I AM Strong Enough!


I have not written in a while, I have had a lot of things happening in my personal life, then we have the holidays, and with the way our world is at the moment….well I have not had the motivation to write. Although it occurs to me that this is the time when voices like mine, not being prideful but realistic, need to speak up. It is people like me, people who are of love but are not of a “put my head in the sand” mentality, need to speak up!  I AM for love! I AM for peace, freedom and fairness/equality. But lately I have been overcome with a malaise that I have not been able to shake. And seeing what is happening in our world, our country, in our colleges…..well it has not helped my feelings.

Now if you know me, if you read my writing, you know that I have still been filled with gratitude and love for my life and the life of others, regardless of this malaise that overcame me recently! But it has stopped me from sharing much lately.

And I do not like it! And today I am here to say it needs to stop! Regardless of my case of “Malaise” I need to continue sharing and encouraging others; that is what will get me through. I need to connect with those of like mind and those who need the encouragement!

So it is time for me to say “I AM STRONG” I AM strong enough to overcome this malaise and until that happens to come here and do what I do……especially this time of year!  But please know that even as I have been overcome with this overwhelming feeling of pain and sadness…I have continued to pray and love and encourage you daily with my prayers! But I know it is time to be front and center with this and let you know…I am still here!

I also have something to say about Christmas; but will save that for another post because I KNOW you don’t like for me to go on too long!

Peace and love to you! Christine ❤



Grateful today? I am! Today I am grateful for mature people capable of discussing sensitive issues with those who may disagree with them or do not understand their point of view!
It is refreshing to find people who stay calm in the face of adversity! In today’s world it is all too easy to be cruel, nasty, and a downright bully on social media. So it is with a grateful heart that I say I had a good conversation with a woman who is an adoptee.  Today as an adult she wishes her mother had aborted her. That is a sensitive subject! Yet everyone remained calm and respectful. And for that I am grateful! ❤

If you wish to read the thread you can find me at @gratitudediva  she gave me a lot of info to read. For those of you who know me, you know I am a fair-minded person that wants as much info as possible! She gave me plenty!

I am grateful for souls out there who have been through a seriously challenging life yet find a way to be peaceful even in their anger…or sadness.

What DID you expect from ME?!


Sometimes it’s hard for us to let go of our expectations of others. But expectations usually get us nothing more than disappointment. I know when we are willing to do so much for others we can be hurt and may not understand when they are not willing to give the same to us in return.

But we need to let go of that reasoning. It begets resentment,anger,sadness, not the love we want to have in our lives.                                                                                           Get rid of that which does not please, starting with our own thoughts is an easy first step! (WELL……easy compared to changing someone else….that’s not gonna happen!)