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Marcia Harris


Your May flowers reflect you and the person you were born to be. You are a result of your April and previous months personal investments into your life. Stop and think “who am I really?”


Imagine your perfect day beginning with gratitude, your quiet time, your healthy breakfast, your planned out checklist and enthusiasm along with your positive attitude toward family and others. Now, let’s imagine your day ending with gratitude, your delicious nutritious meal, an “almost completed” checklist and your positive attitude.


You may now say “ No such luck for me; that will never happen in my life time.”


The truth is you once believed in a perfect day until the constant interruptions, disappointments, and frustrations convinced you that you were definitely dreaming of the impossible.


I truly understand your frustrations and your decision that there is no perfect day because I have been in the same frame of mind. However, I have discovered that if you allow the hundreds of outside forces to interfere with your personal imagination and vision (including your perfect day) then you will soon give up on the person you once were. In other words, you will give up on the thought of ever being in control of the real you.


Losing control is a lonely and scary feeling. You immediately think, “I certainly don’t want to be at the hands of others who don’t care”.


Having a perfect day is possible if you are willing to believe once again in your “perfect day”.


The solution begins first in your mind. You must be ready to “Take Five” (minutes) daily.


Are you ready to:


* Take Five to remind yourself each day that If you are standing, you are a miracle. Thank your Higher Power


* Take Five to let family and others know that you are a priority and you need time to invest in yourself. This insures they can count on you at a later time.


* Take Five to enjoy the moment and do nothing


* Take Five to say “No” not this time, perhaps later. (This is difficult for me)


* Take Five to eat a nutritious snack to energize your body and mind


Although this sounds simple enough, taking your life back can be difficult and you must work on one area at a time.


To see results, create a personal checklist for your “Take Five” and work on it until your perfect day is once again within view.


Keep in mind your perfect day will not begin with perfection, but will build over time as you learn what to say “yes” and “no” to as you complete your checklist in your life areas.


Finally, it is very important to recognize your limits and be courageous in setting yourself free from self-imposed disappointments. Step forward and say “ I have ten actions on my checklist today; there is only time to complete 7. Let’s work together to decide which are priorities.”


I have felt uncomfortable many times, but realized that recognizing your limits encourages others to do the same. This recognition enables you to set realistic goals as you focus on your “individual perfect day” serving and living your purpose.


In closing, I encourage you to “Take Five” to recreate your perfect day. It will happen sooner that you think! Contact me today at 740 353 8056,www.marciaharrislifeskills.com to share your story and progress.


Have a great month of change!


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