Play in the snow.

Get back in touch with your inner child.  Do you remember when you were excited to play in the snow? Never lose that feeling.  The snow can be thought of as cold, dangerous, work, a hindrance or annoying.  Or, you can remember your excitement for the snow.  

Create your day.

So often, we move through the day unaware, not mindful. We aren’t really present in the current moment. Our days become repetitious. Old memories pop up in our minds triggering feelings and thoughts associated with the past. We miss the opportunity to consciously create our future.

Take some time to dream a little about what you would like to experience in your day, year and life. Consciously participate in your experience.

-Kimberly Hodges

Make this year better than your last.

2017 is here.  You may not be able to control what happens throughout the year, but you can work on your perspective, your reactions, your focus and your responses.  You can choose to take new adventures, expand your horizon and add to who you already are.  You can choose love and kindness for yourself and for others.  You can choose to step back, take it all in and breathe…

Never apologize for how you feel.

“Never apologize for how you feel. No one can control how they feel. The sun doesn’t apologize for being the sun. The rain doesn’t say sorry for falling. Feelings just are.” 

-Iain S. Thomas

Explore your talents.

Let your faith be bigger than your fear. Tap into your passion and dedicate your time to finding what sets your soul on fire! You are capable of doing anything you set your mind to. The world is your oyster.

-Anisha Henry

Know who you are.

“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.”

– Michelle Obama

Always do your best.

“Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.” 

– Sandra Day O’Connor

Be at peace, even in traffic.

…There was a special moment when I lived in Los Angeles.  I was sitting in bumper to bumper traffic on one of the busiest highways in the country.  I was in such a peaceful space that I felt gratitude to live in such an awesome location that so many people would want to live there…

Be vulnerable.

Feeling exposed is most often associated with uncomfortable feelings.  Vulnerability is linked to the fear of rejection and being hurt.  There is a great strength and power that comes from being vulnerable. 
When you speak from a place of truth, centered in love, your words can move mountains.  When you are honest about your feelings, beliefs and thoughts, you are standing in your power.

~Kimberly Hodges

It feels good to give thanks and praise.

The feeling associated with gratitude is the most sustainable high that one can achieve naturally.  True thanksgiving allows your focus to shift from what isn’t right to blessings.  With an attitude of gratitude, all things are possible.

You are enough.

If God couldn’t love you more than God does right now, than why not love yourself unconditionally?  Why not love yourself despite the fact that you are not perfect.  Love yourself as your make each and every mistake and grow from them.  Love yourself regardless of the situation because at the end of the day, you are enough.  You are more than enough.  You will always be enough.

-Kimberly Hodges

Capture the moments.

Life is about moments.  As you live in the present moment, take time to really be present and experience the best that life has to offer.  Capture the best moments, whether it be with a camera, a journal or in your mind.  Stack the best moments in your memory and call on them when needed.

-Kimberly Hodges