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Inspirational Heartfelt Hints

Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Keep Striving!

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How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Did you make any positive changes? If you celebrated Easter, how was your Lenten season? Any new “good for you” habits formed? If none of the above applies, that’s ok. It’s never too late to make a positive change if you want to. We hope you are starting or continuing on a great path towards inner fulfillment.

Most people are striving for a more enriching life be it emotional, physical or faith-filled but even if you’re in a really good place (awesome!) a peaceful attitude is something that can always be cultivated and utilized in our world.  We’ve been working on our spiritual lives and it is so important to us to remember everyday, even moment by moment, what’s important in our lives, what we can let go of and what to focus on in our life’s journeys.  It’s not always easy but we try our best!

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Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Have a Happy Easter!

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We hope all of our readers have a blessed, happy Easter! We are taking a week off from blogging to enjoy the holiday. We hope you enjoy it too!

Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Enjoy Spring to the Fullest!

The first full week of spring is behind us and while we are so happy about this, it still feels like winter here in the northeast. With a fresh foot of snow on the ground, it is hard to feel the spring love! But Easter is almost here so we are forging on, enjoying the new season despite the weather.

One way to turn a new seasonal leaf is through decorations. Everything winter has come down from our homes and been replaced with spring paraphernalia. Simply placing a plain, white bowl on a coffee table is a great way to bring the season indoors. Place colored eggs, tree branches, or whatever you have on hand and it becomes an instant eye catcher. We have blogged in the past about how crafty our mother is and we place many of her homemade items around the house. They are so unique and special to us! The pictures above were a gift from last Easter.

And soon we will be outdoors, taking walks, setting up our patios and porches and getting our gardens ready. With the extra hour of daylight here, it is hard not to anticipate warm, sunny days ahead!

Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Decisions

We like to start our day on a positive note and whenever possible read or listen to a peaceful message to set a good tone for the day. Something we heard recently comes from Matthew Kelly, an author and inspirational speaker devoted to helping people become the best versions of themselves. In the spirit of promoting good things, we wanted to share a phrase he uses, “Just do the next right thing.”

In the course of a day we are constantly making decisions from the moment we wake up until it’s time to go to sleep.  Thinking in small increments as we are living our lives, choosing to do what is right in each moment is a valuable tool in helping to spread the love and peace. It also helps put things in perspective in a way that’s not overwhelming and promotes your happiness!

Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Show Compassion

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We spent a day together this past week under not the best of circumstances. One of us was injured and the other spent the day helping out with doctor visits, medication, cooking, picking up the kids, etc. But the lesson of the day for us was about compassion – not only between us but noticed everywhere we went.

Doctor visits can be stressful. At the onset, it’s usually difficult to get an appointment, especially a last minute one, and then there’s a lot of waiting – to sign in, see the doctor, check out. When you’re in pain it’s no picnic! But  healthcare providers can make all the difference.  Compassion in the medical field is a must and the care we had last week was great. It was such a blessing to be treated so compassionately by people who were essentially strangers to us.

And it didn’t end there! The pharmacy, errands, family, friends, co-workers, we felt the goodness of humanity that day, a day we really needed it. And we are fine, a “this too shall pass” injury, but we will definitely remember the love and compassion felt all around us that day, long after restored health. Happy Lent…share the blessings as we strive to as well!

 

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