November 25, 2015

A Little Idea; A Whole Lot of Gratitude

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”  ~William Arthur Ward Dear Universe, There are so many times I find myself inspired by an idea.  I hear about a book someone’s read, and I want to read it. I hear about a spiritual practice, and […]

November 17, 2015

Say Yes to What’s Next

“love is a place & through this place of love move (with brightness of peace) all places yes is a world & in this world of yes live (skillfully curled) all worlds” ~E.E Cummings Dear Universe, There are times in our lives when we let our fears get the best of us, despite how brave […]

October 18, 2015

Allow Yourself to Grow

“Let go of certainty.  The opposite isn’t uncertainty.  It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides.  The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.” ~ Tony Schwartz Dear Universe, The other day I saw this quote: “You have […]

October 1, 2015

One Thing at a Time

“Do one thing at a time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.” ~Swami Vivekananda Dear Universe, Lately, things have been busier than normal. I don’t mind.  I like being busy, feeling productive, working towards goals and checking items off my to-do list. But it’s been […]

September 24, 2015

Some Kind Words

(Sunset at the park!) “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~Leo Buscaglia   Dear Universe, I believe in sharing our feelings with others—especially when […]

September 12, 2015

Lovin’ the Loverope

“Don’t look for happiness.  Create it.” Dear Universe, It’s no secret that I am a fan of anything inspirational. Whether it’s a sign, a t-shirt, a message delivered at the right time or just the sound of the ocean, I am always grateful when inspiration makes its way to me. That’s why I was so […]

August 31, 2015

Sand and Sandcastles: The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” ~Vincent van Gogh Dear Universe, Yesterday I arrived at the beach nice and early, which is one of my favorite things to do. It turned out I wasn’t the only one who likes to beat the crowds. There on the beach was an older gentleman putting […]

August 22, 2015

What Will Your Words Be?

“There is something about words.  In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts.  Inside you they work their magic.” ~Diane Setterfield Dear Universe, As a writer and […]

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