Friday, April 29, 2011

Fairy Tale

Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.


This morning as I was still sleeping I heard my man vaguely exclaim "it's royal romance time". Or something of that nature as it was 4am and everything seems fuzzy at that hour.  So we tuned into Good Morning America to watch the festivities. (and started sleepily dozing by the time they got to I do, that's what we get for waking up so early) haha

But my man really could not get over the crowds of people, nor why so many millions of people have such an interest in the couples life.  Or why they care so much about the wedding.  And so I summed it up in one simple word....fairy tale.

Their story alone is a modern day fairytale.  A commoner, as they refer to her as, fell in love with a prince and the prince with her. They had their ups and downs as well, but love found it's way and brought them together in marriage.  And isn't that what most people essentially desire to find love.  To find that fairytale kind of love that might actually sustain way past the glitz, lust, and early stages of romance.

Real, true, honest to goodness love is probably the one universal desire of just about all.   Just look at the strong attraction and following to romantic/love/happy/fairytale type movies, tv programs, books, or even blogs. 

People want to believe, hope and know, that fairy tales are real....that romance is alive....that true love exists....that dreams can come true.

In a world that has become disillusioned at times by not only the high divorce rates, but infidelity, lack of loyalty/ honesty/commitment, the meaningless random hookups that leave many empty compared to what real love has to offer, and the overall inability of many relationships to be able to sustain themselves over time through anything, and so on;  well days like this remind us that true love can and does exist. 

It reminds us of how special love is, and how sacred marriage truly is.  And it reminds us that fairy tales do come true.  (thing to remember is like everything else fairy tales require work, nurturing, and all that other good stuff that makes them able to sustain themselves over time.....sometimes behind the scenes of a fairytale there lies a lot of work that most of us just don't see) haha

Fairy tales are only as good as we believe and choose to make them!

"True love is not how you forgive, but how you forget, not what you see but what you feel, not how you listen but how you understand, and not how you let go but how you hold on."


Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told me in my childhood
than in any truth that is taught in life.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday Musings

I might just say this every Monday but it's so true.....this day comes way to fast! 

And why do holidays seem to go by so quickly?  

Delicious food, yummy desserts, play and quality time with the family.  Sometimes it is the simplest of things that can make us happy....

Seriously whenever I spend a day with my niece it seems like the day has gone by before it even officially started.  I mentioned the other day about moments I was dreaming about with the man. (still am)  But added to the top of that list should also be moments with my niece because I love when she spends time with us. 

I love her spirit, her energy, the fascination she has with life, the independent nature she seems to have about wanting to do everything herself and the happiness she spreads.   And I enjoy spending time with my family because they like to do things other then watch tv, can go without their phones for a whole day, which is quite refreshing. haha   Plus, we get to spend the day with the dogs, and outdoors which is always wonderful too!


This Easter we also celebrated my sister and man's birthday as well.  Due to a rough winter, and various family members coming down with things family parties kept getting postponed.   So why not do them all in one day.  And my parents are so sweet as they always make sure to have presents for the man as well.



My man didn't bring home the usual Easter flowers he normally does, but my mother surprised my sister and I with tulips.  I like to plant the bulbs to Tulips, I consider them little reminders of love that blossom each Spring.  


By the way, did I mention it is 80 degrees and sunny in Philly.  Rather unseasonal, and feels like we jumped right into summer with no Spring but that's okay because Winter stuck around too long.  Sunny skies and warm breezes are simply divine.

Maybe since the weather is so amazing I can convince the man to say no to the tv and instead sit outside under the stars with me. haha   Or even shoot a few hoops.  Now that would make this Monday just perfect!



Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

May the wonder that is Easter fill your spirit with new hope, and may the love it brings wrap itself around your heart.  Wishing you the real beauty found in Easter.


Mommy where is the Easter Bunny I'm hoping he might bring some new balls and maybe a treat or two too..... 




Friday, April 22, 2011

A Little Dreaming

"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake"

And one can always dream a little.....

