Musings, Insights, and Inspiration
A Joy List can be your saving grace. Many argue there isn’t enough time to get everything done. I agree that time is often in short supply. But sacrificing yourself doesn’t get things done easier, in fact, it makes things more challenging and frustrating – for everyone.
Take this time to create your Joy List. A list of 5 things you love to do for no other reason than it brings you joy. Perhaps you love to take a walk, read, paint, cook, or volunteer. You may easily have more than 5 or you could be so out of touch with your own needs, you may struggle to find 5. Do your best.
Once you have your list. Read through it and note how many of the items don’t cost a thing except for time? I would venture to guess at least 3 of the 5, if not all, only require an investment of time. This is good because it throws out the “no money” excuse many suffer from.
Now, it’s important that you make a commitment to your Self and to your Joy List every day.
Each day spend a minimum of 15 minutes doing one item from your list. These 15 minutes will prove to be the most valuable investment you make in being more productive and fulfilled in your everyday life.
I’m thrilled and honored you found me! I love to share, and it’s so much fun to connect and play with others!
This world can be a crazy place. It’s also breathtakingly beautiful and full of magic.
Check out this photo for example.
I captured this moment when I took a ride to the river and was contemplating letting go of something that was an integral part of my life.
For me I saw an angel surrounded by a heart, that reminded me I’m unconditionally loved and fully supported ~ always.
Not some of the time. Not only if I’m obedient, look a certain way, or drive a specific car. ALWAYS.
I sometimes forget this.
Especially when the universe lands a drop kick, but I have managed to always bounce back.
And it’s become a game to see how quickly I can do it, because I wholeheartedly believe we are Here (on this fan-freakin’-tastic playground) for the JOY of it and that Living in Alignment is the secret password.
I’m not a prude, but the ba-ba-ba-ba-bum of the trumpet made my stomach turn. I was unfamiliar with Sweet Charity, but that song is unmistakable. Big Spender means strippers, but this was a high school production!
When I accepted these tickets, I wasn’t prepared to watch girls, as young as 13, dance in negligees and short dresses. A few bent over to expose a garter and black Spanx. They lined up along the barre into suggestive poses. Put on display for the big spenders (teenage boys) to walk across the stage and select one to “dance” with.
The whipped cream on top was the bedroom scene. The bed had a canopy rail with burgundy sheets that enclosed the sides. A couple climbed onto the bed, the girl crawled up from behind him. (more…)
In my family, I was an exuberant little girl enthusiastic for life and not here to be held back, my overworked mom often took comfort that her mother watched over me. Although I never met my Grandma Elizabeth I often felt connected to her guiding presence. Stories of guardian angels watching over and protecting us were told in Sunday school and frankly, it was easier to ask these non-threatening beings for help, rather than the bearded man in the sky. (more…)
The one-year anniversary is quickly approaching and he’s on my mind more than ever. Pangs of guilt hit me, as I imagine scenarios in which I could have done things differently forcing a different outcome. I thought I had made peace with Dink’s death, but my attempt to recreate the past means a residue of suffering remains.
I remind myself of the many blessings received by his dramatic departure. He inspired the Freedom from Suffering Group Distance Healings and countless people (including furry friends) have benefited. He didn’t die in vain.
I silently request Dink give me a message, because it’s my loneliness for him that’s causing me to feel a loss. (more…)