Who Are YOU?


“Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?” – Unknown

I just love this quote.  I wish I knew who to thank for it! 

Does anyone know?  Please share if you do!

I wish you love, happiness, health, wealth, peace and joy today and always!

Shine On!


How To Change Your Fate


“We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.” – Amy Tan

So what do you believe?  Honestly now.  Do you believe that you can change your fate or do you believe that it is written in stone somewhere?  I’d love to hear what you think because I find it interesting.  I don’t even plan on stopping dreaming.  Even in my darkest days battling breast cancer, or dare I say my loneliest nights when the negatives beckoned to me, I held on tightly to the smallest shred of light.  Sure, I spent time pondering if it was my fate to die by cancer, but then I stopped wondering and started being proactive and shredding those negative feelings.  Fate could have me believe that it could kill me, but I had other plans.  I’m not being controversial by saying that by my will alone I am still here without re-occurrence for I have witnessed too many friends succumb to disease who fought hard and long for a cure to the ills which wracked their human body and many times their spirits.

I am grateful for this life I lead.  I never take it for granted even when I am flying high from being pronounced NED (no evidence of disease).  Nope, not me.  I just continue on my path, trying to do my best each and everyday.  And when I fall down and bump my spirit, I find courage again through my support system of kind souls who remind me that I am able to continue to take baby steps.  I believe.  I have faith.  I have hope.

I am blessed with hands to hold and hearts which hold mine tenderly. 

For you, I offer my hands and heart when you need a friend.

Reach out ~ there’s always a lifeline.

Shine On!


Happiness or Misery?

martha“I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition and not on our circumstances.” ~ Martha Washington

Let this one settle into your bones today.

Shine On!











What is Success?


“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

Can you say that according to the definition above that you know success?  Or are you missing a part of the picture?  If you know success, I applaud you!  I want to hear more about you and your journey so that I can learn from your experiences.  Likewise, if you are missing any part of the definition above, I long to hear from you as well.  What are you missing?  Did you lose it?  You know you are the creator of yourself!  Just decide that you are successful and let’s start taking baby steps!

Share with me!

Shine On!


Believe in Yourself



“It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting
challenges, and I believe in myself.” – Muhammad Ali

Happy Monday!  I believe in you!  Remember I”m your biggest fan!  

Shine On!


Be Happy


“People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It never was between you and them anyway.” ~ Mother Teresa



 I received this twice in the last few days so I knew I had to share!

Shine On!