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I Am Blessed!

I have so many blessings currently flowing in my life throughout my daily routine.  I am blessed by the people in my life: those I meet face-to-face and those I meet online each day.  Being able to love so many people and feel that love returned is wonderful.  I am blessed. It is a huge blessing to both give and receive these positive affirmations each day.

Finished with the wheelchair, because I can walk again is a huge blessing.  The blisters I earned walking up and down the stairs are a blessing, despite the discomfort I endured.  The feeling that someone is caning the bottoms of my feet, because I walked so far is a blessing.  When I walk even farther my ankles feel like somebody hit me with a tire iron; it’s a blessing.

Are you asking yourself why?  Or do you already know the answer:  It doesn’t matter how many blisters, aches and pains I collect; I am blessed.  It’s such a huge blessing that I am walking that any side effects are just white noise.  Get out of my way – I’m not stopping now that I’m walking.

I am blessed, because I know that everything happens for a good reason.  I am blessed, because I know it’s all good.

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,




It all starts with a thought. Everything!  Isn’t it amazing that all that is created started with a thought?  Nothing happens until someone thinks some version of “That can be done” then gets up and does it.  I find that amazing.  It doesn’t matter if we are creating a piece of artwork, a blog post, a chair, a house, a garden, a hug, etc.  It all starts with a thought.

What are you creating?

Life is good!  God is great!  All is right in my world!



Labyrinths are a wonderful place to clear your mind of worldly thoughts so you can refresh and create

How My Mind Works

I’ve been asked how I find the good in negative events.  Well, sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s a huge challenge, but eventually I get there.  I thought I would write my thought process on a minor negative event in my life – hey, I’m not going out there to look for a major one to write about.

The temperature is in the mid-90s where I live and summer is nearly a month away.  I do not want to think about the coming summer’s temperature.  Wait I’m already off topic.

I found out the other day that my car’s air conditioner isn’t up to the job of even pretending it’s going to keep me cool.  It was mid-afternoon, the temperature is 94 degrees and it probably will get higher before the day is over.  I needed to go somewhere that is a 15 minute drive away.  Okay, I’m the queen of finding the good in everything.  What’s the good in this?

Hmmm.  I have a nice pink glow happening here and I really look good in pink.  Okay, I’m laughing at myself now; I’m on the right track.  What else?  I’m sweating off at least a pound or two as I drive from here to there and back again.  Sweat releases toxins from the body so I’m going to be really healthy by the end of the day.

That’s not quite enough what else can I think of?  I have a working car that’s beautiful – red.  My car works, so I don’t have to walk or bum a ride.  It’s okay I don’t have the money to fix the air conditioner, because all the Saturn dealerships are closed so there is nowhere to take my car to get it fixed. I’m counting that as a plus.

Let’s see what else?  The humidity is high enough to cause me to have breathing issues, but I have a car to take me to the medical clinic when I need to go.  The folks at the medical clinic are wonderful and seem to be happy to see me.  Then there is the bonus they know what they are doing and they care.

What bonuses can I find about the weather?  There is a possibility that I will be able to grow my own tropical fruit trees if the climate stays this warm each year.  I’m thinking mango trees to grow with peach trees to make my favorite blended juice.  I had to stop and find out if mangoes grow on trees.  I’m thankful for the internet – I got an instant answer “Yes, mangoes grow on trees.”

By the time I got to the medical clinic I was hyperventilating, so before my butt got comfortable in the waiting room chair, I was called back.  See, they care about me here.  I scared the receptionist and she got the medical staff busy.

I should tell you that this is the place where I was given a prescription for a wheelchair nearly two years ago.  Everyone there is excited to see me walking.    Let me stop and tell you that I was having trouble breathing, because of allergies – so nothing really serious going on.  A couple of prescriptions and I was good to go.  I got to talking to update them on my life, basically bragging about myself.  I showed the nurse my new Reiki business card.  She said she would keep it so she could recommend me to her patients.  So I dug out of my purse all the business cards I had and gave them to her.  Do I really need to explain the great positive there?

So that’s how I think. This is how I get from being in a negative moment to being a living breathing positive force for good.  I think it would work for anyone.  Do you?

Life is good!  God is great!  All is right in my world!



I already know will have to grow enough fruit trees to share

The Blame Game

Have you ever notice that some people are so busy playing the blame game, so they are the victim/martyr in the situation instead of looking around to see what they can do to fix the situation?   A prime example of this was the guy who was waiting for me as I came out the bank so he could yell at me for parking so close to him that he couldn’t get into his vehicle.

I took one look at our vehicles and noticed three things:  the parking spot on the other side of him was empty; I parked exactly in the center of my parking space; and that he parked on the edge of his spot on my side.  I quickly realized that he could have opened the passenger door and scooted across the bench seat to the driver’s side very easily and been on his way.  What he choose to do was get ticked off, because he was in a hurry and someone was blocking his way.

