Welcome to Quiet Island Writings! Sometimes when asking for help on our journey, we are sent inspiring messages. Be open to the universal energy that flows compassionately around us all. If you'd like to share your reflections on the writings, click on the daily post title and leave your thoughts. Have an inspiring day!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Celebrating The New Year

Celebrate the coming year for it is one of significant changes, but acknowledge all that you’ve gone through this past year. For it is what you’ve experienced that makes you ready for what is to come. Your struggles have created a strength within you that will help you to overcome adversity. Your pain has taught you to be patient, knowing that all things shall pass. Your fears were diminished because in facing your deepest fears, you were faced with the truth. You are now ready to move forward on your path and create a new vision for yourself. For you are truly where you are meant to be. Know that as you celebrate the coming of a new year, the Universe celebrates with you.

Celebrating the New Year…

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Time For Reflection

It’s time to take a breathe. Step outside of the craziness that surrounds you. Sometimes you need to pause for just a moment to take in all that’s been happening in the past few weeks. All that running around and pushing yourself has been more tiring than you realize. So find a quiet spot where you can relax before the new year rushes in and starts you spinning again. Take this time to celebrate the past year and all that you’ve accomplished. You are who you have become because of all that you have experienced.

We have the ability to climb any mountain…

Monday, December 29, 2014

Finish Off Your To Do List

How many times in the past year have you found yourself saying, “I’d really like to do that but I just don’t have the time.” Intending to accomplish what you’ve been wanting to do by the end of the year. You’re just realizing that you now have two days to complete everything on your to do list. But this doesn’t surprise you because the same thing has happened in prior years. So what happens next year. To change things around this year, select one thing off your list and within the two days you have left, go out and accomplish it, do it, or eat it. You will find that you can get anything you want in life, you just have to want it bad enough. End the year by making the time to do what you’d like to do. Life is all about the choices we make.

climbing up the wall of china
Can we do this before the end of the year?

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Life Is About Change

As uncomfortable as you may find it, doing something different may be what you need to begin making changes in your life. You’ve stopped growing because you’ve gotten too comfortable in your daily routine. It’s easier to plan your day when you know what the outcome is going to be. There is always an underlying fear of the unknown if you change what you’ve been doing. So before you get too complacent in life, explore all your options. You are missing out on so many miracles. Life is about change and trusting that the Universe will always be there to guide you and keep you safe .

When you awake, you will witness miracles…

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Good Intentions For The Holidays

Although the holiday season is supposed to bring good cheer, many of you become frustrated with expectations not being met. You expect so much not only of yourself but of others. You begin the holidays with good intentions of being compassionate and patient with others but as the days go by you realize how things are not going exactly the way you thought they would. Stores are more crowded than you remembered them to be, drivers are impatient, and family members are who they have always been. With all of that going on, your good intentions fly out the window. Instead of finding humor in the moment, you strike out. So choose your words and actions very careful for although you may not remember what you’ve done, they are not easily forgotten by others. Know that there is still time to enjoy the holiday season the way it was meant to be, by spending special moments with family and friends. 

Join us for dinner on the beach…

Friday, December 26, 2014

Keeping Your Balance

You’ve worked really hard this past year trying to find your balance. This has helped you go through many difficult times. But there are still moments where you find yourself getting lost amongst the chaos. The worst part of this is that it doesn’t come from yourself but those that surround you. There is so much negative energy coming from others that you find yourself literally taking a step back. You’ve tried to avoid those that cause you stress, but in reality you’ve only hidden from what surrounds us every day. Chaos and controversy are only a part of life. Life is about being in balance no matter what you are going through at the moment. Know that your path can be as peaceful as you’d like it to be, you only have to choose. 

Graffitti in the sunlight
Finding peace where ever you are…

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Celebrating The Holiday Season

We each celebrate the holidays in our own ways. And we grow up with traditions that we carry to adulthood. So no matter if we are surrounded by family and friends or by ourselves for the holiday season, we find ourselves celebrating in a way that gives us comfort. Although some of us are living away from what is familiar, we do our best to keep to our holiday traditions. Whether it's putting up our own tree, decorating our home, or cooking the comfort food we remember so well, this is what the holidays mean to us. So know that no matter how you spend you holiday season, celebrate it the way that gives you the most joy and happiness. Happy Holidays to you all. 
Dani - sandman
Celebrating the holidays Hawaiian style...

