Monday, September 25, 2017

Imagine Your Writing Endeavor is a Rubik's Cube


Maybe you've been pondering it for a while but you're having trouble figuring out how to get started.  I believe the secret to accomplishing your writing endeavor or any major life project is to imagine it as a Rubik's cube.  There are sequences and patterns.  Play with it.  Experiment.  Don't stop until you solve the vision you created in your mind.

My current work in progress is a hot mess but I know there's a solution somewhere in the editing process and I'm going to keep moving things around until I get it right.  My prior assignment, The Caveman in the Mirror, started with just two sides of a Rubik's cube at opposite ends.  All I needed to do to publish was figure out how the two main characters were related.  When I got stuck, I turned to Divine assistance for clues.  Eventually, all the colors lined up properly and I released my first novel.  The lesson I learned is to never give up.  You can do this.  Take it one step at a time until your Rubik's cube is complete.  Have a great day.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Milestone Ahead


My how time flies when you're having fun.  It seems like yesterday when I started this blog.  The next milestone, blog story number 3,000, is now within reach and I should pass that mile marker just before Thanksgiving.  They say it takes 30 days to form a habit.  It helps when you find something you love and this is one of my favorite passions.  Thank you for taking the time to visit.  Consistency matters.  It brings you to new heights.  Choose something fun and stick to it.  Have a great day.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Gratitude Defined


I found a great definition of gratitude this morning that goes beyond what the dictionary offers.  It's from the Harvard Medical School...

“a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives … As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals – whether to other people, nature, or a higher power” 

I would like to acknowledge all the good in my life today, both tangible and intangible.  I'm especially thankful for the connection we have.  That's what all these messages are about – connections.  Thank you for taking time out your busy life to connect with me.  And thank you for giving me the opportunity to develop a sense of purpose.  Have a great day.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Autumn is Here


Summer is officially over.  Today is the first day of Autumn.  Go outside.  Take a hike.  Bask in the colors.  This is especially important because your body needs vitamin D and it's harder to get this time of year when the sun pays less and less attention to the northern hemisphere.  I'm going to take advantage of the record highs we're experiencing this week and soak up some sunshine before the temps start falling.  Have a great day.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Skip the Diet


Diets don't work.  Eating healthy is what it's all about.  This is a lifestyle.  I don't even need to think about this when I'm home because everything in my kitchen is healthy.  Lunch away from home is usually from my kitchen so there's no tough food choices to make.  The only real challenge is when I'm eating out which I limit to about one meal a week.  If I can pick something on the menu that is healthy, I'm batting 1000 for the week.  That's it.  There's no diet, just healthy eating choices.  Keep this in mind the next time you're grocery shopping.  Shop healthy and eat healthy.  Have a great day.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Great Life Ahead


It's mood check time.  How is it?  My hope for you is you find yourself in a great mood.  If you're anything below a ten, probe deeper.  Take a good hard look at your attitude.  I do find things go wrong 9 times out of 10.  That's life.  The game changer is how you deal with those wrong turns.  It's really about having a great attitude day in and day out.  That sets the stage for a great mood.  At the end of the day you will find yourself saying, "hey, this is a great day."

Great attitudes set the stage for great moods, great days, great years and a great life.  It starts right now.  Go for it.  Have a great life.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

I Found My Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow


I shot these pics last night after a brief storm passed through our neighborhood.  For me, the beginning and the end of the rainbow are significant because they are both located in my home town.  That's where my pot of gold is.  It's where the grass is the greenest I've ever seen.  It's where the color changes in Fall are so brilliant it makes me feel like I'm in Heaven.  No, it's not really Heaven but it's a close second.  I have everything I need here.  My prayer for you today is that you find your pot of gold at the end of your rainbow.  Hint:  you may find it outside in your own backyard.  Have a great day.