Saturday, February 22, 2014

A [New] Song To Sing.

The best way out is always through.―Robert Frost

Truth be told, happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.  Imagine all the wondrous things your mind might embrace if it weren’t wrapped so tightly around your struggles.  Always look at what you have, instead of what you have lost.  Because it’s not what the world takes away from you that counts; it’s what you do with what you have left. I believe this wholeheartedly. 

True strength comes when you have so much to cry and complain about, but you prefer to smile and appreciate your life instead.  There are blessings hidden in every struggle you face, but you have to be willing to open your heart and mind to see them.  You can’t force things to happen.  You can only drive yourself crazy trying.  At some point you have to let go and let what’s meant to be, BE.
In the end, loving your life is about trusting your intuition, taking chances, losing and finding happiness, cherishing the memories, and learning through experience.  It’s a long-term journey.  You have to stop worrying, wondering, and doubting every step of the way.  Laugh at the confusion, live consciously in the moment, and enjoy your life as it unfolds.  You might not end up exactly where you intended to go, but you will eventually arrive precisely where you need to be.  (Read A New Earth.)
Yes, life is tough, but you are tougher.  
Find the strength to laugh every day.  
Find the courage to feel different, yet beautiful.  
Find it in your heart to make others smile too.  
Don’t stress over things you can’t change.  Live simply.  Love generously.  Speak truthfully.  Work diligently.  And even if you fall short, keep going.  Keep growing.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

No Day Like [Today].

Just a short note to tell you that I’m still here even if this spot has been quiet lately.

I’m writing. About life.  About teaching.  About love.  About loss.  About dating.
I’m creating so my OLW is more visible.   
I’m reading
. Finished 7 and have started Packing Light. Picking up Wild and making my way through that one.  And man it feels so good to be back into the nightly routine of reading books. So, so good.
I’m planning a party at my home with close friends.  Bring on the rainbows.

I’m exercising
. I started. Again. And just making the choice to start and actually starting again feels so good. Really good.

I’m practicing
 script writing.

I’m putting down the phone
. I need to  make a change and I’ve thought about it and taken action every single day since then. It’s made such a positive impact all around.

I’m planning and dreaming and implementing
. Always.