Jan 1, 2010

Starting Fresh & New


I have been thinking this past week
New Year Resolutions.....

How many of Us make them & fall short
within a few days, weeks or months.....

instead of a Resolution that I Never
stick to, I have chosen a Word to Live By....


For My Body, Mind & Spirit

Just so this does'nt seem too Self indulgent,
let me tell you why I came up with this
particular Word

I'm a Caregiver anyway you look at it,
by Profession & by Heart....

I really would give My very last Anything to Anyone
and still be wishing I could give More, I guess, Not a Bad thing .....

For So Long, My Kids (who are all Grown & Live
on their own) have been wanting Me to do
More for Myself, But Most of All ~ Take Better Care of Myself~


To be totally Honest, for many reasons ~
I Have Not taken very good care of Myself for a Long Time

I may be a Good Mom & Bubbie
but, I am Not a Very Good Friend


I decided with My Head & My Heart,
that I need to start taking care of ME ~

Being sick before Thanksgiving, Really Made Me Think ~

Life is Short & Oh, So Precious....

So for 2010

I am going to take the Time to Shop & Cook Healthy Food,
Time for Exercise, Time for Life & Leisure
& Extra Time for Creating.....


How can We Help Others, if We don't first Take Care of

Self Indulgent, Maybe ~ Needed, Indeed!


So Wishing All of You a Very
Happy New Year
Please take the Time to
Nourish Your Life ~



  1. Big-big hug Cheryl!... Tremendous blessings for the new year!

  2. I could not agree more friend! I posted about similar problem I have in this particular area. This year, lets's both, take better care of ourselves; and as I said PUT OURSELVES FIRST ON OUR TO DO LIST!

    Blessings to you in this New Year,


  3. Cheryl,

    Thanks for stopping by. Listen, I downloaded the sight for the snowflake effect to my blog. It is on my sidebar, so if you visit, just click on it and it should give you the directions you need. Good luck.


  4. I love how the lighting pulled out those important words. Happy New Year and thanks for visiting my blog. Come again soon--I'll do the same.---Sally

  5. I love this post Cheryl-
    I am so glad I found your blog by you finding mine.
    I am now a follower.

    My word is intentional.I love nourish.
    I too have not been taking care of myself.
    You have inspired me.

    Thank you,


Thank you for visiting... Have a Happy & Creative day ~ Cheryl