Dear 2017

I am so grateful for this year.  I am thankful for lots of little things. Chances to create with my husband and opportunities to play with my son.  Having creative, soulful and inspiring people flitting in and out of my life, whether in person or virtually.  These people make me smile and laugh and strive to be better.  They are my everyday hero’s and I am blessed to encounter so many every day.  So to my hero’s I say Thank You!  Keep blessing us with your beautiful hearts and smiles and fill our ears and bellies with laughter.

Peace and Blessings



Dear 2017

Dear 2017,

Together we are going to rock this year.  I feel like I am laying a foundation for many positive things to come. Positivity doesn’t always come easy for me so I am trying my darndest to make it a part of every day.  Yes, I talk to myself, I write things down, I make myself all sorts of notes.

I am also trying very hard to practice gratitude.  I am grateful for the beautiful day you provided us with yesterday and a chance to take my son to a new park with super fun slides.  I am grateful that even though you got my blood pumping and gave me near hysterics as I watched my son fall while climbing (as I frantically tried to get to him in time but couldn’t) that he was not injured.

I am grateful that while driving home I was paying attention and was able to maneuver my vehicle out of the way and avoid becoming part of the three car pile up that happened in front of me.  I am thankful none of the people that were part of the accident were injured.  They all hopped quickly out of their vehicles while I sat in mine trying to stop shaking so I could get out and make sure they were okay.  The man I talked to was positive.  “I am okay,” he said, (in all honesty he looked better than I felt he was even smiling.) “It was about time for a new car anyway.” His was the car in the middle.  Watching that man was inspiring to me.  I wish we could all take things in stride like he seemed to.  I am very grateful for the experience of having met him for the brief time I did.

And while I didn’t accomplish every tiny little thing I wanted to yesterday, I made progress and that is all I really want.  Progress every day no matter how small or large, just a few steps forward.

Peace and Blessings,


Quote of the Day

“Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” Fred De Witt Van Amburgh


A week of Gratitude and Blessings

I am thankful for my friends.  Even though I don’t get to spend as much time with them as I’d like to.  I am glad to have them in my life.  The offer inspiration and encouragement beyond what they realize and I am thankful for that.

Quote of the Day

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Robert Brault


A week in Gratitude

I am thankful for my very bouncy, smart and energetic little boy who teaches me something new every day.  I am thankful for all the times he grabs my hand and leads me away from whatever chore I am engaged in and tells me “Play with me” so I can remember what is important and I am thankful that sometimes instead of asking me to play he instead helps me with my tasks, as I find encouragement that I am teaching him great skills for the future.

Quote of the Day

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie


A week in gratitude. . .

I am thankful for my husband.  My best friend and partner in crime.  My personal handyman.  A man who works hard for his family, whether the task is earning money or fixing a clogged sink, I am thankful for a real man who isn’t afraid to work with his hands and voice his opinion on what he believes.

Quote of the Day

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” Charles Dickens


A week of gratitude and blessing. . .

I am thankful for parents who act like parents and support me during times of need and in times of blessing, and who still call to check in with me and make sure “I’m not in a ditch somewhere.” Because by definition of parent, if they are doing it correctly, it is their job to “bother” you.