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‘Tis the Season to be Jolly… Right?

Angie Holidays, Keep Calm, Kindness, Love, Patience, Peace, Positive 2 Comments

“Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens, and response is something we can choose.” ~Maureen Killoran Dear Universe, The holidays can be a warm, happy, joyous time. They can also be a trying time: bringing out the stress, anxiety and impatience in all of us. I thought of this a couple of weeks ago …

Taking on Traditions

Angie Balance, Blessings, Celebration, Christmas, Family, Friends, Giving, Gratitude, Happiness, Holidays, Peace, Positive, Time, Traditions 0 Comments

“…There are often many things we feel we should do that, in fact, we don’t really have to do.  Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a major milestone in the simplification process.” ~Elaine St. James Dear Universe, The holiday season is a time filled with traditions we love. It’s also a time to reflect on …

Year of the Sheep (And Eight Reasons Why You Should Love It)

Angie Beginnings, Believe, Blessings, Chinese New Year, Gratitude, Holidays, Life, Meanings, New Year, Open Mind, Positive, Timing, Universe, Vision Board, Winter 5 Comments

“You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.” ~Hillary DePiano Dear Universe, I can’t believe I almost forgot. Always with each New Year, I want to find out what year it is in the Chinese Zodiac.  Last year was the Year of the Horse and I do think it was an intense, transformative year. Luckily, something (you, …

Believe… Just BeClause

Angie Believe, Blessings, Christmas, Faith, Gratitude, Guidance, Holidays, Hope, Inspiration, Life, Magic, Manifesting, Mantras, Messages, Miracles, Open Mind, Receiving, Signs, Winter, Wisdom 1 Comment

“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 places at different times—even in …

Greatest Gifts

Angie Believe, Blessings, Generosity, Gifts, Giving, Gratitude, Holidays, Hope, Insight, Joy, Kindness, Love, Peace, Positive, Time, Winter 0 Comments

“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 giving. Things can get pretty …

All You Need Is LOVE

Angie Family, Generosity, Giving, Happiness, Holidays, Inspiration, Joy, Kindness, Kisses, Light, Love, Messages, Miracles, Spontaneity, Valentine's Day 2 Comments

“All you need is love… Love is all you need.” ~The Beatles Dear Universe, Happy Valentine’s Day! As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day because what’s better than a day that focuses on love? Yes, I know.  We should show love every day.  We shouldn’t hold back our feelings or emotions.  We should tell the ones we love …

Warm Welcome, 2014

Angie Appreciation, Beginnings, Celebration, Champagne, Future, Gratitude, Holidays, Hope, Inspiration, Intentions, Joie de Vivre, Journey, Letters, Letting Go, Life, Lists, Manifesting, Mantras, Meditation, Messages, Mimosas, Moving On, New Year, Open Mind, Past, Peace, Positive, Rituals, Time, Traditions, Winter, Wisdom, Writing 0 Comments

Today, “is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” ~ Brad Paisley “The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year, but rather that we should have a new soul.” ~G.K. Chesterton Dear Universe, Happy New Year Everyone! I have to say I feel at peace with the …

Forgive and Forget–Truly

Angie Choices, Family, Forgiveness, Friends, Healing, Holidays, Kindness, Lessons, Letting Go, Peace, Positive, Relationships, Soul 0 Comments

“Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from the inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.” ~Mitch Albom Dear Universe, They say that it is best to forgive and forget—not for the person who wronged you, …