Today, I find myself with a need to better prioritize my time. It should be a simple task, but it feels daunting. Deadlines loom and pass and I fall behind, because life is happening faster than I can catch up right now. I do too much and I get too little accomplished; it is an endless cycle in which I am caught up trying to line up my priorities, find balance and an even keel. I affirm to myself this day, I can set better terms for my priorities. I affirm to myself this day and everyday, I can establish better priorities which ensure that I get things done in a timely manner. Intent makes manifest. I can do this.
In clinging to the past, we prohibit ourselves from living freely in the moment. Today, I re-mind myself that my past, is past, and in this moment I am free from the all binds to the past. The bird that flew by my window is past. The wind that blew down the branches is past. The emotional pain I cling to from the past, is past. Now is the moment and in this moment I am free to live and enjoy all of the new opportunities and blessings that come my way.
Today, I re-mind myself that my passion is the fertilizer for the fruits of my labor. I am rich with passion for what I do and it is a catalyst for me to excel on this and every day. I know in my heart that I am capable of achieving whatever I set my mind to. In this I sow the seeds for success and I prepare to launch myself on a powerful trajectory towards my goals. Intent makes manifest….
The clouds roll in to the skies like problems roll into our lives. These problems are our life’s storms and they are temporary, even when they seem to last forever or go on longer than we can stand. In those times of cloudy skies and storms and I seek to re-mind myself that everything is temporary, nothing stays the same. When I apply the principles of being in the moment, I find the storms of life easier to withstand. Change is inevitable.
Cooler weather is upon us now in many areas of the country, including New England, where I live. I find myself looking for things to cook that require turning the oven on so that I can heat up my apartment without turning on the heat yet.
I have no idea where I found this recipe (possibly my food writing class over the summer), but it sure does look good and looks easy… I think I will be trying it sometime soon and when I do, I will post more about it.
Cranberry-Pumpkin Muffins Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
½ cup chopped walnuts
Heat oven to 400°F. Grease 12 regular-size muffin cups or line with paper baking cups.
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Stir in pumpkin, oil, eggs, cranberries and walnuts until just moist. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove muffins from pan to cooling rack. Serve warm.
We all need to find and or make time for ourselves…
“Today, I will remember to stop and take time
for myself. One person can only do so much,
and I must remember that I am one person.
Today, I will pause long enough to appreciate
myself and pamper my heart and soul, if only
for a few short moments.”
– Pamela J. Leavey
I recently moved to a new apartment and I have been on the go since my move. Unpacking, arranging, finding places to put things. In addition, I have been playing catch-up with my online class at UMass Amherst UWW. I’ve finally caught-up with my classes, and the unpacking is as good as it gets for the moment. Today, it is time to take time for myself…