NEXT!

As a kid, we would call NEXT! if we wanted the next open spot in a game, at the jump rope, or jacks, or on the play-ground rides. I encourage you to think NEXT in your quest for SaSS-Y! Yes, NEXT! 

Do not reach for the dress or blouse you just returned to the closet. Instead, reach for the next one, the one you have not worn for a while. If you’re like me, it may be a little snug. So go for the next, or the next. But whatever you do, refuse to return to the same old thing. After all, you are Spectacular. You deserve to be clothed in anything but the hum-drum, everyday item you were about to put on.

Yes, you have a favorite grocery. But the chain has many locations. So…… go to the next one on their list of ‘nearby’ stores. Sure, the brands are the same. The store layout may be similar. But YOU are new to that scene. Yes, Spectacular YOU!  New people at the deli counter. In the florist shop. The produce section. At check out. Yes, you there to give them a taste of someone new. Someone different. Someone Spectacular: YOU!

Next time you pick up the TV remote, check out the next station on the listing, not your regular channel. What could happen?  You spend a half-hour seeing and hearing something totally new. Or maybe slightly different. What is important is that you give yourself an opportunity to explore. To stretch just a little. To see Spectacular in a different way. 

So, as you return from the grocery store that was NEXT on the list – don’t make the usual turn as you approach home. Instead, go a little further and make the NEXT right turn. Explore a little. Live a little. That’s the SaSS-Y! way. NEXT!

Change?

 Are you ready for CHANGE?

Isn’t It what we all want? A change from the dull, mundane, lack-luster, boring, day-to-day dreary. Waiting. Wondering.  When will it happen?  Well,  change you will have.

As soon as YOU change!  Yes, you. CHANGE. Life will never be sassy if you don’t believe it is. You will never feel spectacular if you don’t believe that you are. You are the key to the change you want in your life.

Move something around. Take a chair from this room and move it to that. Put the TV on the other wall. Change the plants around. Better yet – switch pots! Eat breakfast at dinner time. Turn the curtains outside in.  Change something, Anything. But most important:  change your attitude.  Surprising how spectacular you feel once you decide to feel spectacular!

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl

Give change a chance. Let me know what you do and how you feel.  YOU are Spectacular!

I’m COMMITTED!

Yes, 2021 is here and I am fully committed to making this a Spectacular year.

I’ve already embarked upon my NEW thing: winter gardening. I live in a high-rise. So a large garden is out of the question. I have some hanging boxes on the patio that sometimes have flowers in the summer. And try to keep some herbs in pots. The herb pots are indoors now. But I decided the hanging boxes would come to life this winter. 

On January 1st, I planted poppies. They do well in cooler temperatures and come in a variety of colors. Each morning I am eager to see if they made it through the cold night. I find that I am checking the weather reports a few days ahead – just to see if my new effort will have to deal with multiple nights of below 30’s temperatures. Will I need to water? Or is there enough rain in the forecast that I should hold off for a few days?

It is a different type of anticipation than I experience with my summer plantings. And the colors give a lift when I look out onto the patio. I feel Spectacular when I see them!

Another commitment? While not a new ‘thing’, it certainly contributes to the Spectacular quotient:  GETTING DRESSED!  I mean dressed up when I have to leave the house. Not over the top, after five dressed up. But more than tights and a sweater.  When I go grocery shopping, I’ve been dressing more like I’m going shopping with or having coffee with a girlfriend. It really makes me feel good – you know:  Spectacular. Doesn’t cost anything extra and the boost lasts for hours.

So, what have you committed to? What are you doing to bring some Spectacular into your days? Leave a comment or send me a message. Let me know what you are doing to bring the SaSS-Y!