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Saturday, October 15, 2011

One Step at a Time ...


I have found this wonderful picture on Facebook - Life's Adventures Page - I just loved the scrabble pieces, and how she is standing - Waiting to take that next step - This is what I have been trying to do with my writing process - My first step was taking the Writing Workshop, my second was finding a practice that is making it easier for me to write (750 Words A Day.com), and now to find my next step. I am in search of a Writing Buddy. This is someone that I would share my writing with, and vice-versa. What next step do you need to make?

Friday, October 14, 2011

Poetry Friday ...



LOOK TO A FRIEND

At times there is no explanation for a tear
For each has a different cross to bear

Some days are busy, more hectic than others
Reasons we seek advice from our brothers

A hand that we reach to, is always in need
It is always a reassurance, indeed

                            For me, we need a shoulder to cry on                          
Best friends are always the ones we rely on

For support and guidance we look to a friend
They never back down, they stand up and defend

For people who take the time to relate
They build upon fact and are able to create

creating relationships that really last
Are built upon slowly and not very fast

Thursday, October 13, 2011

All About Positive Energy ...

I like to think about this saying and apply it to many areas of my life. I try to stay positive for my family and friends. I like to see the good in people, I like to think good things will happen. As I have said before, this year has tested my beliefs, but I do know that things happen for a reason. I do not always understand why things happen, but clarity comes within time. I like to be surrounded by people who think positively and even believe in things, just because - not with any real proof. Living a positive life, brings more positivity ... Are you a believer in this?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday ...


The girl in this picture represents how I feel each time I find a new way to become creative. This has always been a part of me but I was too afraid to fail. As I get older, my attitude has changed. If I fail, what difference does it make? Who is going to grade me? I should be doing things that fulfill me, for me. I have to say, getting older is freeing. I feel the most comfortable in my own skin at this age, than ever before. A "Take Me As I Am" way of thinking has given me clarity - Humbling, Really. At what stage of life have you become your true self?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

All about Hope ...


I thought this image was appropriate for how I am feeling today. I seemed to have gotten a second wind with being creative this year. I am excited to tell you about my new treasure in writing. It is a newfound website (that I found in a column in Oprah's Nov 2011 magazine) called 750Words.com. This site follows the steps of Julia Cameron's The Artists Way. It helps you work towards a better writing style. It encourages you to write 750 words a day. This is approximately 3 typewritten pages of words. I am finding it easier to pick a theme (from Patti Digh's LIFE IS A VERB book - Thanks, Patti!) to help create daily themes. Please cheer me on to continue this daily ritual.  Have you started a new routine that you would like to share?

Monday, October 10, 2011

It's Music Monday ...


I have been a Tina Turner fan for many years. I am not sure if it was when I first heard "Proud Mary", or "Nutbush City Limits", or "Let's Stay Together" I knew I was hooked. Tina has so many songs I love. I do not think I have enough room in a blog post to name them all. The ones that come to mind are "Private Dancer" and "What's Love Got To Do With It". The one thing I do know, is I can never by pass a song from her on the radio - I have to listen to it, all the way through. Love her voice, her strength, her conviction. I have to say my favorite song is "The Best" - So liberating, So uplifting, So Tina! 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Having Faith ...


It always amazes me that I seem to come across something meaningful when I need it the most. Lately, I have been thinking about "Faith". The past few years have tested my faith. I find comfort in knowing I still have it. On some days, I wish I had more of it to give. Faith seems to be very prominent in my life at times, and other times it is clouded. I like the times that it shines so brightly that it blinds me. This is when I feel completely whole. What keeps your faith alive?