New Year’s Eve


‘And surely ye’ll be your pint-stoup! and surely I’ll be mine! And we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne.’

Here in Scotland, they do things a bit differently, today is not New Year’s Eve as most of the world celebrates it. It’s Hogmanay! This is the second year celebrating and it makes me wonder…….Why wan’t I born in Scotland? But just as well, we do have our Junkanoo rush-out celebrations back in The Bahamas, so I didn’t miss much in the department of FUN over the years.

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Be Extraordinary!!



People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.

~Sir Edmund Hilary

Thankful Thursday


“Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are!”

~Bethany Hamilton

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.  
The dying year lifts the covers and shows us its reality. This is the time of year when most people often reflect on the outgoing year and have visions of what lies ahead in the coming new year. Me? I try to see the beauty in everything, each day not just at Christmas time; and reflect throughout the year, waking up each morning with visions of how I would like my day to be. That is the real magic!


On this eve of a new year, be thankful for everything that surrounds you…..Smile upon the dying year with gratitude for the good and bad, the happy and sad. Be thankful for the trials and the lessons they brought with them. Welcome 2016 with anticipation of new beginnings, fresh ideas, dreams of the impossible and relish in the fact that you have a new book that can only be written by YOU!

In this new and exciting year, remember………

>To be thankful for every day
>To smile, just because
>To reach out and help others with an uplifting hand, without expecting anything in return
>To remember that it is never too late to say ‘Thank you or ‘I am
>To eat ice cream often-lol! No seriously, eat ice cream. In fact, eat anything you want, this life is short and you don’t know when you’ll be by this way again.
>To appreciate family and friends as a very special gift

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I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.  ~Neil Gaiman

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Wellness Wednesday


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“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~ Socrates

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Some food for thought, that goes perfectly with my Terrific Tuesday post for today!

Life Through the Big Screen


We’re all familiar with making New Year’s resolutions, and we’re even more familiar with breaking them by February 3rd. Let’s face it, most of the time New Year’s resolutions don’t work.

But what if you went into the new year with a different mindset?

Instead of making a New Year’s resolution, do what I’m doing and make a refuselution! 

What the heck is that? Glad you asked.

A resolution is the act of resolving to make a change to one’s life, usually targeting a specific goal and/or accomplishment.

Another way to put it is, it’s like pressing the button on a launch missile and hoping the target gets bombed.

My problem with resolutions is that it leaves a lot of room for failure, because targets are easy to miss. You have a much higher chance of not getting the soccer ball in the goal because there’s so much open space around…

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Be More Than a Dreamer in 2016!

Terrific Tuesday



“The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.”

~Leo Tolstoy

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