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Why do we forget to be Grateful?

 


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Like every human being, I have lots of challenges, disappointments, pains, and aches, This week I choose to focus on the good things that happen in between, those tiny  great things that don’t shine bright like a Diamond (ha!)
We merely focus on the bad, the “everything happens to me, poor me” why?  because we are wired to avoid pain and we create habits of nagging instead of bringing up the best of the situation.
This week, I decided to look into the cracks, and pull those little things, unnoticeable that are simple but fulfilling.
Driving my son to school
I am grateful because I get to drive my son to school every day, (when I am not traveling) and even though my body wishes to stay in bed a little longer, I get to seat with him, hear his lousy and sometimes filthy lyrics songs (he gets a “latina mom” punch every time I hear a bad word), the fact that I can see and hug my children is to be grateful, how many with the crazy word we have cannot say the same? because they lost theirs to a senseless school shooting? 
We overlook and take for granted.
Mea culpa, some days all I do is nagging about the undone chores,  and complain.
#family #fulfillment
Friends
this week also, I appreciate the visit of a friend, I was grateful to see that although lives have changed drastically and lived in different cities, we were able to catch up and share our mind and soul in one delicious sushi lunch, I am grateful for #Friends.
Scholarship class
Today I receive a response from an online educational site that they grant me one year of membership after my essay request. I am so happy I will be able to learn some skills for my business that are so much needed.  It was not a fortune, I am not talking about a college scholarship, but to me means a lot, I will need to be accountable on the classes I use, and the time I take to finish the courses. These are just  3 simples things happened this week,  among the many things to deal with at work and in the family, but knowing that noticing them, the gratitude filled my heart with happiness.
#thankful #alwayslearning #growht #fulfillment
We forget to be grateful because we empower the negative things in our days, we spent time discussing peoples behavior, instead of spend time in ourselves, creating habits of seeing the bright side of things.
We forget to be grateful because being grateful takes practice,  to verbalize and even write it all up, is a  habit we need to patiently create,  it might take years, to remember to be grateful, like remembering to brush your

teeth.

To create this habit I use an App called #5minutejournal, is a beautiful way to keep track of your day and the things you are thankful for.

I am now planting the seeds and making my boys practice this every Sunday, I ask them to show me the picture of the week and the 3 things they are thankful for. Believe me, they roll their eyes and try to find all excuses no avoid it, I have to stay consistent in requesting those 2 things because I truly believe this will help them in their future, even when I cannot longer be by their side.
I hope your days are filled with gratitude, and by recognizing those simple pleasures your days will be happier, brighter, like a  sunrise in a clear sky!
I  am grateful to you for reading my blog!

F8 is a Lifestyle and a Journey, the key to happiness balancing Family-Faith-Friends-Fitness-Fund/Give-Back-Food-Fun-Fulfillment)

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a check up time on your life goals

when you make decisions, do you ask yourself :

Is this bringing me closer to my goals?

 

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It is said, when you are in business that you have to write your goals, to have clarity,  and that every action you make you should be asking yourself;  Is this bringing me closer to my goals?

Have you applied that?

I personally like to have a business coach, not only I let it all out with a professional ; my business challenges, frustrations and goals, but also allows that this professional with a special interest  that I “ feel ” the value of their advice, keep me in track towards my goals and also more than often , If you are like me going a million miles per hour and in all directions, they are the ones who helped me to stop , realize and enjoy my successes.

But things are a little different this year for me, (more than a little they are 180 degrees different) My F8 Travel year , is a year of  experiences, building relationships with hotels , tour companies and organizations, is also a year of bonding, a year of gratitude , a year of memories, a year of learning, a year of togetherness, and with it there are goals to accomplished,  As always it must be the financial goals,  where I must make sales as I travel,  I need to pay office rent, the management of it, Health, Life and Travel  Insurance among others, Technology is being my savior and my nightmare at the same time. But together we must accomplish those much needed sales.

The new goals I have in addition are the core of what is F8 travel, in every experience we lived in this year in every city we visit, every family and friend we met, every restaurant, i ask myself: ” Is this bringing me closer or let me experience any of the F8 elements? Is this for Family? or Faith? or Friends? or Funding/Volunteering? or Fitness/Health? or Fun? or Food? or Fulfillment?

If what I am doing involves one or more of those elements, I feel like I am getting closer to my goals for this year.

You don’t have to be traveling to add F8 in your life, I believe it will help everyone to grow spiritually, I am overwhelmed with gratitude because these last 15 weeks, since We started this Life purpose Journey, October 09th 2015, I  made possible to personally hold hands, look in the eyes of those who mean a lot to me, i had the blessing to tell them, “ I love you”  “ I appreciate you “ “You made me feel especial” , and “ I am here for you”!!,  and you might be my next visit 🙂

Thanks for your  time,

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Tio Victor & Mila Ulloa without their courage to Leave Peru in the 60’s for a better future for them and their son, I would never be an American Citizen today! Bravery runs in the family!