You see some days I wonder if our life might not be too centered around technology.  For example, the tv goes on as soon as we wake up, again when the man walks in door from work, stays on until bed.(and all day on weekends)  We even eat in front of the tv.  He spends all day working on the computer (as I often do too), only to come home to work on the computer, and weekends too. The blackberry is overloaded with texts 24/7.  Shopping, family parties, sporting events, etc., always seem to involve some form of technological interruption.  It's much like a circuit overload.

It got me thinking how play, fun, conversation, non tech moments, dates, etc., feel as if they take somewhat of a backseat.  I actually get excited to go to Target together. (even more excited if there is no phone involved)   And just the other day he cut the lawn, which as corny as this may sound, I thought was extremely hot! (maybe its due to the fact I don't see that side of him often) 

And so I am daydreaming a little bit today, thinking about how fun it would be to share more moments like these together (with no phones, computers or tv).....

Breakfast in bed....spent chatting about life, plans for the day, dreams, or whatever comes to mind.  Or even go pick up breakfast and read the paper together.



Strolls around the neighborhood, walks in the park, walking the dog together, just time spend  enjoying nature.


Sitting on the patio swing together in the evening after work.   My grandparents used to do this together when the weather was nice,always found it incredibly endearing and sweet.


Or sometimes simply eating dinner at our kitchen table, which could be made to look just as lovely as this one.  Instead of always watching tv while we eat.


Creating a fruit and vegetable garden as we often talk about.


Golfing. In my dreams golf  every other Saturday morning. (I say in my dreams because golf tends to be expensive)  And lots of mini golf dates. (I love mini golf)


Days or weekends spent at the beach.  Little getaways in the summer or winter spent on the beach with no tvs, laptops, or cell phones.  Followed by a nice dinner or stroll on the boardwalk in the evening.


Some playful silly moments.


Or possibly game night.


Philly has a great art musuem we could browse for free on Sunday mornings.


A favorite of mine star gazing.



Work on a smart financial plan together. (might as well be a little productive too) 


Purchase our own little cottage house. (or at least create a plan that would get us on the path)


Fill each day with affectionate moments and loving gestures. (small or grand) haha



Okay I could have used a real photo of us for this caption but I enjoyed dreaming of a little Twilight romance.  : )


I think all those little dreams of mine today are worth giving up a little technology for.  Nothing is more special  than giving those we love our full undivided attention if not everyday, at least a few times a week.  Just having moments where being together or actual conversation is more important than what is on the tv, who is on the phone, or what flashes across the computer.  That is just my opinion though and maybe in our highly advanced high tech society I'm in the minority when it comes to thinking as such but either way I'll keep on dreaming.....

And I did find this interesting study done that suggests that couples who play together, stay together.  Seems the correlation between fun and relationship happiness is high and significant. So maybe I am on to something after all.  http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-07-15-fun-in-marriage_N.htm

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Woof Wednesday

Welcome to Woof Wednesday. 

First I would like to start by saying that when it comes to choosing a dog to feature each Wednesday, it is such a hard decision.  There are so many various breeds of dogs in need of good homes.  It saddens me to think that some of these dogs might not get to experience what it feels like to have a loving home, a family, best friend, or place that they can call their own.  So if you come across my Woof Wednesday posts please, pretty please, pass them along, retweet, whatever you can to get the message to reach as many people as possible. 

And even if you can't afford to bring a dog into your home at the moment, maybe think about volunteering to befriend and walk a shelter dog.  Or if possible donate toys and treats as a way of brightening these dogs days.  Whatever it may be, big or small, it all matters and can make a big difference in the life of a dog. Thanks!

So without further adieu it is my pleasure to introduce you to Scrappy.   He was turned in to Second Time Around Rescue because his owners happened to be allergic to him.   The rescue organization simply asks that you please read about their organization before you apply to adopt, for which a link has been provided below.  Show Scrappy what it means to be part of a loving family and let's find him a great home!



 Scrappy.
West Highland Terrier Mix
Elverson, PA

 





{Please keep in mind a dog is a lifetime commitment. They need attention, love and time just like we do. In addition, adding a pet to the family does cost money in the way of food, health care,training,etc. So before adopting make sure you are willing to make that kind of commitment and have the resources to do so.}

*If you want to be apart of "Woof Wednesdays" email Lauren at [lcairdo@gmail.com] or leave a comment! We would Love to bring you on board!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Snuggle Moment

Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.  Dogs teach us what it truly means to love unconditionally.

