Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Conquer mountains tall and oceans deep,
Overcome every hill and dale,
Reach for the stars in the universe,
Dream big and dare to fail.

You're never too old or never to young
To reach places no one else has been,
Do the things that stir your soul,
And keep doing them over again.

Jump off mountains or out of airplanes,
Start living, if you have never fought
To live a life that will stir your heart,
It makes no difference if you succeed or not.

What matters most is the challenge
By doing things that make others pale,
Start doing the deeds that some dare not.
Dream big and dare to fail.

What does it matter if you don't succeed,
It only matters that you feel the pride
Of putting some excitement into your life
And of knowing that at least you tried.

Don't be afraid to to lose or fail,
Just give it all you've got,
You will find your life more rewarding
If in its enthusiasm you get caught.

Aim for those stars high in the sky
And never settle for anything less,
Don't even ask how far they are
And don't even try to guess.

Just reach out as far as you can,
For that is all you need to do
To fulfill all your wishes and dreams,
And to find the real you.
William C. Glessing,

Thursday, December 17, 2009


A woman has strengths that amaze men.

She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens.

She holds happiness, love and opinions.

She smiles when she feels like screaming.

She sings when she feels like crying, cries when

she's happy and laughs when she's afraid.

Her love is unconditional!

There's only one thing wrong with her.

She sometimes forgets what she's worth.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Power of Love

The Spirit of love flows everywhere.
All things come from love,
But it creates nothing.
The force and intensity of love is immense,
But it makes no claim to power.
Love cares for and nourishes everything,
Yet it does not hold on to things.
True love is part of everyone
And is hidden deep in every heart.
Thus it is humble.
All things eventually come back to love.
It alone lasts forever.
Love is not aware of its greatness
Thus it is truly great. (P.H.)


"Change can only occur with the full cooperaton of mind, body, and spirit..."

From: Reflections of a Spiritual Astronaut: Book II

Monday, December 7, 2009

Everything happens for a reason.....

"Here is a very powerful insight: see EVERYTHING that happens in your life as being for your best interest.

Consider this...

Anything that annoys you is "for" teaching you patience.
Anyone who abandons you is "for" teaching you how to stand up on your own two feet.
Anything that angers you is "for" teaching you forgiveness... and compassion.
Anything that has power over you is "for" teaching you how to take your power back.
Anything you hate is "for" teaching you unconditional love.
Anything you fear is "for" teaching you courage to over come your fear.
Anything you can't control is "for" teaching you how to let go and trust the Universe."

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Look into your mirror
And tell me what you see
Is it really you?
Or someone you cannot be

Don’t look at someone else’s mirror
And tell them who they should be
Looking in their mirror
Will not change what your mirror sees

When you look into your mirror
Are you sure you see yourself?
As you gaze into your eyes
Are you sure your eyes aren’t reflecting someone else?

It’s not the mirror’s fault,
That it reflects someone else
How do you expect a mirror to reflect you
If you don’t know who you are yourself ~Mehreen Mujeeb

Friday, November 6, 2009

A? for effort???

a night of tossing and turning and at 4 am...caved...got up. Sleepy and hungry I went in to exercise and did a few minutes of weights (arms) and then went to the treadmill for 1/4 mile. Feel like I needed to do more and want to go back and try again...is being tired a good enough excuse to not exercise....I used to think so...but now I know that I will be tired no matter what and the pain (dang ankle) will be there and there will always be an excuse not to exercise....I am looking for excuses to FOLLOW THROUGH and keep moving and stop giving in to the little voices in my head they say it is ok to give into all of them. I am thinking about what goals I want to accomplish next summer and they all revolve around being able to hike and ride bikes and walk and run.....so I have to work through these pains and tired moments because when "race day" comes I might have to push through tired or pains....I am learning that all these feelings are a good thing...God gave them all to us. No one wants to feel discomfort so we all do what we can to avoid it....but when we ache after a hard work-out that is are muscles telling us we used our body and it is building strength in us. Tired is a hard one for me to work through, because my body just wants to idle and not move....I am working through it....and I am going (right now) to get back on that treadmill and make it happen!

Saturday, October 31, 2009


This is my year of change. I love my life, but I want to challenge myself to be the best I can be. I want to stop living other peoples dreams and make my own dreams a reality. I want to challenge the way I think about and react to life. I do not want to change who I am because I like myself. I don't want to sell myself short by not trying because a fear of failure. If I never try I will never succeed!