Day 29 of 30 days of gratitude…beautiful memories!

I just got 6 – 8MM high definition video cartridges back after being converted to DVD’s. These 6 videos are from 17-18+ years ago when our first born, Maddie, was a baby and just learning to talk and walk.

EMOTIONAL? You bet!

I cried from these beautiful memories that make me realize that time goes by waaaayyy to fast! A reminder to savour the moments and spend as much time with our loved ones as we can, and of how precious my baby girls have always been to me!

Maddie cried-feeling a sense of gratitude for the love she has always been surrounded by.  Seeing herself as a baby and toddler and watching what were the beginnings of a wicked sense of humour, a fiery determination in everything she does, a beautiful free-spirit full of imagination and creativity all made her feel a deep sense of gratitude as well.

Gratitude is just one of this magical things that grounds you to your core and reminds you of what is truly important!

Today, I am ever so grateful for beautiful memories (and old home videos)!!

Never stop believing one person can make a difference…that one person is YOU!

Decide that you are going to live your most amazing life by design.

With love and gratitude,

Kim xo

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Day 28 of 30 days of gratitude…nature!

This evening I headed out in our yard to chat with my hubby as he was cleaning up from his outdoor work, I had to stop and take in the beauty and majesty around me, that I very likely take for granted many days.

The people who lived in the home before us were avid gardeners and won awards for their landscaping abilities. So we inherited such breathtaking beauty that sprouts up every year in our expansive gardens. And then there is the lake, from our view perched high atop the world, I feel utter amazement watching the birds fly at eye-level, seeing sailboats quietly pass by, and looking out at the water’s edge that seems to go on forever.

The world is such a magical place and there is so much brilliance around us daily, we just need to take a moment to slow down and really take it all in!!!

So tonight as I get ready to wrap up my day, I can say I am truly grateful for nature and her stunning, reliable beauty!!

What beauty is around YOU???

Never stop believing one person can make a difference…that one person is YOU!

Decide that you are going to live your most amazing life by design.

With love and gratitude,

Kim xo

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Day 27 of 30 days of gratitude…sleep!

I typically have “off-the-charts” high energy! I get up early and go to bed late because I LOVE everything I do and want to fit in as much as possible.

While I work hard, I have learned the importance of sleep and recuperating to recharge the body and mind, allowing me to start fresh again tomorrow. On the days when I have packed in as much as I possibly can….sleep is a welcome break from the activity.

On our way home from our Camp Tanamakoon trip earlier this week, the girls were chatting and singing their hearts out one minute, then it got silent. When I  looked back to check on them…this is what I saw. Three little angles sound  asleep. They were “spent.” And they were doing exactly what their body needed…when it needed it…sleep!

Madison, Ava and Elle MacGregor sleeping camp Taanamakoon

We had an awesome visit with my brother and a calendar full of activity and meetings (my “highlight reel). The flip side of that is that I have a ridiculous summer cough. and brutal hot flashes that keep me up at night!  Sleep is such a gift to me. So this afternoon, after lunch with my brother and seeing him off to the airport for his return flight to LA, we went to my in-laws for supper. Where I promptly fell asleep (for a good half of our visit).

The awesome thing was, there was NO judgment from anyone – and I got to catch up on a couple of hours of much needed sleep (which will recharge my adrenal glands LOL)!

Give yourself grace the odd day, to heal, recover and recoup, so you can jump back in and go full steam tomorrow!!! Today rest…tomorrow full steam ahead!

Today I am so very grateful for the healing powers of sleep!

Never stop believing one person can make a difference…that one person is YOU!

Decide that you are going to live your most amazing life by design.

With love and gratitude,

Kim xo

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Day 26 of 30 days of gratitude…reflection!

As you may know, my brother is in town for a visit (Insert HOORAY – HIGH FIVE and Jump For JOY!)!!! He is one of my best friends (you can check out a video we did today on FB Live on my new FB page here).

Like a mirror, he reflects what I am thinking, feeling and on occasion what I am struggling with.. He pushes me to see the bigger picture of my life, to slow down for a beat and reflect on all that I have accomplished and on HOW to get to the next level in this legacy-life  journey of mine.

Kim MacGregor REFLECTIONS

From a conversation yesterday and again today, he has helped me take pause, reflect, and begin anew with unbelievable clarity and with a course-correction that will most definitely help me hit my next-level goals.

So today, good-lordy, I am ever so grateful for the power of reflection!

Are you where you want to be? What can you pause and REFLECT on with honesty and a brand new attitude and resolve about how you are going to course-correct to reach your goals?

Never stop believing one person can make a difference…that one person is YOU!

Decide that you are going to live your most amazing life by design.

With love and gratitude,

Kim xo

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Day 25 of 30 days of gratitude…unlimited possibility!

As I approach the 7th year of building my laptop business from home (that started out part-time 10-15 hours a week, and has become full-time, 20-25 hours per week), I am reminded of the early days of fear, hesitation and trepidation I had.

