“𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒐𝒍𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒏𝒐 𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒓 𝒄𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒔 𝒊𝒕 𝒐𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔, 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒐𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒅𝒆𝒔𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕, 𝒐𝒇 𝒈𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒔, 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏 𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉, 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒑𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒉 𝒊𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒂 𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒔𝒆… 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒎𝒂𝒍 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒅𝒐𝒎 𝒂𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒖𝒔, 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒉𝒊𝒃𝒆𝒓𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒔𝒐 𝒏𝒆𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒓𝒚 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒕𝒊𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒍𝒊𝒎𝒃𝒔, 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒃𝒖𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒔.
𝑶𝒖𝒓 𝒎𝒐𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒏 𝒄𝒖𝒍𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒗𝒐𝒊𝒅𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒂𝒕 𝒂 𝒎𝒂𝒙 𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆; 𝒂𝒍𝒄𝒐𝒉𝒐𝒍, 𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒔, 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒖𝒎𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒎.
…𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒂𝒍 𝒕𝒖𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒐 𝒊𝒏𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅𝒔 𝒂𝒔 𝒏𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒚 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒔 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒐 𝒃𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒇𝒕 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒔 𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒅, 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒖𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒃𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒊𝒈 𝒇𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒔, 𝒊𝒕 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒆 𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒔𝒐𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈. 𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒖𝒂𝒍 𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒔 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅, 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒖𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒆𝒕 𝒔𝒐𝒇𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒐𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅𝒔 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇, 𝒕𝒐𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒖𝒂𝒍 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒇𝒍𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒆𝒎𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒂𝒓𝒌𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒂𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒆𝒎𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅𝒃𝒚𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓.
“𝑾𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒖𝒛𝒛, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒖𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒆𝒄𝒕 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒅𝒓𝒂𝒘 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒂 𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒃 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆, 𝒃𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒆 & 𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒉”.
.. 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏, 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒂𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒏𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒏 𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒂 𝒔𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒅𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒉, 𝒘𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒘𝒆𝒅 𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒈𝒚 𝒐𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒏𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕
𝑳𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒈𝒊𝒇𝒕 𝒂 𝑯𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒚 𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒍𝒍…”
𝑩𝒚 𝑽𝒆𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝑾𝒚𝒂𝒕𝒕
𝑨𝒓𝒕 𝒃𝒚 𝑱𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒄𝒂 𝑩𝒐𝒆𝒉𝒎𝒂𝒏 (𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 “𝑳𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑳𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆 𝑺𝒕𝒂𝒓” 2013)
1. 𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒈𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒂 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒚 𝒐𝒓 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒈𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒃𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒉𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒆! 𝑽𝒆𝒈𝒈𝒊𝒆 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔, 𝒔𝒂𝒍𝒂𝒅𝒔, 𝒐𝒓 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒉𝒚 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒂𝒅𝒆 𝒔𝒏𝒂𝒄𝒌𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒐𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔. 𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒕𝒐 𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒃𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒖𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒔 𝒕𝒐𝒐!
2. 𝑵𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒂 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒉𝒚 𝒔𝒏𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒅𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒅𝒂𝒚𝒔. 𝑰𝒕’𝒔 𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒖𝒑 𝒊𝒏 𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒆𝒓𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒆𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒆𝒂𝒕, 𝒐𝒓 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒄𝒌 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒖𝒏𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒉𝒚 𝒐𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 (𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒇𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅). 𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒂𝒚, 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒆𝒎𝒑𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔. 𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒂𝒔 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒂𝒅𝒆 𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒈𝒚 𝒃𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒔, 𝒂𝒓𝒃𝒐𝒏𝒏𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒕𝒆𝒊𝒏 𝒃𝒂𝒓𝒔, 𝒇𝒓𝒖𝒊𝒕𝒔, 𝒏𝒖𝒕𝒔, 𝒐𝒓 𝒗𝒆𝒈𝒈𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒖𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒔 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒔𝒏𝒂𝒄𝒌𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒐 𝒌𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒇𝒖𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒂𝒚.
3. 𝑶𝒏 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒎𝒂𝒔 𝑬𝒗𝒆, 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒎𝒂𝒔 𝑫𝒂𝒚, 𝑯𝒂𝒏𝒖𝒌𝒌𝒂𝒉, 𝒆𝒕𝒄… 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒂 𝒏𝒖𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝒃𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒌𝒇𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒕𝒆𝒊𝒏, 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒉𝒚 𝒇𝒂𝒕𝒔, 𝒘𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒆 𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒉 𝒇𝒓𝒖𝒊𝒕. 𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒌𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒔𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒔𝒇𝒊𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒛𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒂𝒚!
