Letter Board No. 22

Monday rolls around each week and we are all thinking that our weekend just wasn’t quite long enough to rest, recuperate, or have some recreation. But we can choose to start the day off dreading the week ahead, or resolving to have a great day. Monday, after all, is the perfect day to correct mistakes from last week and plan how to be successful this week.

โ€œOk, itโ€™s Monday, but who said Mondays have to suck? Be a rebel and have a great day anyway.โ€

~ Kimberly Jimenez

I choose to be a rebel today. I hope you do too!

Have a great day…week….until next time!

Cheers!

Cynthia

Letter Board No. 21

Mediocrity is the worst enemy of prosperity

Just a little (late) Monday motivation for you. Remember this week as you wake up each day, that you did not wake up to be mediocre. Try to maintain that positive attitude with you, and put forth your best effort to be awesome at whatever you do.

“Mediocrity is the worst enemy of prosperity.” – Henry Ford

Cheers!

Cynthia

Letter Board No. 20

Just a quick one for a Monday morning. Anyone else feel like the weekends just aren’t long enough? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ My to-do list is overflowing lately and there just isn’t enough time to get it all done AND relax a bit on the weekends. Sigh….

Perhaps it’s the exhaustion and pain (fibro flare) that I am still suffering. But this describes my Monday mood…. More coffee, please. Extra shot.

Nonetheless, I hope you all have a wonderful week! Do something wonderful for yourself!! Self-care is selfless, not selfish. (More on that later.) I am taking Friday off to knock off some things from that list. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But first, coffee.

Cheers!

Cynthia

Clean Eating: Blueberry Lavender Smoothie

A healthy outside starts from the inside.

I haven’t done one of these posts for awhile, but since yesterday was the first day of summer, #TheLongestDay #NationalSmoothieDay and #InternationalDayofYoga I thought I would add this recipe. Many of my favorite things rolled into one day. (Note: I did not include National Selfie Day, as that is not one of my favorites!๐Ÿ˜‚)

Smoothies are my go-to breakfast and sometimes lunch. I even make them when I am traveling, although not quite this colorful.

You can find my other favorite recipes here. But here’s the blue that makes you feel good…and tastes good too! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

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Letter Board No. 19

Ob-la-di, ob-la-da! Life goes on.

After being a huge Beatles fan since I was quite young, I got to see Paul McCartney live for the first time a few nights ago. Before the concert even started, my Facebook status read: “Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on. Brah! La-la, how the life goes on.” This was in part a nod to the recent passing of my father, as well as my excitement for the show. Little did I know that Sir Paul would later be leading the crowd in a sing-along to that very song! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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For Dad

My father was many things to many people, but to me he was just daddy. And he was my hero.

This Father’s Day is quite poignant for me, as I lost my father two weeks ago now. The last words he said to me just a few days before that were, “Happy Birthday,” and then he drifted off to sleep for a few days. While his passing was expected given the 7 months he spent in hospice care, the loss did not hurt any less. So today, Father’s Day, I will spend quietly mourning the loss of my dad, remembering all the great times we had, and celebrating my husband for the father he is to our two kids.

Dad didn’t want a funeral or a fuss. We had a small memorial to honor him, and so the family could come together and share stories. My oldest brother gave the service and led us in songs. My older brother put together a slide show of a lifetime of memories. And I gave the eulogy. Afterwards we had a wonderful meal and there I was, taking dad’s place, and giving a toast.

Dad’s eulogy was the hardest thing I have ever sat down to write. It was even harder to give. But today, I want to share it.

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Letter Board No. 18

“Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.”

While dreams and wishes and our imagination are great things to motivate and invigorate, they won’t sustain us. Nor will they come true if we don’t act. And every moment counts.

What is the tomorrow of your dreams?

Do you often tell yourself “Tomorrow I will…”?

  • Start a diet
  • Start exercising
  • Get healthy
  • Go back to school
  • Go on a vacation
  • Learn something new
  • Start a new business

“Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today!” ~ Tim Fargo

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