So Grateful For His Guidance

Me Holding Princess Charlie As A Baby

When I first gave birth to Princess Charlie I was afraid to hold her. I was scared I would drop my baby. I had tons of practice, because my oldest niece was born 4 years before PC. I had my niece more than her mother from a newborn baby, yet I was scared of dropping my own child. My sister who was now living with me at PC's birth came into my room and declared that I was going to pick my child up from her crib. I did and I did NOT drop her. The fear immediately melted away and holding PC felt SO right and natural. I believe Satan was telling me I was going to hurt my child and God used my sister to SHOW me otherwise. See satan has the ability to tell you negative things, but God has the ability to SHOW you His plans. The picture above is the very day that my sister pushed me and SHOWED me my God given ability. She declared that God would never allow anything bad to happen and she was SO right!

I'm Deeply Grateful:

*That God used my sister to guide me
*That my sister loved me enough to push me in the right direction
*For the honor to give birth and hold my baby girl
*For this life and the lessons that have come with it
*That God loves me and I FEEL it daily
*That I can freely express this

Sunday's Life Lesson

Princess Charlie & Mommy

Princess Charlie and I have been doing our bonding thing. We've been watching Christmas movies via ABCFamily Channel, listening to Christmas music while wrapping presents and having lengthy conversations about Gratitude and God. For the past year she's been keeping a gratitude journal. The other day she allowed me to read a few entries. She's grateful for life, health and the ability to see, hear & walk. She's grateful for Jesus' sacrifice and understands the truest depth of what He did for her. Instead of focusing on her gifts she is grateful for the gifts we were able to give to those in need. I am watching God guide her life and the view is simply awe inspiring! Gratitude is BIG in this home. Now that I fully get "it" I want everyone to get "it". Without ever pushing, my princess has incorporated it into her young life.

I'd like to leave you with this quote...

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity.... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."
~Melodie Beattie

The Countdown Begins?

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The very hilarious Diane over at Diane's Addled Ramblings had a cute countdown and I thought I'd give it a go. :)

TEN things I’m thankful for...

1. My independence
2. My friends and family
3. Sunny days (and rainy days)
4. My nieces & nephews (they make me smile so brightly)
5. God's patience w/me
6. Good health
7. Chocolate Soy Milk (Yum!)
8. Laugher
9. Good books
10. Growth, Trials & Joy

NINE things I do every day...

1. Hug my hubby
2. Tell my daughter I love her
3. Drink milk
4. Check my email (2,563 times)
5. Cuddle with my dog
6. Try to uplift others
7. Sing Praise Music
8. Laugh
9. Go on Twitter (SO Addicting)

EIGHT things I find attractive in a guy...

1. Intelligence
2. A sense of humor
3. Creativity
4. Honesty
5. Sexy eyes :)
6. A great smile
7. Compassion
8. A great speaker

SEVEN things I enjoy doing...

1. Writing
2. Reading
3. Dancing
4. Singing
5. Blogging
6. Uplifting
7. Public Speaking

SIX things on my ‘to do’ list for 2010...

1. Do more public speaking
2. Turn our family mission into a full fledge Non Profit Organization
3. Drink less sodas
4. Start my autobiography
5. Learn Spanish
6. Visit Ireland

FIVE places I want to visit...

1. Ireland
2. Tennessee
3. Colorado
4. Savannah, Ga
5. Home (New Orleans)

FOUR things that drive me nuts...

1. Hatred
2. Jugemental Folk
3. Closed-Minded People
4. When I forget to let God lead the way

THREE smells I like...

1. Cookies or cake baking
2. Kenneth Cole White (Perfume)
3. Any Scented Soy Candle

TWO things I find difficult...

1. Losing a loved one
2. Hearing about kids being killed

ONE thing I want...

1. To live my life to the very fullest. To know that I've made a difference in this world.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

From my family to yours I'd like to wish each and everyone of you a blessed and Joyous Thanksgiving!! I pray that you'll be surrounded by good food, family, laughter and an abundance of Joy.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

On This Day I Am Grateful:

*For an opportunity to be a mother to my princess
*For the chance to be with my hubby for almost 13 years
*That Thanksgiving will be a joyous day for our family
*For the love I receive from God, Family & Friends
*For the feel in the air..I feel joy and love :)
*For every blog friend and Blog reader

Be Ye Thankful

By: Jo Moulton

I have said this a few times, but it is so worth repeating - I Love Christmas Time!! I know Thanksgiving hasn't arrived yet, but I can't help myself. The kids and I have already decorated our home (both indoors & out). We have wrapped up gifts and placed them under the tree. But, the very best part of what we've been doing (the reason why I've been absent) is putting together over 800 goody bags for children who'll be hospitalized on Christmas Day. We've done a little shopping for our four Chemo Buddies and I'm so excited about sending off their gifts! On Saturday we saw "New Moon" and it was fabulous! Afterward, we had dinner at Apple-bee's as a family. I love that my daughter and I can share in this phenomenon.

