A Christmas Puppy

Well, we did it. We got a Christmas Golden Retriever puppy. We had been thinking of adding to our family for awhile, but I always believed that when the right pup came along, we’d know…and we did. His name is Buster. I don’t even know how he got the name, but I think it fits.Continue reading “A Christmas Puppy”

Autumn Embraces Change

Autumn embraces change, even as she is falling to pieces. ~ Angie Weiland Crosby When an abrupt change occurs, we have options in how we view it. We can close our eyes to the impactful change, hoping to not have to deal with it (because frankly we’d rather not upend our lives). Or we canContinue reading “Autumn Embraces Change”

Looking For A Sign?

The weekend has arrived! I can’t believe it’s already November. Where has time flown to? Soon enough we’ll be thinking about holiday shopping for gifts and all that’s needed to make the festivities even brighter. Because I think we ‘need a little Christmas’ even earlier this year. (Did you notice the quote from Auntie Mame?Continue reading “Looking For A Sign?”

Change Is Beautiful

Fall is proof that change is beautiful! I think we are similar to trees. As saplings, we may bend to everyone’s whim and rules. But as we grow older, we become more established and while personal development can be compared in a sense to the change of seasons, we really do flow with the seasons.Continue reading “Change Is Beautiful”

September 22

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new. Socrates Making a Joyful Change is exciting and exhilarating when we focus on building the new, exploring new ideas and creating what we want in our lives. You can simply open a new chapter andContinue reading “September 22”

September 16

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou When you read about Maya Angelou, you’ll learn that she lived through many different experiences. I find her similar to many people I have known over the years who overcame life experiences that were difficult, heartbreaking and whoContinue reading “September 16”

September 13

Yesterday I wrote about tears, but especially because today is Monday, I wanted to continue to help you in your healing journey by reminding you of the quote above by Rhonda Byrnes which I really like! Because we can change how we’re feeling when we remember something positive or sing a song that lifts ourContinue reading “September 13”

September 10

Everything changes. The seasons, the weather, the moon phases, the sun, people, places, clock hands – big smile, I’m sure you know what I mean. But sometimes we become so myopic that we dread change even though there’s constant change around us in many different ways. I am reminded – nothing stays the same –Continue reading “September 10”

September 9

Changing our behavior takes practice. Like any new learning experience, the more we practice, the better we become at whatever we’re choosing. For example, if we’re prone to negativity, then we need to increase our positivity which can feel overwhelming and challenging for some. But we can do it! At any point in our lives,Continue reading “September 9”

September 8

I have a plaque given to me by a friend which is near the entrance to my home which has many quotes from Mother Teresa. Her wisdom about life, caring and people inspires me. To me, life is about making a positive difference in my life and in the lives of all of those amazingContinue reading “September 8”