Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year mainly for the food and its the official kick off for the holiday season! I still get just as excited about Christmas as I did when I was a little girl. I think thats one thing I love most about Christmas, people get to go back to their childhood and a season where real life can sometimes take a break. It lets us tap into our imaginations and create the world we want to live in. I know I am going to be turning my whole home into a elf workshop, haha, its going to be so fun!
My Thanksgiving had a bit of a rocky start, but turned out amazing. I got to free my mind of any obligations, or work deadlines for the day. I did absolutely NOTHING and it felt great. I got to spend time with the people I love, and fill my belly up so full, I couldn't even walk! I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving!
After dinner we saw WalMart had a black friday sale going on starting at 10pm, we were planning to leave around then and thought why not? After the meal was over and everyone went home, a couple of us decided to check it out. I have never done any Black Friday shopping before and couldn't believe it! The road that leads to Wal Mart was bumper to bumper for miles, the parking lot was overflowed. People were parking on the lawn and in the flower beds, all the surrounding business and churches were full of shoppers too! It was crazy! We decided to park outside of the madness down the street a ways. We just had to walk but it was worth it to be out of the crowd. When I got into the store it was packed! People were in line throughout the whole store just waiting to pay, some people had been in the line for a couple hours already! This was my first experience with this crazy shopping day, and I have to say I don't think ill do it again. I would rather pay more to have a peaceful experience than stand in a line full of pushing, stressed people for 3 hours! Time is money for me and 3 hours for a discounted movie, is not a valuable way to spend my time! Needless to say I left after one loop around the store to see what it was like. It was interesting to see, but not for me! Good for all of you that stuck it out, and got the great prices :)
I have been working a lot on my inner self these past few weeks. Ive realized how much mindset and perspective can directly affect my life. Waking up every morning and being thankful and grateful for all the blessings I have has made such a change. Its so easy to see whats right in front of you, but so many times I don't realize how small and pathetic this block is. There is a HUGE picture of what Im doing and where Im going, and thats where I need my focus to be. That will continue to move me forward. Ive been immersing myself in teachings, conference calls, programs, mentoring, etc and the common factor of all that is mindset, I am in control of my career, my life, and where I go. I have been so empowered and inspired these past couple weeks, especially, to realize how POWERFUL your mind and thoughts are.
To keep my mindset and thoughts on the right things I have created a vision board. This has been amazing! I looked through google, magazines, and some other places for pictures that represent where I'm going in life. I chose my dream house, my career accomplishments, places I wanted to see, charities I want to work with, etc. Every day I look at that board and visualize myself in every image. Its powerful and amazing how quickly it can change my day around or push me over a speed bump in the road. Im really excited to continue to add to this board and see my vision come alive!
Happy Holidays to you all and much love always!