January 12, 2015

Beyond Blessed: A Heartfelt Birthday Thanks

“The cake had a trick candle that wouldn’t go out, so I didn’t get my wish.  Which was just that it would always be like this…” ~Janet Fitch Dear Universe, Today is my birthday.  Before the day gets started, I just wanted to say thank you for the gift of another year. My life is […]

January 9, 2015

Why a Bumper Sticker Became My Mantra

“Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF.” ~Mandy Hale Dear Universe, About eight or nine years ago I saw a bumper sticker with a quote in big, block letters.  It said: “Not all who wander are lost.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien I bought it.  I wasn’t quite sure why since I knew I wouldn’t be […]

January 1, 2015

Nice to Meet You… Finally

“What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” ~Vern McLellan Dear Universe, Flashback time. It was December 2010.  I was in a particularly low place.  I was doing my best to stay optimistic during a time of drastic change.  I was doing my […]

December 22, 2014

Believe… Just BeClause

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.  Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ~Roald Dahl Dear Universe, I’ve been seeing a clear sign this holiday season.  It’s a sign that has appeared in different […]

December 17, 2014

Why Wait?

“The days are passing by—much to our joy, much to our dismay. We change and grow, sometimes just the way we want, sometimes in ways we never imagined—much to our joy, much to our dismay.” Dear Universe, It just hit me.  The new year is literally days away.  Days away. It was because I saw […]

December 11, 2014

Greatest Gifts

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ~Mother Teresa Dear Universe, It’s that time of year again.  It’s the season to be jolly, with the sounds of fireplaces crackling and sleigh bells ringing.  It’s the season to see snowflakes falling and reindeer dashing. It’s also the season of […]

November 21, 2014


“Today is my tomorrow.  It’s up to me to shape it, to take control and seize every opportunity.  The power is in the choices I make each day.  I listen to myself.  I eat well.  I sleep well.  I shape me.” Dear Universe, It happened all at once. I arrived at the gym and grabbed […]

November 13, 2014

The Road Ahead

“You can’t stop the future You can’t rewind the past The only way to learn the secret …is to press play.” ~Jay Asher Dear Universe, On a recent trip to New York City, I spotted a sign I had never seen before. The three words “Rough Road Ahead” made me pause for a moment. As […]

A Little Inspiration

There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time. — Coco Chanel

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