ENHANCING MY LIFE….one word at a time. (Part 2)


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Some of you might remember in July, I wrote a blog about enhancing my life.  As promised here is part two.

In January, I was at a conference called Your Best Year Ever.   It really inspired me to focus on all areas of my life and I realized how important it is to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle.   It was then, that I decided to have a word of the month and for that month I would focus on that aspect of my life and improve it as much as possible.  Here we are, already in December and looking back, I feel completely satisfied that I lived each month, each day fully and completely.  I feel like 2019 was a huge success for me.



I chose peace because I wanted to be at peace with a few things that happened to me.  At first, I thought I needed to be at peace with the people who did these things.  When in fact I realized I need to be at peace with myself, not them.  I was blaming myself for allowing these things to happen.  I had to remind myself that everything happens for a reason and you need to learn from that experience and let it go.  That is when I truly felt at peace.  It was a very calming feeling and it felt great!  That is exactly what I was looking for.



I consider myself to be an open-minded person but there is always room for improvement and growth.  I traveled to Jordan in September and what better time to learn how to be more open to new cultures, religion, customs and food than in the Middle East.  I really embraced the culture and the country, more than I ever thought possible.  It was a magical vacation and I will never forget my experiences and the wonderful people I met.  I can’t even describe how I felt when I arrived home a few weeks later.  I know it was from my extreme openness that allowed me to enjoy this life changing vacation.



This one might seem selfish but for the whole month of October I didn’t do anything that didn’t bring me joy.   If someone asked me to do something or go somewhere and I knew I wouldn’t feel joy doing it, I simply said no.  No excuses either, just a simple sorry I can’t.   Honestly, it felt great.  So great that I will continue to live this way.   Life is too short.  I want to have a joyous life!



This month I wanted to work on my generosity.  I am usually quite generous but there are several times when I don’t have money on me to help the many people, I see on the streets every day.  I live downtown so I see many people in need every day.  I made sure I always had a couple of dollars on me every time I left the house.  If I saw someone on the other side of the street, I would cross to give them money.  I was now actually seeking them out.  One day I forgot to grab some change before leaving the house, so I went to Tim Hortons and bought some gift cards to hand out.  Those are always a hit.  It’s a win win when you are generous because it brings me joy to help people.




I wanted to close out my fabulous year with a powerful word.   I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for my faith in God.  He has kept me safe several times and helped me through so many life situations.   He continues to bless me.   I know that God and religion isn’t every one’s thing but it’s my blog and my word!  This month and every month moving forward I want to talk to Him more and ask for his guidance and continue to learn how to be a better person through Him.  Every day when I am done work I read a page from Joyce Meyer’s daily inspirations.   Several times I have thought wow,  this is exactly what I needed to hear today!  This is God speaking to me and guiding me through life.  I love this book so much that I downloaded the app so I can continue to read it daily when I travel.


I am going to continue to have a word of the month and live my life to the fullest.  I hope everyone is ready for 2020 because it’s going to be extraordinary!


Melissa Gauvreau – Styled by M

Stay fabulous!


  8 comments for “ENHANCING MY LIFE….one word at a time. (Part 2)

  1. December 16, 2019 at 12:21 am

    Love reading your blog part 2! I agree, on peace, joy, faith, and generosity! Well sad! Your a good person Melissa, with a heart of gold!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • styledbymfashion
      December 16, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s always nice to read your feedback. I think you also have a heart of gold!


  2. Laura Veitch
    December 17, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    I have enjoyed your 2019 journey and your approach to living your best life. 2019 has thrown me some big challenges and I’m not sad to be leaving it behind! I am feeling optimistic for 2020 and will be following your template for living my best life! Thanks for all the inspiration 💖

    Liked by 1 person

    • styledbymfashion
      December 18, 2019 at 2:27 pm

      Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. I am happy to hear I have inspired you. Here is to a remarkable and healthy 2020!


  3. Teaisha
    December 17, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Omg love this,I’m going to try and do this next month!

    Liked by 1 person

    • styledbymfashion
      December 18, 2019 at 2:26 pm

      Thank you! It really does wonders. I hope you do. Let me know if you do please.


  4. Kathy Carvalho
    January 19, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    You are such a wonderful person and an inspiration my friend. I hope you know how amazing you are. xoxo


    • styledbymfashion
      January 20, 2020 at 8:16 pm

      Wow, thank you so much!!! Love you. xo


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