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Daily Prompt To Motivate You into 2014

48300774_“the object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. it is that we should have a new soul” G.K. Chesterton

48443961_The New Year is an excellent time to move beyond what held us back and dragged us down.

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Write a good one!

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How you see your future is much more important than what happened in your past. ~ Zig Ziglar

1480689_666669953374138_1243743884_nOn the 1st of January 2014 something very rare will happen.  We will start the first day of hte New year with a New Moon.  This almost never happens, in fact, 19 years ago was the last time we had a New Moon on a New Year.  A New Moon  is all about new beginnings and fresh starts.  This year we can truly wipe the slate clean and start the New Year, A New You! 

Make 2014 your year!  Good Luck

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66893836_Laugh, DREAM BIG and have FUN this NEW YEAR!

48445914_Remember that you don’t have to wait for next year to make every day great!

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a new beginning starts!  Happy New Year

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In any language…

Happy New Year!

Cheers to 2014!

Shine On!

xo

Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the first day of a brand new year. Tomorrow you get to become anyone in the world that you wish. Who are you? You can choose to by anyone, alive today or someone gone long ago. If you decide to stay “you” share your rationale.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/prompt-new-you/

Let It Go…

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From the new Disney movie Frozen ~ I just happened to find this last night and it rang so clearly in my brain.  I know nothing of the movie nor the character in the movie, but the clip certainly held me so I’m sharing!  Here I am…let the storm rage on!  I’m not afraid of the cold!

Shine On!

xo

Idina Menzel’s Lyrics

The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation
And it looks like I’m the queen

The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
Couldn’t keep it in, heaven knows I’ve tried

Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know
Well, now they know

Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door
I don’t care what they’re going to say
Let the storm rage on
The cold never bothered me anyway

It’s funny how some distance makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me can’t get to me at all
It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
I’m free

Let it go, let it go
I am one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go
You’ll never see me cry
Here I stand and here I’ll stay
Let the storm rage on

My power flurries through the air into the ground
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I’m never going back, the past is in the past

Let it go, let it go
And I’ll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone
Here I stand in the light of day
Let the storm rage on
The cold never bothered me anyway

Let Go of 2013

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One of the happiest moments ever is when you feel the courage to let go of what you can’t change.

As 2013 winds down, it’s time for clearing, time for looking back upon the past year and settling it in the present.  It’s time to plan for the future in the present tense and to allow the beauty of the present moment to shine its shining star upon our lives.  It’s a time to reevaluate priorities, to engage in the lesson planning for the coming year and to develop a theme for what we are setting out to accomplish.

I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions as it gives me too much agita when they go awry.  Instead, I am working on a theme for 2014.  No best laid plans, but instead a red carpet runner which includes what I am setting out to accomplish ~ one baby step at a time.  To me, it’s better to divide and conquer in small steps than it is to establish grandiose plans which in an instant can be wiped out tsunami-style in the blink of a disappointed eye.

Letting go is my theme for the next few days, purging what doesn’t suit and what doesn’t feel right anymore.  It takes courage to do this you know.  To allow the judgments to have their own and to be at peace within in order to go on.  Peace has settled within me lately and I’m finding the joy in simply being present and allowing that presence to shine.

May your essence shine as well today and always.

Shine On!

xo

My heartfelt thanks to my fellow blogger who inspires me with Chalkboard Quotes.  Click LetGo to see the original post which inspired mine.

We Need Presence

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“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.” – Eckhart Tolle

I extend my heartfelt thanks to Eckhart Tolle whose quote above gave me the inspiration for today’s post.  Take a moment to just breathe and read again his wisdom.  Today is the day to begin to let go and to enjoy The Presents of Presence.

This is my gift to you….

