Day: April 4, 2016

Happy Anniversary to Us

Today, 29 years ago I married my husband.  I don’t know why this is such a huge milestone for me.  You would think that I would be hanging on for the big 30 -but 29 is my number.  Everything from here will be an added blessing. First, I never believed I would live to be this old.  Yep, I thought youth was around until the day I fell over dead.  It isn’t happening. Second, I thought we just wouldn’t last.  It wasn’t that I didn’t love him enough, I wasn’t sure he loved me enough. Third, how did anyone stay married for thirty years?  Best to go for twenty-nine, right? Okay, so before I went to sleep last night, I told my husband happy anniversary, just in case I didn’t make it to this morning.  We made it!  Yeah!!!!! Is anything different to this day all those years ago?  EVERYTHING!  Loving someone on the day of marriage is GLORIOUS.  Loving someone twenty-nine years later is WORK.  My love for him is more than a physical …

A Few of My Random Thoughts – 4/4/16

As a CASA, I am always striving to change the internal dialogue of my kiddos. Dream Big, Dream Often shares the dialogue we need -even in his title. With positive words floating around us, like a kaleidoscope -the world opens before us. Here is my words for you -you deserve to be happy. I want you to be happy. Dream Big, Dream Often I only have one random thought for this beautiful Monday morning: Be mindful of the words you choose to use, for they have more power than you might realize.  I recall how I would complain about having to go to work, back when I worked in retail. I would go on and on inside my head and create a sense of dread which would have a powerfully negative influence over my attitude.  At the time I was not aware of the power of my internal self-talk, but I am now. Learn to speak to yourself as you would if you were coaching someone else; maybe a child. Learn when to give yourself …

God Is Spotless and So Are You!

Originally posted on Share Your Light:
We all carry our backpack. We filled it with a variety of things. From all that we experience, we take something along and put it in our backpack. When we are in a situation that feels like something we already experienced, we check our backpack and take out the insight we once gained in order to deal with that situation in a better way. Sadly we collect so many painful memories, bitterness, resentments in that backpack. That is what makes it heavy and what makes us walk slower under its weight. Often we cannot move the way we want because the weight of the backpack limits our mobility. It can even cause physical disorders like back pain, muscle tensions, short breath, joint issues, and much more. When we look at it that way we see of how little use it is to carry around pain or disappointments from the past. It doesn’t change the past but therefore, it destroys the present. Easier said than done, right? Really? Who you…