It is moments like these that make each day feel full of sunshine.  If only everyone could experience the love of a dog.  They have so much to give, and ask so little in return.  Good food, water, play, and lots of love is all they essentially desire, but once you have a dog you find yourself going above and beyond to make them happy.  Our little one is spoiled for sure but you know what, she is worth it!


"Dogs do something for us that many a human cannot do they provide unconditional love. No matter how much you mess up your life, or how much wrong you do, no matter how many mistakes you make or how often you make them, regardless of your looks, your income, or social standing, your dog never judges you. He always thinks you are wonderful and loves you with all his heart."

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday Musings

Monday musings....The quality of your thoughts create the quality of your life.



So I've mentioned I'm reading, "Excuse Me Your Life Is Waiting".  The whole premise is much like The Secret, essentially based on the law of attraction.  Which states we tend to attract experiences according to the vibrations we send out to the universe, those so called vibrations originate from our emotions, feelings and thoughts. 

The theory that what we think creates our reality, how the power of our feelings unconsciously shapes every moment.   The author basically talks about how paying attention to our feelings is the most important step to changing our lives, making dreams a reality, and basically creating the life we want.

This is a subject I find highly fascinating.  According to her one needs to completely stop dwelling on what one is lacking and instead focus on what one wants to have,be,create, and so on.  The author stresses that we must all find ways to move past the negative, even any wrongs done in the past, as any kind of negative thought will only bring more of it into our lives.
 
Now by no means does she say this is easy, but she insists the only way to create and bring into our lives what we want is to focus on only the positive, on the very things we dream  And says it must become a part of our lives, to live, act, feel, etc. as if we have exactly what we desire.  She says to visualize with all our senses what it would feel like to have those desires a reality.

I want to put her ideas into motion but wonder if I can.  Truth be told sometimes I'm afraid to think positive, or make my dreams a reality.  Quite frankly at times I'm afraid to feel happy, as I think some past experiences have conditioned me to think it will be taken away or something go wrong.  And so I've almost convinced myself to focus on the negative so as not to set myself up for disappointment, anger, hurt and other such feelings.  Thinking that somehow that will then prepare me for when things don't work out, or something happens.  I know, I know makes no sense right.  And I know I need to change that way of thinking once and for all.

Honestly, I'm not even sure how or when exactly my thinking took a tad of a pessimistic turn.  When I was young I think I unconsciously lived by the law of attraction and for the most part was rather bodacious.  Always seemed to follow my heart, did what felt right, did not waiver often from my beliefs, ideals, values and truly believed I could achieve anything I really desired. 

But then somehow, at some point, I got off  that optimistic path.  Or better yet I think I lost my trust and belief in the goodness of people and the world around me which in turn brought more pessimistic thoughts into my world . Maybe it was the reality of life I encountered as I got older, the hurts, disappointments, and out right scary moments that seemed to changed the positive into a more fearful way of thinking.  And I think a few health issues I went through also left a scar of fear which has been hard to overcome as well. 

It's been awhile since I have felt all encompassing positive energy or vibration.  And I do wonder if it is because I could not, or better yet was apprehensive, to take my focus off the negatives.  I focused, dwelled and in ways even seem to accept things that upset/hurt me, sometimes went against my beliefs/ideals, gave into my fears, let negative people and situations into my life, let my dreams take a backseat, and the list goes on.  Which actually did seem to bring more negativity rather than positivity into my world, as the book points out can happen.

Although, I do believe things also happen to help us learn and make us better people so there can be a lesson found in every moment, sometimes you have to have negative moments to understand the positive ones.  The main point is though to not dwell or focus on those negative moments but to either turn them into something positive or simply focus on something else.  So much easier said than done though.

I would like to try and see if there is truth to the theory that our feelings and/or thoughts actually do influence our reality.  To slowly but surely try to change my way of thinking, to get back on the path, to let go of those things, situations, people, and anything else that brings negativity into my world.  To learn to let the fearful, pessimistic thoughts go and to focus on anything but them.  And if I can't rid my world of negativity I will at least learn to teach myself not to dwell on it, to focus on instead what I truly want and what is right.  It is going to be challenging and I hope on those days when everything feels like it is going wrong I can sustain a positive vibration!

