Pick Your Presence…

Today I saw a promotional board for a new housing development that said “Pick your Presents.” As we were whizzing by, I didn’t get to see the small print, but I’m guessing the promotion was for new homeowners to be able to pick or choose some type of feature for their new home. Not sure. As I said, we were whizzing by (the hubby was driving). Anyway, the promotional wording stuck with me. When I saw it, I immediately thought of the goal I have for myself this year.

Mind you, I’m not making New Year Resolutions. I don’t ever keep them past a month, so there’s no reason for me to even attempt to make a list of things that I’m not going to do. Plus, I don’t want to feel bad at the end of the year because I didn’t follow through. But what I am doing is making a choice to “Pick my Presence.” In the past, I have been guilty of not living in the moment. I have always had a tendency to worry. I worried about stuff that didn’t even need worrying about. My mom has often wondered why I haven’t had an ulcer yet. I worry about that myself. (LOL)

In all seriousness, I’ve decided from here on, to live in the moment. I am going to enjoy each minute I have on Earth, because as we all know, life is short and no man knows the day nor the hour in which we will leave this place.  I’m not going to spend my time worrying about what may or may not happen or even if something will go wrong. I am going to enjoy life and really engage in it. Now, for many of you, this may not be a big deal. Many of you are already living in the moment. You’ve already figured out this wonderful way of living, but for me this is a big step. For those people who know me well, they understand how huge this is for me. It may take me a moment to finally quit worrying about what people may say or what people may do or think. However, I’ve been given a present (presence) and I’m going to enjoy it.

Wishing you bliss and a Happy New Year!

-Railyn

Restore Your Heart for the Holidays!

Looking for a great read for the holidays? Check out my novella Restored Hearts. It’s being featured today on Loving the Book‘s Official Christmas Countdown Book Blitz! They are giving away amazing prizes and featuring great authors with some very special Christmas stories for the holiday season! Don’t miss it!

%22I can't in good conscience call you one of the seven deadly sins, even though it's probably fitting%22

EnVee McAlister just bought a house. It’s an old Victorian home that needs a lot of work, especially if she wants to get into it by Christmas.

Logan Edwards is the contractor she’s hired to help her. Unfortunately, he’s not like any man she’s ever encountered and his arrogance and crass demeanor is making it hard to deal with him. Both she and Logan hold no punches and their terribly blunt personalities clash like oil and water.

But when she finds out about Logan’s tragic past, it forces her to deal with her own insecurities and emotions she’s desperately tried to forget. And instead of a house for Christmas, EnVee receives something she never expected.

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