So confession time. I wrote the quote you always hear, "Hope is NOT a Strategy" on my little chalkboard and set it on my kitchen counter to stew. By that I mean, the quote hangs out. I walk past it over and over as I move through the kitchen. And that's a lot of walking … Continue reading “Hope is not a strategy,” they say. I disagree.
As the holidays are here, I thought you might want to be reminded of something that I remind myself of this time of year. What is your reality during the holiday season? Are your family relationships difficult? Do you have expectations that are never voiced so they are never met? Or maybe they are voiced … Continue reading When you argue with reality, you will suffer.
The other day I noticed that I kept humming the old Diana Ross song "It's My Turn." It was just stuck in my head!Whenever, I have a song randomly pop into my head I always ( I mean ALWAYS) pause and wonder why I am absentmindedly humming that tune. I view it as a message … Continue reading It’s My Turn, to see what I can see.
For years, I have been on the search for my elusive Purpose. Or as our culture today sometimes calls it, my Passion. Both are Big, Scary, Capital "P" words. I always wanted to be one of those people that knew my Purpose/Passion from a very early age but I didn't have one. To be honest, … Continue reading Follow your curiosity. She will guide you to your purpose.
In case you are in need of an official Permission Slip in your life, here you go. You have Permission To ______________. Feel free to fill in the blank. Sometimes, we want to do things in our life but are looking for permission from an outside source. This might sound strange at first, but my … Continue reading You Have Permission to . . .
I'm not making a political statement. I'm talking about my life. Getting defensive. That's what this is about. When someone says something about me that hits home. . . a suggestion, constructive criticism, or just pointing out how I am behaving in the moment. . . and I get defensive. Or in other words, I … Continue reading Defense is the first act of war.
They will come . . . whether you want them to or not.I know that may sound funny but I don't mean it that way. Whatever we build — our work, routines, values, where we put our time, etc. — They will come. If you build it . . . And who is They? Our … Continue reading If you build it . . .
When I’m away, at some point, my heart begins to ache for Home. I love traveling, but I yearn for familiar smells, surroundings, sights, spaces, textures and my soul companion dogs, Skeeter and Maya. I want to sit in my favorite chair, sip coffee from my favorite cup and feel safe. Feel loved.My hope is … Continue reading The Ache For Home.
Is there some little tiny thing you can do today that would be good for your soul? Please say yes. I'm really hoping you say yes.I saw this quote the other day (sadly, can't figure out who to credit with it) and when I read it, I felt my soul let out a little sigh. … Continue reading Whatever is good for your Soul, do that.
Do you do this or am I the only one?Strive, plan, work, reach, ALL the time! For Something. Something big enough to make me feel like Someone. Someone worthy of existing. Someone worthy of respect. Someone worthy of love. The other morning I woke up with this realization. In trying so hard to be Someone, … Continue reading In trying to be Someone, I forgot to Be.