Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Inspiration!

A short week for most and we've reached Friday!
When we came home from the three day weekend my clematis had finally bloomed!
The sun is finally shinning here in Seattle and the temperature is around 80 degrees for the weekend!
Here is a quote that is bound to get a smile on your face to get get thru Friday!
"Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday"
- unknown

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memories of a Weekend

"One day at a time - this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.
-Ida Scott Taylor

Weekend Memories from Black Butte Ranch

Plenty of Golf and Puzzles


Swimming and Suntanning!
Making the most of every moment!
Boy it went quick!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Have a nice Memorial Day Weekend

Hoping you are able to take advantage of a wonderful three day weekend.
Please take the time to

The Brick- Unknown

The Brick
Author Unknown

A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his carpassed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, "What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?"

The young boy was apologetic. "Please, mister...please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what else to do," He pleaded. "I threwthe brick because no one else would stop..." With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. "It's my brother," he said. "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up." Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, "Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me."

Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay.

"Thank you and may God bless you," the grateful child told the stranger.
Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home. It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repairthe dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message. "Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!"

God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It's our choice to listen or not.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Spiritual Cinema Circle

I don't know about you but when I finally get to sit down to watch a movie I'm very picky! Most of the "main stream " movies barely appeal to me and I find myself wandering for about an hour in the rental store and ultimately come home empty handed.

Now I've found Spiritual Cinema Circle! This is a movie "club" where for a monthly fee they will send you a movie straight to your mail box! The movies you get are full-length features, both dramas and comedies, short films, and documentaries on mind-opening subjects. The movies are about many different subjects, but they all share common elements: All the movies are carefully-chosen to provide genuine nourishment for the heart and soul.

These movies inspire and give you that uplifting feeling when you are done viewing!

Here is the link, Check it out!

Monday, May 18, 2009

HarMoney Card - Prosperity Law #51

Prosperity Law # 51
So Vibrant is the human spirit that it can have a truly profound effect on the subconscious mind. Merely intellectualizing something is not enough. You must create the feeling within you that your dreams are coming alive!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist
By Paulo Coelho
My coach Dawn Marie gave me a book to read a couple weeks ago and I finally had some time last night to get it finished!
The book the Alchemist is a very easy, quick read and I recommend it for any one who is looking to read a fable about a Shepard boy who listens to his heart, and follows his dreams.
You'll follow Sanitago , an Andalusian shepherd boy who travels in search of worldly treasure. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert. Along the way he has many encounters and is tested as to if he will listen to his heart and follow his dreams.
This story reminded me that in order to listen to your heart you need to stop, be still and listen.
I hope you'll check this book out and give it a read!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Trader Joe's.. the perfect commercial!

Ok... I've had a hard week and a very tough day at work! ( very unusual for me) that I've put my work computer away for just the evening ( out tomorrow for sure) I needed a little "pick me up". I've seen this spoof commercial for Trader Joe's and I think it's hilarious! AND it's perfect timing! I was in "TJ's" last weekend to pick up some ingredients for a mother's day salad and the didn't have ORZO any more!!!! What's up with that????!!!!

Enjoy the clip!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Butterfly - By an unknown author

The Butterfly
By: Author Unknown
A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further. So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.
The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.
What the man, in his kindness and haste, did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were God's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. If allowed to go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We could never fly! Our struggles give us stronger wings.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Big Shoes Dream'n Movie

This is a wonderful short clip to view!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Suprise on my Doorstep!

Some very thoughtful person left a wonderful Mother's Day surprise on my front doorstep when I came home last night!

Some wonderful
homemade chocolate chip cookies!

Whoever you are, thank you!!! That was so thougtful and how did you know I was craving homemade chocolate chip cookies!
Yeah, lunch today!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day
to all you mom's out there!
Have a wonderful day cooking dinner and folding laundry!
( just kidding! )
Enjoy your day.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I received my new Schwinn Bike!

