For the last seven years February had been a horrific month for me. Over those years in the month of February I had lost my husband, my cousin, my best friend, my dog and two relationships. This was in addition to experiencing a host of illnesses, injuries, upsets, and hating the cold.

In late January, I was sharing with a friend how I was dreading February once again. She said, “I wonder if there is anything you can do to make February better this year?”

She said, “Why don’t you make a list of some things that feed your soul and plan to do them in February?”

Just thinking about her suggestion made me feel better. So I took her advice. I spent extra time with girlfriends, scheduled a massage, flew a kite with my kids, and took an afternoon off and read a book one day.

The result was that February was bearable. I’m not saying it was the greatest month ever, but it was much better than the last seven years. And, now it’s March!

Sometimes, all you need to do in order to change your life is to choose to change it. By actively making a plan to do things I enjoyed during the month of February, it went by quicker, there was not any truly major negative things that happened and life was better.

Take the time to schedule the joyful things into your calendar as if they are as important as the ‘to do’ things. Because they truly ARE just as important.

Love and Light,
Jennifer

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