Friday, December 27, 2013

When things seem darkest,
and others say "Give in!"...
when the nay-sayers threaten to
drown out the hope within....
ignore the distractions,
consider them lies;
no one but you
can make dreams realized.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The way to getting stronger
feels a whole lot like getting weaker;
don't believe the illusion, and especially
don't quit moving forward!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Branch Out

Don't sit and wait for others to
your beauty and
your value;
The only approval needed
is your own.
your own skills and power,
and then others will follow suit.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

"I am deserving of love...
I am worthy of love...

I am in love with myself...
I love my life...

I am beautiful...
I am capable...

I'm sexy....
I'm wonderful..."


If you can't say these things to yourself,
about yourself, without pausing or laughing
or countering with 'exceptions' and criticism...

perhaps consider saying these affirmations to yourself
a few dozen times every day...

until the reality sets in
and they're no longer empty words,
but rather your belief system.

You can't wait for someone else
to tell you what you need to hear.


Saturday, June 29, 2013

You Got to Keep it Separated

Some simple ways to break the monotony
of treading the same ground relentlessly!

"Is it necessary...or a time waster?"

"Am I being expedient...or taking the long way around?"

"Am I working harder...or smarter?"

"Is what I'm doing important...or a distraction?"

"Does this action benefit...or hinder me?"

"Am I doing this from habit....or consciously?"


Friday, June 21, 2013

Between 'Caring' and 'Being Too Sensitive'

I find myself in constant inner debate over how much concern
and involvement is too much, and even questioning how much
of an actual impact activism and public discourse really has.

"The world is the same way it's always been, and the same way
it will always be," I remind myself. "How much good am I doing
fighting against monoliths?" Especially when sometimes the only
outcome seems my added stress and upset over wrongdoings to

Where do we draw the line between 'comcern' and 'distress?'

I do try and pick my battles. It's one thing to be informed, but these
days there's so much wrong-doing that just keeping abreast is a full
time job. And there really is only so much that can be reasonably done.
But trying to muster public support against an unpopular position seems
an easy thing to do, especially with social media's efforts, and is a far
easier assault to launch than picketing or petitioning door to door.

My biggest focus of interest tends to be the vulnerable--those who either
can't (or are unlikely to) defend themselves, like children, the elderly, the
ostracised, etc.  However, since that's who cowards and losers target in
their efforts to debase and swindle and abuse, that's an ongoing effort.

I recognize that what I can do may be severely limited. I know there are
only so many hours in a day. And I know that I can't allow the reality of
abuse and injustice to steal my own small measure of joy or peace.

But if I don't do what small amount I can from my corner of the world,
and IN my corner of the world, then I would truly be despondent.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Slow Rotation: Change Your View

SEE the prosperity before it exists
in order to make it exist

Create It

Accept it

Believe in it

Know your deservingness

Open up Possibilities

Embrace Success

See Improvements

Imagine Transformation

Encourage a Positive Future

Ignore the Bleak

Give Your Own Strokes and Rewards

What you see and believe carries
into everything you do, say, and think.

And the results and repercussions
vary as the input does.


Friday, May 10, 2013

Dorothy Discovered It; There's No Place Like Home

Love yourself, wholly, today.

No resentment over no one else doing it.

Not even acknowledgement of others;
just a deep, natural, 100% loving nurturing
relationship with self....determined to give
yourself all the things you never had, all the
things you've been waiting for, and all the
things you deserve.

Be your own source, and never be let
down by anyone, again.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

How's Your Day Going?

Nick Vujicic at one of his many events.

I've got to strive,



no more jive;

 Content to be alive!

Produce the results you want!


Friday, April 19, 2013

The Turn-around

If 'The World' is
upon you and
within you....

...EVICT its worthless ass
and become Master
(or Mistress)
of your Own Domain.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

"You're Topsy-Turvy. Me? I'm Just Nervy!"

In a weird world where
Ideas are seen as Dangerous--
yet loaded killing machines
are embraced as social privilege--
I'm all too happy
to accept the considered
designation of 'UNWELL'
by community 'standards'
and consideration.


Monday, April 8, 2013

Don't believe everything you 'see'!

People woefully under-estimate me
all the time.

(Works for me!)

Monday, March 25, 2013

I walk as an emperor

despite only one

ascribing it so

Rather than walk as a peon

even as thousands

assume and 'know.'


Thursday, March 21, 2013

This is a "Cold War"

"Cold War"(by Janelle Monae)
song lyrics

So you think I'm alone?
But being alone's the only way to be
When you step outside
You spend life fighting for your sanity

This is a cold war
You better know what you're fighting for
This is a cold war
Do you know what you're fighting for?

If you want to be free
Below the ground is the only place to be
'Cause in this life
You spend time running from depravity

This is a cold war
Do you know what you're fighting for?
This is a cold war
You better know what you're fighting for

This is a cold war
You better know what you're fighting for
This is a cold war
Do you know what you're fighting for?

Bring wings to the weak and bring grace to the strong
Make all evil stumble as it flies in the world
All the tribes comes and the mighty will crumble
We must brave this night and have faith in love

I'm trying to find my peace
I was made to believe there's something wrong with me
And it hurts my heart
Lord have mercy, ain't it plain to see?

That this is a cold war
Do you know what you're fighting for?
This is a cold war
You better know what you're fighting for

This is a cold....
This is a cold war
You better know what you're fighting for
Do you know? It's a cold...

Do you?

Do you?
It's a cold ...

You better know what you're fighting for

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

In My Sights

I was driving the animals to the vet's office yesterday and
there was a flurry of activity from some of the inevitable
post-rain mosquito army that had gotten trapped in
the vehicle.

The bloodsuckers were so aggravating
that I finally succumbed and began swiping at them with
my 'spare' hand, and of course the entire car swerved.

Even on a deserted road, the ease at which I lost
control and could have wrecked was heavy on my mind!

In just that quick a second, I was reminded that the driving
of the car was so much more important than the irritations
of the dozens of annoying bugs.

It synched in my head just how easily those minor
distractions can pull our notice from the larger, more
significant matters that need keep our attentions.

I've had an issue with neighbor difficulties of late,
and it had threatened to engulf my mind and emotions.

The incident with the car helped to remind me that
keeping focus on the real, core isssues will not
only prosper us in the long run, but keep the more
nonsensical errata from driving us nuts.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

"How to Make it Through A Day"

Embrace movement
Begin movement

Internalize personal hope

Exude goals

Embrace growth and change

Don't resist pain

Allow exposure

Live self love

Keep single focus of preservation and positivity
Just Live.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Shine Through

If someone disrespects
or discourages
or dismisses you
(not once, but regularly,
in ways big and small,
outright and subtle)....

If someone has disdain for you,
and always a disparaging remark
(even if 'hidden' under humor)....

If someone acts like they don't
like you very much or that they
don't enjoy your presence, as is...


Make them Leave...

Stop Going Back...

Break Things Off....

Stop feeding the Beast.

Respect yourself enough
rather than waiting for them to do so.

No matter who they might be.

Stop them,
separate yourself,
and NEVER go back.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Design your own life...

Break free from
the maddening crowd...

Detach from the thrall
of others' input
and influence...

Disown doubt  
in your dreams
and abilities...

Embrace faith and joy
in who you are...

All these and more
are steps to success
and happyness!