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As a part of her I'm Making It program, Sandra Magsamen shares daily activities that will help you slow down, enjoy life and find both the power and beauty in music.
The sun, just below the horizon, paints the sky a soft orange, yellow and pink light: a beautiful day, a new creation.

This day will be unlike any day that ever was or will be. Every moment is an invitation to live: to live it up, to live like it matters, to live life to its fullest, to live the life you dream about...to embrace life. Not just to get a life, but to create your life.

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Each new day is a gift that we get to unwrap—and we each do it in our own way. Maybe you tear into the day as you would rip open ribbons and wrapping paper, or maybe you proceed slowly and deliberately—following a plan, carefully untangling and refolding bows and paper.

Within this daily cycle of life lives the awesome power of possibility. This realization inspires and delights me every morning as the dawn breaks from the darkness. Every day grows and expands, becoming what it must be. Each morning is a reminder to try again, to live deliberately, to feel hopeful, to use your senses and take on the ever-changing beauty that is all around us.

Think of the morning as a lesson that is unfolding to show you the fabric of all living things. What do you see today that you didn't notice or think of yesterday? Is there something about the light? Your growing child? Your spouse? Your dog? Your own feelings?

This week, we will spend time slowing down, relaxing and allowing ourselves time to breathe and feel calm as we move through our days.

Find out how slowing down can unleash powerful, renewed relationships


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