Becoming the best version of yourself

New Year’s Eve – A Favorite . . .

. . . and boy am I in the minority.  I like to go someplace festive and celebrate.  Most of my friends want to stay in – I stay in all the time so to me, I want to be with happy, fun people to welcome in the New Year.

Think of all the possibilities for all the wonderful things that might happen to you in 2018?

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, with a glass of bubbly in my hand!

I didn’t reach my goal of 100 followers by year’s end – bummer.  So if you know of just one friend you could share this blog with?  I bet I can get to 100 in 2018!  What are your 2018 goals?

See you on the flip side, love my followers – CHEERS!!


Happy Holiday Weekend To All –


With much love and gratitude to my followers for the past five years, I send you a gift of peace and joy over the next few days.  No matter your celebration choice, know that you mean the world to me.


The Holi”daze” Is Ramping Up – – –

So here’s a little “giggle” to put a smile on your exhausted face!

(If the link doesn’t work here, copy and paste in your browser!)      And remember – – –

Don’t let the craziness of the season cause you to forget the real reason we celebrate!

And just a few extra thoughts for this year:

If you run outta wrapping paper, recycle some newspaper or use a cute bag!

If you forgot a gift and it’s last minute – give a “one free lunch after the New Year just so we can visit” IOU!

If you have a “hard to buy for” relative that already has everything?  A photobook brings joy all year ’round.   From the grandkids to past adventures you’ve shared, it’s a gift that keeps on giving!

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, find a Holiday musical program at a church nearby, attend and just – – – listen!

If you want to feel festive “for free”? – gather the family, some hot chocolate, and drive through the neighborhoods with holiday lights a’glow!   Wave at your neighbor and spread good cheer!

If you want to do good and don’t know how or where, find an organization or a church that offers “adopt a family” and take your kids shopping for someone else who may not have a bright holiday this year.

If you shop in bulk at Sam’s or Costco, or just need to clean out your pantry – donate to your local Food Bank!

Spread the warmth and glow of the season, be the difference in a person’s day, make a change and be the change.   Happiest of Holidays to all of you from me!

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The Season of Thanksgiving!

Are we still in it?

Logic would tell me that we should be in it all year round, it’s just more visible this time of the year?

I saw a quote the other day:  “Gratitude is the Attitude that sets the Altitude for living”, by James MacDonald.

His premise is that you can live in the depressing low-lands of the world, or have a high-altitude attitude!  Sounds good, but is it really that easy?

He says that living in this high-altitude attitude is up where the air is clean, the sun is shining and the future is bright, where life soars above and refuses to focus on the negative.   I jokingly think that all I have to do to find that attitude, is drive to the mountains to get that feeling, but seriously . . .

How nice would it be to have that attitude 365 days of each year?  How refreshing would it be to surround yourself with people who have that attitude as well?

They say change begins with you, and I personally happen to see the benefit to living a higher altitude attitude.  I’m “over” the negative nellies who are so unhappy that they choose to bring you down as well.  I’m sorry for them, I do empathize with them, but do not want to be around them.

It’s a constant effort – but so worth it.  I am thankful for all the positiveness around me; I am thankful that 2017 has been so much happier than 2016.  That feels so odd to say since 2016 was the year I accomplished my goal of publishing my book, and became an Amazon Best Selling author.

I am hopeful that we can all live a season of Thanksgiving – all year round.  The view in that higher altitude is pretty darned spectacular!

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