During my morning meditation ( which is happening more frequently now), the focus was on hope. Yes, it was part guided meditation , but during the part where you sit quietly with only music in the background I received a message... The message said "Hope is the seed". Nuture it. Help it grow, cultivate it.… Continue reading Hope is the thing…
Hi All- Guess what? It's March! and yes, this is my first blog post of 2019. Wow! Where have I been? This year is already flying by... The Plan In January, I made a plan to blog more this year than last year (1 time a week vs. 2-3 times a month). Maybe you could… Continue reading The between time
This is a long time coming. I was tagged by my best blogging friend, Tiara from Muted Mouthful. The opportunity here is to take the power of words (ABC's) and say something nice about myself. Here goes... ABC A: Ambitious B: Beautiful C: Creative D: Delightful E: Enthusiastic F: Friendly G: Gracious H: Honest I:… Continue reading A-Z say nice things about me
It may sound silly but one of the first campaign type messages I remember hearing was in elementary school when two boys from my school did a skit in the talent show to "Fight For Your Right (to party)" by the Beastie Boys. It was the 80's, that coupled with my major crush on Alex… Continue reading Fight for your right…
A month ago when my niece was coming off the bus, my sister-in-law asked how her day was and she said, "It was the best day ever, I always have the best day ever." I love that attitude. It's the great mindset to start your day off thinking it's going to be the best day… Continue reading Best day ever!
Today, I went to the Detroit Marathon, as a volunteer, not a runner. I had the perfect volunteer opportunity, the Cheer team!! We set out early this morning with pom poms in hand and painted signs, to cheer on the group of runners associated with our organization, but really we were cheering on everyone. It… Continue reading Pep Rally!
When I was 9, we went on a family trip to the Wisconsin Dells with my cousins. It was the first summer without my sister, so we were still in a heavy grieving period... Go kart rides were in abundance, so that was the activity of choice. I got in the car and started racing… Continue reading Ride out the trauma
Pilgrimage: a journey, especially a long one made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion. - dictionary.com What started out as what one could call a "Pure Michigan" moment; a family trip to climb the magnificent Sleeping Bear dunes, ended up being so much more for me... The Sleeping Bear dunes is… Continue reading An Accidental Pilgrimage
It's great to offer up a hotline, but we need to offer ourselves up too. If you promise not to be perfect for me I promise, I won't pretend to be perfect for you. Let's be real. Let's be vulnerable. With no fault, shame or blame. "I'm fine." isn't good enough. I want to know… Continue reading I promise not to be perfect
Have you ever participated in one of those 30 day challenges? I love them. I think it's because 30 days is the perfect amount of time to stay focused before the task at hand becomes boring and it is fun to see if you can actually accomplish it. There is usually a group that you… Continue reading The Plank that broke me