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Just Do Your Best

74611925_We’ll just do our best, right?

Blogging connections happen sometimes over time and sometimes instantaneously.  When it happens instantaneously, it’s that almost audible click between two souls, like when you buckle your seat-belt.  Has this ever happened to you ~ you meet someone for the first time and you just know that you can trust each other and that you are friends with a special connection?  It’s happened to me a few times in my life and it always makes me wonder what triggers that immediate friendship spark?   Is it a soul to soul connection ~ perhaps our spiritual selves recognize a kinship?  Or is it more profound, that we’ve perhaps been souls on similar journeys in the past and we’ve met up again suddenly? Or is it just the way life works ~ we are open to friendship and the other person is too so we become friends?

Well, when MoJo and I connected, it was like ‘we was peas and carrots’ (a la Forrest Gump!) and I knew my life had been ignited like a summer sparkler!  We connected about a year ago.  I can’t explain it any more than I can explain the Big Bang Theory to you.  All I can say is that I am honored to be her friend and I am grateful for our connection.  Because isn’t that what blogging is all about?  Learning about others, connecting, inspiring, sharing, expanding our lives to unite this planet as one!

I awoke this morning to read her latest blog post ~ excited because she’s been away for a bit ~ and I was greeted with a phrase that I had said in response to one of her recent blogs.  I hadn’t thought anything of it ~ I had commented as I normally do.  But the phrase I used stuck with her ~ We’ll just do our best, right? ~ and I am honored to say that she used it in her blog!  As we say in fishing, her blog’s a keeper (and not just because she used my phrase!)  Check her out ~ you’ll be hooked like me!

Click here ~ While I Appreciate the Effort!

I guess it’s like I was saying in yesterday’s blog post, everyday we get a chance to make a difference and sometimes you don’t even realize the difference that you are making simply by being yourself!  I know that for me,

I am truly grateful for the differences you all make in my life and I just want to thank you.


So please hug yourself for me!

Just do your best…and

Shine On!



Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you have patience?  Be honest…it is  something that you have or that you don’t….or are you like me ~ it comes and goes?  Lately, we have been complaining in the Northeast of the USA that Spring has yet to spring!  We even had snow after the 21st of March which is the start of Spring!  But now a few weeks later, there are buds on the branches, leaves are uncurling and daffodils have blossomed!

Spring has finally come.

But for those of us who wanted Spring weeks ago, it certainly feels like a long time coming.  Isn’t that just he way of life sometimes?  We wait patiently or impatiently often throughout our days.  We wait for appointments, for family members, for a break when we’re at work.  We wait for the bus, the train, the stop light.  When you begin to think about it, we spend a lot of time waiting throughout our day.

What do you do when you’re waiting?  Do you tap your foot impatiently?  Roll your eyes when your sandwich at the deli takes longer than anticipated?  Or do you smile and act gratefully ~ imagining how delicious it will taste and how blessed you are to be able to choose it, to have someone make it for you and to have the money to pay for it?

When you’re stuck in traffic, what do you do?  Do you honk your horn?  Scowl at the drivers in front of you?  Check your watch often with anxiety because you may be late?  Or do you relax into the moment, knowing that you can enjoy a few more moments in the car singing your favorite song or listening to the news or looking up at the sky to see the cloud formations or looking around to enjoy how Mother Nature has begun to spread her Spring?

Surely you’ve heard, “Patience is a virtue,” so today I will gently remind you.  The next time you’re finding yourself impatient, take a deep breath and count your blessings as you wait.  I bet you can easily make it to 20 in no time ~ and by then, the traffic will have moved, your sandwich will be ready and all your tension will have melted away.

Shine On!