4. 𝑨𝒍𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒍 𝒃𝒆𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒅𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒕𝒔. 𝑰𝒏𝒄𝒍𝒖𝒅𝒆 𝒂 𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒈𝒆 𝒈𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒘𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒍 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒔𝒎𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒓 𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒍.
6. 𝑯𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝒈𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒑 𝒐𝒓 𝒃𝒖𝒅𝒅𝒚. 𝑾𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒆𝒓𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒘𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒕 𝒈𝒐𝒂𝒍𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒂𝒄𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒓𝒐𝒂𝒅 𝒃𝒍𝒐𝒄𝒌𝒔 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒚. 𝑲𝒏𝒐𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒄𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒈𝒐𝒂𝒍𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒆𝒓 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒊𝒏 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒏.
7. 𝑬𝒙𝒆𝒓𝒄𝒊𝒔𝒆. 𝑭𝒐𝒓 𝒅𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔 𝒘𝒂𝒍𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒂 𝒘𝒂𝒍𝒌. 𝑴𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒂 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒇𝒖𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐 𝒕𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓. 𝑰𝒕’𝒔 𝒂 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒖𝒏𝒑𝒍𝒖𝒈 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒕𝒆𝒄𝒉𝒏𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒈𝒚 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒃𝒖𝒓𝒏 𝒐𝒇𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒆𝒙𝒕𝒓𝒂 𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔!
8. 𝑻𝒓𝒚 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒌𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒕𝒐𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒆. 𝑺𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒗𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒔. 𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒐𝒎𝒍𝒚 𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒃.
I figured out that the magic is all in my mindset. With everything really, but here I’m talking the holiday season. I used to take the holiday season sooooo seriously. We celebrate Christmas and Yule in our home. Everything had to be perfection. We went into debt buying gifts (which made the new year super stressful). When company came over I would stress myself out and be exhausted trying to make everything perfect, to the point I forgot to enjoy the moments with the company that came to see us. So this year I am setting some Holiday intentions to keep myself present and maybe, just maybe I will be less stressed and enjoy the season I love so much, even more!
Slow down and savor the moments.
Take time for self care.
Have gratitude even in small things.
Take time to log off
Take time and reflect on the past year and what I want different in the new year.
Create a new year bullet list of intentions, visions and goals.
Have a weekly date night with my hubby.
Create a new holiday tradition with my hubby. In Iceland they exchange books in the days before Christmas and spend Christmas Eve reading them and eating chocolate.
Set an example to others.
Make Amends. Apologize. And Forgive.
Health Benefits of Cocoa
The health benefits of drinking hot cocoa abound. Cocoa contains significant amounts of antioxidants that may help prevent cancer. They have also shown that the cocoa bean helps with digestion. The flavonoids found in cocoa also have a positive effect on arterial health. Cacao info (read this awesome article) and here is a bit of the info you will learn:
“…That’s where cacao comes in. Raw cacao powder contains more than 300 different chemical compounds and nearly four times the antioxidant power of your average dark chocolate – more than 20 times than that of blueberries. Protein, calcium, carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, sulfur, flavonoids, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids are also present. The precise blend of all these elements combined serve to kick in naturally occurring phytochemicals that have incredible benefits throughout the body, such as lowered LDL cholesterol, improved heart function, and reduced cancer risk.”
Health Benefits of Arbonne Protein Powder
Arbonne’s protein powder is a clean protein that is whey free, made with pea, rice and cranberry protein and formulated for maximum absorption. It’s key ingredients naturally reduce inflammation. It also helps counter our nutritional gaps. One thing a lot of people fail to realize is that substances in liquid form are absorbed more quickly into your digestive system than solid foods are. With this in mind, smoothies can often spike your blood-sugar levels if protein and fats aren’t present. By simply adding a protein powder into your smoothies you can help to limit the chances of spiking your blood sugar and later on having a major crash. When protein is added in, everything is absorbed more slowly as protein is harder to break down. It is typically more beneficial to your overall digestion when your protein powder is plant-based vs animal-based as it is easier on your digestive tract and will limit your chances of bloating and constipation.