“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Dare to be Great ~ Marianne Williamson
Happy Wednesday to you!
Please…Dare to be Great!
P.S. This is a card you could send to a friend ~ for $1 plus postage. Do you know someone to whom this card fits? Click here and get your free account ~ you pay only for the cards you send ~ and let’s inspire another person! When you open your mailbox and see a real card, nestled among the junk mail and bills, it’s definitely a priceless feeling ~ dare I say, it’s a day changer ~ for the better! Let your light Shine On!
There are 7 days left before Valentine’s Day ~ the holiday which allows you to open your heart and express how you feel without feeling funny because everyone is doing it! (Yikes! I hope my kids don’t read this post as I never let them do things just because everyone is doing it!)
I learned a sad lesson when my Dad died as the tricky conjecture of “did you love me and did you know I loved you?” can be a hard way to think when there’s not something tangible to hold, to see and to reread in the days to come. You know what I mean, don’t you? Tomorrow is promised to no one and we only have today. I am a card giver (and I love to receive as well), and I want you to know why ~ it’s because the written word is tangible. A card can be held, your words can be reread forever and no matter how long it’s been since we’ve had contact, when you write your feelings in a card, they are a lifelong memory of love. There’s no trying to remember what you said to me or twisting memories. It’s all there, in black and white, in your handwriting if you choose, in any color ink imaginable and in whatever language you speak because there are accents for French, Spanish, German, Italian or Portuguese in any font. Your words, not someone else’s (unless of course you need a little help)!
What’s more special than that? A real greeting card of love (or like) in the mailbox amidst the junk mail and bills to brighten your loved one’s day! The beauty of it is that a card is forever, and with SendOutCards, it’s a priceless gift which costs less than $2! Even when you add your own pictures to it, it still costs less than $2 plus postage! You can even add a video via a QR code into your card! How amazing is it to be able to have an interactive card ~ letting your loved one SEE you telling them that you love them!
So…Who needs to know how you feel?
Today my GIFT TO YOU is a FREE CARD ~ please send a special person a card today!
While I was in the grocery store, I happened down the card aisle as I love cards and saw the sea of pinks and reds! Ahhh…Valentine’s Day is coming ~ which of course, brought a huge smile to my face because I love sending out love and this is the holiday for just that!
How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? Is it the holiday that you love (pun intended!) or is the one that you’d rather skip for personal reasons? Do you feel it’s a lovers only occasion or are you like me and think that it’s the perfect time to send out love to everyone that you care for in your life? You see, I’ve always been the type of person who wants you to know how much I love you because I never want any regrets. In fact, I make sure when my boys leave everyday for school and my hubby goes off to work, that I kiss them all goodbye and tell them that I love them. I just can’t help it ~ it’s just the way I’m wired!
I’ve told you how I’ve reached out with my cards to others and how I’ve said what I wanted to say without worries of silence on the other end of the phone ~ I’ve reconnected with familyclick here to read with whom I’d grown apart through my cards and healed relationships…and hopefully I’ve made others’ days with a surprise card in the mail amidst the bills and junk mail. You know how that feels don’t you? That happy surprised feeling when you see that envelope in the mailbox ~ it’s the one you open first because you want to know what it says ~ it’s a priceless feeling which is why I send a card everyday! I want everyone to get that special smile on their face!
How about you? What keeps you back from sending cards? Don’t know what to say? Hate spending $5 or more for a card which doesn’t say what you want? Do you find that you buy a card but never send it because you can’t find a stamp or the right address? Or is it that you can’t find a card that you like? Do you speak French, Portuguese, German, Italian or Spanish and want to write in your language but find that it’s difficult to find cards?
I have the perfect solution for you ~ you can now send a card from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world! You can send a card from your iPhone or android phone or you can send it from your computer ~ all you need is wifi which means you can be on the beach or out at the soccer fields and send a card! We have over 16,000 cards in our card catalog or you can design you own in less than 10 minutes. You can use what is written inside the card and/or add your own sentiment in your own language! You can write in your own handwriting font or choose from our many different ones! You can sign your name in your own handwriting as well! You can add as many pictures to your card as you’d like and even attach a video via a QR code to make your card interactive! There’s an online address book which also works as a personal assistant reminding you of upcoming special birthdays as well!
