5 Ways To Be Thankful

Thanksgiving is a word that should give you a new start and be grateful. Could your life use a little more love and gratitude?

Here are five ways to be thankful: 

  1. Notice the little things in life. You might find that the little things you might have missed turn out to be the most important things.
  2. See things from another’s perspective. What’s it like to walk in their shoes?
  3. Realize that time is precious. Re-align your priorities and remember that time is free but its priceless. Its the one thing we all run out of and its up to you to be the navigator of your life. Set aside time regularly to be quiet and reflect.
  4. Send a thank you from the heart. That’s right! Take a moment to tell someone thank you. Show how much you appreciate them and all they do. Write a thank you letter, send a text, or create an e-mail. Be creative. Studies show that people feel 100% happier after doing so and people who delivered their thanks in person, found a greater level of optimism and fewer negative thoughts.
  5. Give Back. Volunteer some of your time at a local charity. Help out a friend/loved one in need. See if you can work at a food bank or local shelter. Be generous toward those with less and not envious of those with more than you. 

 

Be kind, Be loving, Be thankful!! 

Covet Soaps: Product Review

Today I had the pleasure of sampling a product from a Texas business called “Covet Soaps”. I received a message stating that I won free samples and it would be shipped to me.  I, of course was ecstatic and it would be a nice change of pace from my daily routine of running my own business. The first thing that I love is their description on their Instagram page which says  “COVET your skin & have a FLING with your bath! Creating natural bath treats from our Texas farm house, follow our journey”. The second thing is the word ‘natural’. As all of you know, I am a big believer in natural products and this business had my attention. Hence, I had to do a review to let all of you know about it. A cute little box arrived in the mail and as soon as I opened it, the aroma from the bath flings burst out. Inside, wrapped nice and neat in colored tissue paper, were the samples. The smaller fling was labeled bubble gumrose which smelled fantastic and the larger fling had no label but it did have the company logo on it . The final sample was labeled Sprig Soap. Finally, there was a little card with their social media sites stamped on it.

I used the samples and I loved them!  My favorite, which I am still using in my bathroom, is the sprig soap, I love the texture and it has a lemon clean smell to it which I absolutely love, love, love. Also, it did not dry out my skin after using it.  The large bath fling was great and my favorite part is that it didn’t leave a stain in my bath tub. There was a little after-residue like all bath products but I just ran water over it and it washed down the drain easily.  The best part about the large fling was how it sizzled in the water and I got to squeeze it like a stress ball…lol When you squeeze it, it releases more of their formula into the water making the bath water even more luxurious as it colors the water into an orange hue. Bottom line, I would recommend this business if you would like to try some great products that are natural and great on the skin. Supporting small businesses like this one, helps support the Earth itself! The links to some of their sites are shown below as well as some sample pictures:

https://www.facebook.com/Covetsoap/

https://www.instagram.com/covetsoaps

https://www.twitter.com

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

  Total Solar Eclipse 2017 is almost here, so plan your eclipse party and get ready for darkness! Yep…this is a rare celestial phenomenon that you don’t want to miss since the last one of these events happened in 1979. Total solar eclipse of 2017 is when the moon will be blocking out the sun with a temperature drop of about 10 degrees, and it can be seen from the west coast of America to the east coast. The event will only happen in America on August 21st 2017 and no one from outside the country will be able to witness it first-hand. 

  The phenomenon will last for about 2 minutes and 40 seconds in each spot. As it journeys across the country, it will complete its path in about 1 1/2 hours. However, the total solar eclipse will only be visible in a few states, starting in Oregon. A partial eclipse, which is the darkening of the sky, will be seen by all of America which will last about 2-3 hours. Here are the following states by order that will give you the best views of the event and will have a total solar eclipse: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and ending in South Carolina.

 The Total solar eclipse will begin at 10:15am in Oregon and at 2:36pm in South Carolina. Please make sure to ONLY use approved solar eclipse glasses since viewing the event with the naked eye or unapproved glasses can cause irreparable eye damage. If you miss this August event, don’t worry, you still have a chance to see it in Argentina and Chile on July 2019. Have a safe and happy viewing!