Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Say "Yes!"

I want to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year. I have a great feeling about this year. I think it will bring good things to good people. I just hope I don't have to eat my words at the end of the year 
;) But that is what this post is about; positive self-fulfilling prophecies. Say yes to everything you think you can do. Say yes and do it! Surprise yourself by your accomplishments and live your best life by doing so. Think positive thoughts and make things happen.

I want to be clear about these self-fulfilling prophecies; they may be called "self-fulfilling' but they actually require work in addition to the positive affirmations :). I can sit here all day and think about running a half-marathon but unless I actually start training for it, it's not going to happen. But once I train, and give it my best physically and mentally, I will be able to jump over hurdles along the way. I will find the time to train, the strength to overcome my mood on lazy days and find ways of motivating my family to come to the park with me (everybody needs to be fit!)

The same applies to you; whatever you want to accomplish this year whether it is physical fitness, a flourishing career, financial success or doing more for a charity, don't just think about it - get up and put the wheels in motion. Thinking is the first step, believing the second (and constant) but working on it is definitely what will get you there. It's like me wanting to be more consistent on my blog. I thought about it a lot last year but this year I will actually do it :) 

Make this year matter. Make it so special that when you will look back at 2014 you feel it was a year well spent; whether it was reading all the wonderful books that you have been putting off, a new instrument you wanted to learn or spending more meaningful time with your family and friends. Do it consciously and make it matter. Get out of the daily grind- you have done it year after year. Do something new. Say yes to a great year ahead! 

I am excited about posting and sharing my thoughts with you this year- whatever they may be about. I will also continue to find yummy recipes for you and make it part of every post because food fits every situation. Today I am sharing an appetizer recipe that has been a hit every time I have made it for parties. Its a simple and you can make it in minutes. I also add corn and mint to make it even more tasty. Healthy, easy and delicious? Say "Yes!" :)

Spicy Black Beans and Avocado Canapes


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