Monday, February 28, 2011

Perfect Time

Sometimes it can be difficult to accept that things don’t happen exactly when we want them to. So often we try to control it and then we are disappointed in the outcome.

There is a beautiful unfolding to life and it will all happen in the perfect way and at the perfect time.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


There has been a wonderful change that has occurred in me. I no longer feel the need to resist much of anything. Those things that I once felt compelled to push back against are part of someone else’s struggle, not mine.

Now I spend my energy more wisely and focus on the things that I care about most – love, family and compassion. Keeping the spotlight on the beauty makes everything else pale in comparison.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Every day is a new opportunity to share the blessings I have in my life. What is so unbelievable to me is that the more I give the more I receive and it just continues to grow…

Today it was as simple as waiting patiently at the grocery store behind people who had to use assistance to pay for their food, or giving the sweet woman $20 for the delicious tamales she sells in the parking lot.

It reminds me how truly fortunate I am and how I always want to find ways to share that with others.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I love those things that transport me in time. Like watching an old movie or hearing a great song from my childhood. Having that lovely memory is not a wish to go back but more of a confirmation of how I became who I am now.

Feeling all the intense emotions I had as a young girl combined with the life experience of a grown woman is very exhilarating to me. It’s like being a time traveler and having the best of all worlds!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Sometimes I get so caught up in the excitement of something that I get ahead of myself. That is usually when things begin to go off track. Moving in a direction I may not really want to go.

It is very important that I pay attention to the clues I am receiving. Not just to the beautiful, idealistic picture I have in my head! I get many internal and external signals when things are not quite lining up and yet many times I forge ahead. Experience tells me that is not a wise thing to do.

If I want to have no regrets I must respect the information being provided and be willing to make adjustments along the way.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Keep the Faith

It is always easier to forget than to remember but we must trust that everything will work out exactly as it needs to. Recently I was in a situation that was very frustrating and I did everything I could to find the positive side of it and was not very successful.

It did occur to me that this might be something good in disguise but I wasn’t totally convinced. I really should know better by now – I just laughed when I found out that by one thing not working the way I wanted was an avenue for something very important to be possible!

They say God works in mysterious ways - all we have to do is keep the faith!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Joy Arises From Within

In the "Power of Now" Eckhart Tolle defines pleasure as something that comes from the external but that true joy arises from within.

What a beautiful distinction!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

5 Years Ago

5 years ago I entered what might be the most significant time of my life so far. As I turned 50 I longed for more meaning and desperately needed to discover what was next for me. So without any hesitation I quit my job, put my house up for sale, packed all of my belongings and moved to another country.

With 1 suitcase and no plan I wanted to see what might unfold. What occurred was more than I could have ever hoped for. It turned into 6 of the best months of my life with so many wonderful experiences that I will never forget.

It was exactly what I needed to change the direction of my life. More than anything what going away did was to bring me back home - physically, spiritually and emotionally.