Sunday, September 23, 2012

Let It Go!

*life deals yet another 22
*dark days of despair become the norm
*sunshine has left the sky; silver linings hard to find
*no one seems to notice when you do the “right” thing
*the bills arrive on time; THE cheque doesn’t
*when a friend betrays a confidence
*a family member let’s us down
*when someone else gets the promotion
*dinner is a disaster, in spite of best efforts
*another “winner” chosen for the contest
*when someone you care about is hurt for no reason
*the newspaper stuns with a front page of doom/gloom
*the bank account seems to have dwindled overnight
*the will to try just once more is just not there…
*a perfect 21 is also in that deck
*it is always darkest before the dawn
*the sun always shines, who needs a lining! 
*YOU always knows you’ve done the “right” thing
*the bills can wait one more day, the cheque IS in the mail
*maybe they weren’t that good of a friend after all
*forgive and forget is easier than bearing a grudge
*the job might not be the best for you upon closer scrutiny
*be thankful for food on the table and a second chance
*another contest is out there and it is YOURS
*to be sensitive to those in need is a gift. give it, often
*what about the “feel good” stories. they are there too.
*feel blessed to have a bank account with any money in it
*the best way to begin, is to begin; inspiration will follow
This is a poem I wrote a few years ago.
I was thinking about it again this past week and thought that the phrase: "let it go" would be a good thought/mantra to share. Sometimes, that's all we can do, isn't it?
Here's the link to the original post with reader's comments.
Have a wonderful week. :<)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Word of the Week: Greatness!

"The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain."
-Richard Milhouse Nixon

"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness."

-Oprah Winfrey
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but really great people make you feel that you too, can become great.
-Mark Twain 
I can't think of anything that inspires me more to consider life's endless possibilities and opportunities, than gazing at a beautiful sky.
What an encompassing and beautiful ideal to aspire too.
We all have the potential to be great. Even if it applies to only one talent, skill, gift... isn't it worth aspiring too? 
I hope these quotes will inspire you to explore and discover your own path to greatness, this week and every week.

And some new posts at my other blogs:
My Real Life Reviews: Sea Glass Hearts (book review)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Word of the Week: Catch-Up!

I'm planning for a catch-up week that might stretch to more like a month. LOL 
My desk "pile" (overflowing into a box now...) has gotten a bit "unruly" as of late. LOL In particular, a backlog of books and also some products to review, over at: My Real Life Reviews .
I'm also waiting on several book reviews pending for my two new poetry books and more review copies coming in the mail right now, so I know how frustrating it can be to wait. My apologies to anyone who's sent me a book that I haven't reviewed yet. It is NOT forgotten.
I'm also working on my novel. Still going great but every time I think I'm almost done, the plot "takes off" in another direction! I'll take it though. So much better than the blank screen/page/mind syndrome. ;<) We've all been there, right?
I have a gazillion projects on the go but I know so well that focusing and finishing one at a time, is always the best course of action, if at all possible. Or alternately, having a goal of a portion to complete, on any given day. That works too, especially for larger projects.
So, it's catch-up week here. I hope I've inspired you to work on your own pile of projects too. It's soooo satisfying to get them completed!
Happy Week, G :<)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Word of the Week: Talisman

Do you believe in talismans?
This gorgeous "sachet" type talisman above was made for me by a friend who is a good (white)witch. It contains various herbs and plants believed to ward off evil.
 I have it on the back of our front door, along with: a rosary, cross, (very) small totem ...covering all the bases, so to speak. ;<)
This lovely talisman is also an ongoing reminder of my friend's concern and support, while I was going through a very difficult time. That kind of friendship is a gift and a treasure. Her thoughtfulness in making this personal and unique gift for me meant so much.

This is my writing talisman.
 I wear it when I'm working on creative writing projects. Another gift. I love the symbolism of the sun, the light, shining....all good.

Some writers wear hats, a certain T-shirt etc... I like my sun necklace.
I'm also sharing an archive haiku/haiga over at My Poetic Path today, featuring the theme: talisman. Hope you'll stop by to see that too.
I wish you a week filled with wonders of all kinds, including luck and good fortune.
Don't forget your talisman! ;<)


an object held to act as a charm to avert evil and bring good fortune
- something producing apparently magical or miraculous effects
Definition courtesy of Merriam


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