Closing 2017 and Opening 2018

For many, 2017 has been a year they would rather forget.  A year filled with WAY too much politics, scandal, weather disasters, shootings, celebrity deaths–it was definitely a tough year.  I say we let 2017 go gently into the good night and begin 2018 on a strong note.

What inspires me are quotes and nature, so I thought why not put them together?  Contemplate the words of wisdom and enjoy the beauty.  I think that is a wonderful way to remember 2017 and prepare for 2018.

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” – Eckhart Tolle

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“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu

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“Be Yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. Just Be.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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“The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.”
– Alice Morse Earle

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“You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

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“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”
– Mother Teresa

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“We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.” – Maya Angelou

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“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” Jim Rohn

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“With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“People are always asking about the good old days. I say, why don’t you say the good now days?” – Robert M. Young

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“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie

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My blog will be on hiatus until January 10, 2018.  Have a safe New Year’s Eve and I look forward to connecting in 2018!

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