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You Are Enough


When you are trying to motivate yourself,

Appreciate the fact that you’re even thinking about making a change

and as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.

~ Alice Domar

Just a small reminder…you are enough!

Shine On!


Beauty Shines


beautyNo beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart. ~ Unknown

I have seen the beauty in your words dear friends.  I have seen your beauty shine through your posts, your comments and your smiling faces.  Never allow your beauty to dim, for you shine like the brightest stars.  Thanks for visiting here with me and shining your special light in my life!

Shine On!







Keep Going


 It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

Good morning!  Happy beginning of the week!  I just want you to know that I am here for you.  I am your biggest fan!  You can do anything you want ~ take baby steps ~ but don’t stop!  Just keep going!  Your ‘to do’ list of goals is ready to be crossed off, one action at a time!  Let’s begin, on your mark, get set, go!

Shine On!


Build a Windmill


“When the wind rises, some people build walls,

others build windmills.”
– Chinese Proverb

I think that life is about choices.  You choose your thoughts, you choose your path, you choose what you do with your experiences.  I don’t believe you can control everything, but I believe that you can decide how you live with those experiences.  Does that make sense to you?  I mean, to me, happiness is a choice.  I can wake up grumpy or happy.  I can decide to smile or to frown no matter what the situation.  There are awful experiences that we have endured and yet, there are those of us who find goodness is the wake of tragedy and there are those who simply cannot.  It’s a choice.

Which one are you?

Are you building walls against the winds?

Or are you using the winds’ strength to your advantage by building windmills to strengthen yourself?

I confess, I’ve done both.  I’ve isolated myself and built walls against the winds, finding the fear of recurrence overwhelming in my life.  I’ve thrown my own extended pity party, wallowing in the grief of what was lost in my life, the countless memories which are simply erased from my brain and the thousands of memories which because my health wasn’t good, were never made.  I’ve cried for the breasts which were taken, the multiple surgeries (more than 10 and counting) which I’ve endured and the reminders which line my body in raised purple tracks which never seem to fade.  The disfigurement of a body which I still inhabit, although I don’t always trust anymore.  A brain which had such ability to multitask, but now finds it difficult to focus.  Being a MOM who relished feeling SUPER, now relegated to feeling less than more often than not.  Being judged by others who don’t understand the intensity of being a cancer survivor because I strive to overcome my disease.

And yet, those winds of breast cancer’s disease, fuel my life’s windmill.  Instead of fighting them, I now allow them to strengthen me.  Sure there are moments when I wall myself in, but more often than not, you find me harnessing the strength of the wind to inspire others to find their own blessings in their lives.  It goes back to a simple choice.  You control that choice.  Your life reflects what you choose.  You can change and choose differently whenever you wish.  Because…it’s your choice.

Build windmills, not walls.

Shine On!


Which One Are You ~ Pessimist, Optimist or ?


“A pessimist, they say, sees a glass of water as being half-empty; an optimist sees the same glass as half-full. But a giving person sees a glass of water and starts looking for someone who might be thirsty.” ~  G. Donald Gale

As you know, I love inspirational and motivational quotes.  They lift me up when I’m feeling down and the spur me on with positivity when I need a good nudge in the right direction.  Of course, most of us have heard the pessimist/optimist water glass quote, but I liked this one because it added a little addendum.  As you may or may not know, I’ve written about this before because I’m a glass 1/2 full gal here  and I’ve asked you before What’s your glass look like?  I’ve even discussed the whole idea of pessimist, optimist-or-realist!

So now tell me, which one are you?

Shine On!


Hitching Post or Launching Pad?


“The circumstances of life can either be a hitching post or a launching pad. It is our decision as to what to do about it. We can tie ourselves to the hitching post, reminding ourselves daily what got us to that point or we can use that frustration to launch ourselves forward into new experiences.”
– Unknown

Just a little tidbit to think about today!

Shine On!


The Most Certain Way To Succeed


“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most
certain way to succeed is always to just try one more time. ”
– Thomas Edison

This one is special I think.  Have you ever kept trying only to finally succeed?  Please share!

Shine On!


Discover Your Path to an Extraordinary Life


“Discover who you truly are and fully give every aspect  of your uniqueness to the world. This is your path to an extraordinary life.” -Unknown

So perhaps you don’t know “whats-the-bottom-line” for you  and that’s fine.  Each of us has our own purpose and we find it in our own time.  But how do you begin to discover your path?  You must acknowledge what you are good at, what makes you unique and what you enjoy!  What do you excel at?  What comes naturally to you?  What brings you joy ~ so much joy that you lose time when you’re doing it?  What doesn’t feel like a job to you?

That’s the beginning to the path of your extraordinary life!

But it’s sometimes hard to figure out.  One suggestion is to ask a trusted friend what they see in us ~ what can they say is our strength, our uniqueness?  Connecting with another person in this exercise may be really eye-opening to you.  Once, when I asked a friend, she told me she thought it was my breast cancer.   I countered that many women have breast cancer and she told me that through my disease, I learned how much inner strength I truly had and I also expanded my innate willingness to help others who are enduring life’s struggles like I did ~ which is a part of what makes me unique.  I must tell you it gave me insight, as I felt like I was  simply connecting with you!  Who knew that enduring my disease could somehow help others!

You deserve to live an extraordinary life my friends.  It’s time.  Today, here. now. 

Let’s get started on the path of your extraordinary life!

Tell me about you, what’s your uniqueness?

Shine On!