Today, I Will…look at life through the eyes of a child

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. ~Walt Streightiff


I count being a grandmother, to my grandsons, as one of my greatest blessings.  I am constantly amazed at how much information they store.  And I love how they take that information and interpret it as they see it.

A couple of years ago, I took my oldest grandson, who was three at the time, to the local festival of trees. For him, it wasn’t about the hustle and bustle of people, the rows of decorated trees, waiting in line for Santa; for him it was about putting the tiny tickets in the buckets, not in hopes of winning a tree, but just to watch them fall in.

If life was only as simple as he sees it….

When you look through the eyes of a child, what do you see?

Today, I will…make a promise to MYSELF and keep it


I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise.  ~Steve Maraboli



I don’t know about you, but I am willing to go to the ends of the universe in order to keep a promise I made to someone. So, I wonder why I won’t do the same for myself.  I’m not talking about a new year’s resolution that may or may not have been made under the influence.  I am talking about a promise like giving myself downtime each week.  Being a single mom with a full time job, a fiancé, involved in charity work, a large group of family and friends; I find it hard to find time to decompress.  When I do try, it’s usually late at night which means that I am up late and tired in the morning.

So, today I PROMISE to allow myself to decompress at least once a week.  I am going to shut off my phone, stay off social media, close myself in my room and listen to music in the dark or read a good book or snuggle under the covers and watch a chick flick.

What types of promises do you make to yourself?  Do you keep them…break them?