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Getting motivated for 2016: How easy is it?


Getting motivated to do something when one has had some time off, one has to recover from health issues or family time is not easy. How does one get in the saddle so to speak and get back in the swing of things? It is easy to say oh just one more day. I will do this next week. I have plenty of time to do the next project. Plus there are a host of other excuses we can use.

Some of us may have started to wake up a bit later than we normally do. Getting our brains and our body to obey that it is time to get up to work is not always fun or a task that can be done readily. For me it is a bit easy since the doctor appts are already being scheduled, most of them from the last few months so that will make me get up and going soon. Once I am up, I am up and things tend to come at me like it comes at most people. Life is what we call it. How we figure out to get motivated varies and for the reasons we do it varies also.

Do we have a job to go to? Do we need to start looking for work? Is our next project looming with a deadline? Are people calling asking for things or just wondering where the heck you are?

Whatever it takes we all need to start and get up and go regardless of the reasons why. So I want to wish all of you that extra umph as we start the new year.

New Year resolutions or a joy jar?


A new year means new resolutions for a lot of people. Some have a long list of things they want to change, fix or just not do. Count me in as one of those folks. It’s so easy to fall into this trap and with a brand new year it is easy with the feeling of hope that anything is possible.

I now stick it to three things, no more no less. If I can do one I am happy and if I can do two I am ecstatic. I am realistic in knowing I won’t get all three done.

A unique take on a New Year tradition is the joy jar. Where any time there is a reason to be extra grateful or something that is just place nice occurs you write it on a small piece of paper and place it in a jar. I tried this once but it lost steam halfway through the year. I saw online a different way of doing this. For each week that we are blessed to have this year write something down that you are grateful for that has happened. I think I can handle that. I have already prepared my joy jar so I am leaning more toward this then resolutions.

But it is a great time of renewal, hope, believe in change no matter how big or small. Whether you make a list or not I want to wish you all a Happy New Year for 2016. May it be better than 2015, may your health, spirits, and being be things that are on the rise.

And if you do make some resolutions, good luck with that. But don’t beat yourself up. Life does a good job of doing that to us anyway.

Merry Christmas 2015


Before the year is out I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Kwanzaa and others terms of holiday spirit. May you be with people who love you as the joy of this special day come upon us as the week ends.

May you leave your worries, stress, frustrations, unhappiness behind as 2016 come upon us. It is a chance to try anew.

See you next year