Keep It Simple

Keep It Simple

Why do we insist on making things so difficult for ourselves? It’s like we refuse to believe that “slow and steady [truly does] win the race.” We may say we believe that, but our actions often reveal that we really believe DRASTIC and UNREASONABLE is the only way to win. Read more

Allow Courage

Allow Courage

Mental or moral strength to persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.

Merrian-Webster Dictionary

STRENGTH.

PERSERVERENCE.

BOLDNESS.

If I were asked to define courage using 1 word, I would choose one of the words listed above. I love the idea of courage, and having the privilege to witness it at work in the lives of others. Today, I had the honor of witnessing the manifestation of many seeds of courage on display at a ribbon cutting ceremony and Grand Opening of a business. I left the event excited about the future, and proud of the business owner, who had undoubtedly pressed past, and jumped over many obstacles to realize her dream.

There was something special about seeing the tangible fruit of courage. I was inspired, and I started to think about what courage really is, versus the misconceptions of it. Read more

Where I Live – #30Layers30Days + #BlogLikeCrazy

Where I Live – #30Layers30Days + #BlogLikeCrazy

Growing up it bothered me when I’d hear people say, “I stay there,” in reference to their home, opposed to saying, “I LIVE there.” I would often correct my friends,  “Don’t you mean live there?”   Most people use those two, live and stay, synonymously in this context.  Yet, to me there is a significant difference between the two.  Read more

When You Promised….. #30Layers30Days + #BlogLikeCrazy

When You Promised….. #30Layers30Days + #BlogLikeCrazy

Happy November 1st!!!

I am so excited about the month of November! Last year, I participated in GG’s  #30Layers30Days writing challenge on my social media platforms! It was an amazing experience!

I was so thrilled when I saw the prompts for this year in my email box! I am thankful for this space to share the experience with you all this year!

I am also a member of an amazing writing community called  “See JANE Write,” so I am joining in on the #BlogLikeCrazy Challenge also, well actually more like combining the challenges:)!  Find out more about the “See Jane Write” Community,  and the #BlogLikeCrazy Challenge  HERE !!

I hope you will join in!  I will put the prompts below for you!! Be sure to use the hashtags -#BlogLikeCrazy  and #30Layers30Days

Here’s to Today’s Prompt:

When You Promised….

Promises, promises are meant to be kept,  so why are so many broken?  It’s funny how committed I am to promises that I make to other people, but I have not always demonstrated that same loyalty to the promises that I have made to myself. Read more

Hope for the 4th Quarter

Hope for the 4th Quarter

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Welcome to the 4th Quarter of 2017! I don’t know about you, but I have spent a good portion of this year being shocked by its pace. At the beginning of each month, I have found myself stating,Is it [insert month] already?!” Only to discover the same definitive answer each time,  “Yes it is“!   I can’t count the number of conversations I have had with loved ones, friends, coworkers, and others in passing,  who have not only confirmed by sentiments about the pace of this year, but who have also shared in my anxiety laced fear that,  THERE’S JUST NOT ENOUGH TIME!!!!!.

But, What if I told you that  there IS enough time?  Will you accept that? What if I told you that the culprit of your anxiety is something you and I have full control over?  Will you, for the sake of this discussion, entertain the notion that the deficit has not been in seconds, minutes, hours, and days, but instead, that the true deficit, has been in your FOCUS?  Does that encourage or discourage you? Read more