Onward and upward …

Life can always be an adventure if you press on and look up. And by “up” I don’t just mean “optimistically”. I mean literally looking up from our phones and electronic devices! There is SO much of our world to see and I can’t bear the thought of missing it because I chose my phone over another beautiful life experience. And trust me, by looking up you can see some pretty incredible things, like the Pigeon Point Lighthouse that we stumbled upon. Talk about literally LOOKING UP! We are changing our route up a bit today but we are still heading north. And I simply can’t wait to see what we will discover!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you move onward and upward!!!


Head in the clouds …

I’ve always been a dreamer. I think it is one of my biggest flaws and one of my greatest blessings. Even when I was a young woman filled with anxiety I still managed to dream BIG. Now that I’m older many of my anxieties have fallen by the wayside which leaves lots of room for dreaming. I think that by allowing myself to dream I have had a better stronghold on hope. It really has worked for me in just about every situation I’ve been in. Even the really ugly ones. I think the ability to dream has also allowed me to maintain a certain measure of flexibility in my thoughts. If one thing doesn’t work out exactly the way I had hoped it can be easily modified. My thinking can be changed, and before I even realize it a new dream is in place. Some things have to change to bring us to the right place in our lives or to help us reach our goals, right?!?! From the bottom of my heart I believe that both God and the universe direct me in the way I need to go. I find so much comfort in that. Rigidity definitely has no place in this dreamer’s life. With all the twists and turns my life has taken I think rigidity would have been the end of my happiness. My soul would have deflated like a balloon decades ago. My spirit would have been crushed. Dreaming has kept me happy and hopeful. So … I guess I’ll just stick with it.

Well, I hope you all have a day where your head is in the clouds!!!

A great day …

We all have good days and bad days. I have a hard time staying fixated on the bad ones. It’s not that I dismiss them. I don’t! I find them invaluable. I feel like they make my good days, better. I guess I just find it easy to not get stuck in the thoughts of a bad day. I don’t expect them reoccur the next day or to have lasting negative effects. I see them more like a snapshot in time. And I use them as a measure to help me appreciate my good days even more.

Well, I hope you all have a great day!!!

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!!!