Archive | January 2012

To think or not to think?

New Year’s resolutions are starting to lose their appeal and the holiday for love is coming up. We are caught up in the stresses of filing tax returns, bills coming in from Christmas shopping and what to do for that special someone in our life on Valentine’s Day. Or, if you are not in a relationship currently, how to avoid all the mushy affectionate couples that tend to go a little overboard with their public affection. In my last blog, I hoped that I brought to your attention the most important person in your life and hopefully you will give them their just deserves. You won’t regret it. In this blog, I’d like to hear a goal, desire, fantasy, dream that you’ve had or set for yourself this year, no matter how far-fetched it may feel to you.

I honestly believe that the things you focus on the most are the things that you will bring more of in your life. You’re emotions regarding those things will also have an effect on what transpires in your life. Being a fairly positive person, I tend to focus on the blessings that I have, my healthy, beautiful, intelligent children, my loving husband, the house we are able to live in, the cars we drive, the food on our table. It’s because of my focus on the positive that I believe so many miracles have appeared in my life recently. But I am human and my worry about finances tainted my focus on the positive and that’s exactly what I brought in, more worry and fear. For the first time in our married life, we had the first month of no income, no paychecks. Let me tell you, it has been a hard lesson but a lesson it is. A week ago I began refocusing on the positive things in my life and lo and behold, things started turning around again. It was a hard lesson and a scary one but also one I won’t ever forget. I think the hardest lessons in our lives are the ones that tend to stay in the fore front of our memory.

So now I am focusing on being a best-selling author, a nurturing mother, a fantastic wife, a wonderful friend and an amazing author. It not only feels better emotionally but I’m able to reap the rewards of focusing on the positive. So now I invite you to tell me about the blessings in your life, the goals you have set, the dreams you have. And always remember, life is meant to be fun, enjoy the journey!

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Spoil yourself for Valentine’s

I’ve spent many years alone on Valentine’s Day and the past nine with the love of my life. I am truly grateful and feel blessed that I have my husband but I have to be honest, it took me 32 years to find him so I’ve lived through this holiday more often alone than with that “special someone”. It’s an obvious fact that this is a holiday that celebrates couples and partners but what if you were to tweak that perspective just a little? What if you were to see it as a celebration of your life, of how much you love and appreciate yourself?

You are the only person in this world that can take care of and nurture yourself the way that you need. No one else can possibly know your most inner thoughts, pain, joy, hopes and dreams, that’s privy to only you. So who better to treat and pamper you than you? And talk about the best time to do it! Chocolates are everywhere and it’s socially acceptable to indulge on them! Flowers are on sale, being delivered and smell divine! Why not send yourself a beautiful bouquet and have it signed, “A secret admirer”? It’s really nobody else’s business who your admirer is and you honestly should admire yourself. After all, there is only one of you in the entire world, isn’t that amazing? Take yourself out for a fabulous dinner and a movie afterwards. If you don’t like to do that by yourself, why not get a bunch of girlfriends together and have a girls’ night. Or order in, jump in your pj’s, grab a good book and a chilled bottle of wine and curl up on the couch. Tune out the rest of the world and just pamper yourself. This is the exact way I plan on spending my Valentine’s. Steve has to work that night and so once I put my children down, I’m grabbing my Kindle and indulging in a good story that I’ve been dying to read.

Running out of books? May I be so bold as to suggest one of mine? My newest book, Love’s Everlasting Song, I wrote because not once but in two different relationships I’ve caught the person cheating. The pain is so excruciating and so devestating. But I know that with every painful experience something wonderful comes from it and that is how I wrote this story. It is a classic, tender, romantic story that has it’s painful moments, as does life, but also offers hope and happy endings. And it’s a story that you wouldn’t be embarrassed to turn the page on! So if you want that sweet romance for your Valentine’s celebration, please check out my novel, Love’s Everlasting Song, on Amazon and show you how much you love yourself this holiday!

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