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

All In Good Time

At this time of year, you may be reflecting upon all of the things you haven’t had time to complete. It may be a little frustrating knowing that another year has gone by and you still haven’t realized some of your goals. In fact, some of them may have been on your list for awhile. You wonder what keeps you from completing them. They are important enough for you to keep on your list, but truly how important are they? If you look at what you’ve accomplished so far, they may have been things that flowed more easily. It was time for them to be fulfilled. Everything comes in it’s own time and when it does it will be an important part of your life at that moment. Know that some of the things on your list are there because you listened to the spirit within you, preparing you for something that will affect the course of your life. Trust that there is a plan bigger than yours could ever be.

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Let’s just relax today…

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Living In The Present

No matter how busy your life is, you wonder about the future. You question what will it bring so you can prepare. If you were to think more about this, you would realize that you can’t control what is to come by ignoring the present. What you do now, your actions create consequences. If you really want to know what your future holds, look at how you are treating others. For everything you do, say, and feel comes back to you eventually. Although there is a Universal plan, you still have the ability to choose. Your future is not set in stone, nor is there a timeline in which you have to follow. It is here in the present that you will find joy and happiness. So know that what will be will come soon enough. Live each day with a good heart and your journey will be what you want it to be.

Let’s start with desert…

Monday, December 22, 2014

Life Is Not Always So Kind

As much as you prepare for the unexpected, something happens that turns your life upside down. It’s frustrating because you were so sure that you had all your bases covered. But since life never turns out the way you planned it, the only thing you have control over is the choices and decisions you make at this time. You say that you trust that you are where you are meant to be, then can you accept that life will not always be so kind. Trust that no matter what is happening in your life right now, it will be an important part of who you are in the future. Know that whatever you are experiencing, the Universe will always be there to keep you safe.

Let me just sit for awhile and watch life go by…

Sunday, December 21, 2014

We Are Here For You

What is it about helping others that makes you feel good. Everyone who knows you would describe you as a person who is always there if they need help. But why you so hesitant to ask for help when you are in need. It’s not that you are lacking of people who would come running to your aid. So even knowing this you’d rather struggle and make things much more difficult for yourself than it should be. Is it your fear that others would think that you are vulnerable or weak? Or is it that you don’t want to bother anyone? Remember how you felt when you were helping others? Do you see them as vulnerable or weak? Or see them as a person who could just use a little help? It’s time to be compassionate to yourself as you are to others. It’s okay to let others be a part of your journey. Love and compassion helps to heal all.
We are all here for you…

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Living Life Alone

You’ve been on your own for so long that it’s difficult to remember what it’s like to share with others. Although you’re surrounded by those who love and care for you, you’ve kept your distance. Not wanting to burden others with your worries and fears, you deny anything is bothering you. Even though you’ve hidden behind your smile, those close to you are concerned. You would be surprised to know how much your family and friends can truly see. It’s time to share your feelings with others. You were not meant to live your life alone. The Universe provides you with loving and caring people to help you on your journey. It’s time to let others into your life and release the burdens that you’ve held so close.
Cari - Hana waves crashing crazy
Share your experiences with others…

Friday, December 19, 2014

Making A Committment Towards Change

You say that you want to make changes in your life and you are serious about making a commitment. But you’ve made so many promises before why should this time be different. It’s frustrating when you start your journey with good intentions then find yourself back where you began. You’re not really sure what happened. All you know is that somewhere along the line you lost your focus. Although you may not realize it, life is all about evolving. You are not the same person who made the commitment so long ago. You are who you’ve become. Know that when you acknowledge the changes that have taken place within you, then it’s time to move on and explore what the world has to offer you. 

Your path can be as enjoyable as you’d like it to be…

Friday, December 5, 2014

Dont Let Life Stop You

Life doesn't always go the way you'd like it to. In fact, sometimes it seems that whatever can go wrong does. The plans you've worked so hard on goes awry. Problems pop up from everywhere. It's hard not to stop what you're doing and throw up your hands in defeat. It really feels as if the Universe is working against you. You are not sure what you're going to do next. You can refuse to go any further, but how important is the work you were trying to complete? If it's as meaningful for you as it will be others then push forward. Take a deep breathe and look at what is happening from a different perspective. You may have to be creative, but you have all that you need to overcome all the challenges that come your way. You have the ability to accomplish all that you set out to do.
No matter what kind of day it is, he greets the morning rain or shine...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Asking For Help

