New Year, New Attitude! | Thought Of The Day

 

So you know how you clean out your closets, garages and home every season? (well some of us) I want to try something different for myself in 2017. Yes I am cleaning out my toxins, negative energy and clutter in my life that just weighs me down. If you are like me every year we set a list off goals or have things we would like to achieve. Some of the goals may get checked off the list only to have to put them right back on your list for next year’s resolution. Well this year my focus is to achieve and maintain excellent health! Including securing mind, body, soul and finances.

I have written a very short list of 4 things that I am going to work towards this year and if an opportunity or miss-step presents itself to me and does not feed my quest for securing my top 4 then I’m simply going to kick it to the curb!! The choice will be simple because it will come down to a simple question. Does this help or hurt my quest? Following that model, I truly hope that 2017 turns a pivotal corner for my personal journey of finding my purpose and living my dream.

Already blessed with the best husband a girl could dream of and two truly amazing sons I often found myself saying I am so blessed I can hardly believe it. But still find myself yearning for accomplishments and success related  to our business hopes and dreams. Although it is tough struggling financially while we step out on a limb exploring new ventures we are reminded each day of the joy and love that is the core.And that we march to our own drummer while trying to create and build a life for our family. Sure, we are definitely ready to include a fancy night out on the town into our monthly routine, but until then..  we will certainly continue to have our game nights, and spend quality time together as often as we can because what we have is precious. . While there is nothing wrong in my book for a having big dreams and working towards them, but sometimes it gets hard and that is when you have to be the most appreciative of what you already have so the tough times don’t seem so hard.

Sometimes it is so easy to fall into a trap of forgetting that when you are constantly looking ahead to what’s next. So this year I am going to do my best to truly appreciate what is in hand and working on the business of loving, my life, my family, and myself. Happiness is a choice, so join me in making the right one!!!

Here’s to a healthier you–

Malaika@loftandlearn

Community | Hurricane Matthew Relief

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Please contact your local American Red Cross and find how you can donate whatever you can spare; Your time, clothes, items, food, dollars, blood, and Prayers. I am sure that all or any would be such a welcomed and needed act of kindness! Our Prayers and well wishes go out to the families and victims in Haiti, The Bahamas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

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Fall Into Giving! | Loft & Learn Challenge

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It’s time to get ready for fall. Orange and burgundy décor all around, pumpkin spice scented candles aglow and crisp air fill a home with a season’s new freshness. With the changing of seasons comes the beginning of a new phase or chapter of the year and the closing of another. What an awesome time to be thankful of all you have and give to the less fortunate what you no longer use.

It’s always a great time to give to charities or volunteer in the community, but for some reason, once the first leaves begin to harden, lose life and fall to the ground and the air of change is upon us, I am reminded that there are so many who have so little. When pulling out the seasonal decorations and sorting through the countless items that are no longer in use, I feel this is a great opportunity to give items away that can bring joy to someone else. Along with spring cleaning, fall cleaning is also a great opportunity to lighten your load, clear some space and brighten another person’s day.

So get ready for another Loftus Challenge! Yes, it’s time to go through all of your household items (furniture, knick-knacks, clothing etc.) and donate to your local goodwill, homeless shelter, food drive, church or other non-profit organization of choice. Along with donating items there are so many organizations and people who could use a helping hand with a volunteer. Even if it’s 30 minutes of your time, it could mean so much to someone to share yourself, your belongings and your love.

 

Congratulations Uncle Ryan!!! | London Marathon

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Congratulations Uncle Ryan!!!

Big Up’s to Ryan Loftus, Colin’s Brother, for completing another marathon!!! This time he ran the London Marathon and finished with an astonishing time of 3:42, Wow!!! Now that’s impressive….

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Way to go Ryan!

Take the 52 Week Family Savings Challenge!!! | Loft & Learn

52 Week Money Challenge

As mentioned in yesterday’s post here is an awesome 52 Week financial savings challenge brought to my attention by my Sis Cheryl. In keeping with the theme of challenging ourselves to be our best selves and truly happy, this savings tip is sure to help your pockets and improve your financial outlook. Turn it into a fun motivational tool by setting individual or family goals of what you will do at the end of the year with the earnings. Cut pictures out off your goals and post them up somewhere very visible in your home.

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Take the Challenge!!!

Happy Saving,

malaika@loftandlearn.com