This has been one of the most trying times of my life. I go in and out of losing the will to move on, to carry forward. But last night I had a dream that I wanted to live in these brand new apartments that were just built in Coney Island. No such apartments were built, but in my dream they were floor to ceiling windows and you had a view of the ocean and beach below and that feeling of the beach and summer was so prevalent in the dream, it reminded me of happiness. I am hoping that reminder becomes reality. Please share your stories with me and maybe we can help one another. What are you going through? How do you deal with it?
Today is a day set aside to remember the victims of the Holocaust. I just hope everyone will draw strength and inspiration from their struggle and survival. May we never know such human horror again, and may their deaths not have been in vain. I hope their beauty reaches you wherever you are and hope that their spirits help raise yours.
Whenever something happens in my life, my Mother tells me that nothing happens without God willing it. I want to believe so much that there is a plan, that God has set my destiny and there was nothing more or less I could have done. Do you feel the presence of God in your life?
Sometimes things seem hopeless. There seems to be no way to make it in the world in this day and age. The celebrity culture turns people over at an alarming rate. How can we make it in a world that is now spinning faster than ever and with an attention span shorter than ever? I am trying to figure this out as I go too. I am hoping to break the vicious cycle. Remember to stay at your dreams and believe in yourself. The universe will conspire to help you. The possibility of what you want in life will help you get through the days until you actually achieve it.
I have always loved reading about Native Americans. Ever since I was a child I was fascinated by them and wanted to grow up to be a Native American. Children!
I always have this quote in my mind, from Crowfoot, “What is life, is it the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breathe of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset”.
Whenever I am at odds with myself, with life, I think about this often. I want to try and enjoy my life. I want people in my life that care about me. That want to be next to me all the time, before it is too late. What are the things you want in life? Are you able to stay happy while you are trying to obtain them? What are your secrets?
It was one of those days. Rainy, dreary, the works. But I could not help but think that this too serves it’s purpose. That the earth needs the rain, that we need cloudy days in order to really appreciate the sun filled ones. It was hard for me to concentrate today, yet I made it through the day. I remember being a small girl, loving to read on rainy days. I hope you too can find meaning and powerful, motivating memories in gloomy days. Because this too shall pass.
What thoughts help you get through the rain?
Did you know that there are more than 15,000 rose species? That almonds, pears, apples, cherries, peaches, plums and apricots are in the rose family? That rose petals are edible and taste like strawberries and green apples? YES! It’s all true. Roses are versatile and beautiful. Their fragrance is heavenly and they symbolize love, hope and nature’s perfection. What is your favorite rose and color? Did you ever try rose flavored ice cream? Do you use rose perfumes, lotions and/or aftershave? I love everything about them. Nothing could be so beautiful as a rising orange sun on a hot summer day, amongst a garden of roses. What do you roses remind you of?
I guess I am creating this web page out of necessity. I need inspiration, motivation, a greater sense of self, as much as the next person does. I want to gather inspiring stories from all over the world and put it all in one place, to show you and to show myself. I want you to send me your stories so I can show the world too. It is very funny how life works, we tend to move towards what we need and want without our even knowing it. This is what I need and want. Inspiration coming from you to show myself and to show the world that goodness is alive, that hard work pays off, that love is real and conquers all; and that to believe is the most powerful force in the world. What is it that drives you?
Sometimes, when I am having a bad day, all I want is some kindness. A smile from a passerby is enough to make you have hope again! What are the things that help you get through a tough day?