When you've lost your way, who do you turn to for help to guide you through the darkness? So far you've been able to maneuver through life just fine. You've never really had to depend on anyone. You've been lucky and being independent has made you strong and confident. But now life has turned on you and the light that once guided you is no longer as bright. So where do you go from here? There are so many options for you depending how you are feeling. Frozen in fear you may decide to stay where you are until the darkness fades away. Or you may decide to ask for help from those who love you. They may not know where your path leads but they'll help you walk safely through the dark. Although you may not see the light, know that the Universe is always there for you when you need help.
When you're not sure where you're at, ask for help...

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Claiming The Life You Were Meant To Live

Life has become routine. Everything has it's place and you've settled into yourself. Not making waves just floating with the tide. Finding a rhythm that soothes your soul. But when was the last time that you've asked the universe if this is all that there is for me. Maybe there is more for you beyond the comfortable life you've accepted as yours. For just a moment, release the control you have on the peaceful life you've created and let the universe take you on journey. You may be pleasantly surprised that there is more to life than what you've already received. It's time to claim the life you were meant to live.
Taking the time to enjoy life...

Friday, September 26, 2014

Which Door Will You Choose?

There are so many doors in front of you just waiting to be opened. Which one will be the right one for you? What if you make the wrong choice? What will happen? Will your world come crashing down? What if, just what if, all the doors were the right ones for you. Whether it's a moment of insanity and everything seems like an uphill battle, you somehow make it through safely. Lessons learned. And what if another leads you on a journey beyond your wildest dreams. Everyday when you wake up, you are faced with this decision. Which door will you open today? Be brave. Be strong little one. For your dreams are waiting to be fulfilled. You just have to open a door...any door. 

Life is about experiencing ...

Friday, June 13, 2014

Gathering Your Thoughts

There are so many things happening in your life that you scarcely have time to breathe, but taking one breathe at a time moves you forward. It's not that you don't know where you're headed, you're just wondering if you'll ever get there. Life has a way of getting in the way and slowing you down. But life is what you need to get a clearer perspective. Pausing for a moment to gather your thoughts helps you to appreciate what the universe is offering you at this time. Take advantage of the present for there are opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. Have faith in your journey.
Sometimes we don't have to look too far to enjoy life...

Sometimes I feel like I'm being left behind. There are so many exciting things happening to others that I have to remind myself to appreciate where I am. For I am where I belong.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Standing Up For What You Believe In

It's so easy to stand on the sidelines watching the world go by, not sure when to step in and join the crowd. Your voice is silent for now. But what if, just what if what you have to say is so important that you are beginning to question yourself. Will others listen and hear you? Does it matter so much to you what others think or is it time to step out of the crowd and begin to live the life you were meant to lead? Standing up for what you believe in won't be easy, but it'll be more difficult to stay hidden among the crowd. You are here for a purpose, it's time to find out what it is.
Let the waves carry your worries out to sea...

Today, I found my voice. Although it was to protect a mother hen and her chicks from being harmed, I felt I had to do something. It wasn't until someone told me that they were feral chickens and I shouldn't have cared that I felt justified in what I did. When does a person stand up for what they believe in? I'm not sure, but I know the hen and her chicks were happy that I did.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Taking Your First Steps

Take that first step in living your dream. It's always that first step that's the scariest. Not knowing what will happen and where it will take you may keep you from moving at all. But getting all that you deserve at the end is worth the anxiety of not knowing. How much will it take to venture forward? You are stronger than you believe yourself to be. Have faith that all you desire is just around the corner waiting for you. No one knows better than you what you want out of life.
Take a leap of faith...

How many first steps have I had that's taken me where I am today? Too many, yet not enough.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Finding What You Are Looking For

It's not often that you find what you're looking for. In fact, it may be that you're not even certain what it is that you've misplaced. The only thing you're certain of is that what ever it was it's now filled the missing piece in your heart. We all have something that makes us incomplete. We live our lives as we should, but if there is something more we could do or get it would make things so much easier. So we continue to live our life with as much enthusiasm that we have. Then comes the day when you say, "Oh my god, this is what's been missing!" When that moment comes, acknowledge that it's part of your life experiences. It's just part of what makes you who you are. Cherish all of these special moments. Finding what helps you grow, be fulfilled, be at peace is all that you need, if only at this time.
Blow and make a wish...