Shine On!

xo

 

Today is Your Day to Twinkle Sparkle Glow and Shine

Today is Your Day to Twinkle Sparkle Glow Shine

Officially it’s January 1st, 2013, and with the dawn, a new year is heralded in today and officially closes the door on 2012….at least in my book.  I awoke this morning with the little ditty of Rabbit Rabbit in my head (and out my mouth) before my first sip of coffee.  I’m not taking any chances on the first day of the month AND new year!  Are you scratching your head and wondering why?  Here’s the answer!  https://misifusa.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/rabbit-rabbit/

In the meantime, I thought this was a great card to begin the new year with ~ Don’t you love the optimism of this card ~ it has the ability to make you smile and to increase your desire to continue to SHINE ON!  This is yet another year to shine for all of us!  Are you ready?  On your mark, get set and let’s Twinkle Sparkle Glow and Shine On this year!

It’s only a matter of attitude ~ a shift if you will ~ and like any habit, it’s one that you can acquire easily without much extra effort…you just have to remember that you are a shining star.  That’s it!

You shine on with your attitude, your words, your expressions and by being yourself!  Even the brightest stars may have days when we feel less than sparkly, but our light is always shining in our souls!  I would love to see us all twinkling, sparkling, glowing and shining this year!  Imagine if as a connected community we allowed our inner lights to blossom and ignite the lights in others!  We could be a fireball of enthusiastic bloggers who connect like the amazing twinkly lights of the New Year’s Ball in Times Square!  Imagine the world cheering us on as we descend next New Year’s Eve on a year filled with every type of shining moment imaginable!  Imagine the power of a community filled with love, light and individuals who’ve come together with enthusiasm, optimism and in inspiration!

So please join me this year as we travel on our Journey of Endurance ~

Igniting our inner stars to

Twinkle,

Sparkle,

Glow

and Shine On! 

Happy 2013!

xo

May Your 2013 Be Blessed!

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may your 2013 be blessed!

Well, it’s here again…New Year’s Eve!  The night when party revelers ring out the old year and ring in the New Year with champagne, family and friends, kisses at midnight and plenty of resolutions for the coming year!  For me, it’s a cancerversary and looking back at last year, I realize how far I’ve come.  https://misifusa.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/a-new-year-a-new-decade-welcome-2012/

Last year at this time, I was full of happiness as I’d lived 10 years since diagnosis of breast cancer.  I was very excited for the coming year as I was sure it would be full of happiness ~ for hadn’t I suffered enough in the last 10 years?  But it didn’t turn out as I’d planned at all for 2012 for in astrology terms, being the year of the dragon, https://misifusa.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/hope-in-the-year-of-the-dragon/  it was going to be a bumpy ride…and it surely was for me.

So today, which happens to coincide with my Mom’s birthday, another first without my Dad since he passed 6 months ago, will be a bittersweet and grateful day for me.  I am grateful that my sister AAngel and I can spend the day with my Mom, lunching at her favorite restaurant, and just enjoying the fact that we are all healthy and together ~ and able to celebrate with her.  However, it is bittersweet because last year, my parents insisted that we begin the new year with a family brunch to celebrate my 10 years so on January 1st, our entire family met for brunch.  We plan on meeting again tomorrow, but it will be sad without my Dad because we’ll officially be starting the year without him.

I’m not one to make resolutions since quite frankly, I break them.  The strain of making resolutions to last a year is too much for me.  On the flip side, I believe that we can begin new habits and break old ones everyday since each dawn ushers in a new day in which to begin again!  It’s not so much this monumental “I have to make resolutions” as it is, this habit needs to change today and because it is a new day, a new moment and new dawn, so shall it be.

So it is with peaceful resolve that I begin this morning…grateful as always to awaken to a new day, and excited to see what gifts will be showered upon my soul today since it is a bit of a celebratory day.  After lunch, tonight we will host and gather some of our family to celebrate another good year’s ending and the birth of a new year as well.

I want to thank each and every one of you for reading my blog, for commenting on it and for your sweet thoughts, prayers and support this year.  I am so grateful to all of you and I appreciate our connections and community!

I wish you a year filled with much

love, understanding, support, health,

wealth, joy, laughter and happy memories.

