Dreams Do Come True!

Hello!

It has been way too long! How are you? I hope you have been good, better than good, great! And of course grateful!

Doug and I have much to be grateful for this year. We have reached our goal (dream) of a successful relocation from Indiana to North Eastern Florida; St Augustine to be precise!  The move happened last Oct and we are just about getting settled! Moving at anytime in your life is a big venture, but let me tell you doing it over  50 is something else! lol

Now I just wait for Doug to retire! That should happen in the next 3 years. In the meantime I keep busy with my travel business and of course, writing.  On that front though……I have slacked.  I want to change that. One reason I desperately wanted to move here was to be inspired to connect more to earth and God. Something within said I needed to do this, so we made it happen. Now I need to get to the writing aspect of it. I have definitely fully embraced the relaxation of my new community! I love it. I have continued to develop a love for photography, I have included some of my recent photos.  In case you are at all curious to see more, you can view them on my Instagram account found at @Desperatelyseekingchristine  there is a link here on this page also.  I would love to follow you back!

So while we are busy living our lives, of course, life continues.  We are blessed to have welcomed a new granddaughter last Dec and are doubly blessed by welcoming another new granddaughter this coming Oct!  If you are keeping score the grandkid count now sits at – 4 boys and 7 girls!  huh, imagine that…girls are winning! Ha!

The book! As you know The Gratitude Project was released last May. It went to Best Seller several times….. I am very grateful for the experience of writing and releasing my book. I will give this as an example of how I feel about it- I received a review from someone on Goodreads, in her review she said the book just wasn’t for her. She said she felt it had too much God in it and that I drew too much from personal experience when writing my book….so too anecdotal.  That may be a negative review to some; but to me….she made my day! That was an excellent review!! Her review says to me that I did a good job and met my goal! No such thing as too much God…. I was actually worried I didn’t give Him enough space! And the book was about my personal experiences, how else am I to have an informed opinion? Too many people think you should  study,study,study and then, and only then, offer opinion! I think you need to live life and share experiences! That is real. I like real!

I will end this now, but I want to say I hope 2018 is finding you and your loved ones in good health and good will! If you are in need of healing and peaceful thoughts please take a moment now to connect to my energy….. I give it freely with love. Sending healing, peaceful, relaxing, thoughts and prayers to you and yours!!

 

 

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We May Not Always Agree……

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Why is it that so many people feel when someone disagrees with them that it is an attack? It is not an attack, or at least shouldn’t be.  I can agree with you or disagree with you, either way I am not attacking you! It is not a reason to bring out the heavy artillery, it is not a reason to “unfriend” me. It is natural that people will disagree, we are after all individuals, with a variance of opinions.

So regardless of what the picture describes above, I’ll not be quietly resenting you, and I am hopeful you will not resent me! I will move forward with gratitude that we have different opinions and yours allows me to see things from a different viewpoint!

This does not make me better or worse than you…..it just makes me grateful! And happy!  🙂

A Word of Unconditional Love

 

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I have moved into unconditional love, this is a place where I feel love for everything and everybody. This is not a perfect place, no not at all. I still have moments where I wonder, and I pray, I have moments where I can still feel that old world anger or irritation; but I move past it quickly in this place.

Why am I saying this? Because we may not ever see eye to eye on things; but I still love you. We may never seek out each others company or council; but I still love you.  In those moments when you’re tempted to believe, because we don’t agree, that I do not love you….do not believe the lie, I do.

What does this mean? Whatever you want it to. To me it just means I hold no ill will and far beyond that, I love you, it is that simple.

So I may not seek you out and I may not feel it is in our mutual interest to be around each other (although that is always open to change in moment to moment situations) but regardless; I love you.

I know this may not ever be enough. But it is the best I have; seriously the best!

Unconditional love. It does not mean we are a doormat, or weak, or allowing abuse into our life in any form, it just means we hold love for others no matter what….in the end it is all we have.