Monday, November 21, 2011


I don't know about you....but during the holidays I seem to be particularly stressed and sometimes bordering on being a little blue.

Usually....when that happens I try to find some inspiring little something to come to my aid.  Happened across this wonderful little is perfect for this time of year.

With chapter's such as "CARING ABOUT AND FOR YOURSELF"....
"SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH YOURSELF"...."SPENDING/SAVING TIME"....."BEAUTY" seemed to be the perfect balm for a harried and hurried season.

I do think that holidays are almost ALL women's work and adding this to a woman's already busy schedule leaves many of us with very little time to care for ourselves.

So please.......
Find A QUIET CORNER IN YOUR BUSY DAY....just for yourself to take care of yourself.

Hugs from here,



  1. Hello Jo... I have several little quiet corners in my home where I steal away to and relax and daydream... that book looks perfect for sitting with a cup of tea and reading... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Lovely post and so very important. I do find this season to be all of the above. Blessings...

  3. Extra hugs for you today Jo. Please do take a little time for yourself. It is very important so that we will be able to take care of others.


  4. as unbelievable as it might sound, I never really considered that the Holidays really are mostly "on me" The decorating, the cooking, the shopping, the wrapping,, no wonder I'm always tired!Of course my husband would's on him, he "pays" for the lions share of it all, but as we all know, it takes much more than money to make it all come together. Thanks for this post Jo. I will definitely take some time for me..matter of fact, I'm going to take a hot bath right now! xoxo Christel

  5. Jo-That is such good advice. I seldom take any time for myself and I need to do that! xo Diana

  6. You are very inspiring, Jo! Do you remember where you found the book?


  7. Thanks Jo. Sounds like a great book. I always take such little time for myself. It's time to start giving myself a little pampering.

  8. I believe we need a 'Love It' button on here!

  9. I believe we need a 'Love It' button on here.

  10. Oh yes exactly Jo,

    I call them my Me days.
    A time to rest, contemplate and rejuvenate.

    wonderful advice.

  11. Well Jo just how gorgeous is that darling book - I simply love the title. It's almost enough without reading on.
    Have a wonderful day full of love and light!

  12. A lovely reminder, thank you so much! It is very important to include ones self. I love to sit with my tea and a good book, or my journal. It is time well spent.
    Happy Thanksgiving, may you have many moments of just plain feeling good within yourself.

  13. I tend to try to keep busy during the Holidays so as not to deal with "Christmases Past".
    Happy Thanksgiving ! !

  14. Yes always good to take a bit of time for oneself. I am much better about that now than I used to be!

  15. Beautiful Thought~ your so right on feeling overwhelmed & Blue, I am trying to look on the Brightest side of not having a working computer at this time, that is, I am getting tons of work done, both Cleaning & Creative.... since I need to take the advantage of being on my daughter's computer, I wanted to wish You & Your's a Blessed Thanksgiving~

  16. Thank you for the wonderful reminder. The holidays can be one big stress monster in my world.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  17. Wonderful post Jo..wise and inspiring!Shine on!

  18. I decided some years ago to be a "holiday dropout". I pared down my commitments, said no parties, excessive shopping, etc., and just make it about relaxation and quality time with family. My kids, who are 24 and 22 now, also have the same approach. Our holidays are peaceful and stress-free. :)

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful book ~ a great reminder for us all!


  19. That sounds like a Great book. I'll have to look it up.
    It is easy to get all wound up in the season, and just the general business of life.....BUT
    if we want to really LIVE our lives and be at peace with it
    We DO need to find that quiet corner.
    thanks for the reminder.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Jo.


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