Letter from the Editor: Generations

By Leslie Moore

Letter from the Editor: Generations

It’s Monday morning as I’m writing this, and I woke up with a laundry list of things I “have to do” running through my mind. I have to get up and go to work; I have to finish the housework I left undone over the weekend; I slept too late to exercise, so I have to come home and do it this evening…and on and on. You get the idea. I didn’t want to start my day on such a negative note, so I sat up in bed, grabbed my notepad and started scribbling down all of my complaints. For years, I’ve spent a lot of time reading motivational books, subscribing to blogs and even participating in online events that promote a better life. In the middle of my “woe is me” litany, I remembered an idea I’d read a few days before. Instead of complaining about what I “have to do,” I changed my story to what I “get to do.” So I took every complaint I’d written and rewrote it this way: I “get” to go to work and do something meaningful all day. I “get” to clean my home that I love. I “get” to exercise this body that serves me so well. By the time I finished with my list, I felt wonderful! Just that small shift changed my entire perspective, and I got up and started my day with joy rather than complaints. Life is busy for almost everyone I know, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed and slip into negativity. But, for me, when I stop, just for a moment, and look around me, I realize how very blessed I am – and how blessed we all are if we just take time to acknowledge the abundance around us.

Wishing you a beautiful May and a very Happy Mother’s Day!

Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore

    Leslie Moore

    Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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