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Monday, December 10, 2018



In this day and age of "out of control political correctness", perhaps we can just dig in to our own spiritual practice for the holiday season, and spread GREAT JOY!!!

Now, it does not matter to me if you celebrate CHRISTMAS or not, but the reason for the season is all about the birth of Jesus Christ.  So, just LET IT BE! For I will not accept your infiltration of my own PEACEABLE KINGDOM, which includes GOD!!!  IT IS MY RIGHT...

Our community is full of Jehovah's Witnesses, who do not celebrate Christmas.  That is their right.  We've had to make adjustments in the school district so as not to offend those families, but what about the majority of Christians in the school who celebrate Christmas and the Jewish families who celebrate Hanukkah?  We also have Muslims in our community, who are free to practice their own beliefs.    Yes, they are also accommodated..

TO EACH HIS OWN...I shared Hanukkah with friends, and I am a Christian.  They are not offended in any way by my "MERRY CHRISTMAS" decorations and choice of CHRISTMAS CAROLS...and yes, "BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE" is one of them.  Again...LET IT BE!


So why is it that some are banning the use of that song because it hints of sexual misconduct...blah, blah, blah.  IT'S A CHRISTMAS SONG!  And "what's in that drink" back in that day and age merely meant it was alcohol...not a date rape drug.  LET IT BE! 

And one of the BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES is A CHRISTMAS STORY.  Funny for all...and poor Ralphie who gets bullied learns a good lesson.  AND NO HE DOESN'T SHOOT HIS EYE OUT WITH THAT RED RIDER BB GUN!  LET IT BE...

If the bleeding hearts think that is a "bad" movie, then why do they support all that sex, drugs and rock and rap crap in all the HOLLYWOOD movies?




Tuesday, October 23, 2018


I wish I knew where the time goes...and so quickly it goes at that!  Yet, here I sit in the midst of my fave season, and because of soooo much rain, I have not had a chance to witness any spectacular Fall Foliage...above photo is an oldie!

And as the seasons change, I am reminded that change is good!  There are many things that I would like to change...mostly on the homefront.  Yes, I'd like to paint the house a different color...and I would like to change the layout of my bedroom...and of course, I would like to change the current climate of division into one of unity and harmony!!!  

I am only one person, but I will continue to engage responsibly in a positive dialogue and shine light wherever possible.  In this day and age of such turmoil and utter chaos among humans, all in the name of "politics" it is the perfect time for each of us to take a good long look in the mirror to see who is responsible for making change...


And if you have nothing nice to say to someone, 
PLEASE just smile:) and say nothing at all!  


Wednesday, July 18, 2018


"When one door closes, another opens: but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."
~ Alexander Graham Bell 
Many opportunities in life have passed us by because we are not paying attention to the grand scheme of things.  We've all had to face those bummers along the way, and some of them are very harsh realities.  And we can wallow in self-pity endlessly, wondering all the while...WHY ME???  And gee, what did I ever do to deserve this???

However, the grand plan for each and every one of us is to rise above the "woe is me" moments in life and exercise the very free will of choice that was bestowed upon us by our creator.

Yes dammit...grab that key of dreams and aspirations...and open that door to what awaits, as you step away from the past and right into what God has intended for you and your life on this Earth.  And know this...He can't do it for you...He cannot intervene without an invitation, it is up to open wide and let the light and love of the Divine guide you through that door to your true destiny! 

 Always, always give thanks...
 And always, always know that YOU ARE LOVED!!! 

Matthew 7:7
 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; 
knock, and it shall be opened unto you...

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Alexander Graham Bell
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When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
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When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Alexander Graham Bell
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When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Alexander Graham Bell
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When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Alexander Graham Bell
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When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Alexander Graham Bell
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When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Alexander Graham Bell
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Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Light Within ALL of Us!

Food for thought...

When the soul awakens unto itself, it is a GLORIOUS event...with a capital "G".  A walk on air type of event.  

Now, it doesn't just magically occur in anyone...BUT, it can happen to everyone!!!  

Step away from the ego.  For it seeks to control and overpower external forces.  Reach out to others. Be kind and caring to everyone...even complete strangers.  They too, are!

In this day and age of such angst, division and turmoil and for the sake of all of humanity, I encourage everyone to go within and search for your very own true self...THE SOUL!  

For when the ego dissipates and merges with the soul, the true authentic self is exposed and is allowed to emerge...with a smile:) BIG, BOLD and BEAUTIFUL!

Shine your light so bright that those in darkness may see!  And hey, why not even sing...
"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine..." 
That my friends is God's purpose for all of humanity.  It is so.

Seek and ye shall find!!!  
And may Peace be with you...always! 


