“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” Oprah Winfrey I used to be one of those people that couldn’t wait for a year to be over. The end of a crappy year, so I could start a new one. Something better that I hoped was waitingContinue reading “A belated happy new year.”
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Fat, drunk, and broke.
“Don’t let people make you feel guilty when you are the only one following all of the rules.” G.R. Smith A few weeks ago, I double-booked myself. I had to make a choice of which date to keep and which one to disappoint. It was a difficult choice as both dates were with friends IContinue reading “Fat, drunk, and broke.”
Thank you, me.
“Be thankful for every new challenge. Each will give you more strength, wisdom and character.” Kristen Butler Happy Thanksgiving. A day to pause and be thankful for all that we have. All that we are blessed with. I’ll start. Wait… Who do I thank for all these things that make my life and heart soContinue reading “Thank you, me.”
“One day you will tell your story of how you’ve overcome what you are going through now, and it will become part of someone else’s survival guide.” unknown So in a previous post, I talked about a TV show about emotional abuse and how I was lovingly warned against watching it out of concern forContinue reading “Trigger happy.”
If not now, then when?
“Be fearless in trying new things, whether they are physical, mental, or emotional, since being afraid can challenge you to go to the next level.” Rita Wilson This past weekend, I attended a writers’ festival. The Wine Country Writers’ Festival, to be precise, if you were wondering. I had no idea what to expect orContinue reading “If not now, then when?”
My biggest competitor.
“Competition is healthy. It makes you work harder and strive for more and try to find that extra one or two percent in your game that you could possibly improve.” Bernhard Langer Do you compare yourself to others? I do. And when I feel I fall short of someone else in whatever it is theyContinue reading “My biggest competitor.”
The Traffic Jam
“Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” Leo Tolstoy Heads up… I am going on a bit of a rant here but stick with me… I do get toContinue reading “The Traffic Jam”
Gravel roads and potholes.
“Life is like a highway, no matter what they say, the construction is never finished. There’s always gonna be bumps in the road and detours every now and then.” Nishan Panwar Do you ever feel like sometimes the path you chose is always the rougher one? The unpaved, rocky one? I do. This is notContinue reading “Gravel roads and potholes.”
“I have so much to accomplish today that I must meditate for two hours instead of one.” Mahatma Gandhi Well it seems I have some forced time on my hands this past week and so I find myself back at the keyboard to write. It’s a good thing… which brings me to my point. SlowingContinue reading “Saving babies.”
The helpless independent.
“Sometimes life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone.” Elizabeth Gilbert I just had surgery yesterday. I needed to get my bunions fixed. I hate even saying that! It makes me sound old and frail. I know that is silly but still… It’s my foot and IContinue reading “The helpless independent.”