You know that friend who when they discover some new amazing product or company or store they just can’t keep it to themselves?
Well guess what?
I am that friend. Example: Last Sunday while Christmas shopping, I dragged my mom and sister ½ way around the crazy-crowded mall because i KNEW they would love this store. And you know what? I was right.
Anytime I discover a new podcast, it mysteriously works its way into all my conversations. And discovering a restaurant this Paleo-eating, food-allergy-having girl has a great meal at?
Bring your earplugs.
I have good instincts I tell you. Good instincts. And I won’t recommend something to you that I personally haven’t fallen in love with.
So when I say, there are 5 books Chris and I can’t recommend enough; 5 books we can, in all honesty say, completely changed our lives, you should listen. Because I would never blow smoke up your…nostrils. That would be weird. How would you breath? I digress.
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.
We have two days for getting deals — Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back. Together, people are creating a new ritual on our annual calendar.
Think of #GivingTuesday as the opening day of the giving season.
Every act of generosity counts and each means even more when we give together.
The beauty of #GivingTuesday is it’s a celebration of America’s greatest traditions: generosity, entrepreneurialism, community. Everyone has something to give.
Would you consider starting the giving season right by making a one time or monthly donation to No Small Life?
Together we can help people:
*Rediscover Hope *Create a Vibrant Spiritual Life *Engage in Thriving Relationships *Excel in Practical Living *Add Value to lives of others
Fewer things connect me to the promise of new beginnings like getting a good whiff of freshly sharpened pencils.
Ahh, the school supply aisle. I don’t know what it is, but everytime I walk past, that aisle at Target i feel compelled to buy a new lunch pail and convince myself i NEED a striped notebook. (Although this planner does already occupy my heart.)
I am well aware that I have been out of school for **cough cough** years, but still, September, in all its perfectly-blank-notebook-glory, will ALWAYS feel more like a new beginning to me than January. Call it 15+ years of conditioning, (thanks education system) but Fall just seems like the ideal time to hit the “refresh” button.
Recently, I read an incredible blog post called, “Focus and Finish,” from Crystal Paine. Something powerful happens when you focus all of your energy on a single goal or vision. Many times we spread our focus out over several areas of life at once and never really achieve the results that we want. I totally understand that reasoning, BUT…
What if we could focus the majority of attention on one area?
What if we could create a vision for one thing, develop a plan to accomplish that vision, and then persevere to achieve that vision?
I am a huge fan of focusing on one thing at a time. Because honestly, it’s where I’ve seen the most results in my own life.
I’m a firm believer that the people closest to us should receive the best version of us.
And because you’re an amazing human, I’m sure you agree.
But WHY is that concept so much easier in theory rather than practice? It’s easy to be charming to the Starbucks Barista you may never see again. Maintaining that same level of “love” and charisma for the people that live in your house however, is a different challenge entirely.