“Gratitude… More aware of what you have than what you don’t. Recognizing the treasure in the simple— a child’s hug, fertile soil, a golden sunset. Relishing in the comfort of the common— a warm bed, a hot meal, a clean shirt.” Max Lucado.

Sometimes all we need to do is read a quote like this to realize how fortunate we really are. People tend to forget to slow down and understand that those simple things in life are what really matters, not your strive for “more.”

What are you wrestling with inside of you? What interferes with your ability to remember that the “simple” pleasures in life are what truly matters? They really do! 

Are your insecurities disabling you to cherish moments? Do you know? Be honest with yourself. Don’t hide.

It is your health, the relationships you hold and self awareness (I believe), that’s capable of providing you with this “gratitude”. Once you are able to appreciate all things, there lives peace.

Inside you, your being, your very soul desires “peace”. A calmness and stillness that allows you to see things as they are, beautiful.

A soft touch, a friendly hello, and a rainy day are little things that mean a lot, even more than you know.

Try and appreciate the little things in life today, it may open your eyes and possibly change your attitude. You may even catch yourself inhaling and then exhaling a deep sigh with gratitude…… a smile will suddenly appear!

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize you.


About Cassandra Pavolic

As a retired performer for 25 years transitioning careers has been difficult. I truly enjoyed my career as an aerialist performer. I was fortunate enough to see the world, traveled many places and met people from all cultures. I learned a tremendous amount about life and people during my years traveling than I would in a school setting. The one thing I took away from being on the road is that no matter what ethnic background you are, we are all so similar. A smile is a smile in every language (happiness or contentment). Expressions of all emotions have the same meaning around the world. For this reason we are similar, and I somehow find that comforting. I'm now 50! It's hard to believe I'm fifty already! I reflect on my accomplishments as well as my failures up to date. Both are irrelevant to what I value most. I value people and relationships. I value my deity, it is the number one thing that keeps me stable. Being true to myself is a portion of my "food" in regards to my decision making. When I steer away from being my true self I am disappointed. Exercise, taking walks, and being still are another source of "food" in my life. I like to be still, listen and observe all things. I have been this type of person since a young child. Perhaps one of the reasons why I take an interest in Personality Psychology and my recent studies human behavior. I hold an Associates degree in Music/Theater/Dance from Dean College in MA. I quickly realized I wanted to perform, therefore my journey began immediately after graduating from Dean. I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist, as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. I am curious, I am persistent and I am passionate. I'm on a mission to be a better person, to help those who want to help themselves, and to share my thoughts, opinions, experiences to anyone who gives a damn. All in hoping that what I have to offer will change lives as you learn to keep your priorities in order. And so I started prioritize you.
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