I am so incredibly blessed and grateful to be celebrating my 70thth birthday. Yes, I said “70th.” Our lives are not measured just in years but by the impact that we have had on other and others have had on us. As I have done in the past, I like to celebrate and give gratitude to those who have been… Read More
Discovering Me! Discovering You!
In this category, I think it is important for you to know something about me such as who I am, what has been my journey and how I made the decision to start this blog. I want to share the journey I have traveled so far and how I came to be the me that I know and love today. I find it extremely exciting and invigorating to meet other women and learn their stories. This section will share the stories of our lives – not just mine. It is not that I think my life’s story has been so different than millions of other women out there but it may be just different enough that someone will read it and find comfort or inspiration in the “sameness” or just see it as inspiration to look at your own journey and how you became the wonderful you that you are today. I hope that other women want to share their stories as well.
Each day is a new opportunity to learn something new. It can be a new word, a new recipe, a new language – every day in every way we are learning. Maybe we are coping with the loss of a job or a loved one, dealing with a serious illness, helping our children or something that impacts the way our lives used to be and is now forcing us to learn to make the most of our lives as they are in our new reality. Maybe we have entered a new phase of life like retirement, parenthood, returning to school to pursue another degree, taking a dance class or swim lessons. Every day in every way we can learn and embrace something new. Together we can keep learning!
We have always heard that competition makes us better in some way because we work harder to be “better” than someone else at something else. It is easy to give in to the thought that we rise because of the thrill of competition – the rush to beat the next person. We compare our performance, our looks, our success, our… Read More
Sometimes the caretaker needs to be cared for. Sometimes the helper needs to be helped. Sometimes the strong need to show weakness. Sometimes the mentor needs to be mentored. Sometimes courage has gone too deep for us to reach it. Sometimes motivation is something that just eludes us. Sometimes the hugger needs a hug. Sometimes the best friend needs a… Read More
“Sometimes the only thing another person needs is for us to believe in them.” Cleo wade, an American artist, poet, activist, and author Sometimes we need to take a moment to realize that in order to be present for someone else you need to truly present in the moment. It is a time when you do not think about yourself… Read More
We all have role models and mentors that we look up to as we continue on our journeys. At some point we all aspire to be “just like Mike” figuratively speaking. We want to be just like those people who influence and guide us along the way. No matter what age we are there are still those people in our… Read More