Your Soul is Beautiful

beauty1.pngIf only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies

how very different our ideals of beauty would be.

Allow your Inner Hotshot and that sweet dancing pixie inside to shine today and always!  You are so very handsome and beautiful to me!

Shine On!



Beautiful You!

dahlIf you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. ~ Roald Dahl

To me, you all look lovely and you shine like the brightest stars in the sky!  So please, smile at those around you today.  Fill up the world with your peaceful beauty and good hearts!  And, as always…

Shine On!



4 Steps to a Successful Week

quote“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream,

not only plan, but also believe.”
– Anatole France

Act.  Dream.  Plan.  Believe.  These are the 4 words that are my mantra at the moment.  Please say them with me.  We act, we dream, we plan and we believe.  Together we accomplish great things.  Whatever your goal, know that I believe in you.

Shine On!


You Are Your Present!

mcgrawStand up and walk out of your history. ~ Phil McGraw

I love this quote.  I need to stamp it on my forehead.  I want to shout it from the rooftops.  I want to make it a battle cry.  Imagine for a moment what you could accomplish if you simply stood up and walked out of your history!  Gone would be all the excuses as to why you acted that way, why you thought a certain way, why habits that are so deeply embedded in your psyche are still ingrained thinking that you can’t seem to disassociate from anymore.  Poof!  Abolished, erased and the shackles which held you back would be broken.

And you could begin again.  You could create whatever you truly wish in your life.

You could do, plan and be without fear, failure or anxiety.

So what’s stopping you?  What’s the battle cry in your head that makes your life small?

Let it go!  Drop it by the wayside and take baby steps forward!

You are not your history.  You are your PRESENT!

Shine On!


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!


I was here

81137089_A distant family member passed yesterday, and then a friend texted me the song below and it made me think of the indelible mark we leave on this Earth when it’s our time to depart.  In most hearts, we want there to be something that says to ourselves and to others, some reaffirmation of “I was here,” so that we can fulfill that need to matter, to be a part of something unique in this world.  To add our brand of something special to the millions of others with whom we connect in our short lives.  Do you feel that need?  Can you feel it?  Do you ever think about it?

So what is your mark that you’ll leave behind?  Is it what you think it should/could/would be?  It’s never too late to change what that ‘dash’ represents in your lifetime.    Do you feel that energy today?  I awoke with something completely different as my post for today, but this just feels right.  As DAngel goes on to her Heaven, we can be reminded of a life well-lived, a family who surely is in mourning over the loss of a soul who tried to fight the cancer that led to her death yet continually kept that bright positivity even when there was nothing left.

You have the power to renew your spirit today and to be able to make a difference, no matter how small in your own life and in the lives of others.  To say, I lived.  I loved.  I was here.

Shine On!


P.S.  HAngel, thanks for leading the way with this song today.  I am heartily grateful for your presence in my life. ♥  Watch the video below ~ and be inspired by Lady Antebellum.

We Want Action!

7781_ “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. 

Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. 

Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps 

different action or adjustments will have to follow. 

But any action is better than no action at all.” 

– Norman Vincent Peale

So if you’re finding yourself a bit unmotivated for whatever goal you have in mind, then join me.  Let’s get a little action going in our lives!  Let’s do one thing today to start us on our journey to reach our goal!  Just one thing…or two…or three if the feeling continues!  I have found that once I begin, sometimes I find it easier to continue, but it’s that STARTING that I stumble on.

‘I want you to succeed’ is what a friend recently told me…so in honor of SAngel, let’s begin!  Roll out the red carpet and let’s take baby steps towards our goals!

Today, we want ACTION!

Share with me…what’s your goal?  What’s your first step that you’re doing today?

Take my hand, together we can do anything!

Come on, I’m your biggest fan!

Shine On!


Under the Tuscan Sun

80465357_Under the Tuscan Sun

I confess, I have a list of movies that when they are on, I have to watch them.  It matters not that I have seen them countless times before and that I could probably recite all of the actor’s lines and tell you the plot without error.  For me, there’s a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ about the movie, Under the Tuscan Sun.  Perhaps it is that I could see my younger self buying my own Bramasole and living in a quiet village in Tuscany.   Perhaps it is because I identify with the American living abroad.  Perhaps it is the lessons that Frances learns along the way which tug at my heart.  For all of these reasons and more, when I awoke this morning and turned on the television and saw one of my all time favorite movies playing, I relinquished my to do list and allowed the enjoyment and love of life to enter my day.  With Tiffy Cat on my lap, a warm cup of coffee in my hand and Rabbit Rabbit on my lips, my peaceful morning began.

I won’t regale you with the plot details.   Instead, I will leave you with a few of my favorite quotes:

Life offers you a thousand chances… all you have to do is take one.”

“Any arbitrary turning along the way and I would be elsewhere; I would be different.”

“Terrible idea…don’t you just love those?”

“They say they built the train tracks over the Alps before there was a train that could make the trip. They built it anyway. They knew one day the train would come.”

Do you have a favorite movie?

Please share!

Shine On!


P.S.  Don’t forget to say, Rabbit Rabbit!

Below you can see the trailer from the movie to see if you want to watch it as well.

Throw Your Fears to the Fire!

Capture321Meet Heather Von St. James

founder of Lung Leavin’ Day 2014

Click here to read her inspiring story!

Thanks to Mimi over at Waiting for the Karma Truck and LouAnn at On the Homefront And Beyond for reblogging ~ now it’s my turn!  Please feel free to share!

Shine On!


I Want To Be A Cowgirl


“I want to be a cowboy, but only long enough to barge into a saloon and bellow ‘Where’s the yellow belly that stole my happy trail?’” — Jared Kintz

Today I am reblogging what my dear friend Mimi over at Waiting for the Karma Truck wrote this morning as her words resonated with me so much.  The simple truth is what struck me, as well as the divine goal of riding off into the sunset happily on my horse (because I have always wanted to properly learn how to ride!) is the truth of her words.  The above pic (which isn’t Mimi nor me) gave me the giggles so I figured I’d include it.  What’s not to giggle about when it’s Tuesday and a snowstorm’s a’coming ~ the sky is full of golds and pinks this morning ~ may your happy trail be long and lovely!

Now here’s Mimi!  Drumroll please…

I Want To Be A Cowgirl

Shine On!