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Lazer Focus on Each Day!

Posted by The Mint on August 31, 2011


Good morning Mintdom

Can you believe that today is the last day of August? Even though it is not the official date, I always consider August 31 the last day of summer and September 1, the first day of fall. Anyway, the summer sure has flown by quickly. My Mom used to tell me that the older I get, the faster that time passes. My dad always says that we have 24 hours in a day, how will we use our time.

Last week’s earthquake and hurricane and brought my focus back to how we could have a lot less time in this world then we think. We really need to make the most out of each day. This week a friend landed unexpectedly in the hospital. It shows me how we need to appreciate the people in our lives, and all that we have because we never know if today will be our last day or theirs. I do not mean to be morbid; I just feel this sense of urgency to make the most out of each day. I cannot tell you enough how grateful I am for you, my family and friends, and for my health. I hope that I never take any of you or anything that I have for granted. I am truly blessed.

I keep what I call a little celebration / prayer journal. On one side, I write down three things that made me smile the day before which, actually turns out to be three things that I am grateful. Sometimes, it is a big thing like settling on my new house, and sometimes it is a very small thing, like watching Minty playing with a toy. On the other side, I write my prayers although I always start with, thank you God… It sure is a GREAT way to start my day, to focus on the good in my life, and to remember those that are in need. It is interesting to look back at the things that I was thinking in past years. Yes – years – it has been years since I started this; it seems like yesterday.

What are some of the things that you do to keep you focused and appreciative all that you have in life? I think today, one of the things that I will do is to call my Mom and Dad to say I love you and I am grateful for every moment I have had with you – even when I was a teenager! LOL

AffirMINTion: I appreciate each day and all that it brings

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

“Life is short, God’s way of encouraging a big of focus.” – Robert Brault

My mom tells and shows me every day that she loves me… AND I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!



I am grateful for my cousin, Brandy!
This photo was taken when we were just puppies – see how time flies?


5 Responses to “Lazer Focus on Each Day!”

  1. Shannon said

    In May i went to a personal growth conference and learned about the gratitude journal. The speaker didn’t mention the prayer part of it, but she did state that identifying 3 things in which we could be grateful for each day would change our lives. So I started that night, and it seemed simple for a few days. On those not so great days I would struggle to find 3 things. But these past few months have really made me realize how important positive thinking can impact your life. It’s changed me!

    • The Mint said

      Welcome to Mintdom! I’m curious as to what personal growth conference you went to. I think it is the reason you keep beating me at Words with Friends! LOL

      • Shannon said

        It was work related, and to be honest I can’t remember the name of the speaker (Yes, I am embarrassed) I will look at my paperwork tomorrow, it’s in my desk. She was from some fortune 500 company, and spoke about an hour. And you — Ms Motivation have so many things going on in your life that words with friends is just one of the MANY ways you pass a few moments of your time. 🙂

  2. The Mint said

    I am grateful to that game because I have met a new friend! 🙂

  3. Shannon said

    Aww thank you. I am grateful as well. Plus I have an uplifting and inspirational message to read each week!

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