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Love in Spring

Well, even though Old Man Winter has been so clingy, 
SPRING has finally SPRUNG!  

It has been an especially wonderful coming of Spring, with all the kiddies coming home to visit with their significant "others".  

Yes, LOVE IS IN THE AIR, allright!  
And Mom and Dad are very happy and proud of our 3 children!

It is not always easy to stand quietly on the sidelines as our children go off into the world and make those inevitable poor choices at times, but as parents we all know that is how they learn and grow.

Of course, we also know that the more we push, the further they run!  My children have heard it so many times...
"MOTHER KNOWS BEST", yet I will never say to them...

So at this stage of all of our lives,
I can honestly say that we are blessed!

Trials and tribulations along the way, including some life threatening illnesses, have made each and every one of us stronger, and have brought us closer to the Light and Source of Love Divine!

It's a glorious feeling!



Friday, February 23, 2018

Walking in Beauty

It has been an incredible week with Mother Nature.  And I embrace it all...the snow, the ice...the mud from the 72 degree day right in the middle of it all, and then back to another freezing rain, snow, ice to end this glorious week!  TGIF, that is for sure! 

This card from the Native Spirit deck by Denise Linn, fell out at me today as I was organizing my very messy desk and sitting down to tea.

This card speaks of the Native American tradition of very simply walking in beauty.  In the Navajo tradition it is called, "hozho naasha" and it means being in balance with a natural way of life!

How perfect! Because Mother Nature provides us with the perfect backdrop in order to tune in to the very spirit of the natural world around us on this great Earth.  And for me, I love it all.  Nothing is more spiritual and peaceful to me than to be out of doors in the softly falling snow, or a gentle rain knowing that these natural events are nurturing all that is LIFE!

So, on this day, tune into the beauty around you.  Take a look in the mirror and note the beauty of your very own self!  Create beauty around your home, at work.  Spread beauty to everyone you meet along the way with a sweet and genuine smile and a very simple greeting of "HELLO".
It may just be the very spark that they need to get them through this BEAUTIFUL DAY!
Lovely stained glass crow feathers from Judie!
Yes, WALK IN BEAUTY...negativity has no place there!  
And if you find a feather, pick it was placed in your path for you to find!

Thanks for stopping by!  Aloha!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

LOVE is all there is!

This lovely, textured Valentine comes to me from the wonderful Deborah of Temenos of the Blessing Light.

Hope you will pop in to visit her, and her beautiful message of "Self-Love".  

Here's wishing one and all an ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS day full of LOVE and GREAT JOY! 

Always know that YOU ARE LOVED!  


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

SOAR in 2018!!!

This holiday season, has been such a whirlwind...and I really enjoyed every bit of it!  It just comes and goes all too quickly.  And while I was busy on the home front making sure that every little thing was festive and bright for family and friends, I was not able to focus on anything related to the coming of a New Year...2018!  

In the past I have chosen a word that reflected my spirit at the time the New Year rolled around.  I'm not big on resolutions, but a word to guide me throughout the year has been a somewhat grounding force.  This year, a word did not present itself to me, leading me into a bit of a this old photograph I took years ago. 

I was out and about in the frigid temps of the northeast freeze on New Year's day running the dog around through the woods, and really tuning into the quiet stillness that Mother Nature provided for the day.  I was tapped into the natural sounds of the creaking trees as they blew in the high winds, for that day the Native Spirit oracle card that chose me was ANCIENT FOREST.
I was breathing in the crisp, clean and very cold air, for the Spirit of Air is what keeps us universally connected to one another.  Yet, a word never did present itself to me...that is until this very morning while looking out my windows into my woods...and it hit me!!!
That is my entire SOAR!  Each and every day, I have opportunities, and many choices.  I have many new ideas and projects on the horizon that will allow me to do just that!!!  

S pirit
O rganize
A nalyze
R ealize

And there it is...I will reach...and I will achieve...and I will fulfill all the many dreams that have not been allowed to come to fruition because of the detours and distractions that take place when I am not paying attention to my soul! 
  It's all so clear to me now...ONWARD 2018!!!

With Love and Peace and Great JOY in abundance to one and all!





Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tis the Season

Tis the season for giving...

And with the help of my fellow ukulele strummers we managed to hit 3 locations in 3 days.  

The local medical center for the Feel Good Concert series, greeting visitors with Mele Kalikimaka and really putting Silent Night into the proper perspective.  

After that we were off to one of the nursing homes, where the residents were decked out in their best holiday fashions, including blinged out wheelchairs, Santa hats and, of course, leis.
The best part of this gig was the few ladies in the front row telling me they were abit "naughty" and not sure that Santa would be stopping by!!!  LOL we did! 

