Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thank You

One of my defining spiritual beliefs is profound gratitude. I believe it is at the core of all love and goodness in the world.

Albert Einstein said “A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men…”

I thought about the true meaning of that this morning as I had my coffee. How many people spent their precious time and labor – planting, growing, harvesting, processing, shipping, marketing and selling so that I could simply reach into my pantry to make a cup of coffee.

I have always been very grateful but I’m not sure I ever realized the true depth of it until now….

“If the only prayer you say in your entire life is “thank you” that is enough” – Meister Eckhart

Saturday, October 30, 2010

No Regrets

The only thing I have ever wanted in my life was to be happy and have no regrets when I die. It is too easy to let life slip by one day at a time and not do the things you really want to do.

When I realize that there is something I want I have to find a way to pursue it. The worst that can happen is that if it doesn’t work out I simply do something else. And the best is that I have a fantastic experience!

No matter what happens I will have no regrets!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Joyful Heart

Today my heart is full of joy and my life is more wonderful than anything I could ever have wished for! As a little girl I knew that I must have some purpose here but I had no idea what it might be. I just knew it was my job to find it.

Now I know and believe that my entire purpose is to love and grow in every way possible. Sometimes the emotion is so beautiful it overwhelms me and that is when I know that I have found what I am looking for.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Forgive Yourself

Forgiveness is much more about us, than it is about others. When we choose to forgive ourselves for how we felt or acted we can let go of regret and self-incrimination.

It is a wonderful gift that can set us free and allows us to see things in a clear and honest way.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Less is More

It is interesting to me how the more I have the less I need. Life continues to grow and fill up with things but that isn’t what gives me joy.

It is the precious relationships and peaceful moments of my life. I am very happy to be sitting with a friend or taking a quiet walk in the country.

Monday, October 25, 2010


As we go through our days our senses are bombarded with sights and sounds. What we miss in the confusion is the quiet little voice that helps us find our way. It gets drowned out and we can no longer distinguish the important message from the noise!

If you are very still and listen to the silence you will hear what your heart is trying to tell you.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Accept the Past

It always surprises me when something I thought was done comes back up in my life. I have worked very hard to resolve the “big issues” from my past and hoped I had put it all behind me.

The truth is, our history is a part of us and it helps to shape us into the people we become. Now what I must accept is that there are some things you can never stop dealing with.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


There was a time in my life when I felt very misunderstood and alone. I accepted a lot of criticism and judgment from other people.

There was a very special person who helped me move past that. To live my truth and to know that it came from my heart and not my head. I am forever grateful for the loving wisdom of someone who taught me so well…

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


It occurs to me that being vulnerable means something different to everyone. Although, some people with a shared traumatic experience can understand and know something that others cannot even imagine.

Unless you have gone through the same thing you can't possibly know what someone else may be feeling. Even then, your experience will be uniquely yours.

I am just beginning to see that the good intentions of others will not comfort me. They just don't know....

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Question Everything

When I recall situations that have been uncomfortable, I realize that I may not have asked enough questions. Or if I did, I accepted answers that weren't my own.

If I want to continue to grow I must analyze, examine and seek all the information I need until I feel it is right for me.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Little Things

It can be the littlest things that bring me the biggest joy! Like sleeping on brand new pillows or hearing my grandson coo in the background when my daughter says I miss you Mom.

I will always love and appreciate those beautiful little things!

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Power of No

I am getting a lot of interesting questions lately, things that require me to think about what I really want.

No has never been easy for me to say but I am learning that I must trust myself because I am rarely confused about what feels right.

Learning to say no gives me the power to say yes to what I really want in my life!

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Today I woke with a renewed sense of peace and joy. Curling up under the warm covers, drifting in and out of sleep I realized that each and every day is exactly what I make of it.

Today I will appreciate all the beauty that is my life!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Be careful what you ask for

I believe we get exactly what we think about whether we want it or not. Recently, I was in a very difficult situation and did not understand how it happened. I knew that I created it but did not realize how.

Now I know - I was focused on the fear and not what I wanted! Thinking about what could go wrong and trying to protect against it only brought more fear based situations.

What I needed was to give my thoughts and energy to the peace and safety that I love so much and let that be what came into my experience!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


It is so interesting to visit new places and try new things but my wanderlust has ceased. It is being near my precious family that gives me the most joy.

I am very grateful and feel like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz - "There is no place like home".

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Being away from home and traveling with someone is helping me learn more about myself each day. I see that all people and places have their own tempo and pace.

Discovering my own personal rhythm is like feeling my heartbeat. When I remember to follow that I feel at peace.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


It is a perfect day in Paris. Cloudy with a light breeze blowing as I sit at a lovely Brasserie on Rue Cler watching the world go by.

Eating fantastic fresh oysters and sipping a gorgeous glass of Bordeaux.

La vie est bonne!