Where has January gone and now February?
Like many people, I take time at the beginning of each new year to do two things...
First, to reflect on the past year,
Second, to take a moment to think about the year ahead.
Gone are the days of making "resolutions"! Instead, after choosing my words carefully, I prefer to make "commitments" __to myself__ for myself!
I think of it this way...
Life is like a book...each day a page,
...each month a chapter
and then at the end of the year, you either have an exciting best seller or a boring manuscript of empty pages!
Well, this was supposed to be my "best seller" year! I made a commitment to myself to fill my book with purpose and a passion for healthy living. A life filled with adventures, missions accomplished and goals achieved! I had very specific ideas on how I was going to write my novel...so what happened?
An injury...to my neck, left shoulder and across my back. The pain was excruciating! With limited mobility, I sought comfort in a blanket on the floor for the first week! Ice, heat and my essential oils quickly became my best friends.
Everything that I had planned came to an abrupt stop as this new development would require immediate attention and self nurturing.
I have to admit, I'm not a very good patient, but then again, who is? With Mother Nature as my teacher, I became the grateful student as I learned about the medicinal properties of various Young Living Essential Oils!
I'm now well on the road to recovery, keeping my new best friends nearby.
I found the single essential oils of Marjoram, Cypress and Peppermint very helpful for muscular, skeletal, circulatory and nervous systems support.
As well, I relied on the essential oil blends of PanAway, Deep Relief and Valor for soothing compromised joints and muscles.
Young Living's Ortho Ease, a special formulated massage oil, has been very beneficial as well, easing muscle tension and spasms.
I've learned a few things having gone through this experience!
1. Young Living Essential Oils work!
2. Essential oils must be applied and reapplied often.
3. Young Living Essential Oils are very versatile in helping to provide our bodies with the support it needs.
4. I will talk about and use essential oils in terms of maintaining wellness, not illness!
5. I love my oily life!
Last, but certainly not least, I've learned or should I say, I was reminded of how precious life is and how valuable our time!
We never know what challenges we may face, health or otherwise, so it's important to not waste a moment of that time!
Make every page and every chapter of your book count! So when the year is over, you come to realize that the novel you have written is actually one volume of a series, a series dedicated to living your best possible life...an abundant life!
"Do not be pushed by your problems.
Be led by your dreams"
____Ralph Waldo Emerson___
Will you write a best seller?
Fill your life with magical moments, no regrets! This life is not a dress rehearsal, make it count!
Every moment matters
Every day matters