I'm grateful that we have a home to decorate.
I'm grateful that we have a tree to put up.
I'm grateful for hubby's job, which enabled us to purchase gifts under the tree
I'm grateful for the 12 fabulous blog/twitter friends who supported our Xmas give this year.
I'm grateful that we will have a super awesome Thanksgiving dinner
I'm grateful that we will share Christmas with our family in New Orleans this year
I'm grateful for the love, peace, joy, grace and kindness that fills my life

Have A Beautiful Week!!

Stepping Into The Center of My Life

By Karen Tribet

For years I accused hubby of not fully living his life, but the truth is I am just as guilty as he is. For years we struggled, stressed and feared. Going through the day to day motions of it all. Laughing at the right moments, but never laughing from deep down within. Every day before Hurricane Katrina I walked through life as if I were sleep walking. I was grateful for my life, but I had no clue of the depth gratitude held within it. I was unaware of just how much God loved me and wanted me to be completely joyful.

For many of you reading this you are aware that for the past 2 years now I have been LIVING life and not allowing "it" to LIVE me. I know the true depth that lies within being grateful. I have a deep and love filled relationship with God. We talk daily and some nights as well. But, for the longest I've been trying to describe what this transformation has felt like and couldn't. That is, until a few days ago. While on this beautiful and uplifting tele-seminar I heard one of the participants describe her awakening as "stepping into the center of her life" and I went "Hell Yes!" This is EXACTLY how I feel! As if God woke me up, explained some truths and then gently landed me smack dab in the center of my very own life. I am awaken. I know my destiny. I know what Jesus did for me and I know what I must do for Him. I can't express how great it feels to be able to fully convey my thoughts to you at this point! I feel Free, Complete and Aware. I have stepped into the center of my life and here my star will never know darkness again.


ICB17: The Art of Giving

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ICB17: The Art of Giving

Please Help Us Uplift 11 Yr Old Mia Davis (Crohn's) This Christmas by sending her a card or small gift!
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It's Wishcasting Wednesday!
This week Jamie asks: What do you wish to embrace?

First and foremost I wish to embrace my destiny. Everything is falling into place as it should and I wish to embrace all of the greatness that is in my life now and the greatness that's to come. I wish to embrace ME. With each day I wish to live as my truest authentic self. I wish to embrace me on every level there is. I want to embrace the me within. Love her unconditionally and allow her to come into her own as it is meant to be. I wish to embrace success. For years I ran from it, but today I run towards it. That decision is proving to be a masterful move and I am deeply grateful.

I Live For The Simple Things

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The simple things in life, which bring me sheer joy..

the soothing sound of a piano - receiving morning hugs from my baby girl - meditating - reading a great book aloud - the smell of a yummy scented soy candle - making new friends - uplifting others spirits - when my puppy cuddles with me - writing poetry - watching butterflies dance in the sky - the sound of red birds outside my bedroom window - reading God's word - cooking a loving meal for my family - when hubby cooks a loving meal for us - talks with my baby girl - giggling uncontrollably with my baby girl - pajamas any day of the week (heaven) - receiving encouragement - knowing the roof over my head is securely ours - krispy creme donuts on a Sunday morning - long talks to my grams who passed last July - faith - joy - compassion given & received.

If you'd like to read more posts on the fabulous simple things that make others happy visit Soul Aperture

Inspiration Sunday

He who is open-minded is open-hearted ~Lao Tzu

ICB 16: Letting Go

For the past 4 years I have been learning to let go and embrace what is to be. Although it is not the easiest practice in the world it is a must do. There have been many times where I stood in my own way. Stifled my own voice. Why? Because I allowed the negative thoughts to talk me down off of the ledge. I allowed fear to dictate my destiny. That is no more! I've learned so much about myself within the last year alone and my intent is to share what I learn with all who wish to hear and use it to help them. This newest podcast is dedicated to releasing the light within ourselves. It is a tool in which I hope will enable us all to let go and Fly. We are destined for greatness! Nothing and no one (not even ourselves should have the power to stop what is meant to be). I pray this episode will fill you with strength, confidence and sweet peace!

Wishcasting Wednesday 11/11

This week Jamie Ridler asks us : What do you wish to dare?

I dare to step out of the confines in which I placed myself in. I have many wonderful opportunities that have been presented recently and I want to take them head on. No fear. No negative self-talk. Just a fearless go getter on a mission! I dare myself to become the success God wishes for me to be!

Thankfulness - Day 10

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Hello Beautiful Ones!

My post is a bit late, but here I am! We have been Very busy here preparing for our yearly Christmas give. I've learned a lot these past few weeks and I'm deeply grateful for the lessons. I'm grateful for the kind souls God has sent our way! This year's give is going to be Phenomenal and as a family we are all DEEPLY Grateful for that!

PS..Here's the link to the interview I did with Co-Creator Networks last Friday..Listen Here!

