Forward Steps

How many Times do You Need to Start Over?

I sit here today contemplating starting over.... again. Something about New Year's Day bring on this guilt trip of resolution un-reached and the pressure to publicly announce resolutions for a new year. New Year’s Day is the most obvious landmark in our lives seemingly designed to start goals, but birthdays, the start of spring, the… Continue reading How many Times do You Need to Start Over?


Lighting the World with Christlike Service

As the Christmas season approaches, I have chosen to the Light the World activity sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You can find more info on this Christ centered Christmas activity here: Today the activity prompt is to think of someone who has/is an example of Christ-like service and mention… Continue reading Lighting the World with Christlike Service

Thought Tuesday

Kindness Begins With Understanding

I saw this quote and couldn't help but share it. Oh if we could all remember that everybody struggles. Everyone has bad days. Everyone has worries. Everyone feels alone... at least from time time. The only remedy to recognize this truth and then to act with kindness - not only because helping others help to… Continue reading Kindness Begins With Understanding

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 8

I am coming to realize that a person really only has two choices in life - to cultivate an attitude of gratitude and a giving spirit or an attitude of bitterness and arrogance. I am discovering that a grateful person is a happy person, no matter what their life circumstances may be. I am discovering… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 8

bethelight, Thought Tuesday

365 Days of kindness

For the past year I have focused my days on spreading happiness.  I worked on being a ninga of niceness.  I found that kind acts make people happy, and happy people are nice to others, and the happiness grows and grows. I've learned a few things about myself and about kindness along my journey: Kindness… Continue reading 365 Days of kindness


#bethelight – Day 362 and 363

Yesterday was a rough day.   To be honest. nothing really went well from the beginning of the day.  To get through the day I needed to learn to re-frame my perception... change my perspective.  Sometime we make choices that are not the best.  Sometime circumstances are not the best.  Rather than allowing regret to take… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 362 and 363


#bethelight – day 361

I was thinking this morning how awkward and embarrassing I often am in social situations.  No wonder my teens laugh at me.  Then I was thinking of some of the "miss-fits" I work with in the theatre.  It dawned on me... rescuing a wallflower is an act of kindness.  At our cast party over the… Continue reading #bethelight – day 361


#bethelight – Day 360

It's hard to believe I've been doing this whole "spread kindness" kick for nearly a year. I have decided that KINDNESS is just common sense.  All you really have to do is think about what people really need; think outside your own desires and selfishness.  Sometimes it's a lack of funds that keep people from… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 360


#bethelight – Day 356, 357, 358, and 359

The past 4 days I have dedicated myself to the cause of helping young people discover their stories, discover their worth and discover their potential.  Mamma Mia closed last night.  The seniors gave directors gifts.  They gave me a "journal" with letters in it from each of them.  These message from the kids I love… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 356, 357, 358, and 359


#bethelight – Day 354 and 355

Yesterday was a show day, so I didn't come home until very late.  When I got home my son wanted some help.  So my act of kindness was to sacrifice sleep to help my son with the things he needed. Today is Halloween.  Today I will support a different high school theatre program.  Today I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 354 and 355