Monday, September 1, 2014

Goodbye August.....Hello September




August I will miss you dearly, but I learned some lessons that will carry me through September. I love the month of September because it reminds me to be gentle with myself and bake lots of goodies for my family.

As I enter September, I'm going to remember these three important lessons that August has taught me

Lesson number 1: Be kind and gentle to yourself because you only have only one you. One way that I'm kind to myself is reading a book that allows me to go to another place.

Lesson number 2: Life isn't always planned exactly the way you wanted it to be. So my favorite motto is when life throws you lemons, just get the sugar and have a wonderful drink.

Lesson number 3: Spend three minutes in silence, it will help you throughout the day. I find this is helpful to keep the noise at a minimal, when I'm trying to get important things done.

I'm looking forward to my top three lessons that I'll learn in September.

So for now, Goodbye, August! I'll see you next year.





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  1. That's a happy post :) I love reading books and if the book is gripping enough, I can't put it down until I finish :) I love the lemonade quote too and my silence is when I travel to my work place. Else, I'm all chirpy :P Hope you have a great September! And good luck with the challenge!
    Dropping in from UBC...

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  2. Thanks for a wonderful message one that many of us need to remember ever so often.

    Richa

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  3. Great ideas. The silence is so important!! Have a great September!

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  4. I can't believe it's already September, time flies by so fast!

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  5. Thank you so important to reflect on our past days so we don't repeat anything we don't want to live twice.. great example of keeping track of things we learn even month by month! Appreciate this post

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  6. So nice to set down 3 accomplished goals each month, and look forward to the next month

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  7. or add salt & drink some tequila.. that's what i feel like is telling me to do.

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  8. I love lesson number 2. September will be a great month.

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    1. Yes...It took me the whole month to learn that :).

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  9. I can't even believe it's September already. Where did the summer go?

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    1. I think it just had roller blades on and skated so fast. LOL Hope your fall is wonderful

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  10. I meditate daily which really helps stimulate my sense of calm. I am really looking forward to the fall!

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    1. I am going to try to meditate this fall again.

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  11. What great lessons. I like the idea of 3 minutes of silence every day.

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  12. These are great lessons that can be used for life in generally. I love it. Very zen.

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  13. It's hard to believe that it is already September. It almost seems like we never had a summer!

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  14. What a great Idea to do each month. I agree that silence is golden... and I do love me some lemonade!

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    1. It's been three days into the new month. The silence is a beautiful thing. I love lemonade too!

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  15. It's always great to reach Semptember as it cools off just a tad here, and Im so ready for that.

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    1. In NYC it feels like it's summer all over. It's been very hot here.

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  16. I love that motto and will have to live by that one. I can't believe my kiddos will be starting school tomorrow and Summer is over. =(

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    1. I hope your children's first day of school went well and I hope you have a beautiful day tomorrow. Thanks for reading.

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  17. Loving yourself is best. However, there are times when you get frustrated and just don't know how to think positive. Family and friends then are the people who should surround you and show you more love.

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    1. That is true and sometimes, you just need to sit in silence as well.

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  18. Thank you for helping us start September with a positive out look in life. I will be conscious of spending a few minutes of quite time each day. I think that's a brilliant idea.

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope you like the little silence this month.

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  19. Great post and great reminders. I can't believe that it's September already, it seems like Summer just started.

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    1. I know. I am sitting here with my AC still blasting and I supposed to be feeling a cool breeze from the air.

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  20. Thanks for the lessons, I def need them :)

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  21. We have to remember that we are not the center of the universe. Just sit back and enjoy the ride!

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    1. I know and sometimes it's hard too just sit still when the world is turning.

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  22. I love this post! I need to remember to be still and enjoy some silence.

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    1. Thank you. I hope your September creates a little peace pocket for you.

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  23. Those are great lessons and great advice for everyone. Thanks for sharing them here.

    Kathy

    Following you from the Ultra Blog Challenge

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  24. These tips are great! We always need to take time for ourselves to keep us sane!

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    1. Yes, I have been going through a lot lately, and I have to remind myself that.

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  25. Thanks for sharing Tamika. Such simple lessons, yet so beautiful. I especially love #1 as I too love to escape in books! ;) <3

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  26. This is a good positive message as we say goodbye to August and hello to September. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks and I hope September treats you well.

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  27. Reading is my favorite me time activity! It always distracts me and makes me happy!

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  28. All very good lessons! I like your idea of trying to learn a couple of lessons each month and sharing them.

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    1. Thanks. I love sharing and this is part of my healing.

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  29. Some great tips! Thanks and happy September :)

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  30. Great lessons! I sure do understand the reading lesson. I love taking some time to read & go off into a far off world. It helps destress, and relax a bit.

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  31. These are great tips for everyone to follow. I am a big example of life not being what you planned but you just have to regroup and go with it. Life is what it is and you only have one so make the best of it!

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  32. I like the idea of spending some time in silence. It does help keep you grounded.

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  33. I love September because it starts our birthday madness & fall begins. It's such a crazy time for us, but I think I'll take your Lesson #3 & put it in play. ;-)

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  34. Learning from every going month and sharing it with all is such a superb idea... Thanks for sharing all you learnt from August

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  35. What sweet sentiments :) I adore September too. It's so fresh and new. I love apple picking and wearing sweaters and baking goodies and taking it easy :)

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  36. Great lessons learned, my dear! I think as women, and especially as moms, we must be kinder to ourselves.

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  37. August flew by so fast. Cherish every moment, that is for sure! Amber N

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  38. My August didn't went well! I hope September will be good to me and to us!

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  39. My August flew by and was a dud... sorta! I love your three lessons as they are what we all need.

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  40. I miss August already and just summer period it went by too quickly 

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  41. Those are some very good lessons we should always remember--not just in September! :-)

    Jenise @ DIYFunIdeas.com

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  42. I tend to reflect every couple of months/year but I love this idea of reflecting after each month.
    I love your positivism and like Jenise said those are good lessons to remember everyday.

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    1. Thanks and I like going back yearly to see if I repeat anything as well.

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