With all the changes this year has brought, it's knowing that everything is here for a purpose that makes me smile. For even if I don't know the purpose the universe will reveal it very soon. If there is one thing I've learned it's that the universe is as impatient as I am. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Life's Eternal Dance

Sometimes it gets frustrating when every step you move forward, you take three steps back. Although each step you take seems a momentous, moving in the opposite direction can be discouraging. But in the long run,although it's difficult to believe you are where you're supposed to be. Because it's not in the movements that you gauge your life, but the special moments that you experience. It's those breath taking seconds that time seems to stop that make everything else seem to disappear. Think of life as an everlasting dance that you are having with the universe. Moving back and forth to the music that only you can hear can be mesmerizing. Believe that the steps you take, whether going backwards or forwards only bring you closer to your desires. So take joy in where ever you should find yourself that you are participating in life's eternal dance.
Dance in the sunlight...

I never thought of moving forward and backwards as a dance, but I guess it could be. Not being a dancer it just seems irritating. But for all you dancers, take joy in knowing that this is up your alley. You are so graceful in your movements.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Taking Time

I'm going to take my time to smell the roses. To slow down when I walk because running doesn't seem to get me to where I'm going any faster. Life has been a blur for awhile, that everything looks the same. Funny when I actually make an effort to take the time to look around, things begin to take on other meaning. Everything becomes much more clearer. Suddenly, it's okay to just be where I am. My senses are capturing all the things that I've been missing. Taking my time, I can now do all the things that I've wanted to do but never thought I could fit in my busy schedule. I'm not sure what the reason is but capturing the moment is what is needed at this time. As the world spins around us, let's just be present to enjoy life.
Everything comes in it's own time...

Slowing down takes effort on my part. Being a Type A, it's difficult to change my pace. But life has a way of changing all things, even me.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I Will Wait For You

Will you be there when I need someone to lean on? Will you be there when I need someone to listen to my silly stories? Will you be there when I need a friend who I can trust? There are times when the feeling of being alone is overwhelming even if I am surrounded by many. Their voices just melt into one, I walk on my path with no direction. Although the world continues to revolve, it moves without me. I envision what can be and I dream of desires beyond what I could ever speak of out loud. It's knowing that I exist for a purpose even more than I can imagine. And in finding my purpose, there you are ready to walk next to me helping me achieve the impossible. I continue on my journey as I wait for you to join me.
There is a reason that we believe...

I think as I walk on my path, there are many who will join me on my journey even if for just a day. But it's during that time that I will experience such wonderful moments. There are so many pure spirits around me just waiting to make me smile.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I Will Be There For You

You don't know me yet, but I want to be there to help you. I want to lift you up on your worst days. I want to bring you happiness when you least expect it. I'm part of your destiny. I am part of who you are. Although you seem to be getting by these days, you'll be surprised at how wonderful the future can be if you just believe. Believe that all that is possible is just around the corner. That you will receive all the support you need to continue your journey. Life isn't supposed to be so dark and filled with misty clouds all the time. Let the sun shine through every once and awhile and you will see me waiting for you with a smile that lights up the sky.

Everything is possible...

Every day the universe brings me people that make my life just that much more special. Today, I met a couple who not only cared for my son while he was in Boston, but made him part of their family. I am truly blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. Thank you L & A!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

How Still Can You Be?

No matter how fast the world revolves around you and life seems to be slipping away, there is a moment where there is clarity. An understanding that all that is happening is just a part of what needs to be. Even if it's only for a second that everything seems to stop, it's at the moment that you can breath. Although being still is an effort in this crazy world, you can do it knowing that peace comes in that second. It's within this time that everything comes together and you can rejuvenate your tired spirit. Celebrate these elusive moments with all the joy that is within you.
 A Moment in Time

I don't always have clarity in what the universe has planned. I think that's the way it's supposed to be. But when everything comes together every once and awhile, I'm at peace for then I know that I'm on the right path.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Where Do I Begin?

When you are running so far behind, how do you begin to catch up? Do you go back to the very point that you left off? How would you remember ever detail that you've experienced? Every memory that was so important at that point. But that is what they become, just a memory. How can you recapture all that has passed? Or maybe that's what life is about. Not about remembering the past, but living the present. Giving all you have to live life. You hear it all the time to live in the present, but sometimes some of us get stuck in all of our "should haves" and "could haves". It seems easier to go back and live our past over and over again to perfect it in our minds. But that's where it will remain, in the past never to be redone. So again I ask you, where do you begin? I guess there is no better time than now. To do better, to be better, to live as much as possible with no regrets. With what little control you have over life, it is your life to live as you choose.

