Wow. Thank you. 

I now have 115 followers! Wow!!! I wanted to let you guys know that I love and appreciate every single one of you and your support means the world to me. 

This really just blows me away.

There is so much talent and imagination amongst you all and I am beyond humbled that you care what I have to say. 

Thank you again! I’m forever grateful. 

Be Encouraged 

Most all of us start from the bottom. Many of us stay there. But you should not measure your success or worth by numbers. 

Even if you are only impacting one person’s life for the better that is enough. As long as you are you, you are loving what you do, and you are making the effort to reach out, someone will be touched by it at some point. 

You can never know the full impact of what you do, but doing something you love and believe in will make you happier and probably do more for others than just sitting there not trying and doing something you hate. 

So keep on going guys. You are on here for a reason and someone out there needs your voice. 

Click here for my inspiration.

Bright Spots

Learn to slow down sometimes.

 Take your time. 

Enjoy the things that give your life bright spots like: Dinner with friends, baking with family, reunions, art, cooking, sunrises and sunsets, music, making anything at all, traveling to new places, eating good food, meeting new and interesting people, snuggling an animal, listening to a story. 

Whatever it may be, soak it in and remember it. It will help you get through the trials in life you will face.


(Photos are mine except the seagull, which was taken by my little sister, Carrie)


Getting Excited

You all have absolutely made my week. I just reached 90 followers and so many of you have left me some amazingly encouraging comments on my pieces. I am just so thrilled and grateful! 

Thank you for your kindness and your loyalty! And to those of you who are new, thank you for following me and welcome! 

I’m 10 followers away from 100 and I barely have over 50 posts! 😁😁😁 Again; thank you all so much! I’m happy.

Love you all and as always, sending prayers and good thoughts your way. Let me know if there is anything you would like to see me write about or post more of. I’d be happy to do something for you. 

Laugh! It’s healthy

When I can’t sleep or I’m struggling with too much worry I sometimes cheer myself up by watching Conan Obrien highlights.

Laughing, for me, is incredibly healing. It scares away those dark shadows long enough for me to breathe.

So, I thought I would share a laugh with you here. Enjoy.

My friends and I have decided we are going to do this warm up the next time we see each other. I’m afraid I would be the Nicolai of the group and blow it right off the bat.

When I find something funny the poker face faces a failure to launch.