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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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May God give you…
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

Dearest Friends,

I loved this Irish blessing and prayer and I share it with you today.  Be present in whatever is happening in your life and never lose faith in all that you can do with the help of friends, family and God.

Shine On!

xo

An Irish Blessing For You!

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There’s something lovely about sending cards for me.  I love making them special.  So I made this card for you with SendOutCards!  I hope you have a lovely St. Patrick’s Day!

Shine On!

xo

Wishing You Love and Happiness

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Happy Valentine’s Day dear friends!

I wish you love and happiness today and always.  May you always remember how cherished you are to those who love you (and to me!) and how grateful and honored I feel to be connected with you!  May we send out kindness and love to those around us today and always.  May we all feel the infinite love of God, the Universe, and the Divine in every moment!  May we love ourselves and others.  May we cherish our connections (both past and present) and increase them exponentially every day by our kindness, generosity of spirit and gratitude.

May we remember how loved we are, every single moment of every single day.

You are loved, dear friends.

Shine On!

xo

 

Autumn Gems of Fall

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Autumn.

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor,

summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.

~ Stanley Horowitz

The gems of fall are scattered all over my yard.  It’s a beautiful mosaic which is painted by Mother Nature, with a little help from her friends, the trees, the leaves, the wind and the animals who rustle through the leaves, foraging for food to put away for winter.

I love all of the seasons, but for some reason Autumn is making me so happy this year.  It’s in the rich tones of the fall colors that intrigue me and have me lamenting that I missed taking so many photos of the changing foliage.

If you have any lovely scenery, please feel free to comment below with your link!  I’d love to see your photos!

Shine On!

xo

Reach Out and Show Your Gratitude

 

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Holidays are coming upon us!  Are you feeling festive yet?  Have you seen the decorations at the stores reminding us that Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas seasons are on the horizon?  Have you put away all of your Halloween decorations and begun thinking about turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie?  Are you making plans for the festivities?  Ready to share your bountiful gratitude with your family and friends?

I hope you answered a resounding YES!

And if you didn’t, then let’s begin today, for gratitude begins with you.  In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s important to remind ourselves what the holidays are really about ~ sharing time, your presence with those whom you love ~ and reaching out those special family and friends who aren’t nearby.  What better way to do that, to remind someone of how much you appreciate them, than with a card?!  Imagine your friend or family smiling when they open a card from you amidst the bills and boring mail ~ what a lovely surprise to know you are thinking of them!

The card above is one of my favorites from the collection for Thanksgiving.  Who came to your mind when you saw this card?  Want to send it without leaving your computer?  It’s easy to do.  Click below and enjoy a card on me ~ it’s easy to point, click and upload your photos, add some special decorations and mail your card all from your computer!  Your recipient will get a paper card in the mail!

Click here to try it today!  Who’s waiting to hear from you?

Shine On!

xo

Receiving and Giving Gratitude in 10 Minutes

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There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude -a quiet joy.

-Ralph H. Blum

Thanksgiving is on its way and I want to share a little something I do that gives me great joy.  I have been taking a few minutes to send a card of gratitude to those precious people in my life for whom I am grateful.  Just a little note which says ‘I am thinking of you’ or ‘thank you for being you’ and sending it off with the touch of the SEND button.

I don’t leave my comfy home nor get out of my pjs to do it.  I simply log onto my computer, go to my site, pick a card or make one with my own photos or elements provided, write my message, click send and voila ~ I send real paper cards through the mail ~ I’ve even sent some delicious brownies and cookies among other fun finds.

The best part is that the cards cost me $.49 for a stamp which is normal and $0.62 for the card.  So for a total of $1.11, I am using my words to spread gratitude!  And yes, it’s that easy. ♥

I know I sound like a commercial, but truly, I adore what I do.  It makes me happy and it delivers happiness when I hear that a friend has received my unexpected card in the mail and is touched by the gesture.  Who doesn’t like to find a treasure in the pile of junk mail and bills?  To just know that someone is thinking of you is such a priceless gift.  I, myself, have been the recipient of many unexpected cards in my life and I can attest to the power of kindness and the amazing accuracy of a well-timed card in helping to raise spirits when you are feeling down.  And even when I wasn’t feeling down, just knowing that someone thought of me enough to write me a note and send it is priceless.

It simply raises up our loving vibrations  ~ for both the giver and the receiver!

In gratitude for your loving energy and support, please feel free to enjoy a card on me.  Just click here!

Shine On!

xo

To Brighten Your Day!

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Imagine going out to your mailbox and nestled in with the bills and junk mail you find a white envelope.  Hmm, it’s not your birthday.  It’s not a holiday.  But it’s addressed to you.  Before you even look through the bills, you are opening that envelope.  And out pops the card above!  How do you feel?  Are you smiling?  Do you feel appreciated ~ special ~ happy that someone took the time to say hello and to brighten your day?  It’s a priceless feeling, isn’t it?

To me, sending an unexpected card in the mail to someone makes me happy ~  it gives the recipient a priceless feeling of warmth, of joy and of appreciation.  It takes 5 minutes to send a card in the mail, but it makes a big difference in another person’s day.  In fact, cards have been known to arrive with perfect timing ~ coincidence?

So why don’t we send cards if it’s so heartwarming to do for the sender and priceless for the recipient?

1.  You have to spend time/money on transportation to the store.

2.  You are limited by the hours the store is open.

3.  We forget, we are busy people.

4.  We can’t find a card we like after wasting time standing there in the aisle reading card after card.

5.  We don’t like spending so much money on a card which can cost up to $6.99 per card plus postage.

6.  You find the perfect card, only to not like what it says!  Yikes.  Back to square one…keep looking.

7.  Darn it, I forgot to buy stamps!

8.  And where’s my address book?

There’s a solution…

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You brighten my day!  That card was for you!

Shine On!

xo