My Story and My Vision……if you are interested.


I have a vision for my Gratitude Project. If you care to learn about it please use the link.  Regardless of whether you feel led to contribute or not I would be so blessed if you would take the time to read the page description and the update. Maybe you could even sign up for the updates! That would be awesome! Seriously your support by reading,praying, and sending good thoughts for the project will be greatly appreciated!!   Just click the big green box that says Gratitude Project!  And thank you!






Note: I wrote this article last summer! I think it was a good one and definitely worth a repeat! Hope you enjoy!


Sometimes the lessons we need to learn in life have to be painful- it is like we will not get it through our thick heads (MY THICK HEAD) unless it causes some sort of pain, anger, frustration! Recognizing that we are in the midst of a lesson sure makes it a lot easier to get through! Of course on the flip side of that is- if we do not recognize it as a lesson, well that makes the pain all the worse!!

In the past I have had a hard time with validation from loved ones; friends and family alike. And I know a lot of you out there experience this same type of problem. It took me years to let it all go and realize I do not need validation from anyone but God. And for you who are non-believers, you still only need validation for YOU by YOU…right? At least this is the way I see it- because unless we see it this way we are always going to be expecting things we will not necessarily get!

Not all of us are fortunate enough to be surrounded by people who actually can get out of their own little bubble long enough to truly encourage, support, or even notice what is happening in our lives. AND WE CAN’T LET THAT DEFINE US! Because IF WE DO then WE are defined by frustration, anger, sadness, feeling devalued, feelings of “not being enough”…..all of that! That  type of stinkin thinking will get us nowhere in life!
Our feelings may be justified, but we need to let it go anyway! It is not serving US and it certainly will not allow us to serve anyone else!
So let it go my dears! Let it go!
It is funny….my theme words for 2015 (vision board) are Courage and Faith….seems it should have had a theme phrase… I seem to be saying “let it go” a lot this year!!

2015 the year of “letting it ALL go!” That which does not serve ME, or HIM, will not serve others! And that is my goal! To serve others……

Help Others With No Expectations!

bannerfans_16115500Lately I have felt unsupported, whether it is true or not, it is how I have felt. I have a nagging feeling that it really is more about the fact that I am getting ready to launch a big fund-raising campaign for my project, and as is pretty normal, I am feeling that terrible uncertainty that goes along with things of this nature. I have faith in what I am doing, but developing and writing this project is one thing, asking for help to get it off the ground is another all together!

Look it happens to all of us at times and unfortunately to some of us way more often than it should! It is normal to feel neglected from time to time in our life, that is just human nature, it could be a true state of affairs; but then it could also be our ego stepping in and demanding more than we are getting, which may actually be enough (maybe lacking a little) but not worth getting upset over for sure!  So what is it in my case? I do not know, I guess it is true that I am not supported as I wished I would be, but on the other hand I have a small group of cheerleaders who I don’t know if I could move forward if not for their support!  So I guess, regardless of whether I am lacking support or not, it is important to keep things in perspective! I have some wonderful people who want to see me and my project succeed! And for that I am grateful and I am going to concentrate on that! Because that feeling of support is way better than any feeling of lack!

It is important to find the small glimmers of hope to grab onto each day! Some days are harder than others, but it is in those days that it is even more important to reach for hope!!

And it is important for us to always remember…….we help others not for the glory or the reward, we help others for the gift that is given to us each time we act in favor of another person! It is in our spiritual being to help others! And that is after all what I am doing. My project is designed for the very purpose of reaching out to others. And I can’t let anything stop me from completing it!!  I also know the more obstacles that get in my way the mightier this project must be! It will reach many and help many….so on to the next phase I go!!  And I pray that you will not let any obstacles stand in your way!  We all have a purpose for being here and it is important to figure out what it is and get on with it!!  I am praying for you!! You can do it!!  ❤