Friday, January 31, 2014

Soft place to land....

January 31, 2014 Your Comfort Zone
Create a Soft Place to Land
                                                     by Madisyn Taylor


Create a soft place to land in your home a refuge from the stress of the day.


Our day-to-day demands can quickly take their toll on our well-being if we are not vigilant about caring for ourselves as best we can. One way we can ensure that we have an opportunity to relax and recuperate each day is to create a soft place to land when we arrive home. This landing pad, whether it is an entire room or merely a small corner of a larger area, can provide us with a safe and comforting refuge in which we can decompress and recover from the day’s stresses. There, we are enveloped in feelings of security that transcend other issues that may be unfolding in our homes. Our landing pads also act as way stations that enable us to shift our attention away from our outer-world concerns and back to our inner-world needs.

To create a soft place to land in your home, begin by scouting potential locations. Or perhaps your entire home is your landing pad in which case you may only need to declutter. Your habits can often provide you with insight into the perfect spot, as there may be an area of your home you gravitate to naturally when you are in need of comfort. Any space in which you find it easy to let go of stress and anxiety can become your landing pad. A basement or attic, spare room, or unused storage area, furnished with items that soothe you, can give you the privacy you need to unwind. If you appreciate the elements, you may find that spending time in a section of your garden or outdoor patio helps you release the day’s tensions. Preparing these spaces can be as easy as replacing clutter with a small selection of beautiful objects that put you in a relaxed frame of mind. Remember to consider noise and activity levels while choosing the site of your landing pad. If you know that ordinary human commotion will distract you from your purpose, look for a secluded spot.

The soft place to land that you create should inspire within you the mantra, “I can breath here. I can relax here. I know I am safe here.” When you return to your home after braving worldly rigors, you will feel a subtle yet tranquil shift occur inside of you as you settle in to this most personal of retreats and feel centered once again. 





Have a great weekend & God Bless.  
Stay safe & warm 





Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Looking Back...



Mom,

Looking back through the years,
I remember your love being there
for me even during the times when
I was too busy to listen, trying
so hard to grow up on my own,
thinking I knew all the answers.

I just want you to know that during
the many times you tried to offer
advice and encouragement,
I really was listening in my own way,
and I appreciate all that you've
done to help shape me into the
person I am today.

Through it all you've been my
inspiration, and there's no way to
tell you how grateful I am, except
to say, I love you. 

Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a
time. Accepting hardship
as a pathway to peace.
Taking, as Jesus did, this
sinful world as it is, not
as I would have it.
Trusting that You will make
all things right if I
surrender to Your will.
So that I may be reasonably
happy in this life and
supremely happy with You
forever in the next.
Amen.

 Matthew West ~ Family Tree

Always Remember
Never take a person for granted,
 hold every person close to your heart
 cause you might wake up one day
 and realize that you've lost a diamond
 while you were too busy collecting stones. 
And
"The best things in life are...
not seen but felt with the heart!"


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year 2014 to my friends & family!!!!! Love to all....May you find the true meaning of self this year...and that you come to terms with whatever makes your soul restless....and that this year you will find the hero within....God Bless Everyone!