The new Schwinn Bike has arrived!
I was able to take delivery this week of my new Schwinn bike courtesy of Schwinn and the Dr. Pat Holistic Makeover!
After going on line and hunting for the model it looks as though I have a
2009 Voyageur Women's "comfort" bike
( Yes.. I'll need some comfort biking that Burke Gilman Trail ! )
For all you Dr. Pat Listeners, attention!
I hope to put together a ride with some of the local holistic makeover winners in early August. We will be riding from Redmond, Wa. to Seattle on the Burke Gilman Trail. Hopefully we will be able to take donations for a ride to raise money for a local charity.
Stay tuned for details! We would love to have you join us!
Thank you Dr. Pat and Schwinn for the wonderful gift!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Deborah has been awarded the MOM of the Year!

My good friend Sharie sent me a wonderful surprise in my inbox this morning!
It was just hilarious , fun and thoughtful!
You can view it on the link below.
Thank you Sharie!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I Think , I AM! By Louise Hay and Kristina Tracy

I think, I AM
By Louise Hay and Kristina Tracy
Illustrated by Manuela Schwarz
Some time ago in a series of emails I noticed a children's book offered by Hay House publishing. It was a children's book
I think, I AM!
This book has been nagging at me to purchase it so I finally broke down the other day and made the purchase! Even though I have teens in the house I thought... why not!
Boy am I glad I did so I can tell all of you who read to young children that this is a must for any child's library. Lousie has been teaching all of us for some time that our thoughts create our reality and the differences between positive and negative thoughts.
This book simply teaches a child how to turn a negative thought into a positive affirmation!
How wonderful!
For Example: I don't like my hair. I wish it were like hers! changes to: I LOVE MYSELF JUST THE WAY I AM!
As far as I'm concerned this is what we should be teaching our children in school!
The book is also beautifully illustrated by Manuela Schwarz
I am going to gift the book I purchased to my son's elementary school. Maybe someone will check it out and it will open their minds to the power of positive affirmations!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wednesday - Perspectives by Author Unknown

Perspectives By: Author Unknown

One day a father and his rich family took his young son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose to show him how poor people can be. They spent a day and a night in the farm of a very poor family. When they got back from their trip the father asked his son, "How was the trip?"

"Very good, Dad!" "Did you see how poor people can be?" the father asked. "Yeah!" "And what did you learn?" The son answered, "I saw that we have a dog at home, and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the garden, they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lamps in the garden, they have the stars. Our patio reaches to the front yard, they have a whole horizon."

When the little boy was finished, his father was speechless.

His son added, "Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are!"

Isn't it true that it all depends on the way you look at things?

If you have love, friends, family, health, good humor and a positive attitude toward life, you've got everything! You can't buy any of these things. You can have all the material possessions you can imagine, provisions for the future, etc., but if you are poor of spirit, you have nothing!

Monday, May 4, 2009

HarMoney Card - Prosperity Law #48

I realized that it had been some time since I'd pulled a HarMoney Card from Heidi Baer,
and I've missed them!
Here is one for today! Enjoy!
Prosperity Law #48
Your intentions create a powerful energy that works with the creative intelligence to manifest your dreams. Align your intentions with your goals, and your dreams will become real.
You can purchase your own cards by visitng Heidi's site:

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy May Day

Happy May Day!
So what is the history of May Day anyways?
May Day occurs on May 1 and refers to Haymarket incident or any of several public holidays.
In many countries, May Day is synonymous with International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, which celebrates the social and economic achievements of the labour movement. As a day of celebration the holiday has ancient origins, and it can relate to many customs that have survived into modern times
May Day was also celebrated by some early European settlers of the American continent. In some parts of the United States, May Baskets are made. These baskets are small and usually filled with flowers or treats and left at some one's doorstep. The basket giver would ring the bell and run away. The person receiving the basket would try to catch the fleeing giver. If they caught the person, a kiss was to be exchanged.
Growing up I always like the part about leaving the basket of flowers on the doorstep and running off. However, we'd always pick the flowers out of the neighborhood yards! Somehow if I found a flower treat on my doorstep today I wouldn't mind them being picked out of my yard!
How about you?