New Year, Old Reminders


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As we all head into a new year, perhaps full of good intentions (and you know what they say about those), it seems like a good time to look at guiding sentiments with new eyes and new breath. To take words like these and make them tenants for ourselves and for our treatment and interactions with others is a choice and a gift. When we observe, see, listen, hear, act, speak, think and feel, we can practice compassion, patience, kindness, and empathy with ourselves and others. I hope you will agree if we stop to do this for even a brief moment, it can help to try to make each day of 2012 ‘ournewfavoriteday.’

Are there any rules of the proverbial road that you live by? Mine is to treat others as I want to be treated. What are yours?

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About Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday'

Welcome to 'mynewfavoriteday. This space is about gratitude and connecting through being open, vulnerable and real. I hope you will enjoy my take on motivation, inspiration and advocacy and will take the opportunity to tell me of your own thoughts and stories. Why I started 'mynewfavoriteday.' I am a childhood surviving, divorced, now happily married, IVF (and now natural pregnancy) success story, working mother of 2 amazing babies who were born 12 weeks premature. As life often seems to surprise you when you least expect it, we added another sweet baby girl M to our family in July of 2013. While our angel minis, Q and E are now 7 years old, our son, Q, has thrived while our daughter, E, has had a much more difficult journey. She is considered special needs and in September of 2012 was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. And so, as she has grown, so do we as individuals and as family. How to help her, how to celebrate our differences while allowing ourselves to cope with the challenges that we never knew to expect. Thus, while much of this blog is based on our experiences (good and not-so-good), it is also based on how we must not let ourselves become victims of our circumstances but rather advocate in our own lives. A little bit about me and who I am. In my professional life I am a marketer in the Entertainment Industry; however, ‘mynewfavoriteday,’ was not born of entertainment or marketing but rather as a pathway to help myself and others as we try to define who we are as parents, family members, spouses, friends, colleagues and people. I believe in never judging a book by its cover. Every cover is different, and no matter what your cover looks like, you never know how someone's book is written. Like mine. From the outside, you might never know what truly makes me who I am or what I believe. This blog explores the pages on the inside of my book. My vulnerabilities, fears, happiness, and all my triggers through the lens of being grateful for all the amazing blessings I know I have received but sometimes forget in the challenges of daily life. Thanks again for dropping by. I hope you will come back, subscribe, comment, share, and/or just hang out and be inspired or motivated to make each day for yourself or someone else 'anewfavoriteday.' By being here, you have certainly helped to make it mine. xo, Shannon

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8 Comments on “New Year, Old Reminders”

  1. Eric Storch Says:

    My number one rule is “Family First.” Sometimes that means I’m last and it’s not so good.

    This year I have decided to try and find a balance.

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  2. Sue (@SJM_CookiesMom) Says:

    Totally agree with you Shannon and love the pin. I definitely think we could all practice a little more tolerance. I have an adapted version of the Golden Rule that I try to live by: treat others as *they* would like to be treated. Best wishes for 2012!

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  3. Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday' Says:

    Thanks Sue. And I love your adapted version of the Golden Rule. Thinking of others most certainly goes a very long way!

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  4. Jessica Says:

    Hmm, rules I live by? I have definitely learned not to take a single day for granted and try to be in the moment as much as I can. How’s that :)?

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  5. Elastamom Says:

    Same for me….to treat others the way I want to be treated. Definitely. Laugh! Appreciate your friends. Those are all “for sures” for me. Happy new year!

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  6. eof737 Says:

    Yes we can! Great reminders and Happy New Year! 🙂

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