Step one.....Think the things you want.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Reality Shows

Okay, so I'd estimate that just about everyone watches at least one reality show.  It seems like there are more reality shows on now then ever before. (although I question if some of these reality shows don't involve acting at times) 

Anyway, I like to watch some of them.  Mainly out of fascination because I cannot believe some of the people, their personalities and lifestyles seem so foreign to me at times that I tend to watch out of amazement that many of them are actually real people.  Although, I don't always like the superficialness, meanness, nor cattiness displayed on some of them, hence I try to watch the ones that are more lighthearted. haha
Which brings me to my man.  I have talked about this before him wanting to be on a reality show, how he talks about wanting to get on Big Brother all the time, and trys out for the show faithfully each April.   Well it is that time of year again and long behold he is on his way to tryouts. (wearing yellow pants and a cardigan, looking rather JCrewish today) 

He has also been contacted about a show A&E is producing.  They are planning on sending people across the world to bet on various things that could range from sports to elephant racing in India.  Which reminds me of the show "I Bet You" featuring those two poker players guys who travel all over doing crazy things as they bet each other who will win.  My thoughts are simply "really another reality show". 

While I try to be supportive and show enthusiasm about his reality show dreams and desires, deep down I'm  rather uncomfortable with the idea.  No doubt when I was 20 I would have probably thought it was cool and a fun idea, but now I just don't have much interest in the whole be on a reality show thing.  Maybe it is because I watch reality shows and know that through editing they often times can portray inaccurate images and personalities of people. 
And honestly who wants to be separated from the one they love for 3 months with absolutely no communication allowed whatsoever?  I don't understand why he would ever desire that. (and maybe that fact alone bothers me the most)  Or maybe I just don't want our life interrupted by such stuff.  I'm more low key and don't desire that kind of attention in our lives.  Know what I mean?   Maybe there are other more important things I think he could focus on in our life than trying to get on a reality show.  Plus, after both being laid off which was scary, my man finally got a job he loves which would be hard to sustain while doing a reality show. I don't know I can't really explain it.

Guess I just feel torn sometimes.  I want to be supportive and enthusiast but I just don't understand it. I've never been one for the limelight.  And I've been out with people here and there, who shall we say are rather easily recognized and could never understand how anyone could like that kind of attention. To have people approaching, staring, or whatever it may be....that just feels like so little privacy and it gets annoying.  I never felt like I needed that kind of attention, nor needed to impress others by what I do or have. 

But you know that is just me, I'm there are many others who love that kind of attention, who would love to be on a reality show and like my man go to the try outs each year.  Just look at all the people that show up for all these various reality tv program auditions.  It is rather amazing. Which is what then got me really wondering what is the main motivation for people wanting to be on these type shows, is it the notoriety they gain or the possibility of winning money?  Or is it both.  

Fact is I love my man, so I will try to be as supportive of these reality show dreams as I can be.  And that is the tricky aspect of any relationship finding ways to be supportive and understanding when you don't always agree or understand.  Not everyones dreams are going to mesh with anothers. Not even everyones values, or what they consider right from wrong are even going to match at times.  And that is where life can be challenging yet also educational, learning to adapt, compromise, and be understanding...yet at the same time stand by what we feel is right or what our own dreams are. 

So that is where I am at today, trying to understand his dreams and desires to be on a reality show.  Maybe I need to talk to Snooki or the Situation to better understand the whole reality tv thing. haha   I don't know as my biggest desire is to live financially comfortable on a quiet beach in a little cottage some place warm with the man and doggie. haha (and maybe there are people trying to understand why I would ever desire that as well)

Ah don't mind my little tangent today, sometimes I just need to express my thoughts.  Today happens to be one of those days. :)  Besides that is what journals are for right....


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Starfish Story


“One person can make a difference and every person should try.”

"In the power to change yourself is the power to change the world around you."

Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.
He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"  The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."

"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.
To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference for that one."

