Closing 2017 and Opening 2018

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For many, 2017 has been a year they would rather forget.  A year filled with WAY too much politics, scandal, weather disasters, shootings, celebrity deaths–it was definitely a tough year.  I say we let 2017 go gently into the good night and begin 2018 on a strong note.

What inspires me are quotes and nature, so I thought why not put them together?  Contemplate the words of wisdom and enjoy the beauty.  I think that is a wonderful way to remember 2017 and prepare for 2018.

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” – Eckhart Tolle


“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu


“Be Yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. Just Be.” – Thich Nhat Hanh


“The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.”
– Alice Morse Earle


“You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius


“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”
– Mother Teresa


“We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.” – Maya Angelou


“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” Jim Rohn


“With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“People are always asking about the good old days. I say, why don’t you say the good now days?” – Robert M. Young


“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie


My blog will be on hiatus until January 10, 2018.  Have a safe New Year’s Eve and I look forward to connecting in 2018!

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