Archive | June, 2012

Day 178 ~ For 20 Things I Know For Sure

26 Jun

For 20 things I know for sure…

  1. The hike to the top is tough enough sometimes without having to take absolutely everything with you.
  2. People will sometimes forget the things you do to support them. What matters in the end though, is that you walk away grateful for the exchange. And there is always an exchange. Call it, a gift exchange.
  3. At any point in time, we have the choice to turn our energy and focus to the light.
  4. We should not use the opportunity to look away “to light” as an opportunity to avoid looking at the life we’re living, and the contribution we came to offer. Let the world sting you–then remember that YOU have the power to change it all. Feel the sting. Let it move you..you’ve got work to do.
  5. You aren’t here to work alone. You are one magnificent wonder which is part of something even greater than our mind can imagine or our hearts can wrap around. You are an intricate piece of a master plan.
  6. Your purpose is not equal to your job, your family, your title, your position, paycheck or lack thereof. Your purpose can and will manifest through you, no matter the path you choose. Free choice is radical, and we are free to experience it ALL, knowing full well, and with absolute certainty that no matter where we are, who we’re with, how we earn our living or what others think, we are the living, breathing contribution..
  7. We don’t create Love–we ARE Love.
  8. People will let you down. Welcome to life.
  9. People will lift you up and save you, love you, embrace you, teach you and guide you. Welcome to life.
  10. Moonbeams don’t burn.
  11. The heart is always truthful. Follow your heart.
  12. It all means something.
  13. There is no faster, sweeter way to raise your own vibrational esteem than to love and be of service to others. This is a natural anti-depressant…talk to your Dr.
  14. You are no better than anyone else. However, you are the only one of you, and that makes you a perfect masterpiece. A one of a kind original, hand painted by God Himself.
  15. The people who hurt you, betrayed you, lied to you, lied about you, left you, bullied you, victimized you, tormented you, and shamed you need not be dragged with you to your highest peak. Let them go, and carry on. The view will be magnificent, and the clarity will empower you. Trust that. Free yourself, and move forward.
  16. You’ll never have it all figured out. Each of us are moving through a divine unfolding, all our own. This is Life–not a destination. Just be here. EnJoy the journey, and the gifts along the way. They’re everywhere, and they’re meant especially for you.
  17. Paying attention is a smart idea. (That’s all I have to say on that one..)
  18. Humor helps tremendously–again, talk to your Dr.
  19. We each came prepared with unique tools and talents. These tools and talents have the capacity to offer an endless tithe to the planet, should we say “yes”. We are born abundant~
  20. From rain will come flowers. Every single time. Like clockwork.

Life is good. You are loved. All is well.

Count your blessings.

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100 Blessings on Fathers Day

18 Jun

When it comes to being my fathers daughter, this is just too easy..it’s every little thing about him. About US. 🙂

1. For being chosen. I’m adopted, and under unusual circumstances, too..I’m grateful to be my fathers daughter.

2. For those who say “You’re so much like your Dad.” (I’m flattered!)

3. For magic circle hugs.

4. For birthdays that always made me feel like a princess.

5. Cards in the mail from Dad, “just because”..

6. Long stories told by Dad..the kind that draw me in, and make me forget where I am..I lose myself in the vision he paints with his words.

6. For honor.

7. For long lines of amazing people who preceded my father, and taught him everything he knows about being a man. (My God Im grateful for those examples who loved him enough to lead him.)

8. For the example he is to my sons.

9. For the example he’s always been to me.

10. For an exemplary father, who is MINE. He more than made up for the ones who walked away.

11. For the ones who walked away..they made space for my Dad to come in and embrace me, Love me, raise me, and accept me just the way I am, no matter what. *Because of him, I know it’s possible. He taught me Love.

12. For memories that make us laugh until we cry..

13. For memories that used to make us cry, that now we can finally laugh about. 🙂

14. For Grandma Phyllis. Amazing mothers raise amazing men.

15. For mismatched socks. That always makes me smile.

16. For 450,000 ties to choose from.

17. For my Dads compassionate heart.

18. For his quick wit.

19. For his sound reason. God, he’s smart.

20. For the fact that he still won’t let me drive his car..too funny. (Parallel parking was a challenge of mine in my teen years, as were those pesky “One-Way” streets..Pffft. I’m better now!)

