Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”
―Hal Borland

Whatever you may do this evening to celebrate the new year's entrance, I hope that it is wonderful, great, exciting, and meaningful to you in some way!
We are about to enter a fascinating time in our lives and should welcome it with open arms! Take the mistakes, regrets, lessons learned of last year and make them into the wisdom we need to do great things in 2010.
See you in the New Year!
Love, Laugh, Live

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Inspiration #2

I was recently asked about what inspires me. I am inspired by life and everything, experiences around me. Ironically the person that posed the question has also become an inspiration to me. He has taken a dream and turned it into one of his realities. Has taken the beautiful words from his heart and mind, put them on paper to share with us all.
That is where I am now with my works of poetry. I love them and want to see them stimulate something in others. In 2010 I will set forth to share more of my creative side through a book of poetry, more spoken word, and continued writing and blogging. I have been inspired!
His inspiration has empowered me to move forward on my dream. Thank you!

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Decade

I am now even more excited, for whatever reason, about this new year upon us. Not only does it signify the end of 2009, but it also is the beginning of a new decade! Our new decade, I believe, will be defined by freedom of creative expression. More will we see people using the right side of their brains, which fosters our creativity...and we as a global community,  are in need of more REAL, MEANINGFUL things in our daily world. There seems to be a need for us to fully express our feelings, thoughts in all types of expressive means.
Remember, art tells the story of life...let's create more beautiful, inspirational art, for our life is beginning to depend on it.
I will also be moving my blog into that direction...look for the new changes to come as I  begin to change. As always, your love, support, and well wishes are greatly appreciated!



Tomorrow is just a day away,
But think, today was tomorrow,
     Yesterday was tomorrow, the day before yesterday was a tomorrow.

Everyday is a tomorrow. There is a hope.

Monday, December 28, 2009

2009....the things to leave behind

There are about 3 more days left in 2009. I was thinking what made an impression on me this year, in a positive way. The list was somewhat short honestly. It made me see that I am a little more than ready to welcome a new year.
I also reflected on what are the things I would like to leave behind in is my short list.
1. Negative people: If you don't bring positive energy into my life, you will not be welcomed in.
2. Complaining: this is a bad habit of mine and what does it accomplish in the end? Complaining is not a resolution, it's only a hinderance.
3. No follow through: I can no longer short myself or those around me. If I thought something is worthwhile of my involvement, then I need to be 100 in it.
4. Thinking of what others may think:
Not that i don't care what you may think, because I'm human and I still will no matter what. But I'm coming to a place that what others may think will not be a priority in my future actions and plans.

I'm sure there are other miscellaneous things that I will make leave behind and people for that matter. However these are the things I wil consciously work on leaving behind in 2009. Be blessed.
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Monday, December 21, 2009

The Reason for the Season

On yesterday, I witnessed a close friend of mine get baptized! I believe that I was just as excited as she was. As she went through the ceremony, I began to think more about how this moment was what Christmas was about. God gave us his son and Christmas is the celebration of his birth. Well, in some ways I saw the baptism as a birth. It is a birth of one's new spiritual connection to Christ and growth in spirituality. This is the real reason for the season.
In this time of giving of gifts, remember there are more important gifts to be given that can not be bought or found in any store. Give of yourself. Make promises to share your time, your love, your spirit. Wrap it all up in a pretty bow, set it under the tree. I will be so excited when it is unwrapped by loved ones and they see that I've given them something that is irreplacable and could not be "bought" on thier own. What a joy!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Life Lesson....

I am a life long learner...I love learning new things. However, there is something that I believe is my lesson to truly learn in this lifetime is Patience! I read my Rev. Run Words of Wisdom this morning, which often provides me with inspiration to write. This morning's message was "Patience is a science of peace". Wow!
Patience is defined as 1). quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence, 2). an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay.
Peace is defined as 1). freedom of the mind from annoyance, distraction, anxiety, an obsession, etc.; tranquillity; serenity, 2). silence; stillness.
By definition alone, these two concepts indeed go hand in hand. This is why I must achieve it heart to heart, mind to mind, and soul to soul.
How does one become patient? How does one reach peace?
First stop is Prayer.
Secondly through Purpose. What is my purpose? What is that I need to be patient about? How can I reach this peacefully.
Through prayer, my answers will come.
And like anything new that you may learn, Practice, Practice, Practice for things to become Perfect.
Therefore, on my path I will pray with purpose asking for Peace (heart, mind, soul, actions, and words) which will bring Patience, and practice it until I become perfect in the art of Patience. Life lessons to learn....

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Soldier of Love

It's the wild, wild west and I'm doing my best to stay alive....
So goes Sade's newest single, which is the title track of her widely anticipated new cd. I heard the song earlier in the week and can not get it out of my mind! Besides the beat and lyrics being hot, I'm wrapped up in the feeling the song gives me.
Right off the back it made me feel like she understood what it meant to fight for love! I've been on that quest...
I've noticed that that quest has been my muse in my writings for so long. Now I wonder why...
Who knows why it may be. So I continue my quest and now have a new anthem for my journey, because I am a Soldier of Love!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Trying to find my Merry

I know the holidays are upon us... I even my Christmas decorations up. But you all, I'm missing my joy and merriment right now. In fact, this minute, I'm hating the holidays. Yes I did say that. But this is what I mean by it.
I'm trying keep up with a schedule of parties, gatherings, and dinners. Among that I'm also trying to figure out the "perfect gifts" on a furloughed budget for my loving family, friends, and randoms who may gift me and out of guilt I will gift. Can you say stressed with a capital S??!

So this is the thing... All year we should gather together just to celebrate being a part of each others' lives. We are not perfect, therefore, perfect gifts don't exist unless it signifies the true reason for the season... Giving love and peace unto others. However it may look and whenever it is given... Year round!
Flee commercialism.... I'm thinking about going back to my roots and beliefs this year. And I realized this all while watching the Charlie Brown Christmas special :-)
Find your true joy and merry in this season... For I'm on the journey to find mine! My mom says the lights of the tree should represent the love that is possessed by the residents... So I will look at my lights and think of the love I want to share...

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Monday, December 7, 2009


I was reminded today how important it is for me to express myself...
At times I have been told that I can be "reserved"...but little do they know that I best express myself in written form.
Therefore, I am feeling inspired to write more. So hopefully, pray for me, that I can keep up my blog on a daily (at least weekly!) basis. I love writing, I love expressing myself, I love the way writing makes me feel more whole.
You know there are days when I feel like I don't quite know myself, but when I write...things seem to figure themselves out. Change happens, life happens, content happens, and sometimes, I find patience or a new idea in it.
So today, I feel INSPIRED! I will write again...maybe I will finally tell my story in isn't much..but I'm hoping that it can make a difference some way some how to someone...
That's what I'm all about..making a difference! Inspiring to empower....remember that!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Two Questions

I have only two questions I want to ask in this post...and not that I want to respond to myself, but just to put out there....

How do you give yourself permission to fall in love?

How do you forgive yourself of the pain that comes at the end of falling in love?