Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

A few days ago, a bald eagle landed on my beach.  Check out this amazing creature!



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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Musings & Gratitude

It’s 5:30am and Big D. “busts” Spidey trying to pitter patter down the hallway to see what Santa has left under the tree.   I simultaneously cherish my son's excitement while cursing only four hours of sleep thanks to late night wrapping and an overshot of coffee consumption.

As hubby and I snuggle our captured child, I find myself mentally plucking at memories like so many leaves in the wind.   My "baby" boy is almost eight years old and Miss M. is a teenager.  How did this happen?  When did this happen?   Too fast.
It also occurs to me that this is my first Christmas without my own parents.   (My dad died in 2010 and my mom, this past February.)   There are a few moments of “poor me” before I remember the words I heard at a church service last night:
It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
As I let that phrase sing to me, I feel incredible gratitude take over.  
I am truly blessed to know some of the most amazing, talented, loving, funny, smart, insightful, beautiful people on the planet.  At the end of the day, it’s not about what I have or even what I get to do.  It’s about the people I get to know.
At the risk of going into “I love you man!” territory, I must say that I’m a pretty flippin’ lucky gal.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart and a very Merry Christmas to all.
Love,





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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The "Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise" Game

Do yourself a HUGE favor and play this fun little game.  Invite your friends.

Whenever you catch yourself saying, or even thinking, any of the following sentiments, smack yourself in the head. Tough love, I know. It's for your own good. You'll tell me to buzz off thank me someday.

- "I'm so fat." If you say "bloated" instead of "fat", smack yourself twice.

- "I'm getting sick." Again, double smack if you are simultaneously pissed at someone else for having the nerve to feel ill in your presence thereby creating this eventuality.

- "I'm tired." No kidding. Who isn't? 

- "What a jerk!" Okay, so there are some genuine buttheads out there.  But as a general rule, if you meet more than two jerks in one day, chances are pretty good you're one of them.

- "I could never afford that." Never is a really long time. You may not want to prioritize a gold bathtub right now (or ever) but we all have the absolute ability to attract prosperity into our lives.

Remember: Energy flows where attention goes.  Focus your thoughts and words on what you WANT.

Carpe Diem!
Charlene


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Wednesday, December 5, 2012