Posted tagged ‘Lessons’

5 Ideas on Creating the Life You Want

June 24, 2009

I have just had the most interesting conversation with a great friend of mine. We haven’t been in touch for a number of years… but you wouldn’t know it by listening to us. We just picked up where we left off & filled each other in on what we were up to. The really interesting part was that we have similar goals in creating the life we really want to live.

This got me thinking.
So….here’s my 2 cents on what sparked my ideas on creating the life I want.

1. Experience Life Fully

Sounds simple doesn’t it… To truly experience life fully you must risk appearing the fool and do what others are not. (When you hear “she’s nuts for doing that”… {Keep doing THAT}) Try out new things to discover more about Yourself, what you like, what you don’t like & what gets you up in the morning.

2. Engage in Life Fully

Make it a point to smile at perfect strangers… why not make their day brighter & friendlier. Even a simple “Hello” to someone has meaning. You never know what the impact of your kind words can have on someone. Engage in humanity one person at a time.

3. Dare to Dream

Dreams are creative tools given to us to help propel ourselves into roles we didn’t know we wanted to take on. Dreams are the starting point to create an outline of what you want in life. Dreams can grow bigger when nurtured and developed by acknowledging them. Keep on dreaming!

4. Actions to Backup Dreams

Taking action on your dreams is the “Magic” that make it become a reality. Life requires action from you to create and sustain your dreams. Without actions the dream cannot come into reality. You must DO something… anything that can bring this dream to life. (Baby steps are all that is needed)

5. Go With The Flow
(Thanks Evan for this saying)

Staying in action can require times of inaction. Huh?… Yes, that’s right, sometimes the timing is not quite right or the original action plan has fallen through. This is the time to STOP and get clear to what you really want. When you have a clear direction once again, go forwards with the new action plan and keep working toward your dreams.

What dreams have you put off?

Have you created your action plan yet?

Until next time… Make each day count!

Be dreaming,

Nicole

20 Lessons I Have Learned From Children Part 4

June 18, 2009

More lessons my children have taught me as continued from the June 11 post
(if you haven’t read yet – please read the previous posts for Part 1, part 2 & Part 3)

So….here’s my 2 cents on the life lessons from my children ages 11 to 14.

1. Be selective and only hear the good parts you want to hear
2. Ask for advice when needed… but do what feels right for you in the end
3. Wear clothes that make YOU feel good… never mind trends
4. Day dreaming is a good thing
5. Gossiping is not a good thing
6. Life is made for fun… so start having fun today
7. Challenge the world to become more peaceful… we are all from the HUMAN RACE
8. “What do I want to be when I grow up”
9. “Clean” is a relative word… as in “Did you clean your room? “
10. Sometimes following is the right thing
11. Sometimes leading is the right thing
12. Discovering new things about my world
13. Be true to your word
14. A promise is a promise… make sure to keep up your end of the deal
15. “Because I said so” IS an answer (used by frustrated parents stalling for a reason)
16. Children are born IT geniuses
17. Friends are our second family
18. Be real and show emotions freely
19. Walk, stroll, shuffle, phone, text, messaging & posting
20. Showing independence is a good thing

Have you listened to your children lately?

What can you do to show them you listen & value their opinions?

Until next time… Make each day count!

Be true,
Nicole

Lessons I Have Learned From Children Part 2

June 11, 2009

Here are some more lessons that my children have taught me as continued from the June 7 post (if you haven’t read yet – please read the previous post for Part 1

So….here’s my 2 cents on the life lessons from my children ages 4 to 7.

1. Be willing to walk through the fear and do something new
2. Sharing is a good thing
3. Color all your picture with LOTS of colors
4. Color outside the lines… makes for more creative and interesting pictures
5. Learning to be independent is a good thing
6. Art cannot be graded… it just IS
7. Sometimes you just have to ask “Can I play?”
8. Walking on the grass barefoot feels soooo good
9. You can create whole new worlds… by just imagining it
10. Hugging, snuggling & laughing are daily requirements
11. Play each day
12. Be willing to say silly jokes and act silly just to hear your loved ones laugh
13. Finger paint with enthusiasm and don’t worry about the mess it makes
14. Love smells like Play dough sometimes… curious, memorable & intangible
15. Refrigerators were really invented to hold children’s art work
16. Hold their hands often… soon they won’t want to
17. Shoes are optional during the summer
18. “I have to go Now!” is a statement… not a warning
19. Run, jump, skip, hop & twirl around
20. Chocolate chip cookies are a cure-all
21. Have tissues ready when reading “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch
22. Start each day with kisses and I love you’s

What lessons were most memorable to you?
Have you written these lessons down?

Until next time… Make each day count!

Be Authentic,
Nicole

25 Lessons I Have Learned From Children

June 7, 2009

When I became a mother for the first time I thought I would be the one to impart great wisdom & teach my child fantastic life lessons. Boy was I wrong…. my children were & still are my greatest teachers of MY life lessons.

There have been countless lessons I’ve learned along the way so I have decided to divide the list into specific age categories to capture the purity in THEIR KNOWING.
So….here’s my 2 cents on the life lessons from my children ages 0 to 3.
1. Trust that all your needs WILL be met
2. Being YOU is Enough
3. We are all beings of the Source and from the Source
4. Love is limitless
5. Listen to your body & eat when you’re hungry, sleep when you’re tired & enjoy being held
6. Eat with vigor & stop when your full
7. Love is unconditional
8. Be delighted to just see the one you love… even if it’s only been a few moments ago you saw them
9. Laugh a great big belly laugh every day
10. Cry when you need to
11. Never give up on your goals… you may have to adjust your direction a little, but don’t give up
12. Love generously & forgive easily
13. Explore the outdoors with enthusiasm
14. Explore your world
15. Mother kisses are magical
16. Do a new thing everyday
17. Delight in your own accomplishments
18. An obstacle is just another challenge to overcome & you know you’re going to overcome it!
19. Ask for what you want
20. Keep asking for what you want
21. Ask questions everyday
22. Keep asking questions until you understand
23. Begin each day full of hope & discovery
24. Play, run, hop, jump & bounce
25. End each day with kisses and I love you’s
What have children taught you?
Have you acknowledged the lessons children have taught you?
Until next time… Make each day count!
Be open,
Nicole