                                            Adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley

"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee."

"Go for the moon. If you don't get it, you'll still be heading for a star."












Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Woof Wednesday

Woof Wednesday, let me introduce you to Megan a 4-5 yr old West Highland Terrier.  Meg was a breeding dog in a puppy mill and she came in a shaggy filthy matted mess so she had to be shaved down.  She is a loving, wonderful, playful dog. She gives kisses and loves belly rubs. She's GREAT!!!

She must have another dog in the home to follow and learn from and of course to play with. She needs someone home to continue to work with her on housebreaking, although she is crate trained and will not go in her crate, and of course another dog and a fenced yard. Kids are a big plus.

The rescue organization has specific requirements for adopting their dogs so please read all the details listed on their website or petfinder carefully before contacting them thanks.  They also ask that people do not write to ask if the dog is available, if the dog is listed it is available. You can fill in the online application by going to http://www.sosdogs.org/ .

Sometimes rescue and/or shelters might seem rather picky or demanding, but we must all understand they are only looking out for the best interest of the dogs being rescued.  They are trying  their hardest to find these dogs the best, loving homes that match the individual dog's unique personalities and any special needs they might require.




Megan
4-5 yr old Westie, 23 lb
SOS DOGS - Small Dog Rescue, Cherry Hill, NJ

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19144613


{Please keep in mind a dog is a lifetime commitment. They need attention, love and time just like we do. In addition, adding a pet to the family does cost money in the way of food, health care,training,etc. So before adopting make sure you are willing to make that kind of commitment and have the resources to do so.}

*If you want to be apart of "Woof Wednesdays" email Lauren at [lcairdo@gmail.com] or leave a comment! We would Love to bring you on board!









Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday Musings

Monday again?  This day seems to come faster than any other. 

Spent yesterday watching one of my favorite golf tournaments....The Masters.  It is such a beautiful golf course.  Going into it I never imagined one of my favorite golfers, Adam Scott, would be in contention to win the thing.  I got so excited at the prospect of him winning, when at the very last minute Schwartzel pulled ahead I could not believe it.   In case you aren't familiar with golf, or know who he is, see image below.


And that is the very reason I have a hard time watching sports because I like sports, the fact I tend to take it a little too serious at times, and  if the team or individual I desire to win does not, well I am left with that awful disappointment feeling.   Oh another note Adam Scott's game has improved and looks rather solid, it was fun to watch!

Saturday I got to spend time with my family, and play with my niece. Oh to see the world through her eyes.  She is so curious and loves to ask why.  If only we could all hold onto that wonder, curiosity, innocence, kindness, and playfulness as we age.  Being around her simply makes me smile.



The weather here is still a little cool, and it has been filled with showers.  Could it be true that April showers really do bring May flowers?  I'm growing impatience though as I want to feel the warm air that accompanies Spring, want to start planting flowers, and want to shed the layers I wear to stay warm.  Really wish it would just warm up to the high 70's, that would be ideal.  


Which bring me to gardening, this Monday I'm trying to decide what we can plant/grow on a budget.  In years past when working I spent a decent amount of plants but this year I need to keep costs low but I love flowers so I'm trying to figure out how exactly how to go about it.  Usually I buy flowers that are already a good size but I'm toying with the idea of trying to start the plants from seed.  As seeds tend to be cheaper but will they grow to the size I need them to or even bloom the first season, and for that fact will the seeds even germinate if I plant them directly.  Anyone have any experience growing plants such as annuals and perennials directly from seed?

Monday is here which means it is time to get some work done.  Hope your Monday is filled it lots of laughs and happiness.  Blessings!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Woof Wednesday

The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.”
 
Welcome to Woof Wednesday it is my pleasure to introduce you to Molly.  Molly was rescued with 3 other West Highland Terriers from a puppy mill.  She actually spent the first 4-5 years of her life at the puppy mill being used for breeding purposes, and now it is up to us to find her a good family and loving home! 
 
The Small Dog Rescue says she is a happy dog, but must have another dog in the household to follow and learn from.  If interested in adopting her please go to http://www.sosdogs.org/ and fill out an application.  (The organization asks that you please not write to ask if the dog is available, if the dog is listed which Molly is, than they are accepting applications.)

