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Under the Tuscan Sun

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I confess, I have a list of movies that when they are on, I have to watch them.  It matters not that I have seen them countless times before and that I could probably recite all of the actor’s lines and tell you the plot without error.  For me, there’s a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ about the movie, Under the Tuscan Sun.  Perhaps it is that I could see my younger self buying my own Bramasole and living in a quiet village in Tuscany.   Perhaps it is because I identify with the American living abroad.  Perhaps it is the lessons that Frances learns along the way which tug at my heart.  For all of these reasons and more, when I awoke this morning and turned on the television and saw one of my all time favorite movies playing, I relinquished my to do list and allowed the enjoyment and love of life to enter my day.  With Tiffy Cat on my lap, a warm cup of coffee in my hand and Rabbit Rabbit on my lips, my peaceful morning began.

I won’t regale you with the plot details.   Instead, I will leave you with a few of my favorite quotes:

Life offers you a thousand chances… all you have to do is take one.”

“Any arbitrary turning along the way and I would be elsewhere; I would be different.”

“Terrible idea…don’t you just love those?”

“They say they built the train tracks over the Alps before there was a train that could make the trip. They built it anyway. They knew one day the train would come.”

Do you have a favorite movie?

Please share!

Shine On!


P.S.  Don’t forget to say, Rabbit Rabbit!

Below you can see the trailer from the movie to see if you want to watch it as well.

Why Should I Fear?


“Behind me is infinite power.  Before me is endless possibility.  Around me is boundless opportunity.  Why should I fear?”         – Stella Stuart

I love synchronicity ~ I saw this quote and knew it was for us today!  Some of us hold fear and worry and we need to let it go.  So perhaps in keeping this great quote above in our minds, we can realize that we can let go of fear for we are powerful!  Loving yourself is allowing your fears to fall away and igniting your spiritual power to SOAR!

So if you have a bit of fear within, here are some motivational quotes that might resonate with you!

FEAR:  False Evidence Appearing Real ~ Unknown

Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.  ~ Japanese Proverb

Your fear is 100% dependent on you for its survival. ~ Steve Maraboli

And because it’s Sunday…

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4)

For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. (Isaiah 41:13)

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can Man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6)

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)

Shine On!