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Helping Hands


Tell us about the most surprising helping hand you’ve ever received!

I will honestly tell you that I’ve been blessed with many helping hands in my life ~ and truthfully, many were surprising to me.  Some were surprising because of what the person actually did and some were surprising because of the person who did it.  Does that make sense to you?

But I think for today’s Daily Prompt, I have to unanimously say that the most surprising helping hands belong to all of the amazing bloggers I’ve met thus far!  My hands are clapping in applause ~ even a standing ovation of appreciation for all of the help you’ve given to me.  Thank you!

Your kind, comforting words when I’ve been sad, your encouragement when I’ve been down, your applause when things are good and your helpful hints along with your kind comments have filled up my heart and soul ~ I’ve adored the connections we’ve made ~ holding hands post by post!  What a blessing these links have been!

I’ve been inspired by you.  I’ve cried when you’ve been sad.  I’ve giggled aloud when you’ve written funny posts.   I’ve been uplifted by your encouraging words.  I’ve been awed by your stunning photos.  I’ve applauded your triumphs.  I’ve endured your pains.  I’ve felt a kindred spirit with you through this journey of life by blogging and I’ve connected with you, blog to blog, person to person, spirit to spirit and even soul to soul.

What a blessing this experience has been!  Thank you for the spirit of community you’ve fostered and the helping hands who’ve connected to form a bond of friendship.  I was most surprised by this acceptance and have lovingly enjoyed every moment!

So cheers to all of you ~ my helping hands!  I hope you feel my hands reach out in kindness to you as well!

Shine On!


Daily Prompt: Helping Hand

Tell us about the most surprising helping hand you’ve ever received.

Photographers, show us HANDS.


Be the One that Did!

10981605_All The Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas Layin’ In The Sun,

Talkin’ ‘Bout The Things They Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Done…

But All Those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas All Ran Away And Hid From One Little Did. Shel Silverstein

Talk is cheap ~ how many times have you heard that phrase?  Probably more times than we’d like to hear it, right?  Well, I’m learning that the hard way.  I’ve been wanting to expand my life for awhile now.  I’ve been floating and not really doing anything substantial with my life.  I know, part of you may think that I’ve been really busy which I have and part of you may think that I’ve not done enough.  Well, you are both right.  But now things are about to change for me.

I am embracing change and facing some fears ~ and it’s not easy.  It’s uncomfortable to step outside of your comfort zone.  In fact, it’s darn scary.  I feel like I have elephant-sized butterflies doing the samba in my stomach.  That’s what happens when I get scared or nervous.  Does that happen to you?  It’s like I feel like I”m going to throw up ~ I get that nauseous ~ but lucky for me, I never actually throw up because it’s the one thing I hate to do.  In fact, I hated it so much that I only threw up once during 6 months of chemotherapy when I was battling breast cancer!  I can be a really determined and stubborn gal when needed. 🙂

Anyway, last week I mentioned the idea of  IHU and many of you wondered what in the world I was talking about!  Click here to read it!

IHU ~ Inner Hotshot University

I created it on the fly, the name just popped into my head!  But I’m thinking that perhaps some of us could brush up and strengthen our inner hotshot and allow that sparkle to shine again in our lives!  Embrace that uniqueness that is you!  Be the light in the darkness ~ use our strengths and develop our weaknesses!  Do what scares us and stretch out of our comfort zones!

Let those butterflies enjoy a mambo number without falling to pieces!

What do you think?  I mean, we could sit here and talk all day long about the woulda-coulda-shoulda’s or we could try to find one thing that scares us and do it every week!  Would you do it?  How about if I double-dog dared you?

So my idea is that once a week, we post a challenge to ourselves to stretch out of our comfort zones.  You can just comment below and tell us or even just commit to doing one thing if you don’t want to reveal what it is.  But the key is that you must be honest and let us know if you did it by the next week!  And if you did, how about sharing how it went?  How you felt after you did it?  What do you think?  Is anyone interested?  Perhaps we could cheer eachother on?  Hold hands while we all jump off of the diving board into the crystal clear pool of life!

You have the power to Be the One That Did!

But wouldn’t it be fun to be the ONES that did?

Let me know if you’re up for the challenge!

We’ll start soon!

Shine On!