 Let's show this special Westie what love is and find her a great home!   
 
 
Molly
4-5 yrs old, West Highland Terrier
SOS DOGS - Small Dog Rescue, Cherry Hill, NJ
Email only - email@sosdogs.org


{Please keep in mind a dog is a lifetime commitment. They need attention, love and time just like we do. In addition, adding a pet to the family does cost money in the way of food, health care,training,etc. So before adopting make sure you are willing to make that kind of commitment and have the resources to do so.}


*If you want to be apart of "Woof Wednesdays" email Lauren at [lcairdo@gmail.com] or leave a comment! We would Love to bring you on board!


“No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.”




Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday Musings

Why do I feel like I write it is Monday once again, more often than I write any other day of the week?  Seriously, where do the weekends go?   The man starts rambling about it on Sundays, how Fridays just seems to arrive and next thing you know it's Sunday night,  we are then left to reflect on where the weekend went and how fast they seem to go compared to the normal workweek.

It is possible that maybe, just maybe it might be good for the economy if we had four day work weeks, and three day weekends.  At if not for nothing, at least it would be good for people's spirits, a moral booster of some sorts. 

So Friday we watched Wall Street Never Sleeps, we were looking forward to it as we both enjoyed the first.  My advice, wait until this movie is being shown for free, even then it is not worth watching.  Compared to the first Wall Street, it is down right boring and the actors they chose just do not fit the roles.  We found ourselves wanting to fast forward most of the movie.  The only thing we liked about it was the surround sound we have going in our place, movies sound so great now!

Saturday I hosed down the front patio, and all the furniture in hopes Spring will arrive soon.  Our temperatures here are still averaging below normal, and chilly.  Come evening we went on a little date night to try out this Tavern we have passed a few times that always seems to be crowded.  We now understand why as the food was delicious, and worth the little wait.  Big juicy burgers was the order of the night.  Their burger menu alone was a nice variety.  So if you are ever in the Philly area, drive a little north to Jenkintown and check out the Drake Tavern. 

Sunday morning started out a little rough as my stomach gave me some troubles, which then brought on some palpitations and it all left me feeling quite anxious.  Did I mention I have the ultimate sensitive stomach, or actually overall sensitive body.  That is what I get for eating all that delicious fried food I guess, and finishing a two pound burger.  So the afternoon was spent lazily lounging as we dozed while watching the Flyers/Rangers game.  Perfect way to spend a Sunday.  And we always seem to like opposing teams so it can make the games rather interesting at times. (of course the man has a much fouler mouth than me when it comes to trash talking) haha

Big game tonight who will win the college championship....Butler or UConn?  UConn seems to be on such a winning streak that I almost feel sorry for Butler having to play a team that hasn't lost a game since the big east Tournament began.  And of course when my team isn't playing I always try to root for the underdog....so let's go Butler. 

Anyway, there need to be more days in the weekends that's all I'm saying.  More time for fun, relaxation, and families to spend together.  Besides that is what is important in life, and yet more time is given to work then family.  Just doesn't seem right if you ask me there needs to be way more time for those we love and for those things we love, and less time spent at work with people we don't love and doing things that in the grande scheme of life don't make us as happy as our hobbies.  Well that is just my opinion. haha

Happy Monday, may it be filled with whatever good things we can all dream! 



If only the office could be these chairs overlooking such beauty.






Saturday, April 2, 2011

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

The beauty of life is displayed in flowers each day, as each flower possesses something special and unique. And so it is with people, or as I say souls.  No two ever exactly the same but each uniquely beautiful in their own way.  Just a little something to think about as we go about our days.





 Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Good Book


"You cannot open a book without learning something."



Personally I enjoy when others share books that they feel are worth reading.  I love bookstores and reading, but not to often do I come across many books that hold my attention.   A friend recommended this book to me, and must say I find it rather motivating. 

The book basically teaches people a simple and what seems to be effective method for transforming their lives and obtaining whatever they desire.  The writer has a conciseness to her writing that I love. 

Anyway, if you are looking for ideas on how to bring what you desire into your life it is worth a read!



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