picking up financially for me while I get out of debt. My goal is to publish a poetry book this year. Let's see where that takes me. I have two inspirational Haikus below that will inspire you to go after your dreams for 2011. Enjoy!

A New Beginning in a New Year - Haiku

Forgetting the Past
Taking all in the present
The future is bright

Written in the Pages of Time - Haiku
Driven by purpose
You can be what was written
Listen to His voice.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Happy New Years to you and your family!