Christmas 2015 at my dad’s house :). I love my family!
Oh… holiday season. The time of the year when we are reminded to be grateful, joyful, and of the dynamics of our family relationships.
I believe people are in our lives for a reason. I don’t believe in accidents. I believe that if you look closely at your relationships that you gain an understanding of yourself, that you heal parts of you that hurt, and that you cultivate compassion for yourself and others. The world needs this and so do your family and friends. People, both the ones you adore and the ones that challenge you, are there to teach you. Your experiences with others can bring you great joy and peace and transform your world if you pay attention.
This year as you head out to go shopping, as you wrap presents, decorate the house, bake goodies, and attend family gatherings be mindful. Instead of just going through the motions be present. Don’t just buy presents, be present. Take the time to be grateful. Take the time to breath. Take the time to listen. Take the time to feel. Take the time to be kind. Take the time to laugh. You may be surprised how much better each day and each moment is when you can take the time to be mindful.
This year give more hugs, spend more time, love more deeply and cherish each moment. Make a gratitude list and share it with your family. Donate food, donate your time. Take a nap, play a game, read a book, learn to knit, see a play, or simply have tea with friends. Are time for peace, love and joy.
Excellence in Love is a program that I created teaching relationship skills. The practices are Awareness, Acceptance, Attitude, Action, and Acknowledgment. The practices create a new level of self-awareness allowing you to live an authentic and empowered. If you would like a FREE pdf please email me at email@example.com You can also listen to me speak about these skills by visiting my website www.amymccae.com (rated #6 out of 40 speakers, top 3 were the organizers, Vibrant Life Summit)
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Love the people you have in your life 🙂
I am the oldest of four children all who are married with children. Our children range from age 20 to one on the way! My mother is not alive and I am divorced so we are missing a few in this pictures. The past six years both of my grandmother’s, both of my father’s sisters, a man that was like a grandfather to me, and a brother and sister of my mother’s have all left this world. This picture is my immediate family and includes my then 94 year old grandfather who is still watching football and even occasionally drinks beer.