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Weekly Photo Challenge: Community












The sense of love, friendship, and community rings true for family and loved ones!

Tis the Season!!! Happy Holidays!

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By choosing your thoughts…


By choosing your thoughts, and by selecting which emotional currents you will release and which you will reinforce, you determine the quality of your Light. You determine the effects that you will have upon others, and the nature of the experiences of your life.
~ Gary Zukav

Our minds become magnetized with the dominating thoughts we hold in our minds and these magnets attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts.
~ Napoleon Hill

The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.
~ Florence Shinn



Thoughts are the beginning of the process, because thoughts really don’t go anywhere without a decision…followed by action.


 More will be revealed…Way Spiritual Dave






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Once you realize that the road is the goal…


Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.
~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
~ Ron Wild

The great teachings unanimously emphasize that all the peace, wisdom, and joy in the universe are already within us; we don’t have to gain, develop, or attain them. We’re like a child standing in a beautiful park with his eyes shut tight. We don’t need to imagine trees, flowers, deer, birds, and sky; we merely need to open our eyes and realize what is already here, who we really are.
~ Bo Lozoff



We are in Life and Life is in us, why not enjoy it; It is a way…a way to be.




More will be revealed…

Way Spiritual Dave




Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate


Delicate Zebra’s eyelashes!

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Every positive change –


Every positive change – every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness – involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception.
~ Dan Millman

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
~ George Bernard Shaw

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy that is translated through you; and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique.
~ Martha Graham


If you are willing to learn from life’s lessons and change a few things, life will get easier. If not, life will kick your little fanny until you become willing or die. I choose life…with its lessons and change. YAH GOD!


More will be revealed…  Way Spiritual Dave





Happy Birthday Mom… I miss you!



Happy Birthday Mom… I miss you so much!!!

Today would have been my mother‘s 86th birthday and there isn’t one day that goes by that I don’t think of her and wish I could call and here her voice.

Even though she has been gone a few years I still have a heavy heart when I realize I will never be hugged by her again, or get to share my day with her.  So I blog… and maybe someone else gets a little joy out my shares.

She taught me my love for music, and no matter how long I was away, she always loved me unconditionally.  I am glad that I was able to develop our relationship and make my amends to her for being an absentee daughter during my “journey of self discovery“.  I blamed her for a lot of my own spiritual and emotional shortcomings growing up… and found out it all began with me!  I learned how to take responsibility for some bad choices that I made, and to face my addictions and I am recovered today.  Almost 30 years of recovery has given me the most amazing life I could have ever imagined.  I found me, I found God, I found a fellowship that helped me put my life together, on step at a time.  I found women who helped me strip away the inauthentic self I was drowning in.  I found women who handed me the “tools of recovery” to recapture the child within, who was waiting for me to find her.

I am Happy, Healthy and In Love with my life today because of the journey that led me here.  I am grateful for every day and most grateful that I got to have a love affair with my mom in the last 20 years of her life.

I am blessed to have been raised by her.  She had the biggest heart in the world, and I am, and always be my mothers daughter…

Thank you God for giving her to me as my mom… you did real good!!!!


Margaret (mom) in Seattle, Washington



Pay bills? Blog? Pay bills? Blog? Choices….consequences…

Choices are made in brief seconds and paid for in the time that remains.

Paolo Giordano

O.k., o.k., I chose blog, but that doesn’t make me a bad person… it just readjusts my schedule a wee bit!

I am responsible for my choices today, can’t blame you, them, my family, my pet, it is all mine.

Once I realized that my life became much simpler.

Chuck C. used to say:

“Uncover, discover and discard”

I had to do some serious writing to uncover the patterns that kept me trapped in a miserable life,

I got to discover who I was underneath the tangled web of deceit I had woven with my lies and denial…

And when these defects of character rose to the surface, with the help of my sponsor and mentor, I got to discard them, one at a time, over the years like smelly socks that I hid in the back of my closet.

Every once and a while I dig one back out of the trash… like procrastination… and embrace it until the stench makes me wretch and I throw it away again.

My choices are my choices today, and I accept the consequences, and move on.

It feels good not to be stuck in the “sea of denial”.  I was drowning in that sea for over 37 years. Glub! Glub!

I think I can pay my bills now… my head just got a bit clearer.

I am smilin on the inside… and it feels good!!!!


Memo from God… author unknown

Reference: LIFE 


I am God. Today I will be handling all of your problems. Please remember that I do not need your help.
If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it. Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box. All situations will be resolved, but in My time, not yours.

Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto it by worrying about it.  Instead, focus on all the wonderful things that are present in your life now.

If you find yourself stuck in traffic; Don’t despair. There are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard of privilege.

Should you have a bad day at work; Think of the man who has been out of work for years.

Should you despair over a relationship gone bad; Think of the person who has never known what it’s like to love and be loved in return.

Should you grieve the passing of another weekend; Think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve hours a day, seven days a week to feed her children.

Should your car break down, leaving you miles away from assistance; Think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk.

Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror; Think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she had hair to examine.

Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all about, asking what is my purpose? Be thankful. There are those who didn’t live long enough to get the opportunity.

Should you find yourself the victim of other people’s bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities; Remember, things could be worse.. You could be one of them!

Should you decide to send this to a friend; Thank you, you may have touched their life in ways you will never know!   (author unknown)