Old habits are hard to break … 

I hope that I never lose my ability to embrace each day as a new beginning. New hopes. New chances. A fresh start! Every. Single. Day. I’ll admit that there have been a few times in my life when this was much harder to feel but that never seems to last very long. And trust me, my life is NOT perfect! Not. At. All. Even recently, when I was sick, there were some seriously ugly gloom-filled days. Yet somehow I always seem to bounce back into my optimistic self. I know it’s a gift and I value it like a treasure. I couldn’t even tell you how I do it. It just happens. It’s like I have a magical reset button that gets pressed at night when I sleep. I’ve been this way for as long as I can remember. I’ve also managed to survive some pretty SUCKY experiences and still have it intact. So I guess it’s going to take a lot to change me. A WHOLE LOT. And I like that.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you find that your old habits are hard to break!!!

A great plan with The Genuines …

There are tons of quotes by very influential people advising us that we should ONLY surround ourselves with people who lift us up, believe in us and love us. I couldn’t agree more. I do my best to end relationships that are not balanced and healthy. But life doesn’t always allow for this in every situation. Unfortunately despite our best efforts we must deal with undesirable people almost every day. I have obviously battled this dilemma but creating my own little world. Ya know … LaLa Land. HA! As much as I don’t want to have to deal with difficult people or difficult situations, it’s a necessity sometimes. So I figure why not just try to laugh and smile and hope my way through all of it with the people I love most in the world. Being optimistic and always trying to see the positive side has served me well. It has also enabled me to find my tribe. The people I have come to call “The Genuines”. Those souls who speak to mine. They GET me. They treat me respectfully and ALWAYS have my back. We are equals and only want good for one another. They are loyal, honest and REAL. And I couldn’t be more grateful for them.

So yes, unfortunately we must deal with people and situations that we don’t want to. But having good people by your side sure makes it a whole lot easier … and fun (can’t forget the fun!)

Well, I hope you all have a day where you come up with a great plan!!!

An old friend … 

Some relationships are so easy. Never a problem to speak of. Yet, be it life or distance, they are forced to end. Or at minimum change in every way shape and form. It’s sad. Time passes and somehow you get used to that relationship being gone. But it’s always missed. Then it happens! You get really lucky and hear from them again. And it’s like nothing has changed at all. For me, this is one of the biggest gifts life can ever blessed me with. 

Well, I hope you all have a day where you hear from an old friend!!!

Demanding better …

It’s not always easy saying how I feel or asking for what I want. I’m sure we all feel that way sometimes. But as I’ve aged and acquired some wisdom (good lord, really?!?) I have come to realize that if I don’t ask for something or express myself honestly I’ll never fit into my current circumstances … OR, MORE IMPORTANTLY … be allowed to outgrow them. Life is ever changing and so are we. What works at one time in our lives might not work at another. And that’s OK. Sometimes you just have to be honest with yourself and with everyone around you and say I want more, or perhaps, something altogether different. Now granted, just because you ask for something doesn’t mean you’ll get it. But you sure feel better just for trying. It takes a little bit fearlessness to got this route, but reminding yourself that you are worth it, makes it a whole lot easier.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you demand better!!!

Magic in my mouth …

Today I had something called unicorn hot chocolate. It was from a local coffee and dessert shop named Creme & Sugar. And it tasted exactly how you think it would taste.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you have magic in your mouth!!!

Smooth sailing … 

Some days I feel like I am a little boat lost at sea during a tumultuous storm. Lightening included. Then there are other days when I feel like a little boat gliding through the calmest most serene little lake in the world. I am having one of those days. I like it. A LOT. 

Well, I hope you all have a day that is smooth sailing!!!