My whole life I was always the youngest...
I was the younger sister.
I started Kindergarten at 4 years old.
I graduated high school at 17.
I was the youngest of my roommates in college.
Now it seems like I'm always the oldest!
(except when I'm around my husband's friends! LOL!!!!)
But I never FEEL like I'm older!!! I always feel like I fit right in.
Maybe it's my mindset. Maybe it's because I work out and feel so strong & healthy. Maybe it's because I'm around people who accept me because we think so much alike
"Those who have the gift of inspiration exude something that’s difficult to pin down intellectually, yet is undeniably recognizable in how we feel in their presence: we can sense that they are aligned with the source energy from which we all originate.
We perceive a place within them that resonates deeply within ourselves-a vibrational recognition of inspiration-and they have much to offer us. We recognize their high spiritual energy, which longs to be active in our life. When we feel this resonance, it’s reflected in a feeling that’s similar to a warm, soothing shower that’s running deep within us.
Those who inspire consistently have an aura of joy that permeates their being and radiates outward, impacting those around them.
We can use this “joy index” as a non-scientific a measure of inspiration. When we meet others who we think might be living in spirit, we must ask the following questions:
Do they seem to have a...
The first day of 2018!!! WOWEE!!!
I'd love to know how you are spending it...
Are you spending any time by yourself in thought? Are you evaluating your 2017 and what you did well and what you want to do better?
Are you spending part of today setting goals for what you want to accomplish and what impact you want to make on the world no matter how big or small?
I LOVE beginnings and today is like a rebirth in my mind.
During the year we have Mondays which are a mini reset. And we have the first day of every month which takes the reset up a notch and gives us a chance to start anew 12 times a year.
But a NEW YEAR?!!! We probably will get between 80 and 100 of these if we're lucky... And for me, that number is quickly dwindling which makes today even more important!!!
So today I started with a brand new notebook...
On page 1 I wrote: "Welcome 2018!" and right after that I wrote, "What I did good in 2017." I began my list but I'm going to continue to reflect throughout my day and...
Day 3 of my tree project...
Tonight it will be done!!!!
So I thought I’d share one of my ornaments made by my youngest daughter, Kori, when she was 2 1/2.
That is her little hand which makes this ornament 31 years old!!! It is my most treasured ornament even though it’s not all that pretty.
I often look at beautifully decorated trees that have all the same color ornaments, like gold or silver, and even though I love the look, I know I could never own one because I have to have a tree that holds all of my memories.
My husband and I were invited to a tree trimming party yesterday, parents of some friends of ours who live in an old house on 400 acres.
It was an amazing evening filled with friendships, history and sharing childhood memories. And old wooden floors, wood burning fireplaces, and wine cellar doors shipped from an ancestors home in France (incredible story!)
I got to hang an ornament that was over 100 years old!!!
The proprietor, John, who is about 82 years old, has generated several genealogy charts framed in his cellar going back to the 1400s.
The home belonged to his grandparents and has had some additions added over the years. Going through the home and hearing the stories was pretty amazing.
Side note: The house was used as a hospital for amputees in the Civil War. There was even marks on the wood floor from the blood of the soldiers.
I felt the true spirit of Christmas last night, being with wonderful people, remembering past memories, and those who have come before us....
I want to share a passage in a book I’m reading that really struck me last night…
Let me first give a little background on the point. It speaks of the fact that our true spirit we were born with came into this world with an endless supply of talents.
But once we became human form, limits in our talents and abilities were developed by our conscious mind.
The author, Wayne Dyer, asks that you “become aware that anything that excites us is a clue that we have the ability to pursue it. Anything that truly intrigues us is evidence of a divine (albeit latent) talent that signaling our awareness.
Having an interest in something is the clue to a thought that’s connected to our calling - that thought is a vibration of energy in this vast universe. If something really appeals to us and we feel excited but perceive ourselves as devoid of the talent we think is necessary, it’s probably an even higher vibration.
If we react to this message with anything other...
I'm SUPER EXCITED about my course!!!
It's funny... I thought I'd be a teacher like my parents and sister. I was working on a degree in Education and had a chance to be a permanent substitute teacher for 7th graders for a whole grading period. By the end of the 9 weeks, I knew teaching wasn't for me.
Instead I got into computers but it so happened that I began to create courses and train people (adults!) on the technology products I worked on. So in a way, I did become a teacher...
And now I have my own virtual course that I know will help a lot of people!!!
Anyone have a similar experience where you didn't do what you thought you were supposed to but ended up there anyway?
Please pass this message along!!! You may save a life!
These are my college bestie’s before and after pics! Not the typical before/afters I share.
She is DAMN LUCKY!!!!
She noticed a spot on her arm. Doesn’t look like much, does it? Certainly not anything bad. She didn’t think it was anything but a nuisance to look at.
The ONLY reason she went to the Dermatologist was because her daughter was getting married and she wanted it removed or frozen off. She told me it was only for vanity reasons.
Unfortunately it turned out to be an aggressive type of melanoma!
But the good news is: they got it all!!!
If not for her daughter’s wedding, she may have waited too long and had a much different prognosis.
I went to the Dermatologist yesterday. I go once a year but I also go whenever I see something suspicious. I had 3 spots frozen.
Did you know melanoma can be on ANY part of your body, even your scalp - which is impossible to see on your own!
This shit is nothing...
Do you have jewelry that has meaning?
I’m not a big jewelry person. In fact, I tend to wear the same stuff every day and I rarely wear bracelets until just recently.
I LOVE these bracelets as they each have real meaning to me.
I got the jade one in Notting Hill, England last month when I learned it’s a fantastic balancing stone. Something just called me to buy it and I’ve worn it almost daily since.
My smiley face bracelet I found on Etsy. It is my essence to a “T!” It’s a daily reminder to be a positive light to others. I haven’t taken It off since I got it about 3 months ago.
My heart bracelet is a reminder of the sisterhood I share with my college BFFs. I bought one for each one of us to wear as a reminder of our love for each other.
I’d love to see what is special to you and hear why.... #yourturn