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Saturday Salutations

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Saturday Salutations to you!  I hope that no matter the weather and no matter what’s going on in your life right now, you take the opportunity to shine today.  Just look up and smile.  You are here!  You are alive!  You are blessed!  Be grateful for every little gift in your life!  I am grateful for each and every one of you!

What you give out, you receive…so shine today with all your might!  Smile, be happy, enjoy this moment ~ now!  You attract what you emit into the universe, so…

Shine On!



P.S. My post today was delayed because I’ve been playing with Canva.  I found out about Canva from my dear friend Laurie Rohner over at Between the Weeds.   Please make sure you take a moment to click on her website as she is very talented!

Relax, it’s Monday!

35375_Normally we rev up for the work week ahead.  But today I think we should take different view.  Let’s relax into the week.  Attend to our obligations.  But also attend to our well-being, our souls and spirits.  Make a significant focus on improving your health ~ be kind and be loving to yourself this week more than usual.  Take a few extra minutes to relax, allow your brain to wander, look up at the sky and look around at the glorious gifts of nature which surround you daily.

Why wait until the weekend to relax?

You have today, now.  Enjoy it.

Love yourself.  Put your arms around yourself and hug away!  You are loved.  You are love.

Happy week ahead!

Shine On!


Go Ahead…Make Waves

10552436_10203645006477663_8216603095335004130_nDon’t worry if you’re making waves simply by being yourself. 

The moon does it all the time.  ~ Scott Stabile

 Rabbit Rabbit to you!  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then please click here!

A friend shared this with me and I knew I had to share it with you.  Sometimes we tremble when we want to let it all hang out and be ourselves.  But the moon which does it all the time is admired!  This was just a great way to change the way you are thinking, don’t you think?  Don’t believe it is your destiny to just cower and think small.  No, my friends, it is your Divine Right to be yourself, to shine on and to be as big as the moon which we all look up to every night as it shines brightly in the night sky amongst the sparkling stars!

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!


What You Seek…


“What you seek is seeking you.” ~ Rumi

Such a beautiful quote by Rumi that I simply had to share on this lovely Friday.  I shot this photo myself of the Paradise Island Lighthouse near the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.  I thought it was appropriate since lighthouses look for ships and ships search the seas for lighthouses.

May all that you seek, be seeking you!
Shine On!

How Do You Travel?

Travel. Why endeavor to straighten the road of life?

The faster we travel, the less there is to see. – Helen Hayes

The next time you step out of your home to go somewhere, take a moment to notice how you walk, how you drive and how you travel.  I find this concept very interesting. Do you meander or do you walk with a purpose-driven gait?  Are you a straight shot, get there quickly, accomplish the goal and then leave type?  Or are you more laid back with the gentleness of stopping to smell the occasional and proverbial rose, to acknowledge the others around you and to enjoy the moment, the trip, and the sense of satisfaction when the job is finished?

Or are you like me ~ where I’m a mixture of the two.  There are times where I am a hurry up, walk fast and get to my destination with as few steps, few detours and as straight as the crow flies (do you know that expression?) type of traveler.  On these types of trips,  I am usually purpose-driven, with a definitive goal in mind and I accomplish whatever it is mindlessly.  I do not stop and smell the roses.  I do what needs to be done and that’s that and I move onto the next goal on my list.

And then there are other times where I know in my heart that all will be accomplished in its right time and by the deadline, but I allow myself to be with the moment, to not be stressed out when the traffic jam holds me up and when things don’t go as planned, I allow the Universe/God/Spirit to take over and just go with the flow.

I find that the more I rely on enjoying the moment, the trip becomes richer,

the job still gets done on time and I am in a better state of mind.

What about you?

Shine On!


Fall Has Arrived…


Fall has arrived.  Behold the changing leaves, and enjoy the crisp breeze.  Let your eyes take in the bursts of color.  Transformation is afoot and hope is in the air. ~ Unknown

Well this morning has proved to me that Autumn has arrived with certainty.  Yesterday Sissy and family came for dinner and she was humming a Christmas tune which has now settled in my brain.  ‘Tis the season and oh what fun it is to ride!  I love the chill in the air, the gem-colored falling leaves and the beginning to look a lot like Christmas feel to the air!  I am not in a hurry for ol’ Saint Nick to arrive.  I don’t rush the holiday season at all.  But I do adore the world when we are all happier and it seems to me that the holiday season brings out the best in us all!