25 Days of Thankfulness - Day 9

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As I lay in the dark last night my mind was bombarded of things to be grateful for. Having that experience made me even more grateful. I've had an amazing life so far. Although, I truly feel it is just beginning, so far I can say it's been wonderful. Even with the losses, hurricane katrina and my disability I have had a charmed existence here on earth. For that, I am deeply grateful.

The Many Facets of Gratitude - Day 8

puppy kisses all day long * soft meditation music filling my home * hubby and nephew laughing as they enjoy a game * painting princess charlie's nails * chocolate soy milk * the money to buy chocolate soy milk * books to read * my baby nephew's smile * the chance to talk to my sister's via the phone * the beauty of our neighborhood * having a lovely neighbor invite us to a Bar B Q * clean comforters * christmas cartoons on DVD * purchased items for Thanksgiving dinner * a deep rooted love * rice krispy treats *

And the list continues...


"Love has come to rule and transform; stay awake, my heart, stay awake." ~Rumi

25 Days of Thankfulness - Day 7

Today I am grateful for the delicious grits my hubby cooks for me whenever I ask. He calls them "italian grits", but we all know they are regular grits with ham, salt, and thyme. They are AMAZING and fill my belly each time! He loves me and it shows in his cooking. :-)

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude."

~Denis Waitley

So Much Is Happening

I don't want to be one of those bloggers who disappears for weeks and then comes back explaining over and over. I will be visiting everyone this weekend. So many WONDERFUL things are happening! Things I want to share and I will...later.

This blog, the podcast and our organization have been catapulted to an entirely new level and I am beyond excited and nervous. Just know that I have not gone far. Content will always be posted, but I'll be commenting mostly on weekends due to this crazy, beautiful life of mine!! Once our Christmas Give is done I can return to commenting more frequently.

I was interviewed on Co-Creator Networks radio and as soon as I receive the link to the archive I'll share it with you. Much More GOODNESS To Come!! Thank you for understanding and not abandoning me!

ICB 15: Noah & Gratitude

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ICB 15: Noah & Gratitude

Diana Biorkman needs your help in making her son's wish come true. She has a 5 year old son, Noah, in the last stages of a 2.5 year battle with Neuroblastoma Cancer. The family is celebrating Christmas next week and Noahs request is to get lots of Christmas cards. Please consider sending cards to:

Noah Biorkman
1141 Fountian Viewcircle
South Lyon, MI 48178

Please let this precious child know he is DEEPLY Loved. Fill his mailbox with joy.
It's his Only wish.

Join In Granting A Dying Child's Wish

Here is the news video from Channel 4 In Detroit

Diana Biorkman needs your help in making her son's wish come true. She has a 5 year old son, Noah, in the last stages of a 2.5 year battle with Neuroblastoma Cancer. The family is celebrating Christmas next week and Noahs request is to get lots of Christmas cards. Please consider sending cards to:

Noah Biorkman
1141 Fountian Viewcircle
South Lyon, MI 48178

Please let this precious child know he is DEEPLY Loved. Fill his mailbox with joy.
It's his Only wish.

25 Days of Thankfulness - Day 4

Today I am grateful that I now know what true peace feels like. I'm grateful that one day I will know it every single day. I'm loving how my relationship with God grows and in the process He blesses me with a renewed sense of life and joy.

I'm so grateful today that I can honestly say...

It Is Well With My Soul

Thank You Father!!

This week Jamie asks: What Do You Wish To Experience?

For me the answer is truly simple. I wish to experience life the way it was intended to be experienced. I wish to experience each day in complete joy and peace. I wish to experience the rest of my days here on earth in unconditional love.

25 Days of Thankfulness - Day 3

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Today I am grateful that I am a handicap-able child of God
living 2 uplift my sisters & brothers. I do this with honor,
loyalty, peace, compassion & Love.

25 Days of Thankfulness - Days 1 & 2

In February of this year I did "28 Days of Loving-Kindness." My friend Xazmin @ This Is The Year and her friend Amanda @ Serenity Now are going to do 27 Days of Thankful as a celebration to Thanksgiving, however I will be doing my 25 Days of Thankfulness as Thanksgiving is on the 26th of this month. I love expressing my gratitude and what better way to say "Thank You" than by doing so. So, whether it be big or small for the next few weeks I'll be sharing the many things I am grateful for. I'll even be sharing a few things I've never shared before.

For the past few weeks I had been driving myself crazy over our Christmas give and my 14 year old daughter sat me down and asked "do you believe in God?" I answered yes. She then said "why are you blocking your blessings with these unnecessary thoughts?" I immediately took a step back and realized just how much sense she had just made. He never lets us down, after-all we are doing his work. I've felt so light since then and great things have been coming our way in the form of support. I'm so thankful for my daughter! She always knows how to bring me down from my craziness and she does it with loving-kindness.

Sunday Citar 11/1

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"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
Audrey Hepburn

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