Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Believe in Yourself ! No Matter What!

There are days when we feel we cannot go on ...it is on those days that we must keep walking.

There are those days when we say to ourselves - "is this really all that there is?" ..it is on those days we whisper to ourselves - "NO!..there is SO MUCH MORE"

There are those days when you wish the Universe/God ..whatever you call the Higher Power would just send you some BIG SIGN to say.. "Here..SEE! I told you it would all be OK"

There are those days when your dreams seem so close yet so far away..it is on those days that you look at those people like Abraham Lincoln, Ulysess S. Grant, Estee Lauder, Steve Jobs, JK Rowling, Chris Gardner, Oprah and say to yourself "Some of them were homeless, some had a nervous breakdown and lost 8 elections, one was on assistance... and THEY MADE IT!!"

Dig deep down inside your soul, protect your dream, don't let anyone tell you that you cannot achieve it! Don't even tell yourself that you cannot achieve it! YOU CAN!


Monday, July 25, 2011

Ok..all my fashionista friends..Check out this new website I discovered!!

This website is amazing! I discovered it from one of my friends and I just had to share it with all of you! It is www.renttherunway.com.  It is here where you can rent designer dresses, gowns and accessories for special occassions like weddings, anniveries and a holiday gathering. 

How does it work? You pick out a dress and accessories you like, click on them to see if they are available on your specific date and they will ship it to you 1-2 days before hand to ensure you have it. They will even give you a backup size, so there will be no doubt you will have that unique outfit for that special day!

They give you a prepaid envelope to ship the items back for free! And they do the dry cleaning themselves!

How awesome is that! 

I cannot wait to try this out! Perhaps for my next new date - who ever he is watch out! lol!

Have fun with this and let me know if this works out for any of you..I will keep you posted!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pruning and Growing...........

Outside on a beautiful summer evening pruning my umbrella tree.  I have no idea what its called in botantical terms.. but to me..its an umbrella tree! lol!  Its cooler in the night time, not so hot, so I can tolerate being outside for longer periods of time.

Once, the weather turns warmer, this little umbrella tree turns from merely sticks to a big round mound of large green leaves. It grows like someone gave it Popeyes spinach!  As I was trimming it back tonight, I was thinking about how our lives are sometimes like this little tree.

We have times of immense growth, followed perhaps by a much needed cutting back.  I myself have gone through a tremendous personal development/growth stage over the last two years and now I find myself in that season of pulling back. Perhaps the focus now needs to be to allow all that learning to manifest itself into what it wants to become.

I actually find myself welcoming this season as my brain needs a break and I feel I need to connect back with nature to quiet and nuture my soul.

Life will take care of itself, somehow, someway.  It is not for me to know the how, but for me to trust.

It is my hope, if any of you are reading this out there in the big world we live in, that you enjoy both of these seasons which ever one you might be in.


Healing, Love and Moving On

I wonder..should this blog be about the movie I just watched or what has recently transpired in my own life since March? Or does the Universe somehow bring things to you right when you need them most? 

What movie you ask? Love Happens with Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart.

Its about a man who is a "Tony Robbins like" figure, helping people overcome their guilt, shame and fears from the death of a loved one. Yet, his own internal guilt continues to haunt him. Oftentimes, it is in these same hurtful places where healing and forgiveness also takes place. 

Jennifer Anistons' character plays a flower shop owner who struggles with bad relationship decisions that create the same outcome, time after time.  How many women on this planet can relate to that???????  Oh.. about a bizillion of us! hahaha... I know I haven't had the best of luck in this arena, that is for sure!

Ironically, they literally bump into each other in the hotel at which he is presenting a seminar.

Why is it that the deep hurts of our lives take soo much time and effort to heal? The death of a loved one, a trauma, a house fire, a car accident, a divorce, a major health issue?  I don't know really.  All I really do know for sure is that we CAN HEAL.  Yes, its painful, very painful.  Emotional and mental issues appear at times to be the hardest to heal from.

My family and I have had a struggle over the last few months.  A real deep seated struggle.  I will not go into details as I respect their privacy and mine.  What can I tell you? It was painful.  There was a lot of hurt, there was a lot of fear and anxiety and anger. I felt like there was a shroud of sadness that enveloped all of us for months.  I could see what this was doing to all of us and my heart and mind was torn.  What is the right thing to do? For all of us?

Finally, last thursday, a decision was made. It was time. 

We all needed to start healing the wounds of anger and move on with our lives.  It is my hope and prayer that at some point in the near future, we will heal and forgive and that we will be united again.

Was the movie timely? Yes. I prayed a month or so ago, that it would all end and that our family begin the healing process.  God answers in his own time and in his own way.  I love my family.  We are all unique unto ourselves, yet, I love them all.  One day at a time, the wounds will heal.  Just the same as the characters in the movie.  They had a happy ending and so will we!