May your burdens be light, May your smiles be plentiful and

May you feel blessed every morn’ when you awaken!

(yes, I made up the above).

Shine On in 2013!

xo

The Objective of Being Happy

We all live with objective of being happy;

our lives are all different and yet the same. Anne Frank

What first ‘caught my eye’ (ahem ~ sorry couldn’t resist) with this card was the EYE and that the quote was attributed to Anne Frank.  Being familiar with her famous circumstances, I find her simple truth quite fascinating.

“All different and yet the same,” speaks to me as well…we are connected and have the similar objective of happiness.

Happiness is something we talk about in our daily lives  ~ we use the word HAPPY all the time ~ Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Happy New Year, Happy Valentine’s Day, Happy Easter, Happy St Patrick’s Day, etc.

For a moment, just think about this ~ What is “Being Happy” to you?  Is it peace of mind and body?  Is it financial freedom?  Is it an abundance of Health? Love? Freedom?

Are you happy right now?  Is it something you have or something that eludes you?  How do you feel about happiness?

Just thought I’d give you a few thoughts for the day…

I am happy.  I am happy.  I am happy…

That’s your mantra for today.

And that is my hope for you as well.

Be Happy!

xo

I Believe in You!

It’s not how many doors are opened to you that counts,

it’s how many you’re brave enough to walk through.

As in anything in life, it’s about courage…belief in oneself, feeling that strength of someone’s belief in you, only fuel courage.

I find that as I still get tested for cancer periodically, I still battle the fear of re-occurrence.   It takes courage to go alone to the doctor’s and face the possibility of cancer, but for a few years now, I have walked in with the knowledge deep in my soul that I’ve already endured this and if I have to, I can do it again.

But it’s not so easy as you know to endure cancer or any of the situations in life that we have endured.  It takes immense self-love, patience, strength, courage, wisdom, hope and the ability to realize that we are all connected so that you can ask for help.  Because regardless of what you think, you are not alone.

I found that those who had endured a similar cancer diagnosis ‘got’ what I was talking about and with them (some of whom were complete strangers) I felt that connection immediately ~ somebody understood…but I also learned a lesson for myself.  One that I am still learning everyday.

SELF – LOVE.  I don’t mean the kind that makes your ego pump up, nor the type which keeps you self-absorbed…but the kind that allows you to treat yourself as you would your best friend, saying kind words, being hopeful and hand-holding instead of criticizing, degrading and being just plain mean to yourself.

For me, it’s a vigilance to keep that criticizing voice out of my head.  I am normally a positive person, but I can be hard on myself at times and I am working on changing that aspect.

This is a growing year for me and I am embracing the changes that it is heralding…and I hope you will as well!

The door is open my friends

Let’s walk through that door together!

xo

Live!

May you live all the days of your life ~ Jonathan Swift

I think that sometimes in the hustle and bustle of life, we forget to live.  Does that sound strange to you?  But think about it…we breathe, we go through the motions of living, we work, we eat, we sleep, we usually do whatever needs to be done (or put it off until tomorrow)…but do we live?  Do we spend every day LIVING? Laughing? Enjoying this life that we’ve created?

If not, then consider this your wake up call please…a loving nudge and reminder to LIVE!

I can’t reiterate enough that this is Your Life…I know that for myself, I sometimes get caught up and forget that this is MY LIFE and I run around in the rat race and get so involved that I lose sight of the lessons I’ve already learned.  Sometimes the Universe will give me a bonk on the head to get me back to Zero so that I can enjoy again…and that’s ok, because it puts me back on track.

On this special Leap Year Day, the 29th of February, I want you to begin again to LIVE!  Look up to the skies, look down to the grasses (snow) underfoot and smell the air around you today…try to simply notice the little things that make your day special…the little ‘gifts’ as it were that we sometimes overlook.

And in your travels, smile…smile at LIFE today…and if you can’t find your own smile, no worries ~ I will give you one of mine!

This is a special day…take care to treat yourself special today as well and…

LIVE!

xo