Signs.

Today is the anniversary of my grandfather’s passing, 01/13/2012 – also a Friday the 13th. I miss him even more today than I did the day he left us – yes, that is possible.

As I sat at my desk, preparing to work, and flipped the page on my daily calendar, this faced me.

It’s a sign. It’s a reminder of what’s important in life. And I’m forever grateful that we were able to be with my grandfather as he transitioned on from this earthly life to his eternal resting place, surrounding him with love and care in his own bed, in his own home.

Tell your loved ones how you feel. think twice before sweating the small stuff or growing irritated by things that truly don’t matter when we look at the big picture. Be the person they need, and be tolerant of differences. Kindness and understanding are not to be underestimated.

Even the universe is remembering my grandfather on this solemn anniversary. What a gift he was, and how blessed I am. I feel his presence, and he is with me every day – in my heart, on my mind, through my choices and actions. We will forever ‘sing in the sunshine.’

Are you complacent? Not busting out of your comfort zone so you can grow?

This definitely applies to me in some ways, despite my propensity for change and growth. There are certain things that are familiar, most in a good way, but others that aren’t necessarily serving me well or helping me to be my best self.

This year’s daily calendar choice was excellent. In past years, there were a number of daily mantras not worth the words on the page – yet I’m sure they spoke to someone who needed to read them, no offense intended and quite selfish an opinion.

If you don’t have a daily thoughts calendar, I highly recommend considering the purchase of one then starting your day with words of wisdom that you can carry in your heart and reflect upon throughout the day.

Don’t let yourself dwell too long in complacency.

Buddha, my BFF.

I’ll admit to not knowing what BFF stood for until recent years past, yet my tinybuddha(r) daily calendar is proving to be one of the best – and Buddha is one of my BFFs.

Who needs to read these words of wisdom today? Tania Yardley’s message is a powerful one. May we be reminded every day.

Here’s to enjoying and exploring what it means to be human – then love and experience as much as we can!

Every word of this.

When did my life become joyous, despite any challenges that come my way? When I buried perfectionism and danced on its grave! We can do so much more when we just move forward and fight off the naysayers that haunt our psyche. Yes, it can all go wrong and yes, people may talk about us. That’s a chance to learn from our mistakes and stop fearing failure – and expose who is in, and out, of our tribe.

A new year fraught with challenges.

There are times in our lives when things go well, so well that we sit on top of the world and can’t fathom loss or disappointment.

Then there are times in our lives when nothing goes right, from health challenges to financial burdens, and death – one loss after another.

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