Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Taking it too Extreme

I just read an article in Success magazine in regards to a writer who believes all TV is a waste of time and energy and I couldn't agree with her more.

However, she had made a point that although her daughters were very into reality TV, she joined them to grow her relationships with them, talking about what was happening in the shows and how they could all learn more from watching them. She learned how watching these shows she was so opposed to, was actually in other ways, working for her and her relationship with her daughters.

I agree with her again on this topic that taking it too extreme on your issues is not beneficial. Although you're trying to gain traction on your beliefs and actions, you can be missing the point altogether.

I like to be gluten free. It makes me feel better and I feel it's my contribution to not buy anything with wheat which the food manufacturers try to over dose us with. However, when I'm with my nieces and nephews, my parents or my husband, I break bread with them. I'm not saying that I should go through convulsions because of any allergies but when we are trying to make a point, take a stand, a belief, whatever the cause; let's not forget what's most important.

I'm just glad I don't have Celiac.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Don't forget family!!!

Holidays almost seem to be made up for family gatherings; either with friends, siblings, co-workers or neighbors. It's not just an American tradition; it's worldwide. Each country has it's own holiday but bottom line, holidays are made to celebrate with each other.

In our journey through success, let's not forget what the holidays are for; holidays are there for us to be together. Take pictures to remember the celebrations, be present in your conversations and when kids are present, give them memories that will help them learn to spur on this tradition for generations to come.

The 4th of July is the official opening of summer, the celebration not only of our country's past time but a celebration of summer; of memories, photos, vacation, spending time with loved ones. When I try to decide what I want or don't want to do, I hold on to the very idea of what a holiday is all about. It's about just being together.