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Each day is a gift! April 21, 2014

©Sarah Hamilton

 

Each day is a gift… Right now is all we will ever have.  We all know the expression, “The past is history, the future is a mystery and now is a gift.  That’s why it is called the present!”  How are you going to embrace the moment?  Valuing the moment in whatever guise it shows up to you is not always easy… But if we look at it in just 3 ways we can.

When you’re in the moment you can accept it, enjoy it or be enthusiastic about it.  These 3 states of being I learned from Eckart Tolle and they really shifted my reality.  The alternatives simply create struggle…  Let’s just say someone is yelling at you… Do you want to fight or defend yourself?  All of that creates struggle… By allowing them their “stuff” and knowing the Truth about who you are leads to the acceptance of  what is happening and you can walk away with out harm and ill feelings. Then there is the enjoyment of the moment which we all can choose at any moment in time but my favorite is the Enthusiasm of the moment!

I made a choice with my life a long time ago not to struggle with time, space or people.  It has taken a lot of work for me to get here… people, health diagnoses and the simple choice of wanting something better. The idea, that if we struggle or fight with a given thing or situation that’s all we will ever have.  What do you want?  What kind of quality of life do you choose? And, the big one… How willing are you to do the work that it takes to let go of the all the stuff?

Our lives truly are gift of spectacular opportunity.  What are you going to do with it?

 

 

So much Love and Pink Light today!

~Sarah

 

What’s your Theme Song? January 28, 2014

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My question for you today is: What’s your theme song? For me having a theme song helps to elevate your joy. It can pull you into the moment when you’re everywhere but in the moment. It can get you ready to go out or stay in if the mood strikes.  If you don’t have one I invite you to take some time to ponder what mellifluous tones bring sparkle to the who of you. And the who just might be feel great!

I’ve had my theme song so since college and I still love it! I’ll share it!  What’s yours? And PS the dancers are bad a$$!

Stay warm!

Lots of Love

~Sarah

 

Don’t stop til you get enough…. insurance coverage? January 25, 2014

As some of you may  know I have been living up in Connecticut for over a year and a half now, which has been even better than I could have thought it could be.  The only thing that has been a bump in the road has been finding health insurance.  Connecticut has been an exclusion state for preexisting conditions and President Obama’s change in health care laws didn’t change this.  That’s right it did not change it so for more than 2 years I have been  applying for health insurance and being denied.  I was denied even when I already had insurance in New York before I moved (cuz’ I thought I was being clever and prepared to do it before)  finally a few months before I could apply for the affordable care act I found an insurance for $750 per month and… well… that wasn’t doable.

Now onto the affordable care act…  By this point in my health insurance education I’m exceptionally well versed.  I was already well versed due to having health issues and learning what everything meant and provided.  Soooo… now I found what was a great solution albeit having a rather high deductible but was a PPO and the monthly premiums were doable.  It’s Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) and everyone accepts BCBS… Right?  I wait for my card and it didn’t arrive in time for my doctors visits which isn’t a big deal because I can go on the website to print out a copy of my card but wait!  I need my ID number to do that…  OK.  So I call BCBS and it takes 45 minutes to prove I have paid.  So then I have to be sent to the CT division and that’s were I wait for an hour. … Then hang up.  Now picture, I’m off to my first of many doctors visit with no card but knowing after my phone call that “they can call and prove my eligibility”.  Either way I’m pleased that for the first time in over a year I don’t  have to be a self pay patient (which I have paid an incredible amount during this time).  This is when I am told that my doctor doesn’t participate with this division of Blue Cross Blue Shield.  What?  Wait a minute… it’s now not just an entire insurance company it’s an individual prefix before my customer ID that can not be accepted? And in the state of CT it’s looking rather ubiquitous as to the doctors not accepting the CT exchange through the affordable care act…

Through all this frustration and incredible exhaustion I have been taking each day as it comes.   So I have been asking myself, “What’s your takeaway from this?”….  And I keep coming back to a Michael Jackson song ( forgive me :-) ) going through my head..

So I’m simply not going to let this get to me… I am making a choice to not let this get me down and save my energy for healthier things.  So I’m not going to stop until I get what I want!  Where in your life can you make a different choice?  One that raises your energetic level versus bringing it down?  I’d love to hear!

Sending Lots of Love!

~Sarah

 

Twas the Night Before Christmas… December 24, 2013

Time for my yearly blogging holiday tradition… “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.  So enjoy and squeeze your loved ones a little closer this Holiday! I know I will!

Happy Holidays!

~Sarah

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas”

By Clement Clarke Moore

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

“Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

 

Peace on Earth December 21, 2013

 

The holiday season tends to make one reflect on what is important to them.   I grew up listening to Johnny Mathis, Dean Martin, and Bing Crosby at Christmas.  Somehow this song always, no matter when I hear it throughout the year… I reflect.  What are you reflecting upon this day?   

Love and Light

~Sarah

 

 

Live life like you’re on Vacation! November 19, 2013

vacationIt’s becoming cold here on the east coast so it got me thinking about vacation…..So wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could live everyday like we were on vacation… everyday? Well you can!  Stop and think about your frame of mind. What do you do differently when you’re on vacation.  Is it that you turn off all the various and sundry gadgets? Or you take a little bit more time for yourself.  What is it?  My favorite is that I have no schedule. Now I know that, that is not necessarily possible in our everyday lives.  We can’t just jump off the bus because we see an exquisite fountain in a park, but what is it that made us see the fountain in the first place?  What is it that sparks us to talk with people who we may never notice in our daily routines?  How differently do you breathe?  Lots of questions I know.  Take some time with this one. Moments in our day are so precious.  How can we stop and look up and look out so that we enjoy that moment like we’re on vacation versus our regular routine?  Again focus on your breath…. How differently do you breathe and why do you do so? Then how can you incorporate that into what you do daily? By allowing the breathe in we can allow for the spaciousness were those moments of spontaneous beauty can happen. I mean we all would love our dream vacation every day… but then again it would stop being our dream vacation then. So how wonderful would it be if we incorporated some of the mind-set into our daily life to make that life as full as if we were on vacation!

So go ahead and give it a try! Live life like you’re on Vacation!

Love and Light

 

The little things…. November 15, 2013

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You know how people say, “Enjoy the little things.” Well… I actually think that it is those little things that make all the difference and that they are not so little. Like…. a new pair of sneakers or buying yourself flowers or a sunny day after a lot of rain. This is assuming that they are just things, not big monumental moments in ones life…. But who’s to say that these “little things” don’t shift the regular moments in ones life to add more happiness so that the big moments can occur more often! So don’t knock those “little things” they may not be so little after all!

Today my little thing is,  a sunny warm day!

And what goes without saying but I am going to say it anyway…. everyone’s treasure is different, So hold those little things close to your heart because you never know how it may grow into something pretty great!

 

Energetically!

~Sarah

 

 
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