Monday, January 01, 2018

Simple Gratitude | 105

Kicking the New Year off with a grateful heart! #gratefulheart #gratitude



I love waking up to a perfectly beautiful, cold January morning. I was up at the break of day and the sky was the most magnificent blue-purple-pink gradient and the sun was just beginning to peek over the mountains. What a wonderful way to start the new year.

Today is what they call the writer's "perfect beginning." When the beginning of a new month, and especially a new year, starts on a Monday, writers are inspired by the proverbial clean slate and are supposedly filled with many great new ideas. I think I'll test this theory today. Will you too?

I hope you have many things to be grateful for this first day of the new year.

This week, I'm grateful for:
  • A Star Wars marathon. I spent my New Year's Eve watching all of the Star Wars trilogies, back to back, and it was so nostalgic for me. I had forgotten how much I loved Ewoks as a child. 
  • That 1/1 motivation. Am I the only one who wants to bottle up this feeling and hold onto it for a rainy day?
  • Starting new projects and a few old ones. I'm certainly getting a jump-start on my word of the year, hustle, with some creative projects I had put on hold for the holidays and a few new things I'm trying in 2018.
  • A new skin care regimen. Winter is so hard on my sensitive, already-dry skin, so I decided to throw back to B.C. times and use some Frankincense essential oil along with coconut oil in my skin care. I'm already liking the results.
  • Hot cups of tea. One of my goals for the new year is to do a detox fast, one day a week. On these days, I can drink all the water and green tea and clear broth I want. Thankfully, I am a huge fan of green tea and I got a big tin full of holiday teas that I've been excited to try. (P.S. Let me know if you'd like an update on these detox fasts after I've done them for a while. I'm thinking about writing about the experience.)

What are you grateful for today? 

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18 comments:

  1. Hi Lecy,

    Shoot! Missed the Star Wars marathon.But I did enjoy a nice cup of warm coffee today, and deeply enjoyed because it is 7 F outside now in NJ. Happy to read your rocking blog, and Happy New Year!

    Ryan

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  3. We watched a bunch of the Star Wars movies as well on New Year's Eve. I still have to go see the new movie...maybe I'll check it out on my birthday. I'm so excited to work on some new projects. Which skin care products do you plan to use? I think I'm going to try a few new skin care products soon. Have a great week and Happy New Year!

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  4. I need to work on my face more; it's so dry - I don't know if I got wind burnt or what, but it's not usually this bad! I am excited for all the promise of a new year. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  5. I am grateful my husband took 4 days off to give me a break. It was literally the best way to start the year!!

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  6. I'm trying to get all the movies in before I go to the theater later this week. I use several skin care products and rotate between brands frequently because my skin gets irritated with routine. Some of my favorites are Pond's cold cream, Origins "A Perfect World" line and Cetaphil. Those seem to be good for sensitive skin.

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  7. The cold, dry weather is so bad for skin. Hope you find a routine that works for you!

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  8. That's awesome that he was able to take some time off. It's nice to spend time with your love during the holidays. :)

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  9. I love tea and can never drink enough. Best wishes for the new year.

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  10. Same here, my friend! Happy new year to you!

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  11. Happy New Year Lecy!
    I love tea SO much and would love to hear about your detox fasts.
    Your word for 2018 is so cool - I'm going to do a post on my word for the year soon.
    Today I'm grateful for my Mom's health (she had a huge scare last month), my Mother-in-law's recovery and a wonderful anniversary, Christmas and New Year's Eve.

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  12. I'm a big tea fan too! Oh Anthea, I hope your mother is alright and that you all have a wonderful 2018!

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  13. Same here on the tea - I'm a little obsessed! I'm also starting this year with a new skin care regimen. Happy New Year, Lecy!

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  14. I hear you on skin care, that is something I'm trying to work on this month. The winter months have me feeling SO dry. I'm tired of it.. Happy New Year my friend!

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  15. Yes, winter is hard on skin. Happy New Year!

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  16. Hot cups of tea FTW. I haven't done a tea detox though... might have to try!

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  17. There are all sorts of detox diets out there, but I've been fasting from food for 24 hours and only doing water, tea, and clear broths. I feel refreshed after doing them.

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