Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday's Inspiration...

This week just remember to tell yourself: 






Your Attitude is directly affected by your thoughts." Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life!" has been my mantra or affirmation for a few years now. I say it to my kids & Brian all the time whenever they seem to be having a moment of self doubt.

The older I get the more I really understand this. It also affects your outcome, if that makes sense.There are a lot of self help books & Tapes out there. Someone that really helped me was Dana Wilde the creator of The Mind Aware. She has a series of tapes/mp3 that are called "Train Your Brain" series that I bought. It is really a great series to listen to and learn from. What's nice is the beginning has quite a bit of information to absorb but she has broken it up into less than 20 minutes each lesson. I've had the series for almost 2 years now it took me a while to get through but you really can train your brain. Saying a simple thing such as " It's going to be a Great Day!"

To check out more on Dana Wilde Go to www.themindaware.com .

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

When it's Summer…
Take some time to enjoy the sunshine!

It should be mandatory for everyone to take a week off and enjoy the sunshine in the Summer! There is something about having some freedom and down time to stop and smell the roses, or in my case the day lilies or water lilies or any of my perennials that happen to be blooming in my yard. It reminds me of my childhood when it seemed like you could just plop down on the grass, view up at the sky & see whatever you saw in the clouds.

It's been a little while since I've taken the time to write on this blog, way overdue in fact for someone that loves reading writing and expressing themselves. But sometimes that road we travel called life gets in the way and it is best for an expressive person to make some private time. 

Right now, there are lots of great things for me to be excited about and so it is now time to share my joy and excitement again. 

Here are a few of my recent beautiful things growing in my world and of course if it inspires me, I hope that it will inspire someone else too! 





A pretty pink water lily from my wild overgrown garden.




A view from my Sister and brother in law Chris & Mark's summer cottage on Lake Mitchell during 4th of July weekend.