In 2021, Let’s Make the Positive Changes We Need to see

Happy New Year! Probably every person on the planet is happy to embrace the new year 2021. If you’re anything like me, you’re a bit on the cautiously optimistic side about this coming year. Still, hope is the glue that keeps motivation in motion.

You may have written an entire list of resolutions for this year, or you may have a Pinterest board full of goals you want to fulfil in 2021. This year, I’ve written only FOUR goals, but they’re big ones. I’ll share the biggest, most important goal here, because I hope it will also help you on your journey as we navigate through these incredibly stressful times: Every day, without fail, find one reason to be grateful.

Every day, without fail, find one reason to be grateful.

Every Day, Find One Reason to Be Grateful (image by G. Henderson on unsplash.com)

I often talk about gratitude (it’s kind of my thing), so for most of you, this is nothing new. But the never-ending stressors of 2020 challenged me to intensify my gratitude practice. It became an integral part of my daily self-care routine, because as the media amplifies cruelty and the harmful actions of others around the world, it takes focused willpower to remember goodness and kindness still exist.

Don’t believe me? Take a second to look in the mirror. Hopefully, you remember that YOU have something good to offer. YOU want goodness and kindness in your life, don’t you? Then, let’s do what we can to perpetuate those good and kind things.

Putting my mentality of gratitude into action last year helped me best serve my family, community, and country when they needed me most. So, I had to postpone releasing my latest Holiday Heartbeats Christmas book. Still, I’m convinced it was worth the sacrifice. Besides, it gives all of us something else to look forward to this year!

What are you looking forward to in 2021?

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2021 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™
Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

Monday Motivation: Go All In

Whatever you do, do with all your might. – Marcus Tulles Cicero

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™
Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

Monday Motivation: Rise Above

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“Anyone who tries to bring you down is already below you.”

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

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– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

Monday Motivation: Release Doubt

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“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” -Karim Seddiki

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

How popular is your favorite holiday? Take these two polls to find out.

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

Monday Motivation: Step by Step

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“Step by step and the thing is done.” -Charles Atlas

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

How popular is your favorite holiday? Take these two polls to find out.

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

Monday Motivation: Letting Go is Necessary

Sometimes You Have to Let Go

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You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy.

– C. JoyBell C.

You will find that it is necessary to let things go- simply for the reason that they are heavy.”

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

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– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

Monday Motivation: Choose Growth or Comfort

Will You Choose Growth OR Comfort?

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Growth and comfort do not coexist.

– Ginni Rometty

growth and comfort

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

How popular is your favorite holiday? Take these two polls to find out.

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

Monday Motivation: Be the Change You Wish to See in the World

Evergreen Quote

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“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”-2

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

How Are You Reacting To Life Right Now?

Life is 90% How You React To It

life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

#MotivatedMonday: Find A Way

Find A Way

If you really want to do domething, you’ll find a way. If you don’t you’ll find an excuse.

– Jim Rohn

always-find-a-way

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Add Luck of the IrishLove Games and Playing Cupid to your reading list. Stay tuned – another title is coming soon.

luck-of-the-irish-holiday-heartbeats-atina-atwood Playing Cupid Atina Atwood Love Games A Holiday Heartbeats Story

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.