The Promise

With the promise of Spring around the corner, the Iris bulbs in the yard are beginning to break through.

This image is one I took in 2015, in keeping with my promise that no flowers will come into the house without being photographed. I simply added some thoughts to the image.

Did I mention we have snow flurries here today? I’m not a fan – haha! Just sayin.’

Wishing you all a remarkable Spring!

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Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

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Wild Abandon

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Take your shoes off. Go outside. Feel the earth under your feet. Throw a tennis ball for your dog. Admire the trees and be thankful for the oxygen they give. Look up at the sky (not while driving … haha). Laugh uncontrollably. If there’s even the slightest chance of getting something that will make you happy, risk it.

Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, those with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world a better than you found it.

It just might be time to live with wild abandon.

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

 

Interview with God

In lieu of doing another Throwback Thursday, I wanted to share this video that I received from a friend this morning. I had seen it before but today with all that’s going on with hurricanes, fires, politics, and the world at large, it was such a profound reminder.

I believe in synchronicity … there are no accidents. This was given to me again for a reason. Enough said.

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

Life

My brother wasn’t the kind of guy to buy presents for people. He hated shopping and would rather give someone money to buy what they wanted. I always teased him about that 🙂

For my birthday in 2010 he gave me this necklace, just a few months before he passed away. I remember when I opened it I told him how much I loved it and he said, “I hope you always will, kid.” I was his little sister and he always called me that. Unless he was mad at me – LOL!

Looking back I think he knew that we were going to lose him and that his wish for me was to really live my life. I believe he knows that I am.

One of the main reasons I started this blog six years ago was to chronicle my life so that when I’m gone, my kids and grandkids will know what I was about. Maybe my life will be an inspiration for them to live theirs doing things and loving people that make their spirits soar.

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Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

Entrances and Exits

Most everyone is familiar with the phrase “grand entrance.”

When a baby is born, she or he makes a grand entrance. When the bride begins her walk down the aisle, she makes a grand entrance. When Scarlett O’Hara famously walked down the stairs of Tara, she made a grand entrance.

When we leave a room, a relationship, a job, or even a movie theater, we’re making an exit. (At least in the movie theater the Exit sign is clearly marked – ha!)

When we pass from this world to what’s waiting for us on the other side, we make another exit.

Entrances and exits are simply beginnings and endings. Hopefully our energy imprints will bring joy to the space between our beginnings and endings … for the highest good of all concerned. 12.29.12.flag

P.S. – Happy Independence Day to all of my U.S. friends! May you find new beginnings that feed your spirit.

Old Baggage

It seems it’s pretty easy these days to become mired in the negativity that seems to be enveloping our planet.

I’ve heard from several sources that it’s simply the cycle of time when we and our planet are evolving … meaning that we’re breaking away from old paradigms in order to bring in the new. Is there anything “simple” about it this process? Personally, I don’t think so. 05.16.17baggageYou see, we’ve all got a lot of baggage … old issues we haven’t wanted to look at and heal, old programming from our parents who meant well but handed down the programming they received from their parents, etc. The list could go on and on and some days it sure does.

Maybe it’s time to look at that old baggage for what it really is … old baggage. Ask it what it’s trying to teach us. Once we know what it is, then maybe we can drop it and get on the train feeling a little lighter. I know that I can’t do this alone so I call on God to help me shine a light on the dark places.

I really want to leave my bags at the station. How about you?

In Response

Recently I saw a video on Facebook berating people in Mississippi who, the author claimed to be stupid because they voted for President Trump. The video pinpointed people who live in poverty. There are a lot of people living in poverty in this country. In fact, all over the world. It doesn’t make them stupid. 01.06.17difference

It’s my belief that people who berate others are very insecure in who they are. It would seem that they have to make others feel bad so that they can feel better. There is no common sense or sense of decency in that.

It’s time for people to wake up. If we’re not moving forward as a species, we’re moving backwards. Life is not static.

Have a blessed and beautiful day!