grateful to just be

I aspire

In today’s ever changing landscape in the business world I see many aspects of other’s jobs and professions that I am grateful I will never have to consider as part of my own professional landscape.

I am grateful that I will never have to forsake a friend, or downplay their importance to me, simply because they don’t fit the necessary criteria that will further my own success and popularity.   Continue reading

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friends that Steal

blue cabana from LL Bean

blue cabana from LL Bean

Having something stolen from you has to be one of the most invasive and unsettling feelings I have ever known. It doesn’t feel good to know that someone would come into your personal space and take something that you worked hard to pay for.

I was walking across the field at an event one year when I saw a man putting together a pretty blue cabana. It looked just like the ones my husband and I had just purchased from LL Bean and I wanted to see how much this guy liked his.   Continue reading

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I “Like” integrity

There is one Way of the World I would love to change, or see it change during my lifetime. I can see tiny sparks of it now among my own friends that do have these qualities.

The world would be so much nicer if the loyalty and integrity of someone became qualities people liked more than they liked the popularity of someone else with the integrity of a grub.   Continue reading

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I will never be silent again

I will never stop sharing.

Not ever.

No one will silence my thoughts.

No one will stifle my humor.

I will not bend to someone’s whims or perception of how they think I should behave.

It’s nonsense for anyone to be expected to do that.

Utter nonsense.

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let me beat you up with love

When someone tells you what they really think of you and they are not kind about it and truly heinous remarks are made and then they tell you how awesome they think you are and that they are your friend…here’s another way to look at it.

Take a baseball bat and swing it hard enough to break your friend’s bones. Then hug them and tell them how much you love them.

Does this sound like a friend you’d like to keep around?   Continue reading

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getting credit

One of my friends used some of my work to promote a great cause and told me that I could write anything I wanted to about myself to add to it.

Now I am always pretty proud of my work, but when it’s used to promote something charitable I rarely see it as something I *need* to take credit for. In fact, I would never even consider that as part of the package. I realize that not everyone has the same attitude though, and that’s fine. I’m just a low maintenance kinda gal.   Continue reading

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when you stop and really think about it…

Karma I saw that

I see a lot of these new stories about being watched or our movements being digitally recorded. I read the aghast comments twinged with outrage and I wonder what’s up with that.

You see, I live a rather simple life. I don’t do anything illegal or secretive. I’m really not going anywhere I would be ashamed to go and the people that scare me are either too preoccupied with themselves to hunt me or too stupid to figure this technology out.

So really, who cares?

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own your own junk

Sometimes when I get angry, past transgressions churn to the surface and erupt like adult acne. I’m not sure if it’s because I stayed silent for so long, or because it still hurts, but I’m going to use my own weakness to move forward. I know I might never “get over it”, but that’s okay.

The people that love me, love me.

I encourage each of you to be real about what hurts you, talk about your troubles and deal with your junk. No one else can do that for you, but they can listen when you’re talking and hug you after.

The people that love you, really love you.

And the ones that don’t, don’t matter

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do this!

If you only do one thing for yourself today, do this.

Look in the mirror and say out loud “I know who I am.”

And believe it.

It is never going to matter if other people know you, if you don’t even know yourself.

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What makes you unique?

heart light

There is something to be learned from the individual that seeks out the unknown underdogs of the world, instead of just hanging out with the “cool kids” all the time. You see, hanging out with the “cool kids” doesn’t mean that you are one of them, it doesn’t make you an individual and it certainly doesn’t mean you’re special.

In fact, it doesn’t mean you’ll ever be anything more in life than someone who hangs out and hangs on.

Strike out on your own and create your unique space in this world and leave the cool kids in your dust.

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