”If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it” -William Arthur Ward

A fun tool to help you go from the imaging stage to the achieve stage is drawing out your vision.  A life map of sorts.  I think it is better to have a specific theme per map versus drawing too many items on one.  For example, Continue reading


Honk if you are happy.

Honk if you are happy. I remember 25 years ago “just married” was written on my car. We received honks all the way from Gainesville Florida to Orlando. We were going to Disney World for our Honeymoon. I remember how excited everyone was for us, waving and smiling and of course honking. Maybe we should write sayings on our car to see if we get the same response. Maybe Have a Beautiful day. or It’s just traffic, this to shall pass. Or Honk if you are happy!

I am dubious that the struggle is real.


I am dubious that my struggle is real.  I wonder if I am chasing a dream that is not my own.  Is my ladder to success leaning against the wrong wall? Are the motivational stickers on my mirror keeping me on tract or are they distracting me from looking within? From asking the hard question if I am following the path for my best unfoldment, not the path that fills my home with stuff.

Am I using the gifts God gave me to make a difference in the lives of others? I think I am, but on what scale? I feel that I have only dipped my toe in the water of my potential.

I am in the process of reframing my life to have less focus on what I expect from life and more on what life expects from me.



Black Friday for the soul.

Black Friday is approaching. The excitement builds as commercials start feeding deals a few weeks prior. The daily news adds to the frenzy with helpful tips for the big day.  I usually opt out of Black Friday. I know it serves an important purpose. It helps business get out of the red if they have had a bad financial year and it helps consumers get savings for the holidays that seem to approach faster than the speed of light each year.

I find crowds overwhelming and the mass elbows up grab fest makes my brain freeze on what I’m searching for. I like taking my time over the year and when I see something that resonates with me that would be ideal for the person I have in mind, I watch for a sale and then make my purchase. Mostly I try to make the gift as personal as possible which is hard to do during a grab fest. Black Friday for me is a time to reflect on how I can get my soul out of the red and back into the black.

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Neophyte – The life of a writer.

I have to admit, I had to look this daily prompt up. Neophyte definitely applies to me. I am a novice blogger but my experience and confidence are growing. The daily prompts are invaluable. I like being a novice. The beginning stage of a new adventure, a new experience, a new life lesson is inspiring. It keeps me on my toes. It helps me grow and hopefully lets me fill my toolbox with one more skillset, one more opportunity for growth, one more opportunity to inspire others.


Gingerly kind of day? I don’t think so!

Go for it!

I’ve got this!


Good morning. I sit here trying to decide what kind of day I’m going to have. Yes, it is my choice. I feel tired this morning and that part of me wants to step gingerly into my day, take it slow and keep a low profile. Then on the other hand, if I dive in full throttle, cup of coffee in hand will that bring up my energy level? I think it might.

That is what I will do. Full throttle!

Good Morning!

I hope everyone has a fabulous and productive day! I know I will.

Dancing and relationships.

Daily Prompt: Dancing

dancing_couple-1024x768I have to admit that I miss dancing. I haven’t danced since I moved to Oregon two years ago. I get a small fix in my Zumba class, but I miss dancing as a couple. My husband and I took ballroom dance classes as well as Country and a bit of Salsa when we lived in Texas. It was fun but it was also a healing point, at least for me.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled women have come so far in our relationships and it is no longer the 50s-60’s where there was only one head of the household making all the rules. Today most couples share decisions. Both couples working may have started the shift, but I think it is more than that. We lead such busy lives now it is too much weight for one person to handle. We need to collaborate and delegate. Share the load. There are times where my husband and I take turns at the decision wheel. Certain things he is the lead on and certain things I take a seat at the helm. A few things we toss up and compromise on the spot. For the most part, we have settled into a system that works for us.  Here is the part that is going to sound like I miss the 50’s and I don’t. I’m just saying….

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Faint voices from the corner of my room.

Daily Prompt: Faint

From Streaming Sarah:

As I closed my eyes to sleep, a white light crossed my peripheral vision. My heart quickened. I turned toward the movement and exhaled when I realized it was the headlights of my neighbor’s car creating a beam of light on the far wall. It disappeared as quickly as it appeared. I rested my head back on the pillow hoping for a few  hours of sleep. From the far corner of the room, I heard three male voices singing something that sounded like Happy Birthday. I strained to hear. It was  faint, but it was definitely Happy Birthday. Only it wasn’t my birthday. When I tried to turn my head in the direction of the voices, something or someone slammed my head back into the pillow and held it there. I pushed against the hand with my head trying to turn it in the direction of the voices. I was pinned with such  force the pillow raised around my head. Suddenly, the singing stopped and the pressure against my head lifted. I sat up and curled my legs underneath me, crouched, ready to spring forward and out of the room.

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