Saturday, July 23, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

the long climb

By climbing, I am referring to endurance, struggle, hard work. If you have ever had the experience of struggling for something you really wanted ~ you know how sweet the feeling is when after all of your efforts you are rewarded with your prize. And that is what it feels like, because anything you really value comes with a cost.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

invest in a solid foundation

I am so grateful my parents afforded me the luxury of going to college and then the freedom to go into the world unencumbered by student loans. It allowed me to take job opportunities that I might not have, had I been worried about loan payments on top of rent and car payments, etc. It helped me build a foundation that enabled me to withstand many storms that knocked down the walls I had built, because I still had a solid footing underneath me to stand on and rebuild.

a simple kindness . . .

I came across this lovely reminder of the power of kindness ~ 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Going with the flow

I have been swimming against the current all day today and it's gotten me nowhere! My iMac has been acting screwy all weekend and this morning it just didn't want to cooperate at all. After frogging around for a couple hours ~ I finally succumbed and brought it to the Genius Bar. I guess the lesson there is somethings are just out of our control and we have to accept that and go with the flow. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Something wonderful!

When there is a bunch of really difficult stuff going on in your life, it's important to stay positive. What I try to do ~ is imagine all these great outcomes to the situation ~ and I think it really helps me deal with things. I mean the worst might happen, but there's no sense planning on it ~ right?