Today, I have a different take on I MATTER.  Because I want to be healthy mentally and physically, I have a flaw I am trying to work on….I AM NOT VERY FLEXIBLE…SPONTANEOUS…I don’t go with the flow!  Since passing that mark into midlife and beyond, I have become more set in my ways.  I am busy and do not like changes to my schedule.  When those inevitable changes come along, I tend to stress out….and we all know that stress is not good for one’s health.

I have been trying very hard to be more flexible in the last year; however, there have also been several challenges to my attempts.  Enter my children.  I will not go through the entire story, but my very pregnant daughter and 21 month old grandson are going to live with us for a couple of months.  This will require great patience for all of us.  Once again, our house will be full.  On one hand, I know she is about to leave and move to the other side of the world and I might not see them for a very long time.  (Really sad!)  On the other hand, there will be daily challenges to my lack of flexibility.

So, for I MATTER…I am pledging to everyone to give it my best and not allow these new developments to rob me of my joy or anyone else’s joy.  I will make sure to place at the top of my priorities:

1.       Sleep
2.       Exercise
3.       Healthy Eating
4.       Quite time…even if I have to leave the house to have it!
5.       To set aside expectations – if the house isn’t perfect, or the holidays quite right…that is going to be okay!
6.       Take time each and every day to be thankful they are with me for a little longer.   Literally, she will deliver our second grandchild and take him far,far away. I will get to hold him for literally a moment. 

Sometimes, I MATTER means recognizing the areas where we need significant improvement.  Allowing stress to have control can lead to bad health and depression.  I will not give in to it…but, I do know it will not be easy.  Feel free to hold me accountable and occasionally ask how things are going!

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Now visit the wonderful bloggers of Katie’s Favorite Things Blog Hop!
It’s time to hop! Party and link up! The Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop is where you can link your favorite post of the week or write a post about your favorite things and share it with old and new followers. The hop is hosted and posted on 3 different blogs! Your link will appear on the blogs of Katherine’s Corner,  Over 50 Feeling 40, and Vintage Mama.  Three times the opportunity to make new bloggy friends and to share your wonderful blog and discover others to

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