If You Think Fairy Tales Are Just For Children

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If You Think Fairy Tales Are Just For Children

If you think fairy tales are just for children you would be mistaken. In the Ugly Duckling, the little swan duckling thought he was fine until the mother duck who hatched him told him he was ugly. Up to that time he was having a great time just being himself. He sunk into despair. Then the mother swan who found the duckling told him that he was handsome and swept him up in her arms and kissed and kissed him. He didn’t have to change a thing. Has your self-esteem been ruined by a comment from someone that was only from their point of view? Our greatest gift is ourselves…so be yourself!  That way the people who care for you and love you can marvel at how beautiful you are–just as you were created.


Don’t Look Back

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Don’t Look Back

“Don’t look back, that’s not where you’re going.” If you’re always second-guessing yourself, thinking about the past, you will never have a future because you are wasting your present. Enjoy the moment you’re in or grieve it if that’s what is called for, but notice the now. The more you notice, the slower life will seem because rather than squandering your moments, you are living them.


This is not an ordinary day

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This is not an ordinary day

This is not an ordinary day. When you opened your eyes this morning, you were given another day to become more. With your first conscious breath began an irreplaceable opportunity to deepen your life by loving and laughing, by acknowledging God’s work in your life. Before you rose, you were granted a new chance to acknowledge another person’s worth and importance. This…is a very extraordinary day.


Relationship Tip Of The Week

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Relationship Tip Of The Week

Are you flexible? Can you roll with the punches, bend with the wind? If you can, life will be calmer. Don’t have all the info you need for a report? Need 36 cupcakes by 9:00 a.m.? There is always something that can be substituted or explained and the moment will slip by with no further notice.We need to accept that life doesn’t always work the way we want it to–and when it doesn’t, we just move on and do the best we can. There are enough big problems that we don’t have to create additional ones. Inhale, exhale slowly and let it go.


Relationship Tip of the Week

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Relationship Tip of the Week

People respond to what they sense about you, no matter what you actually say.

If your energy is positive and non-judgemental you are more likely to get a positive response. Taking a moment to do an attitude check can save an argument and sometimes an entire day of being upset. If you can’t shake your negative mood, wait a bit. It is definitely worth the results!


Blessing the Winter Blah’s

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Blessing the Winter Blah’s

“I hate this time of year! Nothing’s happening–no holidays, nothing to look forward to.”  I hear this often between January and April, but personally, find it a wonderful, restful time precisely because there are no formal holidays. There is a time in our lives for busyness and a time for mental and emotional rest. The best self happiness usually comes from a leisurely visit with a friend, picking up that novel that has been calling, cleaning out the junk closet on a snowy day. The quiet, the mundane, the unexciting give meaning amid the commercial and shallow. Remember this when you feel antsy…bored, or the day is grey. Look around and appreciate the blessings that patiently await your notice.


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