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I have about a millions things I am grateful for, but I did something special after last Thanksgiving that I really followed through on. I decided that the spirit behind the holiday, would be a year-long thing…not just one single day of the year. So, in short, I have been grateful for all the things that have happened over the past year and it makes me incredibly happy to be here.

We all have the chance to create beautiful things in our lives. I often talk about the connection between the mind, the body, and the soul as something of extreme importance…because if you are lacking in one of those areas, you will affect the rest of your life. When all of these things act in harmony, we are truly the best versions of ourselves and will beam happiness. So I have a challenge that I have created for myself, and hope that others will partake in this journey with me.

The challenge is this. Find one picture a day that represents something going on in your mind, find one picture a day that represents how your soul feels, and take one picture a day of your body and its transformation from November 25 to Christmas. Then, feel free to post them on the Facebook page by using an app to stitch these together. One month of doing something a little bit different…and by Christmas you will be one happy camper. Take the challenge with me.

I spent the past hour on the couch reading about a philosophy called “The Middle Way.” This philosophy is deeply rooted in Buddhism, and it is a fantastic way to look at your life. Instead of going to the extremes with either sacrifice or with indulgence in your life, focus on making incremental changes in order to achieve something larger down the line. These changes create momentum, and in the end, help you achieve goals that you didn’t think were possible. I guess I have been on this path for a while…especially throughout this past year…and I have firsthand seen it work.

Set your goals. This is the perfect time to really sit down and think about what you want to have accomplished this year. Set them before New Years. Why? Don’t get caught up in all the resolution hype…because most of the people give up after 3 weeks anyways. Set them early, create a plan, work the plan. You can do it! Oh…and again, if your goals don’t scare the shit out of you, they aren’t lofty enough.

Evan Sanders

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    hashimeansbridge
    November 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!
    …. goes to google “The Middle Way”…

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    fractionofme
    November 22, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I’ve just come across your blog. It’s just the type of thing I needed right now. Thanks.

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    Suzicue
    November 22, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    The “four agreements” are a mighty tool for staying in the middle.
    God bless!

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    daisieelizabeth
    November 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    ‘You make beautiful things’ by Gungor
    Give it a listen!!

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    domenicsaporito
    November 22, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    “if your goals don’t scare the shit out of you, they aren’t lofty enough.” I completely agree. Great stuff!

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    theanonymoustraveller
    November 22, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Many times I’ve seen myself give up on goals because they seem to hard. On the other hand, I’ve taken it step by step and achieved amazing things. It’s a challenge to be patient, but it’s the only way πŸ™‚

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    mikx89
    November 23, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Reblogged this on The Wonderland Diaries and commented:
    Needed this post this day, this week, this month maybe even this year. Thank you.

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    Sahm Ataine King
    November 23, 2012 at 1:37 am

    I don’t always read your blog, but when I do, I always leave inspired. Well said, good sir.

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    Sahm Ataine King
    November 23, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Reblogged this on The Arkside of Thought.

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      thebettermanprojects
      November 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm

      thank you for the fantastic reblog. I always like hearing your thoughts.

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    Angie
    November 23, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Reblogged this on Quotes for Kirty and commented:
    Just for you Kirty!!!!!!

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    Cassy
    November 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Reblogged this on c a s s y g a l o n.

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    cs201142
    November 23, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Evan – I accept this challenge.

    Kris

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    waflay
    November 23, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I have no regrets in following your blog, I like you spirit and I hope to keep on chasing you posts. Great work!

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    fnfkathy
    November 24, 2012 at 12:20 am

    I have nominated you for an award as “very Inspiring Blogger” at http://wp.me/p1yo4S-vw

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    staceycovills
    November 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Reblogged this on STACEYCOVILL and commented:
    Useful in regards to my alter ego project

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    panalyah
    November 25, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Reblogged this on panalyah's Blog.

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    terryalabata
    November 25, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Are you a life coach? Or training to be one? I took the Landmark Education Program and a lot of the vocabulary you use in your blogs reminds me of their philosophical teachings. You would definitely make a create motivational speaker. Good luck and trek on!

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    millercanning
    November 25, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Reblogged this on Nashville Gems and commented:
    imagine that.

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    Brianna Strumm
    November 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I was totally inspired by this post and you gave me an idea to set a somewhat similar challenge of my own. For the next 30 days I’m going to take or find pictures of the love and beauty in my life – one image a day. I sometimes get stuck in ‘not being in love’ even though it’s all around me. I’m excited to see what this masterpiece will look like on Christmas Day, the big reveal. Thanks for your words.

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