Starting anything new is scary. Period. (this pic is my WHY vision card I carried with me everywhere to push me through those early scary times)

Kim MacGregor WHY vision cardKim MacGrgeor WHY vision card part 2

There is self doubt, fear of the unknown and nervousness. I have come to learn that  those feelings are all completely normal. In fact they are good….a sign that you are about to stretch your comfort zone.

But perhaps the most awesome thing about beginning something new is the unlimited possibility that YOU create. You begin at ground zero…with NOTHING but an idea, a hope and a VISION…and from that little seed you have the ability to create something as BIG as your vision can hold. Now that’s powerful!

Today as I left a meeting at a coffee shop with an absolutely AMAZING human being that I feel so grateful to know so much better after our coffee-date today, I was FILLED UP with joy and gratitude listening to my girls tell me all about the progress they made on the BIG project they’re working on.

I feel overwhelmed with gratitude 1st) Because I get to enjoy a third summer hanging out with my girls while I build my business and they develop their project,  2nd) Because of the UNLIMITED possibility I chose to believe in almost 7-years-ago when THIS very life-by-design was nothing more than an idea, a wish, a picture in my mind of how I truly wanted to live.

Now as I watch my girls develop their big project, that started with a simple idea, and I see and feel their joy, confidence and excitement grow as they make this a reality for themselves….I acknowledge the brilliance of watching unlimited possibility unfold once again. It is that same power that self development guru Tony Robins refers to as, “Unleashing the power within.”

We ALL have it within us. We just have to acknowledge it and then GO FOR IT, be ALL IN and BELIEVE it is ours to create!

The unlimited possibility that lays within in one of us is pretty darn amazing! TODAY I am truly grateful for it all and the truth that the BEST is YET TO COME!!!

What are YOU dreaming of? What could you do differently to begin to honour your unlimited possibility today?

Never stop believing one person can make a difference…that one person is YOU!

Decide that you are going to live your most amazing life by design.

With love and gratitude,

Kim xo

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Day 24 of 30 days of gratitude…health!

Nothing is as important to a good life, arguably, than our health and yet we so often take it for granted. Raising a young daughter who deals with her health condition DAILY (cystic fibrosis), with such grace, strength and resilience is an incredible lesson for all of us who live with her.

She has gone through various phases of resistance to treatment. As a busy young girl Madison did NOT want to stop her activities and do her physio twice a day for an hour each time, not surprising, how many young kids would? Luckily I could do “clapping” physiotherapy on her chest when she was younger.

Today, at the tender young age of 18-years-old, not only am I incredibly grateful for my girl and her great health, but so is SHE. I suppose it’s part of her “maturation” and growing up, mixed with a change of lifestyle, she has just in the past month come to a full appreciation and realization that her health is paramount and something she NEEDS to take full responsibility for, in order to live out all her great big wild ambitions and dreams.

For years, Madison has used a nebulizer machine before her physiotherapy to inhale a saline solution, and on occasions she has had to use the machine to inhale medications. The nebulizers she has used over the years are LARGE, LOUD and SLOW. Fortunately last month, we were able to SERIOUSLY upgrade her machine to the new and improved European model that is finally available in Canada – at a ticket price of $1,500 (No additional health coverage!).

It’s amazing to see how much more effective this is, and as a result, how much MORE she actually does her physiotherapy. It’s gone from an arduous hour a day-twice a day, to about 20 minutes she now does 3 times a day, throughout the day. It is incredibly important that as she grows older and her life and responsibilities increase, she has an easy to implement and easy to travel with system to keep her body and lungs healthy!

So today, I am beyond grateful for our new Pari-nebeulizer and for Madison’s beautiful health!!! It really and truly is the little things that are the BIGGEST things isn’t it!!!

Never stop believing one person can make a difference…that one person is YOU!

Decide that you are going to live your most amazing life by design.

With love and gratitude,

Kim xo

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Day 23 of 30 days of gratitude…my brother!

My baby brother, who is of course taller than me, arrived in Toronto last night for a visit from his home in Los Angeles. I picked him up at the airport and gave him a great big squeeze! Thanks to FaceTime – I have “seen” him a lot but I haven’t had him next to me to chat and hug and walk together so we are squeezing in as much of that as we can.

My brother and I were super-close as youngsters and bonded over everything from play-dough and cars to skateboarding and board games. Now our connection is much deeper, he is the BEST uncle to my 3 girls and an incredible go-to-guy for any challenge I face.

I am beyond grateful that my amazing brother has come to town to visit and share his love and light with us!!! Had lunch today at Marche and we are back together again on Friday morning and Saturday before he leaves to go back home!!! My hear is HAPPY!

Never stop believing one person can make a difference…that one person is YOU!

Decide that you are going to live your most amazing life by design.

With love and gratitude,

Kim xo

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