Since, I was in no hurry to conduct my business and talked with my banker about this, that and the other thing before I left the building, he had a long wait for my return.  Mr. Victim was so busy pacing back and forth, muttering to himself, getting himself so worked up that he couldn’t see that not only was there not a vehicle on the other side of him, there were no other cars in the parking lot.  He could have come inside and asked me to move so he could get in his pickup.

By the time I approached my car, he was a raving lunatic.   Mr. Victim started huffing, puffing and yelling.  Behavior I’m not used to at all.  I live in a small Southern town where folks are basically kind and polite; this guy was not from around here at all.  He could have let me get in my car and leave; then gone on his way, but no he stopped me so he could rant and rave for several minutes.  It was entirely my fault for parking too close to him and I should have parked somewhere else, because the whole parking lot was empty.  I was keeping him from important business and on and on it went.

When he paused for air, with a polite smile I gently pointed out that if he had parked as he should have he wouldn’t have been trapped.  He looked at his space and did some more huffing and puffing, then he moved away muttering to himself.  While the crazy man was out of my way, I got in my car and left.

All that drama for nothing, he was so over-the-top that was hysterically funny and I had trouble keeping myself from laughing at him.  Is that how I appear to others when I get bent out of shape?  I pray it isn’t so.  Note to self:  I’m in charge of my reactions and my life; no stranger can make or break my day.

How about you, are you letting the world control your emotions?  Can your day be made or broken by a stranger?

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,




Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about spiritual paths and how we are all on own pathway.  It seems to me that we are all headed to the same destination, but we all take different paths to get there.  To me it doesn’t matter which religion you choose for your walk along the path nor does it seem to matter if you choose not to choose a particular religion to follow as long as you and God are clear as to which path you take to our common destination.

I’m also thinking that there no such thing as someone who is spiritually superior to another.  We all have our individual paths and sometimes we switch paths when we come to a crossroad; but this spiritual journey we all are on is an inside job.  There is not a source outside our self that should choose where we are on the path nor should any outside source tell us which way we should go when we reach a crossroad.  That is an internal decision that you make with God’s assistance.

I believe that we shouldn’t compare ourselves to others; instead I believe we should compare our self of today to our self of yesterday.  I know that I am only concern with comparing myself of today with the person I used to be.  I am a much better than I used to be.

As you go along your path to our common destination are you listening to your inner voice or are you letting the world at large guide your way? Is the person you are today a better person than you were yesterday, last week or last year?

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,


Trail in the Wetlands at the Discovery Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

I Am

In my opinion the most powerful statement you can say about yourself always begins with “I Am.”  Without thinking about it, these two words are used carelessly every day by most people and not necessarily for their own positive good.   This phrase is so powerful that it can call into reality what is said after the words “I am.”

If you want to change your world, a powerful tool would be to start with this powerful phrase.  For instance, instead of saying “I am sick and tired” how about “I am whole” or “I am a healthy child of God” or “I am having a wonderful day; it wore me out, but all is well.”  I could go on and on with alternative “I am” statements, but I’m sure you have gotten the point by now.

Some of my personal favorite “I am” statements are:

“I am a radiant positive force for good.”

“I am a healer.”

“I am a spiritual writer.”

“I am a catalyst for positive transformation.”

“I am a healthy, wealthy and wise child of God.”

“I am joyful.”

“I am happy.”

How do you use the phrase “I am?”  How can you use “I am” to your advantage, rather than using it to express a negative thought about yourself?  Write down as many positive “I am” statements about yourself as you can; feel free to borrow some of my “I am” statements.  Remember, these “I Am” statements can include what you want to be rather than how you are showing up today.  Put your “I Am” list where you can see it so you can focus on bringing all your positive “I Am” statements to life.

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,









Out of My Way

Life is amazing and so much fun; I enjoy each and every day.  I am filled with so much joy that I radiant like a human sunbeam throwing sunshine every which way.  It’s wonderful to feel this way.  I feel joy from my head to my toes and deep down into my soul.  This is something I wanted with all my heart and soul and God granted my deepest desire.

My wheelchair was a blessing and a wonderful tool when I was in need.  I’m no longer in need.  I am walking further and further each day and exceeding every goal I’ve given myself.  I can walk up two flights of stairs with no problem.  I do admit to being a little sweaty, but I can do it.  Walking down flights of stairs is so much fun.  I had set a goal of being able to get down on hands and knees without help AND to get up again all by myself.  I didn’t expect this goal to be realized for a couple more weeks, but I did it two days ago.  Life is wonderful!

I keep hearing from family, friends, coworkers, and acquaintances that I should slow down and take it easy.  I just have one thing to say to anyone who wants me to limit myself:  Get Out Of My Way!!!!

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,




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