Forward Steps

Today I've been thinking about how I can nurture my relationship to self. This is something I've been working on for several years. Here is what I am going to focus on this week: Be Kind to Myself Taking care of my body, treating myself to a massage, exercising regularly (tough one for me) and… Continue reading

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

Warrior Wednesday

Choose Being Kind

It's been awhile since I have written something for Warrior Wednesday, however, I came across this little quote and decided that it may be time to resume. There is far too much contention in the world. Proving that you are right and that someone else is wrong is not really a Warrior mentality. In fact,… Continue reading Choose Being Kind

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 15

Many years ago, when my oldest children were little, we didn't have much.  We barely were able to meet our bills and feed our family.  The holiday season wasn't a joyous season.  It was a stressful season.  The materialism of Christmas was overwhelming.  Then, a lovely family introduced us to St. Nicholas Day.  From that… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 15

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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

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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