Monday, December 19, 2011

LushLunes: The Moments

It's LushLunes and there's so much going on for the Holidays! I celebrated my birthday yesterday and really enjoyed myself during this crazily wonderful time of year.

Che gave me a fun birthday weekend (I'm not the birthday weekend type, celebrating several days in a row, but I let myself be pampered)...  I even opened presents at midnight!  

opening Birthday presents!


Then on the big day, I spent the majority of the day cleaning my place while listening to merengue, preparing for the intimate party that evening.  On the actual evening of my birthday I had a great get together with family and friends, enjoying every moment. I just felt so grateful to be at this point in my life, surrounded by incredible people. That's the lesson here, and of course your mission.


With Noche Buena coming up, Christmas, and New Years... family and friends come together with food, gifts, dancing... and sometimes it can feel chaotic. And it's not supposed to be.

Today is the day to give yourself at least 5 minutes of a breather. Give yourself at least five minutes to recount how thankful you are for just being! And remember to do this time and again over the next two weeks if it tends to feel overwhelming. 

Remember that it's about enjoying the moments. Embracing the present and not worrying too much about tomorrow

This will be the last LushLunes for 2011 so make it count my deep thinkers!!! Have a wonderful Holiday and a kick-ass start to 2012!!!!

14 comments:

  1. So glad you had a great birthday! Hope we can catch up soon! :) Love the Lush Lunes mission, that's been on my mind a lot lately.

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  2. I love your post! that is the perfect way to spend an important day, loving and feeling loved by others. This is the first time that I visit you, I loved your blog and I am following you :) Have a merry christmas !

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  3. Feliz Cumpleaños! no conocía tu blog y ahora que he tenido la oportunidad de llevar a el , créeme que lo seguiré visitando :)

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  4. Happy Birthday! Feliz Cumpleanos! Wishing you many blessings and happiness in the new year.

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  5. Happy Birthday!

    Yes - I love that, we all need to take 5 - 10 minutes a day just for us. And to reflect and be grateful!

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  6. Don't forget to keep practicing your gratitude exercises once you get out to LA! And happy belated :-)

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  7. I sprained my ankle so I'm spending more than 5 minutes doing nothing!! Ugh. Sitting on this couch and commenting all day long! Though I may get up and bake some cookies!!!

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  8. This is so true..I think we often forget about the details, the small things and what matters most with all the hoopla of the spending and indulging. Thank you for reminding us on what's important!

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  9. Happy Belated, Li! So happy you got pampered :)

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  10. Happy belated birthday! I too don't celebrate an entire weekend but do make it count that one night of my bday, no matter what day it is lol. Glad you enjoyed your day with loved ones. Being grateful for who is present on that very day is what truly counts. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

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  11. Happy Belated birthday! Glad to read you spent your day surrounded by those you love and those who love you!

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  12. I love your outlook...and reminders.

    Happy Belated Birthday!

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  13. Happy Birthday!! So happy you were with the ones you love, great post!!

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  14. Happy birthday, hope all your wishes come true. Sounds like you had a great time.

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