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Hey you guuuys! Welcome to the first full working week (!) of 2018. Normal routine resumes here in Trinidad, as schools reopen today to start the second term of the school year.

And my love hate relationship with Monday continues.

But first, a note about 2017 – it was a year of struggle, change, plenty growth and so much more. I am grateful to still be here. I am over the moon to still be writing in this space.

And now a wish for 2018 – I hope (for you) this year is filled with plenty love, worthwhile friendships, great health and abundance.

I am excited to kick-off the first working Monday of 2018 with renewed focus, dedication and positive energy towards cultivating a space so that it is beneficial to both you and me.

And so today I’m sharing seven things I’m grateful for:

Normal Routines

Because what we do every day, the little things…actually make up our lives. Here’s to creating a life that is awesome every.single.day.

My job

Here is to making a life and not just a living. I’m grateful that my job affords me the opportunity to do more than just pay bills. Anyone else, planning a cool project/travel somewhere awesome for 2018? Feel free to share below.

Powerful reminders

“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you
are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work,
realize it is play.” — Alan Watts

Baby S

Is no longer a baby. In fact, he learned the word for baby and identifies them. So he is now officially a toddler. I’m so excited for this phase in his life. He is learning words so rapidly now. Oh and ‘cookie’ is one of his favourites!

My people

I closed 2017 spending time with family and friends who are family. The absolute best way to usher in a new year.

The Time I’m Living In

I always say that God chose this time in history to bless the world with your presence. Your being here is a present to the present. And how cool is it that we’re living in a time where the most influential women in the world are creatives, doing what they want and living how they want!

and finally…

You can fall in love anytime you want

That’s the beauty of being alive…isn’t it!

So that’s my seven for this week. On Mondays, “we post seven positives from the previous seven days of the week as a reminder of what we have so that the week starts out on an upswing. There is much truth in the belief that happy people attract good things, so it is important to start the week out right. Sometimes it’s the more grand, but other times, it’s the simple things.” 7 for Seven originated at Key + Arrow.

I hope that by continuing to pay attention to the little things, the mundane details that make up all the blessings in my life and by sowing the seeds of faith and gratitude, I can truly carry with me and reap the rewards of “positivity + balance + bliss” throughout the days ahead.

Thank you for reading, I appreciate you! This is me blowing some glitter and confetti on you because you’re super blessed to have received the gift of another 86,400 seconds today, to spend any way you desire.

Make those seconds count!

I love hearing from you…have you ever felt like quitting blogging? What did you do or stopped doing to turn things around? Feel free to share below!

Today I choose

There are some days I look at my life and I am content. It’s not perfect, I’m not perfect — far from it. And you know what…I’m cool with that. Life is good. I have love. I’m working hard towards my goals.

I wake up grateful to be in the land of the living and happy for another opportunity to try. And while this does not happen every.single.day. When it does…there is no other feeling quite like it. Contentment is enoughness on 100! I am enough.

I’m grateful for the two grandmothers I had to the opportunity to interact with over the weekend. They were both happy to share stories of their grand-babies who really lit up their world. I was thoroughly entertained as they shared the antics of their legacies.

I’m grateful for the little Light that is glowing in my own family. So much love abounds through and for that Light.

I’m grateful for my uncle. He has shown us all how to truly live at 74 years young. I tell him every opportunity I get just how much I appreciate him and his impact on my life. At 74, he is showing men more than half his age how to truly live in and enjoy each moment.

I’m grateful for my family – this stone cold pack of weirdos who taught me how to belly laugh…especially at myself. If you haven’t acquired this skill you will not survive with us or the wider world. Learn to laugh. Hard. Loud. From ya belly! And learn to laugh at yourself.

I am grateful that I have learned how prioritize my self-care. It is okay to say no sometimes. It’s okay to not have every minute of the day filled with something to do. Learning how and when to say NO has dramatically changed how I treat myself and how I spend my time. I don’t attach so much significance to “busyness” anymore.

I am so happy today, as I reflect on the people who share this journey with me. And I am especially grateful for you…because you choose to share my world and that is something I hope to never take for granted. You are one of the universe’s special gifts to me and I am grateful.

…every Monday, we post seven positives from the previous seven days of the week as a reminder of what we have so that the week starts out on an upswing. There is much truth in the belief that happy people attract good things, so it is important to start the week out right. Sometimes it’s the more grand, but other times, it’s the simple things.~ Key + Arrow

7 for Seven originated at Key + Arrow and I have adopted the practice and it has really changed my life in positive ways.

I hope that by continuing to pay attention to these little things, the mundane details that make up all the blessings in my life and by sowing the seeds of faith and gratitude, I can truly carry with me and reap the rewards of “positivity + balance + bliss” throughout the day and well into the week ahead.

Thank you for reading, I appreciate you! This is me blowing some glitter and confetti on you because you’re super blessed to have received the gift of another 86,400 seconds today, to spend any way you desire.

Make those seconds count!

I love hearing from you…what are you grateful today? What made you smile? Feel free to share below!