At 52, I had found the love of my life. We have each come to this union via our own paths -- individual joys and sorrows. It is right timing. We truly see each other; that is the most magnificent gift of all.
The payoff from investing in periodic maintenance on your relationship is that the two of you can to continue to enjoy love, intimacy, and passion; and an all-around satisfying relationship. Together, you can create and maintain a fulfilling marriage that lasts for the rest of your lives.
If the Law of Attraction dictates that like attracts like, it really should be no surprise that PC has such high poll numbers: Trump is getting all the attention because we focus on him. He continues spewing terrible things, because we give him attention for it.
I used to be all about resolutions. I would come up with a great list for each New Year, things that I wanted to change, things I wanted to work on, etc. The lists were great, but the resolutions never worked.
In the end, we may not reach our goals or we may break a resolution. Who cares. Don't kick and scream. Take the road of grace and ease. You may find that while on this road, even though your life did not go according to your plan, what happened instead was even better.
Easy to forget is the reason you are celebrating this special day as you get caught up in designing stationery, choosing a menu, deciding on the dress, the cake and the all important suppliers who will be producing your event.
Life will settle down soon. I make promises to myself to realign self-care after the New Year. Paint my toe nails, get a hair cut, go for a long walk. This moment is busy. Sometimes too busy. As a single parent, sometimes there is no choice in this state of affairs.
Let's be conscious of the attitude and the energy that we bring as we embark on another holiday season. As we start to feel overwhelmed or stressed, we can merely shift our thoughts back to the true intent of the holidays.
It's not in my nature to take a pause for something when I'm dedicated to getting it done a certain way. But what I know is that stopping and asking myself if there might be an easier way is worth the potential time and energy I would save.