Good Morning & Happy Monday! I hope that you all had an amazing weekend, mine was pretty good – though I’m still processing the events that took place on Friday. Tragedies such as the one that occurred in Connecticut have a tendency to stick with me, but rather than trying to understand the “why” behind the events, I tend to focus in on the importance of life itself. It’s easy for me to get on “auto-pilot” with my life, as there is a lot that I would like to accomplish. And while I don’t see anything wrong with having ambitions, I do think it is equally as important to appreciate the small pleasures that occur, sometimes outside of our awareness, every single day. Yeah it can seem frustrating to not be exactly where you want to be, or to have to go about the hustle and bustle of the day. But in spite of life’s frustrations, there’s always something that happens, some bright spot throughout the day, that is worthy of appreciation. For me, it’s finding a great parking spot, or seeing that my dog didn’t poop on the floor before I’ve had a chance to take her out in the morning, or hearing Michael McDonald’s ‘I Keep Forgetting’ as the first song on my Pandora station (I love that song!) – a friend of mine says that God is winking at me when moments like these occur. Bottom line, we all have things to be appreciative of, and no matter how sucky life may seem for you now, find some semblance of good and allow that to motivate you beyond the bad. And enjoy every moment of this precious life that we’ve all been given 🙂 Have a ridiculously amazing day and rest of the week!