Saturday, November 27, 2010

Heart’s Content

You will know that you have found your heart’s content when you are able to thank every circumstance that brought you to this place in time.

After my grandson's baptism ceremony we went out for a family dinner. After our meal we were all standing and talking, getting ready to leave and I realized this was MY family. We were that happy group of people who others look at and see real love.

This is my heart’s content!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Blessings

Today I give thanks for all the wonderful blessings in my life.

For a family that I cherish more than they will ever know and for giving me a life I never thought I would have.

Thank you for the love and joy of a lifetime!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pure Joy

As I began preparing tomorrow’s Thanksgiving dinner for my family, it occurred to me what a magical transformation has occurred in my life.

Many, many years ago when I was hurt or upset I would bake bread. It happened so often back then that my freezer was always full of homemade baked goods. It was always so rewarding that the more I worked the dough the better the bread turned out! What a fantastic outlet for releasing my frustration and anger.

Now, as I pull the fresh dinner rolls from the oven I smile, knowing these were made with pure joy.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I am learning more and more about how my feelings have nothing to do with someone else’s behavior. It is only about my personal alignment with my source.

It does not matter if I see something that makes me feel good or bad, it is not about them, it is about me. Emotions are a great way of telling me where I am in relation to my source.

When I feel good I know I am connected and when I feel bad I know I am resisting it. All that is required is for me to allow it and it all comes back into perfect alignment.

Friday, November 19, 2010

My Voice

I have always struggled with losing my voice when I am with other people. Even as a young girl I withdrew instead of struck out when challenged.

My confidence has grown in many ways but somehow I still allow myself to acquiesce to others instead of exerting my own desire. That is very interesting because I am a strong willed woman with plenty of opinions!

I need to find a healthy balance between expressing myself and saying nothing at all. I need to find my voice!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Self Reliance

As a parent and especially as a woman it can be very easy to over-step our boundaries. We want to love and nurture others but the line between caring and smothering can become unclear.

It is important to not rob someone of their right to self-reliance. They deserve the satisfaction of working through a problem and feeling proud of their accomplishment.

The most loving thing we can do is to stand back and offer support and encouragement for what we know they are capable of.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Night Messages

Dreams are like messages in the night. They can tell you how you are feeling about life and give you a sign of what is to come.

If you are having nightmares then fear is the dominate emotion and there is something in your waking life that needs to be resolved. If your dreams are playful and fanciful then you are happy and enjoying your experience.

I pay a lot of attention to my dreams, they reflect my personal values and beliefs and help me to see what may be working or not working in my life. Always a valuable lesson...

Monday, November 15, 2010


The moment you identify exactly what you want it will come to you. It may be simple or grand but it is the heartfelt desire that is the asking.

It is very easy to get stuck on what we don’t like and don’t want from a situation but when you do that, all you get is more of the same.

If you can find a way to turn it around – think of what you do want then that is what you will attract.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tea for Two

Once upon a time I had tea with a lovely, gentle woman who was at the end of her life. She spoke of her family and her home with great love and fondness.

Remembering all the joy and very little of the pain as she prepared herself for the next journey. As I listened to her I thought of my own mother who had done the same, many years before.

Now as I sit here, I smile to think of those tender moments when we shared tea for two.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Necessary Losses

In “Necessary Losses” Judith Viorst writes about what we must give up in order to grow.
Learning to accept losing someone you care about is very difficult but it is the only way to move forward in your life.

As painful as it may be the bigger the loss the better the growth.

Friday, November 12, 2010


When something unexpected happens do you push through it or look for what else is being presented?

Whether it's the road being closed on your favorite route to work or your computer’s untimely shut-down for no apparent reason we are being given the opportunity to switch out of auto-pilot and be aware of the moment of life we are in.

Next time that happens stop and think about what you are being offered in the pause!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

How did I get here?

When I look back on my life I have to ask myself "how did I get here from there". My childhood was full of pain and struggle and now my adulthood is full of love and joy!

I am thankful for every single experience that has brought me to this wonderful place and moment in time. I don't think if I had an easier time growing up that this would be so precious or meaningful to me. All I know is that I am so very grateful that I got here from there!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Broken Open

Jane Fonda writes in her new book about the love she feels for her grandson - “No one had prepared me for the feelings that arose when I held this little boy. I was utterly broken open in ways I had never been before”.

I know exactly how she feels. It is such an amazing and beautiful thing to feel broken open with love and joy for this precious new life!