Appreciation for the now

Sometimes I get caught up in the craziness of the holiday that I forget to just appreciate where I am at the present moment.

I don’t want another Christmas or New Year’s Eve to go by and not actually enjoy the season. This holiday I want to have a few drinks, eat a few of my favorite dishes (and deserts), while I enjoy sharing with  people that are close to me.

I can appreciate many things in my life, however the month of December tends to always be in a rush that usually I just  want it to be over with.

This time I want to be in the moment. There is so much to appreciate I cant even begin to list the many thanks I have. I have come a  L O N G  way and appreciate all the good, the bad, the ugly, and yes even the tragic. I have to find good in the “not so good” experiences. There must be a reason for everything! I think it’s called attitude. Resilience is tied in there somewhere I’m sure.

I have to look at life as if my life can’t get any better………and lets just say it does…….. I just moved into awesomeness with even MORE to appreciate. I also realize that things aren’t always as we see them to be. Example may be, someone driving a real nice car may have major health issues or extremely unhappy with there job. So I remind myself to appreciate the here and now….. with or without the things money can buy.

With that said, my life can take a turn for the “not so good”. After the shock of whatever it may be, I will find the gratitude in the loss and what is to come. After all, my Mother would say; “It can only get better”.  My peace and joy are up to me. My character is a reflection of my soul. I want it to shine with an appreciation for the here and the now.

“Forever is composed of nows.” Emily Dickenson

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“What day is it?” It’s today, ” squeaked  Piglet. My favorite day, “said Pooh. A.A. Milne

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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