Life Is As Beautiful As The Koolaus

These days I am asking more questions than waiting for answers. I know in my heart that the answers will come within their own time. But I have to ask before I forget what the question is. Isn't life about learning than it is about knowing everything. Everyday brings a blessing, I just have to find it within 24 hours.

Friday, February 7, 2014

How Fast Can You Run?

Sometimes it seems that no matter how fast you run, you're never able to catch up with life. It may be that you've gotten so used to doing things so quickly that if you slowed down, you'd wonder if you're missing something. Although it's frustrating not being able to accomplish all that you'd like to do within the time you've given yourself, it can also be destructive. Stress and anxiety cause havoc within your body, mind, and spirit before you recognize the signs that you're not doing so well. By running through life, you miss all the special moments. Take care of yourself and slow down, whatever you need to do will wait until you get there.
(Running in the sand may be good exercise, but I think I'll just walk. Somehow being in the water makes all my worries go away, if just for the moment.)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Accept Me For Who I Am

Accept me for who I am today, not who I was when I was younger or who you expect me to be. For I can only be what my experiences have made me to be. I have tried to live up to other's expectations and found myself lacking. I can never measure up to something that doesn't exist. Nothing will be good enough when I am competing against someone else's vision. If all I can be is myself than that has to be what the universe wants me to be. I may not know what my future will bring, but it will be where I need to be. 
Let's walk for awhile...

(Today I observed people just enjoying being themselves. Not caring whether anyone was looking at them or not. They were just being who they are. I hope to one day live life with the care free attitude. Laughter is so contagious.)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Keeping Up The Pace

There are times that you want to run faster in hopes of keeping up with everyone else. But what if everyone is doing the same thing as you. Keeping up with others isn't as easy as it was when you were younger. Now it seems as if you've forgotten what you are running after. Keeping up the pace is about listening to what your body, mind, and spirit is telling you. It may be time to just walk for awhile until you find a peaceful place to sit and enjoy life. Live life as you wish it to be.
Pause for just a moment...

(I'm not sure why January was so crazy, but it seems as if life has settled down for at least a moment. I'm going to take advantage of this special time and relax. )

Monday, February 3, 2014

You Are Blessed

When everything seems to be crashing into your life and things don't make sense anymore, take a deep breath and step away from the chaos. You are the same person that you were yesterday. Life is still the way it's always been. There is just confusion in the world right now. The light continues to shine upon you. We have not lost sight of you and will always be there for you. Remember that you are blessed. No matter how bad the storm seems to be, the sun awaits for you. Today, be the person you were meant to be.
There are special places waiting for you...

(Sometimes I need to remember how blessed my life is. After the whining stops, I realize that my life is not so bad. I have an opportunity to live in a beautiful place that I love. The whales are here again for me to enjoy. No matter what else is going on, they still make me feel at peace.)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

How Easy It Is To Get Lost

No matter how sure you are of yourself, there always seems to be moments that you wonder what you are doing. When life gets too comfortable you sometimes forget who you are. Following others seems easier than finding your own way. Being different or stumbling on a path less paved is difficult when your life has been walking behind others.  It's not that you don't know what's happening, but maybe you are not up to challenge at this time. You have this life and it's up to you how you want to continue. It's time to take a moment to reflect upon where you are and where you'd like to be. Remember where ever you are, that's where you need to be for the time being.
Sometimes it's better to wait for the next train...

(I may not know where I'm headed but I know when I'm not in the right place. But even to move out of where I'm at takes a lot of energy. I'm not sure how strong I am at this time. Not being sure of myself doesn't feel comfortable, but I will be in the present for it may soon change.)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Surrounding Yourself With Light

When all seems to be so dark, remember that there is light that surrounds you. Although you may not see it, it exists. It shines from within you and keeps you safe from harm. You are not as alone as you think. For what is within you has developed over the years. It's the strength that comes from the struggles you've overcome. It's the patience that you've learned when things don't happen within the time that you wanted. It's the faith that you've developed living through the miracles that you have no explanations for. You are the light that will guide you through the darkness that may seem overwhelming. It's time to turn on the light so that it will be dark no more.
The light shines brightest at night...