Then off to the Annual Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Drive.
Guess all the playing of "Let It Snow" did the trick, because this event went off in a full snow storm.  Good food, good cheer, good friends.  A great community event with the true spirit of Christmas at heart....the donation of toys for the children!  

So, let's continue on with the Spirit of Giving.  Practice those RAK's, (Random Acts of Kindness) throughout the holiday season.  
Bake cookies for a neighbor, shovel some snow, say "hello" to friends you know and everyone you meet!  

Fa la la...and all that jazz! 


Friday, September 29, 2017


In these crazy days of angst and turmoil, hatred and negativity that seems to lead the daily newscasts of late, I choose to join in the WE ARE THE WORLD BLOGFEST to counter all of that with a message of light that brings me GREAT JOY!
I belong to a ukulele club that goes out and about to strum at the local hospital as well as for the residents of local nursing homes.  It's a "feel good" time for everyone, including the 6 - 8 strummers who all volunteer their time to spread the joyful sounds of the ukulele.

Many of the senior residents that we visit do not have family members close by, and the interaction with them brings smiles to all of our faces.  I like to take along a few extra ukes to hand out, and encourage them to just strum along, even though they don't know how to play, while the others are singing along and crooning to their long lost loved ones.  Although, a couple former guitar players were able to join in on uke for fun.  Two gentlemen come in their wheelchairs with their bongo drums to play with us, too!  It's really a grand old time.

So instead of focusing on the darkest bits of society, how about we focus on what we as individuals can do to shine the light.  Here's one individual who is doing just that... Dr. Paulo Martins of the Hospital das Clinicas in Ribeirao Preto who plays his ukulele for a young cancer patient!  

 Music truly is a universal language...

And here are some members of our ukulele group who love to strum for fun!  
 The feeling you get in return for making a difference, makes it all worthwhile!
Won't you join me?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Birds of a feather...

As Summer rolls right into Autumn, I find myself gathering...  I've been gathering odds and ends that have been tossed around in my studio (aka dining room), and creating these little journals.  Measuring a mere 4-1/2" x 6", I do have a collection of them that I roll out at local festivals for sale, and some are gifted to special friends.  I recently gifted one of my mini journals to a friend who teaches "Creative Writing".  And boy can she write...poetry, short stories, she's an excellent teacher. What better prompt for a great short story than this cover.  Denim, tattered lace, vintage button and papers...
turn the page...
 36 pages are all coffee stained, and I've included a couple pockets with a couple journaling cards.

yes...turn the page...tell your story...

back cover
It all ties up with a black suede strap to hold your secrets tight!
What story could you tell in here as you...turn the page???


Monday, August 28, 2017

Where does the time go?

Well, I have no idea how my last post was in May, and the summer has slipped right by me without so much as a summer swim.  Or even a getaway!!!

Being busy is a good thing, especially when it is work related.  And I do love my job.  However, I have learned that busy-ness also has to be accompanied by quiet time.  Turn off the  mind babble.  Peaceful existence requires downtime, plain and simple.

So, make the time to BE in the NOW.  For that really is all we have available to us.  We cannot change yesterday...and we are not guaranteed tomorrow.  

Yes, time waits for no each moment to the fullest...starting IN THE NOW!  


"Nothing is worth more than this day."    

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Kindness Challenge

Well an online friend, Deborah Weber at Temenos of the Blessing Light is quite a busy lady spreading her good intentions and positive vibrations throughout the universe for anyone who may be paying attention...

Not only do I receive wonderful notes of love and joy and harmony from her via good old fashioned snail mail, she is always online with some wonderful folks around the globe doing her part to help reach those who may be in darkness, seeking the light.  Of course, she always inspires me to join in.

My way of spreading some light and joy through kindness is by strumming my ukulele at some of the nursing homes in our area.  When I get together with my ukulele ensemble, it is always the best time ever, with plenty of laughs.  Laughter is truly the best medicine!  Especially in a nursing home!
I have to tell you, that not only are the residents feeling the love, but I am warmed so much by the very same emotion when I see them swaying, and smiling and hearing them sing along, is just the icing on the cake.

So get out there and see if you can't spread some wonderful love and joy through your own act of Kindness...the feeling you get from doing so, will be your just reward!  We are connected!  Sing along...

Stop by for more info on the Kindness Challenge.  

 Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

When will it be Spring?

The deer have come in from the woods to take advantage of the food set out for the birds.   And when they have comes the rest of the wild ones looking for their fair share!  

I love watching the wild turkeys.  And some of these guys stayed for a good 45 minutes digging and scraping through the remains of our recent winter madness.  
This drove the dog crazy from indoors... let me at 'em!
Oh, to live in the country!