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The Meacham’s at a dinner Show Las Brisas del Titicaca in Lima Peru, they are my biggest cheerleaders and the axel of my world!

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#food #fun

Just Listen!

We are on the last few hours of 2016 How was this year for you? Full of adventures, anecdotes, success and challenges I am sure. I called 2016, my “daring” year, as I read somewhere: “Life is either A Daring Adventure or nothing!!”   We started the year 2016 in PERU in the middle of our amazing adventure traveling together as a family of 4, without an exact route, knowing that our energy, faith, and determination will take us far and safe. We accomplished many things, especially providing our two boys 18 and 12 years old at the time, the basics of seeing the world as one, to understand and respect different cultures, to make decisions, live on a budget and practice patience and tolerance.

Along this Journey, that I call F8 Journey, I visited a lot of friends and relatives, and make a lot of new friends as well. One of the big problems while working on your business is to never “have” enough time for friends or family even just to talk, I could do that freely in my F8Journey, to “make” time for conversations, meaningful ones,  and just listen.

This year as I take a GAP from the many hours at work, I Made time to see many important family and friends in my Life. Although I have seen friends that seemed happy and to have it all together, in contrast, I came to the realization that a lot more people’s hearts were aching, a lot more that I could imagine, a whole lot fighting depression and being medicated, some fighting addictions, some lonely, some struggling to provide for their families , It was a lot to absorbed, I realized that philanthropy needs to start at home, giving ourselves and our time, reaching to close family and friends and having real conversations, I realized how much one person and one kind word or gesture could do ,if we could just try harder to ask and listen more, I have a lot to improve myself. As the year ends, I reflect on all the miles travelled, all the beautiful places we were blessed to see, all the awesome food tasted, the new friends we made, and I can visualize the smiley faces of all the family and friends we visited in 43 cities around our journey, along this journey I had my husband and my boys, watching how I made a priority to visit family and friends and have those conversations. My hopes are that they grow up to make PEOPLE a priority, to be kind, to seize the moment and to always, always have F8* I want to wish you a beautiful celebration receiving the new year and a record-breaking year of laughs and happy memories.

Cheers!!

*F8 is my Journey and my Lifestyle, the key to happiness is

being mindful of these 8 life elements: Family-Faith-Friends-Fitness/Health-Fund/GiveBack-Food-Fun-Fulfillment

Travel enhancing F8 in your life!

Always grateful;

Cessy F Meacham

A Vanguard Travel Entrepreneur

Senior Contributor Tripadvisor

“Life is about growing,making a difference and collecting moments of happiness”

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New Vision -New Beginning


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New Beginning New Vision All we need is F8 (Family-Friends-Faith-Food-Fitness-Fulfillment-Fund/Giving-Fun)

I am so happy today!!!

 I have a personality that must create new beginnings to keep the excitement , and to keep me motivated.
In April 2015, major issues shook my world,  my confidence  and comfort zone and because of this,  I must create a new life!!!
I started at home , Family is my top value, and I found the way to focus on them, and what is better than traveling together ?
We started in October 2015,  in our F8  Travel, a Journey described in the “about us” section of this blog.  And since then,  we have created  an unbelievable bond and connection.  I feel so proud of my family, my kids, including my sisters, brother and my in- laws, for the time we spent, the hours of hugging, the open heart talks, the  traditions we created, and the values I transfered from my parents.  Examples of these values are  to be truth to oneself, follow your dreams, walk the extra mile, and always treat others with respect and acceptance.
A new vision of my business was also planned and is evolving with Social services and sustainability in mind. Inspiring travel opportunities are on the way.
A “house cleaning” of the “fake” friends was done. 
Friendship is one of my top values that I cherish for which I give my 100%.  I have the privilege to have so many GREAT friends, and we were able to visit some of them around the world.  What a blessing!!
May 2016, marks a new beginning with a New Vision, and I am hoping to count on YOU!
I plead for your support, your encouragement, your business and referrals, your advise and, moreover, your prayers for me and my family.
I am eternally Thankful for you to allow me to share my thoughts  in your Inbox.
Cessy F, Meacham
Your Vanguard Travel Agent & Advisor
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my boys having eye contact with Papa Francesco at Saint Peter’s Square -Vatican.
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Family Bond and compromise
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the Axle of my world! from Left ; Charles Sebastian III, Meacham Center; Charles W. Meacham Right : Diego Alexander Meacham