Friday, March 21, 2014

The Super Faith Formula -

About two weeks ago, my husband and I had the opportunity to teach a workshop at a youth conference. The theme for the event was 'Super Heroes' and we were asked to teach a class on overcoming fear.

We decided to title our class - SUPER FAITH and teach the kids about the power of faith and how it is the opposite of fear. Faith (when used) has the amazing ability to give us super power to overcome our greatest fears.

We taught the class three times and really enjoyed each group of kids! I was touched by their willingness to open up and share their fears and then again, by their willingness to accept our challenge to use super faith to overcome them.

Our super faith formula is this -

Pray. Listen. Act. Repeat.

Pray to know what to do
Listen ... (the answer is usually in a still, small voice)
Act on the prompting

This week, use super faith to help you conquer the seemingly impossible.
May the force be with you!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring and Lemonade -

It's the first day of spring ... Welcome.
Let the flowers bloom, the birds sing, and the sun shine!

Oh, and I'll have a tall glass of pink lemonade - lots of ice please :) ...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

If you are feeling overwhelmed, YOU are not ALONE!

Woke up today feeling a little overwhelmed. I'll spare you the 'busy' details of my life - time has taught me that some days are like this. You wake up and the to-do list is ultra long and the horizon is filled with too much to be done (it seems).

I've learned that the best thing to do (for me), is to slow down! Even a half hour can do wonders!

Here's a few things I do:

I blog. I visit Etsy or Pinterest online. I read quotes. I listen to music. I bake something. I write a thank you note or touch base with a friend. I say a prayer and ask for clarity.

Mostly, I try to do a little nurturing of my soul before I jump back into the fast pace. The slowing down moments give me just the rejuvenation I need to be my best self and accomplish the to-dos ahead.

If you're feeling overwhelmed, you're not alone. It's part of being alive! 

Give yourself permission to have a little 'time out' and before you know it, you'll be back in the day feeling ready to GO!

Monday, March 17, 2014

An Irish Blessing

I love this! My favorite part is the ending - And until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Happy St. Patrick's Day - May the road rise to meet you :)

Friday, March 14, 2014

See the light in others ...

Have you ever been around someone and found yourself saying (or thinking) - "I like myself best when I am with him/her."

Most likely you like yourself best with them because they only choose to see the BEST in you!

Today, choose to see the good in others and see what happens ...

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Driving with tulips -

Went to Costco earlier today and picked out a bunch of red tulips!
They added instant happiness to my day! 

Arranging the red tulips for my kitchen ... even more joy!

I am so thankful for the little moments that matter.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Be your own kind of beautiful ...

There's only one you. ONLY ONE. That's what makes you beautiful! No one else has your smile, your laugh, your tears, your dreams. No one else has your thoughts, your ideas, your passion. No one else can be YOU.

Be you. Be real.

Let your authentic beauty shine!

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Life is too short to be anything but happy.

Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change. Kiss slowly, play hard, love deeply, forgive quickly, take chances, give everything, and have no regrets.

Life is too short to be anything but happy.

Photo 'kiss' moment: North & South, BBC film