I’m always torn at this time of year whether to focus upon Halloween or think ahead to purchasing Christmas gifts.
Well, it’s worthwhile to follow-up on any “great deals.”
It is essential that we check out sales throughout the year. We should not get hung up on the time of year, but what gifts we need to give throughout the year and actively seek out the best deals.
Let’s face it, giving gifts throughout the year for family and friends can get expensive.
It is essential to focus on bargains.
Sometimes we can’t plan ahead for kids who absolutely want something one day and could care less about it a few days to a week or month later.
So, in some cases, planning ahead won’t pay off. Be sure to keep up-to-date with the interests of the children in your life. That includes adult children, too. We’re all changing our mind.
I was really excited about buying a GoPro camera.
I was close to making the purchase.
What stopped me?
I had a camera I wasn’t using regularly and thought it best to learn the camera I had than to run out and buy another camera that I may or may not use.
Sometimes it is good to slow down and think through your purchases.
I’m not promoting any products in this post.
I’m just thinking about gifts and projects for the upcoming holidays.
I love making paper crafts. This includes cards and treat boxes.
In some ways it is necessary to have the right tools and equipment to make my project creation and mass production done in a timely manner. I do have many necessary tools and products to create just about anything I desire for the holidays.
I’m finding it is about using my time wisely and getting things accomplished in a timely manner. I know for Halloween, I’ll be making hundreds of gift boxes. I must begin now to mass produce these. Then when that project is completed, I move on to Thanksgiving and then to Christmas. I do like making hostess gift boxes and filling them with goodies. This is something I do and enjoy.
I do use templates and use my Silhouette Cameo to cut out these templates for me. This is a major time saver. It gives me time to embellish them and have them ready when the “event” comes around for me to fill them with treats.
I also have dies I use with my Big Shot to cut out templates of boxes. This seems more hands on, but it, too, saves me time.
And there are times I do love cutting things out and putting them together one at a time. It all depends upon my mood and how rushed I feel.
It’s wonderful to have technology to make your life easier.
I would be lost without my laptop.
And many of you are now thinking of items you could not live without.
I know at one time — years ago, how a microwave oven was a major life improvement. I even remember when having a telephone not on a party line was a big deal . . . Many of you may not know what I’m talking about.
I’m not that attached to my cell phone, but I do marvel how others are able to do everything on their smart phones.
Technology is here to stay and will only get bigger and better.
Well enough of my rambling this morning.
If You Can Dream It . . .
I’ve been very fortunate to have very vivid dreams.
That is, when they are positive. I’ve had some that may have been exciting, but they made me face my fears. I suppose that could be a good thing.
Things like speaking in front of a large group of people. Dreams of flying . . . without an airplane. Being out at sea . . . swimming with dolphins.
If you can think it, you can dream it . . . and maybe it may work out for you.
Many Ideas Come From Books
It’s always fun to ask, “What if . . .” and see where the story takes you.
Have you noticed when you’re reading, you do see the characters and the location and even the action. That’s all imagination. It can take you on many adventures.
Many Ideas Come From Our Aspirations
I have a number of websites and I was thinking of getting rid of a couple of them.
I may still do that, but the one that was top on my list I decided to keep. I thought it was not something I wanted to write about any longer, but I found it was very much a part of who I am and what I enjoy.
There is one that was just a whim I had . . . and I’ve decided to let it go. I’m fine with my decision to eliminate it. I may replace it with something much more exciting. It all comes down to being true to yourself, you interests and your aspirations.
Yet, I also thought that getting rid of some websites would be excellent to give me more time to devote to other websites and other interests.
As I’ve mentioned many times in this blog, I love to write and I do want to write more . . . not just for my blogs, but to write books. It’s a grand undertaking . . . one I’ve done before and is now time to revisit.
It’s important to consider priorities.
Even a schedule. I’m not a schedule person like I used to be, but it may be time for me to get back with it.
This evening I was talking with some friends in my internet marketing group.
We discussed some interesting changes from Amazon to Google. Did you know Amazon is going to be delivering packages via drones? It does seem amazing, but it is definitely workable for them to do. And Google is making some changes. Not with drones, but with what Google does best.
I guess it has to do with apps and making what we want to do easier for us to do. I don’t know all about it, but there are going to be webinars and articles written about it so we can learn as things develop.
I did find some changes have already taken place with Google+ Hangouts. I was talking with my friends on a Beta version. So I guess it is in a test mode, but it worked out and we had a delightful few hours of conversation and sharing.
This sharing with people in a hangout may be considered a waste of time, but in reality it was very productive and enjoyable. It may become a new priority for me.
It’s truly amazing how you can connect with people in different parts of the United States as well as the world. That may not be a big deal to you who have been doing this, but I’m still amazed each time we make a connection.
Yes, I’ve been doing the Google+ Hangouts for over a year once a week, but I’ve found it beneficial to connect with people far far away more often. You can spend some valuable quality time together.
This works when writing a blog or just talking and sharing.
With the internet and the imagination of these technical people, it’s wonderful what they’ve been able to do to make our lives much more enjoyable.
Imagination and Technology
We’re in a magical age . . . not just a magical season.
Even non-technical individuals can take advantage of all the wonderful facets of the internet. I am truly amazed and overwhelmed.
This must be how people felt with the telephone . . . to actually be talking with someone miles away.
I do wonder when we’ll be able to discover about heaven and connect with those who have passed. Wouldn’t it be great to speak with loved ones or people in history to get the real story.
Maybe this is beyond the realm of the technology we have available today, but I would imagine at some point this would be a reality for us. I’m sure from time to time you’d like to talk with a loved one . . . get to know them better or ask them questions about their life . . . and perhaps learn that they may have moved on . . . there is definitely a lot we have to learn.
I know that could be a bit science fiction for some of you . . . but “what if . . .”
I don’t know if I’d really like to travel through time . . . but it could be an interesting concept to explore.
I wouldn’t be at all surprised if someone was working on that right now. Just as some have found and others are perfecting the ability to speak to the dead . . .
I do believe that just about anything is possible.
Yes, even life on other planets and in other galaxies. It may be a bit far fetched, but so very possible.
I may have gone a bit too far, but with imagination who knows what can be done . . . and what we can learn . . .
What Are Your Dreams?
It’s definitely something to think about.
You can leave a comment if you desire to share your dreams . . . or write them down some place for your future reference. It may be fun to go back from time to time to see how your priorities have changed . . . or your dreams, goals and aspirations.
This is an excellent time to imagine the future and your role in it. What do you truly want in your life? What would you like to be or do?
Dreaming is always fun . . . and who knows . . . they may even come true.
Until next time,