Holly and Heather's Helping Hands

Inspirational Heartfelt Hints

Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Twin Stuff

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Every now and then weird twin things happen between us and we thought it’d be fun to share a story!  We bought a cinnamon danish in advance of mother’s day and froze it since we didn’t know our exact plans for celebrating with our mom.  Ultimately we went to a retreat (see blog from 5/17/18) so we cut it into thirds and split it between the three of us and put it in the fridge.  The two of us (unbeknownst to each other) cut a slice and enjoyed it cold.  Our mom texted to tell us each that she put her slice in the microwave for 20 seconds and it was delicious warm.  So we both decided to try that too (again unbeknownst to each other).  After eating it both ways we texted each other, here’s the exact conversation:

Heather: “That danish is delicious!  Thank u so much for that sweet treat! I actually ate a piece warmed and a piece cold, I prefer the cold!”

Holly: “I did the exact same thing!!! And came to the same conclusion!!!! Hope you had a happy day ❤️

 

*Happy Father’s Day Dad! We love you!!

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Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Healthy Living

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We try to be conscientious of how we are living our lives focusing on everything from what we eat to how we spend our free time, exercise, spirituality and emotional well-being.  We spend a lot of time reading and researching about healthy lifestyles and thought we’d pass along some interesting things we love!

* Sit by large windows that face views of nature.  This is so peaceful and restorative.

* Practice self-care to alleviate stress.  This could be getting your hair cut, getting a massage, exercising – we like yoga!

* Unplug from devices for a set amount of time.

* Read for pleasure.

* Get plenty of sleep and drink water, so good for you.

It’s not easy, but if you don’t already, try one of these things.  Healthy living makes you feel more balanced and joyful which leads to happier interactions with others and hopefully that follows the path of making this world a better place!  One small action at a time…

Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Dream Big!

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We recently read that people’s desire for something more is actually a longing for Eden. That place you’re dreaming of in life, whether it’s an actual place or an emotional one, where you feel truly at peace. Ever have a big dream that just keeps coming back to you time after time? Or maybe a small-scale that dream could be realized? Hope and faith play a role here too, keep them both in your heart.

Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Remembering

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This Monday is Memorial Day, a time of remembrance of all those who lost their lives while serving our country. Proudly defending our freedoms, we remember and honor those courageous people.  America is forever grateful.

Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Celebrating Mom!

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Last Sunday was Mother’s Day and we have been keeping up with a tradition for the past several years of doing something special with our mom on the Saturday before so we can stay in our pj’s if we want on the actual day! Previously we’ve gone shopping, out to dinner, had spa days and this year we did something different and very special. We went to a retreat just for mom’s! It was in a beautiful setting on the water in a spiritual environment, all focused on mother’s, grandmother’s and nurturing women.

The day started with coffee, tea and pastries.  We sat for a wonderful discussion on the importance of mom’s and talked of their caregiving nature.  We had quiet time to reflect and journaled about our accomplishments, listened to beautiful music and had a delicious lunch ending with homemade, warm from the oven, cookies.  Words were spoken of being strong, a guide, creative, an example, patient, supportive, laughing, a listener and always there. We said a prayer of blessings aloud and ended the day with a personal blessing for each of us.  It was a wonderful day full of love and the best part was being there together, the three of us.

Happy Mother’s Day to all our readers!  And especially to our mom, we love you!

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