In 10 minutes, you can find a card, write your heartfelt message, even add a gift, gift card or even Mrs. Field’s cookies, click SEND and viola! Your card is sent whenever you wish ~ you can schedule your card and gift to be sent up to a year in advance!
And the best part is that your card, even with all the pictures you’d like to put in it and even a video if you wish would never cost you more than $2 plus postage which is .46! And yet, your recipient gets a real card in the mail and not an e-card from you!
Just clickhere! The account is free and you only pay for the cards you want to send! Who needs to hear from you this Valentine’s Day? What are you waiting for? Just try it ~
You have nothing to lose, but LOVE to gain!
What is we all sent love out everyday…imagine what a wonderful world this would be!
Love is in the air…enjoy the video below…perhaps you remember the song?
I’m back on sunshine mode…can’t help it really…I figure I’m on the 7 day countdown to my next surgery so I’ve got to spend each day as happily as I can before I go under the knife again. So, indulge me please.
My story is not uncommon you know…many people have surgery these days for all sorts of issues. This next one is a typical sports injury ~ torn meniscus. Of course, I had to go off and tear it vertically and horizontally because that’s what I do! I do it to the MAX as the Valley Girls used to say! Oops…did I just age myself? Who am I kidding! I am happy to say that this is the first surgery in 10 years that has nothing to do with breast cancer! Woo Hoo! Who knew that I’d be whooping it up for such a silly thing. But hey, I just continue to be grateful for every dawn and dusk that I’m here. Know what I mean? 🙂
One of the things that help when you’re homebound after any surgery is hearing from a friend. Sometimes phonecalls are too taxing though because pain meds can make you very sleepy. Texts and emails are good when you are feeling like you want to communicate and dive back into the cyber world.
However, cards…yes I know I’ve said it before, but cards are the easy answer…takes 2 minutes, a guarantee smile deliverer to the recipient and if you’re feeling frisky, a few Mrs. Field’s brownies, or a small token of thoughtfulness or a gift card for when the patient is up and around is always a nice way to make someone’s day.
As a frequent patient, I can attest to the fact that the mailbox can be a friend or foe. Medical bills and confusing EOB’s come through that familiar rectangle and junk mail also seems to increase when you’re stuck at home. Lucky for me, I have a family of friends who know the sheer delight I get when I open the mailbox to find an envelope with my name on it which isn’t a bill, isn’t junk mail and doesn’t require anything else but a smile from me!
I’ve also shared my secret with them that makes it easier on the pocketbook or murse if you’re a man. It doesn’t require you to change out of your pjs, get off of your computer nor open your wallet each and every time you do it! You can even schedule your cards up to a year in advance so you can be ready for my next one in October!
I attached a video I just made from a few of the gratitude cards ~ just thought I’d send some love to all of you! Pick the thank you card that fits you best and know that if I had your address, I’d send you a real one…and if you want, email me and I will…but if you don’t want to share that info with me, just enjoy a little bit of music and some cards to brighten your day, to thank you for reading my blog and to bring you…
What I adore about the month of December is the daily anticipation that it brings…because many days, nestled alongside the junk mail and bills is a white envelope or two. In those envelopes are unexpected surprises ~ notes and pictures from friends wishing us a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I don’t know about you, but I love to get a card in the mail ~ that connection that it makes between the giver and the receiver…the physical showing that I THOUGHT OF YOU ~ means so much!
With this is mind, if you are so inclined…check out my video of some of the cards you can send via your computer, writing your heartfelt message, even including pictures ~ all for less than $1 a card (plus .45 postage).
If you are interested, I’ll give you a free account and card to start you on your way…and if not, just enjoy a few moments of peaceful music and pretty cards. 🙂
Thoughtfulness comes in all sorts of disguises ~ a kind word, a smile, a hug…but for those far away, a phone call can help connect but after you hang up, there’s nothing left but the memory.
But a card, sent with a heartfelt message, is a talisman of connection, of thoughtfulness, of the message that I care. For those of you who celebrate Passover, please enjoy the following video of Passover cards available…for under $1 a card (plus postage) you can send a loved one a heartfelt message right now from your computer without leaving home that they can hold onto ~ and give them the priceless feeling of surprise when they go to their mailbox and find your lovely card nestled in between the bills and junk mail.