(I didn't realize what a blessed life I have had an opportunity to have these past few years. Now that there is darkness around me, it is all more glaring. Sometimes you don't know who you are until you are where you aren't supposed to be. What was is no longer. Even the darkness can blind you.)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

It's Time For A Change

As you begin the new year, are you going to continue making the same excuses? How have they been working for you so far? How many years have you told yourself that "I'll do it later, it's not a good time"? When will the time be right for you to make the changes you seek? Change will occur no matter what you do, so why don't you take charge of your life and make the change you want to see. Every day you have an opportunity to make the best of what you have, but you choose to settle for what you receive.  It's time to take a step towards your heart's desire. Acknowledge the blessings in your life, but feel free to also ask the universe for what you want. This is a year to move forward towards living a life that you were meant to live. 
 Beauty is all around you...

(This year is a strange one. It's only January and life has been a little crazy. I've had to step aside and look at what is happening with an objective eye. It's only when taking a moment that I realized that the chaos was around me but not about me. Although it impacts me, it's how I deal with it that keeps me sane. I asked for change and change is what I'm getting.)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Celebrating A Quiet Moment

Getting caught in the craziness of life, you may forget how important the quiet moments can be for your sanity. It's those unexpected times when you're able to slip away for just a minute to relax. When the peace and serenity surrounds you and you can hear yourself breath is far and few between. There are no decisions to make or place where you need to be. Because these times are so uncommon, you need to celebrate this quiet moments. The universe seems to know when you need a break from everything. 
A quiet moment...

(I don't look for a break from the craziness anymore because there never is enough time. But I do appreciate seeing the ocean as I'm driving home, seeing the sun shining through the valley, and eating dinner with my daughter. It may only be only a few minutes, but it's time for celebration. I'll take whatever I can get during these busy times.)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Know That You'll Be Fine

Sometimes it's difficult to believe that everything will be fine when you're going through a rough patch. How can the sun come out when it's been raining for so long? You forget that above the thunder clouds, the sun continues to shine. You've just gotten used to things not going your way that you may not see the miracles that are happening. The universe continues to support you whether you are aware of it or not. It's not about the lessons you are learning but that everything comes in it's own time. Know that when you are feeling your lowest, there are so many that surround you with love. It's time for things to change. Stand up tall and greet the morning with the intention that this day will be different because you are determined to make the best of it, no matter what comes your way.
We are closer to perfection than we think...

This is a new year and time for me to start moving again. I finally feel better. There is so much to do, but going through these past weeks I realize that everything comes in it's own time. I may not know the time but I have faith that the universe supports my efforts. This year is about relationships, communication, and best intentions. We can accomplish so much when we don't know that we"can't".)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Nothing Is As Easy As It Seems

On the surface, life seems to be so easy. In fact, when looking at others they seem to be living a life without worries. But are you only looking at what they want you to see. Are their tears hidden behind the laughter? You are no different from anyone else. Your life is not meant to be so difficult that you fear to be yourself. It's not an easy life that you seek, but one that fulfills your spirit. The challenge is to experience all that life has to offer you, including the tears you shed, the laughter you share, and the anticipation that miracles are waiting for you around the bend. If life was so easy, then you wouldn't recognize the special moments when everything seems to come together perfectly. It's time to see what the new year has in store for you.
Join me for a cup of hot chocolate

(We found this outdoor restaurant coming down Haleakala. It was really brisk so we enjoyed the hot chocolate with whipped creme. Peace and quiet. How quickly life changes. Sometimes I have to hold on to memories like these to help ground me. The great thing about life is that nothing remains the same.)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Getting Back To Where You Were

It's time to get back to life. When chaos turns you upside down it may be a little confusing. But when the dust settles, you'll be surprised at how much better you can see things. Now that you've had to step away from your normal routine for a little while, it may not be as easy as you thought to get back to where you were. What was, may not fit where you are at this point in your life.  Although you are not the person you were just a minute ago, you may be just the person you need to be right now. Celebrate all that the new year will be bringing to you.
It's a new dawn...

I thought I could just get back to my life after returning home but to my frustration it's been difficult. Although my mind was telling me one thing, my body was refusing to listen. Chaos has given me an opportunity to stop and re-assess. This year will bring challenges but so many opportunities for us all.