As the New Year begins here are a few of things I’m doing at my house.
I’m cleaning out the refrigerator. Have you ever prepared a salad, added the dressing, taken a bite and then stopped chewing because you could taste that something was wrong? Then, when you looked at the salad dressing bottle your read that the “best used by” date was from the prior year? We tend to be so busy in our day to day lives, we don't take the time to remove the outdated items.
Living alone too many things go bad before I use them. I’ve even had unopened bottles that have expired before I got the chance to open them. Because I shop at a lot of bargain stores, I’ve found I have to watch the expiration date even closer as many of them are close to expiration when you purchase them.
This is a great time of year to shop for bargains too. I try to purchase wisely buying only what I need or what I think will make a great gift, but at the same time applying the rule that I never pay full price. When I get a lunch hour I take the time to browse around in the stores near where I work. It gives me a little of that much needed exercise too. I sit far too much on my job. Today I’m going to look for gloves. In the last two weeks I lost my good leather ones and one glove of another pair. I’m now wearing the ones I like to save for good. They are not the warmest and I need some good warm ones.
I’m also thinking about Valentine’s Day coming up next month and what I might be able to make for my loved ones. I saw one cute idea on a craft site that had a cut out heart with 2 suckers stuck on it and the words You can count on me if things get sticky written on it. There was also one that had a Peppermint Patty on it saying BE COOL VALENTINE! There are plenty of cute ideas out there if you take the time to look.
Here is MA’S TIP FOR TODAY
If you can't change something - accept it and get on with your life
Don't have negative thoughts or worry over things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment
Don’t spend too much time on things that are not going to change…worrying about something wastes the time we could be enjoying life. The good Lord will take care of it if you let him. I’m learning that more and more and enjoying the life I have more and more too.
It is Wednesday and I’m thinking it is going to be a great day and I’m SMILING. I was able to get out of bed once more and that is something to celebrate for sure!