January 2020 with Hoda Wan Kenobi

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2019 flew by last year with foggy haze. Just about the time I settled into one seat, it was time to move to another. I decided 2020 would have to be different. Suddenly in flies a gift via an angel from Montgomery, a book titled “I Really Needed This Today”. The book became my classwork lessons in January 2020 with Hoda Wan Kenobi.

Changing perspective in January 2020 with Hoda Wan Kenobi

Do you know Hoda Wan Kenobi? I am sure that you have heard of her by now. Surely a nobel and distant relative of Obi Wan Kenobi. Hoda Kotb AKA Hoda Wan Kenobi has written a book that provides 365 sayings and quotes. Aphorism designed to help challenge and change our perspective so that we may become one with the force.

Day 14 Hoda Kotb for January 2020 with Hoda Wan Kenobi www.diningwithmimi.com
Day 14 Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. — Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Mimi-ism: Hardships become our teachers if we pay attention. Where will it take you?

Becoming one with the force in 2020

Reading one quote a day along with Hoda Wan Kenobi’s insight in January helped me to focus. It didn’t take me long to see the ways of the Jedi. I needed to up my focus and concentrate on using the Jedi mind tricks. Hopefully the tricks would help me to concentrate on my goals and get more hours out of each day.

Snow capped Swiss Alps with red flowers blooming for January 2020 Hoda Wan Kenobi www.diningwithmimi.com
Hoda’s Day 2- “You don’t have to move mountains. Simply fall in love with life. Be a tornado of happiness, gratitude, and acceptance. You will change the world just by being warm, kind-hearted human being.” Anita Krizzan

Mimi-isms No one is moving a mountain. A journey starts with one step forward. Words to live by for sure. Love from Mimi’s Kitchen

J-Joy : A joyful heart will carry you.
E-Education is the tool to accomplish it.
D- Determination is the driving force to stay on task.
I-Intention is the path you set for success.

With the Jedi tricks at the ready it would be easier to fight against the evil empire. What, evil empire? What is it and how do I avoid? Basically, the evil empire is anything unnecessary that you allow to become an obstacle in the pursuit of dreams.

Monaster Glass window Switzerland, LIght a candle for the small wins www.diningwithmimi.com
Day 25 Quote: You may have to fight a battle more that once to win it.—Margaret Thatcher

Mimi-isms: Take time to light a candle for the small wins.

“Your focus determines your reality.”–Qui-Gon Jinn

Pursuing and catching our dreams gives vibrant colors to a gray monochromatic world. Do you want to live with only gray? No, we all want color and passion. Yet it requires us to become a very active participant in our life and the world around us. Be a force for change.

Overhead of Large cave waterfall  with people near rail in Switzerland- Should we resist change www.diningwithmimi.com
Hoda Kotb Day 27- Quote Every good thing that has happened in your life happened because something changed.–Andy Andrews

Mimi-isms: Most of us avoid and resist change with all of our being. Yet, it is part of the daily natural order of things.Should we resist change when it is inevitable?

Are you an active participant? I find joy in education as it solidifies my determination and intention. My January 2020 with Hoda Wan Kenobi is meant to be shared. Read Hoda’s book, I Really Needed This Today . I hope that it will “keep you motivated, recharged and inspired each day”.

How do I use Hoda’s new book?

Each day I read the quote and Hoda’s comment for the day. Upon reflection of the daily notes I think about what it means to me. Then I select one of my photos that somehow (in my mind) ties the two together. Daily I post Hoda’s quote, my spin and a photo selection on my Dining With Mimi facebook page.

Bird reflecting on the water near bright greenery and rocks for Reflect on your past Mimi-isms #Ireallyneededthistoday www.diningwithmimi.com
Day 11 Quote: Never be defined by your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

Mimi-isms: I love this quote from Hoda. More than once my loved ones have heard me say, “It’s not a mistake if you learn something.” Our past is gone unless we carry it into the future like an old steamer trunk. Every day we have an opportunity to improve.

If you’re curious, check it out. Let me know what you think about my choices. Do you agree? Did I miss the mark? Are you more confused now than when you started? Did my words or images for January 2020 with Hoda Wan Kenobi make you think?

Find the force within you to act

Remember what Obi Wan Kenobi said, “In my experience there is no such thing as luck.” Find the force within you to see how you may make changes even if they are small. Avoid the evil empire distractions from your dream journey and path.

On the path you must find joy in education, let it help solidify your determination and intention. May you find humor in my Star Wars movie analogy or at the very least an easy way to remember the mind tricks. Find focus and hold on for dear life.

Find focus and hold on for dear life.

The galaxy is treacherous and it helps to have mind-tricks since light sabers are out of fashion. January 2020 with Hoda Wan Kenobi aka Hoda Kotb has been enlightening. So, “when have I ever steered you wrong?”

Author: Mimi

I have a love affair with food, entertaining, travel and music. www.diningwithmimi.com is a vehicle for me to share my journey of food, travel and music. Traveling allows exposure to all types of foods and flavors. I have learned to cook by being hungry, curious and willing to fail. Food is another form of art and creative expression. Join me on my journey. Copyright 2016-2019 by Mimi

4 thoughts on “January 2020 with Hoda Wan Kenobi”

  1. Always need a new inspiration. This is how you grow and continue to achieve. Find a book, or a teacher, and make your heart and creativity soar.

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