Archive for July, 2009

Life Changes Quickly

July 27th, 2009 in Friends, Personal Growth[ 10 Comments ]

I’m coasting along my path in life, minding my own business (well not exactly) when a significant change comes into my world.  Have you had this experience?   One day you have one reality and the next day it changes.

I have a close friend, the type where you hang out with and talk about everything and nothing in particular and I am comfortable to be me.  She has a wonderful smile, cute sense of humor and is a great problem solver.   We have shared children, boyfriends, other friends, and business together and have formed a deep relationship built from all the layers of every day life and being there for each other the last 24 years.  I trust and treasure our friendship.

Do You Fritter?

July 12th, 2009 in Uncategorized[ 9 Comments ]

I’ve started reading a small, yet powerful, book called “Living the Simple Life:  A Guide to Scaling Down and Enjoying More” by Elaine S. James.   I’m not searching for a life in the woods focusing on bare minimums.  Rather, I’m looking for solutions that release my attachments to “must do,” “should,” and any other external beliefs on how to live my life.

This book speaks to creating our lives, choosing what’s important and finding ways to scale back all of the unnecessary distractions and interruptions that clutter our lives.

Can You or Can’t You?

July 4th, 2009 in Personal Growth[ 2 Comments ]

July 4th is Independence Day in the U.S.   We celebrate our right to be free as a nation. This is a perfect day to ask yourself, since you have the right — “how free am I?”

I’ve been thinking about the word “can’t” lately.   I use it and am listening to others express the same beliefs.  I’m aware when I verbally express the word “can’t” or think it, I put a stop sign up in my life.    



Here’s a simple life lesson: