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06 January 2012

Five Inspirational Quotes for the New Year

Happy New Year!
     I hope you were able to ring in the new year exactly the way you wanted. Many people have gone back to work, most students have gone back to school, and life continues on. To help keep you motivated and inspired,

I have gathered my Top 5 Inspirational Quotes. Refer to them as often as you might need that little bit of inspiration during the new year.

  • “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” ~Dr. Seuss
  • "Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire." ~ Chinese Proverb
  • "When the student is ready, the master appears."  ~Buddhist Proverb
  • "There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them." ~Tom Krause
  • "Change the way you see, not the way you look." ~bumper sticker
What is your most inspirational quote?

05 January 2012

A Year of No New Clothes Purchases

So, if we had a dollar for every New Year's blog or story about resolutions, we could ALL be wealthier! Personally, I think it's great to have a time of year that we reflect on where we have been and plan for where we are going. I like to do it Jan 1 and July 1, hitting both the "traditional" and the "fiscal" new years. I feel it's healthy to assess without criticism and to look forward without placing expectations. Both are hard, I know, but I believe both are critical to my mental and physical health. This year I looked back and looked forward and felt one goal I could set for myself is not to purchase any new clothing (other than the necessities).