So if the chill in the air puts a happy tune in your heart like me ~ let’s transform our world now with hope in the air and in our hearts!

Shine On!


Like Grains of Sand


My Life is Like the Beach

Bazillions of grains of sand on the beach is like my life ~ trillions of moments that pass through my life, some like stones and others like the waves washing over the beach.  Connecting the dots, the moments, the memories, and the people that like the sea, ebb and flow in my life is what I like to do ~ to reminisce and to make new memories, new connections, new friendships.  I guess that’s why I like to blog.  Just this morning, a blogger wrote about ‘walkabout’ and I was reminded that she is from Australia, which reminded me of Crocodile Dundee, which in turn connected me to the memory of living in Spain and traveling through Europe with a friend…we met many Aussies and ended up traveling with 2 for a few days.  In fact, when I returned to the States, one of them came to visit me and I took him to see New York City!  We had such a lovely time, but we fell asleep on the train going back to NJ and ended up stuck at a train station at 2am with no taxis to bring us home.  I called a friend who lived nearby and he came to pick us up.  What a memorable night.  We laughed about it as Tim (the Aussie) and I had fought over who was allowed to fall asleep on the train ride and we both ended up sleeping!  Now how’s that for a crazy string of connections?

So do you see what I mean?  One happenstance word brought on such a string of connections to my memory bank and ended up making me smile this morning!  Has this ever happened to you?  Surely the Daily Prompt today may bring out a string of connections as well since that’s today’s post.  It’s like there only needs to be that spark of recognition in order for the memory to ignite in our brains and take off like a rocket!  Sometimes the rocket brings us to outer space where it’s all stars and moonbeams and sometimes it can lead us down into the path of darkness and (yikes) ugly memories.  Such is life I guess.

I try for the most part, to concentrate on the good in my life.  Sure, there’s been bad.  I won’t deny it.  But there’s also been such good in my life that it outweighs the heavy, sad baggage that I’ve carried for years.  Do you feel that way too?  Wouldn’t you rather be lighthearted and happy and grounded than be weighted down by the negativity that can immerse you in its depths of darkness?  Wouldn’t you rather comb the beach for the colorful shells of happy memories than to drag a bag of brokenness behind you, allowing it to weigh you down?

In my life, I’ve chosen to comb the beach without weight  Sure, I know what I’ve endured and many of my readers know a bit of my story too.  Heck we all have stories!  But it’s what we do with those experiences, that knowledge that is the important part.

We are all like grains of sand on the beach living and breathing close by, connecting when the sea of sadness scoops us up in its wave, only to be later deposited back on the beach.  We can keep rolling with the waves or we can be stuck under the water, drowning in our own sadness.  It’s your choice.  It’s up to you.  Me, I’m up on shore, waiting for that wave to ride and then come back to my proper place…by your side.

Honestly, I just let my fingers talk today so I haven’t a clue what this post is really about so please forgive me.  I hope it speaks to whom it’s supposed to today.. thanks for understanding.  Big hugs to you!

Shine On!



Daily Prompt: Connect the Dots


Scour the news for an entirely uninteresting story. Consider how it connects to your life. Write about that.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us a CONNECTION.


Head to BlogHer’s NaBloMoPo Central for more prompts, inspiration, and motivation to help you post every day — in November and beyond!

Out of My Comfort Zone



I started something which is straight out of my comfort zone ~ I mean this is such a stretch that I don’t even know where this trail is going to take me, but I’m ready.  I’m excited.  I’m nervous.  I”m uncertain, but I’m certain that this is my red carpeted journey come to life.  You see, I decided to join many other bloggers on the NaNoWriMo and the NaBloPoMo month-long event.

I changed my gravatar and tweaked my blog background in response to changing and stretching…so join me as I blog every day in November and try to write 50,000 words by the end of November!  It’s a big challenge ~ however it feels right for me so I’m doing it!  It’s free, it’s motivational and who knows where it will lead me ~ or lead you!  Come on ~ Anyone else want to get in on getting in touch with your Inner Hotshot and stretching out of your comfort zone?  Let me know below and we can pal up!

Feel free to come along with me!  There’s plenty of room!

Reach out to Rarasaur ~ click here

  as she will give you step by step instructions!  Thanks Rara!

Click here to check out YeahWrite NaBloPoMo

Click here for BlogHer NaBloPoMo

Shine On!