In trying to be Someone, I forgot to Be.

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, I was forgetting to just Be.

You know, that glorious state of loving a low humidity day in the middle of summer 😂, watching a really well filmed and acted TV series (you have to check out HBO’s Big Little Lies!) or a perfectly ripe tomato from the farmers market.

And although this sounds like the classic “stop to smell the roses” (and maybe it is), it feels deeper to me. It’s more than a noticing. It’s loving the whole human experience.

It’s Being.

And that’s all I want to do now. It’s kinda life changing. At least to me.

So here’s your official invitation to “Being” today.

If the mood strikes you, let me know how it goes.

With love,


About Chalkboard Wisdom

A couple of years ago, I bought a little chalkboard. It’s 3 1/2 inches wide and 8 inches tall. I thought I was going to use it as a grocery list. But then I didn’t.

The chalkboard sat on my kitchen counter. Waiting. Patient. Knowing her true purpose. She wanted to tell me Truths. She wanted me to see, read and learn about life through her simple messages. She wanted to help me discover how to be happy.

Often, not everyday but several days a week, she whispers something in my ear that I know I am to write on the chalkboard. And I do. Always. Without Fail. I trust her and obediently write her words down with the flaky chalk pencil and I usually add a tiny 5-petal flower. 🌸

The words are written for me but I also know that I am to share them. I believe it would be selfish of me to keep them all to myself.

My Chalkboard and I hope you find wisdom in our words that you my carry on your journey. ❤️

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