Sunday, August 21, 2011


Summer has been SO AWESOME!

This summer we have:

traveled on an airplane, taxi, party bus, boat, pulled on a tube in the bay, driven by car & truck, motorcycle, walked, rode bikes, scooters, boogie boards, and waves.

We've been through the air, on land and in the sea.

We have one more trip left.

But, I'm TIRED!

What about you?

How are you holding up this summer?

Do you enjoy NOT having regular routine
or not?


I LOVE the fact that when summer ends,

school begins.

A schedule and a routine are good things.

Getting up and having breakfast,
a good thing.

Going to school for the 3 R's,
a good thing.

a good thing.

Going to sleep at "bedtime",
a good thing,
a GREAT thing!

Ecclesiastes 3

A Time for Everything
1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Tell me how you are feeling about Summer
coming to an end...

Is it about time to be done or
do you want some more?

What time is it for YOU?

Friday, August 19, 2011

My Deepest Fear

"My deepest fear is not that I am inadequate.
My deepest fear is that I am POWERFUL beyond measure.

It is my LIGHT,
not my darkness that most frightens me.

I ask myself, Who am I to be
Brilliant, Gorgeous, Talented, Fabulous?

Actually, who am I NOT TO BE?


Me playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around Me.

I am meant to SHINE, as children do.

I was born to make manifest the GLORY OF GOD that is within ME.

It's not just in ME, it's in EVERYONE.

And as I let my own light SHINE,
I unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As I am liberated from my own fear,
My presence automatically liberates others."

Marianne Williamson

I heard this quote many years ago, and just heard it again, recently.
What an amazing reminder!

I AM A CHILD OF GOD and HE is within ME!

HE is within YOU!

How can we allow HIS LIGHT to shine through us more?

"You are the LIGHT of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put in under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
Matthew 5:13-16

Wednesday, August 10, 2011



I got it!

This little guy is a trophy I get to keep for one WHOLE week, because I was voted
"Best Table Topics"
this morning at Toastmasters.

Let me tell you about Toastmasters.

Everyone, I mean EVERYONE should join a group.

It will help you:

Gain confidence in speaking in front of a group.
(I mean, really, isn't that enough?)

Get used to answering questions spontaneously,
that actually make sense.

Grow mentally & emotionally.

Become aware of our little speaking "issues" and have the opportunity week after week to work on them.
(our "ums, uhs, you know's")

Become part of a community that supports and encourages
each other.

Become a better leader.


I should have joined a group years ago, but I will be honest with you...

I was scared.

Scared of feedback, criticism, negativity.

There is none of THAT here.

Ooops, there is feedback,
positive feedback.

Feedback that I need if I truly want to get better,

I do.

So, I've been going for 3 weeks barely surviving the
"Table Topics".

The Table Topics Master provides questions related to a theme for the day, that we answer,
when we are CALLED ON.

This is some scary poo-poo!

When we start, my heart is literally pounding SO HARD!
I avoid eye-contact,
I start sweating,
I pretend that I'm listening to other members as they share,
thinking to myself the whole time,
"I wonder who he will call on next?"

Well, being called on for 3 weeks in a row,
so, I figured I'd have a turn today.

I did.

I survived!

I even got a trophy!

Yeah Toastmasters!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Words to LIVE By!

Here are some words to LIVE By....

Which ones do you need to practice more?

I'm thinking about printing this out,

framing it


hanging it

somewhere we can ALL see!

Let's see....

what do I need to work on?

" Always be Grateful"


"Try new Things",

What do YOU need to work on?