21. For radio shows where I get to the chance to tell the world how wonderful he is. Still grateful to Nancy Ferrari for the opportunity just a few weeks ago on Beach Cities Radio, AM 1680. 🙂

22. For the escape of the beach house. Home is where the heart is..and where Dad is. 🙂

23. For Home.

24. For the roar of the ocean-

25. Sea air from the balcony-

26. City lights from the hilltop-

27. Mac n cheese, made special. It was “Dads Mac n Cheese”.

28. For first bikes

29. First cars

30. First dates

31. Beagles.

32. A love for nature

33. A deep appreciation for planet Earth

34. A place in my heart for butterflies

35. A life immersed in creativity

36. Dads stories of adventure during his early days,

37. For his life. He was shot..and he’s alive! (He’s Superman. Yeah I might sound bias, but it’s true. Superman.)

38. For his humor. He makes me laugh until my sides and cheeks ache.. 😀

39. For his forgiving heart.

40. For his ethical ideals.

41. For his dedication and commitment to contributing all he can to the world, sharing, honoring and passing on years of research, knowledge, wisdom and generosity through his work, and now, his publications.

He’s an inspiration to me, and to all who are touched by him.

42. For his bravery.

43. For his rich life experience, and the lessons he’s shared with me..

Especially about Love, Patience and Compassion.

44. For Sawdust days.

45. Work at the booth days.

46. Help in the office days.

47. Beach days.

48. For a father who taught me to work hard-

49. Put family first-

50. Rest-

51. Pray.

52. For his perspective..

53. His open heart.

54. His “up to something” grin. : )

55. For nicknames that never, ever go away.

56. For the moment you realize that you love those nicknames because without them, the world might tilt..

57. For days like this.

58. For all the yesterday’s that brought us to today..even the tough yesterday’s.

59. For little gifts. He thinks of us, always.

60. For souvenirs.

61. For Christmas Tree ornaments, decades old..thanks, Dad.

And Grandma Phyllis.

62. For scars..Dad remembers where they came from. Especially the ones (plural) from when I slid down the driveway running after the ice cream truck..

63. For the honesty between us. He’s my friend..a best friend, even. Not just my Dad.

64. His perseverance showed me that all you have to do to get where you want to go is, keep going!

65. For the advice ill never forget: Don’t trample through the forest in a mad hunt..be patient. It will come to you.

66. Silly pictures-

67. Goober jokes-

68. A freezer full of his daughters homemade food in meal sized portions..

*DO THIS! Parents love it. 🙂
Especially single, busy, or elderly parents. What an easy way to love..

69. (Seriously, 69, already? My Dad makes this too easy..)

69. That my Dad makes this so easy. 🙂

70. Long car rides to se the wildflowers in Gorman

71. For ice cream cones..as quick as it hit the sidewalk, Dad was replacing it.

72. For Cowgirl Boots, brought back from the State Fair of Texas, just for me.

73. For Disneyland, every time.

74. For a love for the Sea, and the beautiful creatures who live there.

75. For his Love for my children. He is their Superman, too.

76. Sound auto advice-

77. Zero marital advice-

78. For his generosity of Spirit-

79. Unbridled support of my dreams-

80. Constant motivator, encourager, cheerleader.

81. “You never lose when you stand up for yourself in the light of your truth.”

Even if it feels like you’re falling on your a$$..

82. Dad has been EVERYWHERE. Name a place…he’s likely been there and can tell you local secrets.

From NYC to the jungles of Burma and Bali, he’s been…

Yeah, pretty much everywhere.

83. For his example of the value of a good education. My boys honor him..if he can do it, they can do it. They want to be just like him.

(They don’t want to be lawyers, but in many other ways, yes, JUST like him.)

84. For long emails that go on about the little things..

85. For short emails that say little but let me know he’s there, thinking of me.

86. I’m grateful he’s proud of the life I’m living.

87. Lizards.

88. A catfish who was like family

89. A cat named Henry

90. A bedroom in blue and yellow

91. A golden locket, around my neck

92. A heart and mind aligned with his

93. A night to reflect on abundant blessings

94. For divine order

95. For history, rich and deep

96. For the sanctuary of the Father-Daughter relationship.

97. For a day spent in the very best company a girl could ask for..my love, my dad, my boys, all in the same place. (Heaven on Earth.)

98. For the hours of Chutes & Ladders as a child, and for the HOURS I tied up the phone line as a teen..thanks, Dad.
🙂

99. For your steady hand, Dad..

100. And your tender heart.

(I love you, so.)

Happy Fathers Day, Friends!

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