Create Lasting Memories

It seems like so often we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we forget to smell the roses.  I know it sounds a little cliche however it’s true. More so than you realize.  When was the last time you slowed down enough to notice what was really going on around you?  When was the last time you walked barefoot through the park, or played hopscotch with your kids.  Consider engaging your children on their level. Life is too short not to enjoy the small things.  “Stuff ” isn’t all that important when you’re not around to enjoy it.  Creating lasting memories often times require little to no financial input. You’ll be surprised that those insignificant moments to you created a lasting impact on your children.

I spend a lot of time with my kids being a stay at home mom and everyday is a joy.  I learn and experience something different with each of them. Taking nothing for granted and trying to teach them to do the same.  I give my kids each a mommy date day. This day comes with a day off from school where we hang out and do something they want to do. Each one gets their own day separate from their siblings.  It gives me a chance to focus on just that one child with no distractions. They have always looked forward to these days each school year. They also get those special days with their dad. He is a truck driver and he takes them one by one on the road with him during the summer months. Children grow up so fast.  I just asked myself, “where did the time go?” I have a son graduating from high school in a few months, a rising 10th grader and a rising 8th grader. It struck a nerve with me because I feel like I have so much yet to experience with them.  As kids get older they tend to want to hang out with their friends more and be more independent of their parents, but I feel its up to us (as parents) to continue to create those family, bonding moments separately and collectively.

Take some time and do something different. Surprise your family with a game night after dinner, or a walk on a nature trail. Get to know your kids and allow them to know who you are. Engage your spouse in date night. Reconnect with them and savoir those moments.  Reconnecting and building stronger bonds will allow you to reap lasting rewards for years to come.  Talk…..Yes, actually have conversations with one another  Put away the electronic devices and engage one another.  Share stories and create new ones!

creating memoriesThe little things are what we remember. The talks, the walks, the cry’s, the unspoken moments of  unconditional love.  It’s what we hold on to.  The Memories….making them and remembering them til the end.

Do something unexpected for someone unexpecting~Tamara

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Self Reflection

The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.
~Thales

I was trying to put some things into perspective for myself and justify why things are the way they are.  What I’ve realized is that I’m blessed beyond measure despite what my situation currently looks like.  I need to learn how to role with the flow instead of always trying to fix something or correct it.  I can’t continue to live my life according to the standards of what others feel life at this stage should be.  I have to be appreciative of how far I’ve come and where I’m going and just know that as long as I continue to move in a positive direction and continue to grow things will be okay.

Sometimes I find myself being frustrated with my kids behavior at home, especially since for the most part due to my husbands job I’m here alone with them.  Instead of always focusing on the negative I need to embrace the positive.  They are very well behaved when we are out, or I have to leave them with people. Neither one of the older boys (19, & 17) have brought home any babies.  They make good grades and haven’t been in trouble with the law or at school.

Sometimes I find myself being frustrated with my current financially situation, especially for the most part I’m in a one income household. The income from my home based business isn’t at a level YET where it needs to be to bring my husband off the road.  What I’ve realized is that it’s not so much where I am but where I’m going. It’s about the fact that not one week goes by that God hasn’t provided us with what we needed to sustain our lives.  We may not always have what we want but we have what we need.  That’s what matters and that’s what’s important.

Sometimes I find myself being frustrated with the current state of being a work from home mom in the MLM Industry for the most part because I don’t feel as if I’m moving at a rate I feel I should be.  What I’ve learned is that as long as I do what I need to do to progress and I continue to market myself and my business wherever I will get to where I want to be in this company.  Most importantly as long as I keep God first in everything things will be fine. I’m determined to be successful in my business and that determination will get me to the top.

Sometimes I find myself questioning my decisions period as if I can’t make right decisions.  I’ve learned that it’s a matter of what is best for me mostly and my family. My life actions should not be based on what everyone else has going on.  I’m growing into my own, and I don’t feel the need to justify my actions as long as they aren’t harmful or dangerous. God has blessed me with a nice home, beautiful children, wonderful husband, income to sustain our lifestyle, a wonderful home business opportunity, food, clothing, and transportation. I’m SATISFIED! I’m HAPPY! I’m GRATEFUL! I’m BLESSED!

In this self reflection the most important thing I’ve learned is to just breath.  I have to  move forward in my life in a positive direction that keeps me growing and focusing on the positive more than negative.  I have a forgiving God, I have a loving family, a loving husband and a wonderful home based business with wonderful people that I have come to call my friends/family.

I am so thankful for the life God has afforded me to live. I’m even more blessed to be a blessing to so many. I’m stepping into what is divinely mine and moving forward. My business is overflowing and my income is overly abundant. I’m wealthy beyond measure.

~Tamara Brown

God first – Family second – Business third

Tamara’s Time

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