Welcome to SMART Living!

photo2 150x150 Welcome to SMART Living!Ta-Da!! This is my first official post.  And while it is very tempting to hold off until I have the perfect thing to say, I think it is far better to just get started than obsess about whether it will be good enough, wise enough, cover enough, or even make sense.  Maybe that is one of the first ideas that make SMART Living 365?

In other words, don’t put off doing something because you are worried about the end-product.  I’ve provided a great example about how I can up with a thousand reasons not to make this first post.  But every one of them is just a delay-tactic, thinking I could eventually create something so perfect that anyone who ever read it would think that I was #1 brilliant; #2 wise; #3 insanely creative; #a great writer; etc. etc…you get the idea right?

When it comes down to it, sometimes the best course of action is just taking that first step.  SMART Living requires that we don’t obsess over every little detail.  Instead we enjoy the process and do what we can with what we have.  We never let perfectionism stop us in our tracks.  We seize the day—live each day as a precious gift—and never let our fears stop us from doing what we dream.  Not quite up to that yet—then at least we do the best we can.

In the days ahead I intend to share ideas that I have on a regular basis about what both myself and my husband Thom have done in the past to create what we consider to be a very fulfilled life.  But even though I do think I have a great life, I realize that I am a work in progress and really only know a tiny bit about the subject.  That’s why I intend to keep learning and sharing any and all tips, information and ideas I come across that will help me continue creating a life that is SMART 365.

So join me on this new journey and together we will create SMART Living 365.

P.S. Be sure and check the menu on top of the photo above to find more posts about each of the topics that make up SMART!spacer Welcome to SMART Living!

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31 Responses to Welcome to SMART Living!

  1. I’m a subscriber… excellent. I’m looking forward to every word.

  2. Pam

    Looking forward to reading many more of your posts.

  3. Hi Kathy – Looking forward to reading your posts! :)

  4. melinda t

    Thank you Kathy – I look forward to the positive words.

    • Hey Melinda! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog. You can be sure I will do my best to share positive ideas and words with you. And I happen to know that you are always very positive too so be sure and jump in with your ideas whenever possible. ~Kathy

  5. Katie O'Brian-Robles

    Inspirational and lovely. Food for thought, better yet, food for the soul. thank you!!
    Katie

    • Hi Katie! So very glad you found us and that you find some of my words and ideas inspirational…if I can get people to think and remember their true nature…then hey, I’m happy too!~Kathy

  6. Kim Phelps

    Hi Kathy!

    Aha~ Looks like it is time to go write that first blog post I have been putting off. ;)

  7. Leslie Roth

    You both are from the reading group. I support your efforts and Good Luck! Leslie

    • Thanks Deb….and I’m sure you agreed with me on how great it was to go…and how lovely it is to return. I don’t even have to ask if you and Kenn had a wonderful time….sometime we’ll have to get together and swap stories!

    • Hi Leslie…thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! It’s nice to hear from you even though the reading group seems to be dissolving???? Stop by any time and let us know if you hear of another group that might be starting up that we could check out…. ~Kathy

  8. Thank you Kathy! I saw your reply to Wendy at Searching for the Happiness and found your blog. Thank you so much for writing and providing your thoughts here. Consider me uplifted from your words!

    ~ Stephy

    • Hi Stephanie and Welcome to SMART Living! Thanks for making a comment and for your encouragement. I hope you check back often and please feel free to share YOUR thoughts about how we can all live a more happy and more fulfilled life! ~ Kathy

  9. sent here by simpleliving – liked what I saw and subscribed

  10. Kathy D.

    Hi. I found my way here by way of a link in a comment you made on Raptitude….and I’m very glad to be here! Lots of good, encouraging and realistic ideas. I will definitely be a regular visitor.

  11. Wendy

    Food for the soul! Thanks so much for your inspirational articles.

  12. Anne Knathknit

    I like your post so I subscribe… :)
    Anne
    Thailand

  13. I’m delighted to read something SMART because it encourages me to get better in the 5 areas …especially AT …Artful and Thankful! I’m tired of the “Idiots Guide to …” and love the positive spin you have, especially on “failure”. Thanks for taking the time to encourage me! I appreciate your well thought-out words.

  14. Great SMART name for every day of the year! I love it and keep up the great postings!

  15. Deb Gordon

    Hi Kathy – this is awesome. What a delight to read your words (& I hear your voice when I read them!!) So glad you’re doing it! Blessings, Deb

  16. Kathy – I’m “in!” Girl, you always speak the truth – and in such an engaging down to earth manner. Today’s first entry – bingo! Such a reminder that I need. Thank you thank you. So on a rudimentary level – of “just doing it” as you encourage in your blog – I have my iPhone – been a week. Talk about pointing and grunting and somehow finding my way!! But dang… I jumped in and now I’m more or less swimming. Thanks for your encouragement about that move awhile back. Anyhow – the practical applications (dare I say “apps?!”) of the message in today’s blog – are multitudinous… :-)

    • Hi Karen…thanks for checking in with a comment. Not quite sure where this will lead but decided I couldn’t help myself :-) And YES! don’t you just love your iphone? I can’t imagine what we did without it! I’m sure there will be a blog about that at some point! How’s things with you and “church?’ Great news about the merger right? HOpe all is well with you and you’re loving your life too!…luv, kg

  17. Dona Mara

    Will look forward to your blogs– and happily share them.

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