Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake” And Think About What You Were Expecting 3-27-12

Life is getting on track.You’re now making your way.Forging on financially and most of your plans are beginning to bear fruit.Your spirits soar, your happiness is apparent.Opposing Energies: betrayal, disappointment, disruptionYou may be surprised by others’ behaviors to the point of disappointment.  This may not be all about them.Wide Awake Words™ for today: illusion, expectations, reality, loving-kindness...more

"You Get What You Get and You Don't Get Upset"

“You get what you get and you don’t get upset.”...more

Perfectionism, Procrastination, Expectations...

Eeee Gad...I lost a follower. I was so happy to have 75 now 74...oh well... Been a bit sick this week with a throat infection or something. Wake up every morning with frogs croaking in my throat and feeling pretty rotten for a few hours then better. Think it is a viral thing as no fever just throat stuff.  The theme on NaBloPoMo the past month has been about starting and finishing "stuff". Actually, I have not liked any of the prompts to write about this month, but thought I would explore starting and finishing in general, when dealing with me....more

And What Is Mine Shall Know My Face

One of my closest friends gave to me the greatest of all gifts.  Katheryn shared a poem by John Burroughs called Waiting.  It came to me in a time in my life when I always striving to manipulate my future by overthinking every single event in my life.  Have you ever had that moment in your life when something reaches out and touches you in such a way that it becomes yours and it makes your heart and soul soar?  Let this be my gift to you.    ...more

"Wear Dance Dress?"

I think we're all guilty (to some degree) of nudging our children toward our favorite activities. I started dance classes when I was 9 years old and danced for 8 years consecutively. I even took tap, jazz and hip hop classes in my 20's. The last time I performed on stage I was 25 and one of the only shows I watch on television these days is So You Think You Can Dance. All of that is to say that I love dance and naturally, I want my daughter to love it too....more
I love this post. And I love that you can see past the ideal dancing daughter to YOUR daughter, ...more

Letting Go of the Great Expectations of Parenting

Throughout my pregnancy I had spent so much time visualizing the little being growing inside me that I actually began assigning it physical characteristics. This was especially ambitious considering I hadn’t found out the sex of my baby. He/She would have my auburn hair and pug nose, I hoped. And Jim’s blue-green eyes, I prayed. Against all reason I even imagined the little peanut with freckles. But when I finally met JP, I didn’t recognize him. ...more
This is me all over!  Thank you so much for posting this.  Wow I often describe my ...more

Life Lines: Great Expectations!

Those who are familiar with Charles Dicken’s works will know how that book ended. And in life as in fiction, expectations of any kind tend to vanish when self-interest comes to the fore.The nicest of people turn into monsters of selfishness when numero uno is threatened…I know I have always maintained that expectations of any sort is likely to end in tragedy. And there are philosophies and religions that maintain that detachment should be the mantra to live by…...more

Tips: How To Become Successful Entrepreneur

Many times mid-age managers have enough of the corporate world and play with the idea of leaving the established business to run their own piece of cake. Many times they are surprised this piece of cake is too small to provide them public exposure and the living standard they were used to. They struggle. At least at the beginning. But it does not always have to be that way. ...more

Alone vs Lonely (Part II)

While writing "All Alone" earlier this week, my fingers actually kept tap-tap-tapping away. And I looked up, and the sun had not only set, it was pitch dark outside. And a whole story had poured out. The post was so long I had to chop it in half, wrap up my thoughts and finish it in this post. ...more