Month: March 2012

Never Give Up On What Matters!!

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. Ayn Rand  Problems are not stop signs, they are detours. Obstacles are not put in our path to discourage us, they are there to challenge us and sometimes to teach us to seek help and make new friends.   I have heard that all creativity comes from a giant pool of thought and that those that are so inclined are linked in to that pool, using its resources as they need them.  When I first heard that notion I thought it was weird and didn’t really give it much thought.  Then I wrote some stories and drew up some ideas for inventions only to later find them already done by someone else in a slightly different way, but basically the same.   So the thought that all creativity comes from the same place may not be so far-fetched as it first seemed, after all we are all human and though we come from different backgrounds and live in different environments, we are …

The Sunshine Award :)

  I have been nominated by http://makesomethingmondays.wordpress.com  for the Sunshine Award. Awww! Thank you! I love her blog, it has a little bit of all kinds of things and she encourages me and makes me smile!!  The award has some guidelines to be followed. 1. Include the logo in a post on your blog. 2. Answer 10 questions about yourself. 3. Nominate 10-12 marvelous bloggers. 4. Let your nominees knows about their award by linking them to the Sunshine Award in their comments sections. 5. Share the love and link the person who nominated you! 10 questions for the Sunshine Award Favorite Color: Black. I love black, it goes with everything!! Favorite Animal: I have a special love for wolves.  I used to have a couple of malamutes and would love to get another one. Favorite Number: 25 Favorite Drink: raspberry lemonade – just because I want to be different. Facebook or Twitter: Facebook, though I don’t like the new format.  Twitter is okay and I’m beginning to like it better. Your Passion: Art and writing of …

Sunsets and Inspiration

Don’t look back on happier days or dream of how happy you will be in the future.  The only thing we have is the present; don’t cheat yourself out of the moments in front of you today. Isn’t it interesting that so often what is reported are current events full of war, trials, and just bad news in general.  In order to find the “happy” vibes we tend to turn to fiction, motivational or inspirational speakers.   Yet there are so many good things happening every day, it’s just that sometimes we get so busy that we miss them, or forget to pause long enough to really take notice of what is happening.  I have been guilty of this myself at times, then realize it and make myself slow down and get my life back in balance. Take a moment to pause, breathe, listen to what is going on around you, get outside and enjoy the sunshine, watch the sunset if you get the chance.  Each sunset is different from the one before it, when was …

Versatile Blogger Award

I am so excited and humbled that my fellow blogger (whose posts I love to read) http://living4bliss.wordpress.com/   nominated me for an award!  I apologize for taking a bit longer to post this one.  Moving put a bit of a kink in my schedule.  The purpose of blogger awards is to share love. Please visit these amazing award-winning blogs and share love, a comment, a like and maybe even subscribe. If you are nominated for these awards, don’t forget to share the joy by nominating others. The rules for this award require that I reveal 7 things about myself, so that is a great place to start. I have two daughters Casey and Lindsey that keep me on my toes, make me smile, and often laugh at me too.  My daughters mean the world to me. Writing has always been my first love.  I was writing plays long before I could actually hold a crayon or pencil.  I performed my first puppet show when I was 4 years old for my Sunday school class.  Not saying that the writing …

Organization and Other Dirty Words

Organization: when I was little I was convinced that was a dirty word. Every time I got in trouble I heard my mom say, “Cherry, go organize your room!” Might as well have sentenced me to prison or solitary confinement as tell me to go and organize my room. Then I read recently that people are not born natural organizers. OH THANK GOD!! Seriously? I feel so much better now!! I thought I was missing a gene, some link to normal functionality along the way because I could sit in my room for hours and hours and nothing would get organized. I would start to put one thing away and something else would distract me and pretty soon I forgot what I was doing and was just playing with the things that caught my attention, or drawing (because I found a pencil and paper), or writing because I found a tablet with notebook paper. It was a futile effort, but my mom seemed to never get tired of demanding it of me. Here’s a clue …