Thursday, March 27, 2014

Not the End of the Story

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending the Unicorn Writers Conference in Portland, Connecticut with my good friend Hali.

 I recently finished writing my second book, (or at least I thought I was done writing it) and was looking for my step in the process. The conference was held at San Clements Castle, a magnificent estate, filled with all kinds of picturesque views and fun statues.

At one point in the day, I decided to take a break from the back to back workshops and go outside (it was relatively pleasant that day) to take a breather and connect with the energy of the castle. The message that I received was a great message and I thought that others might benefit from the words of wisdom from my guides.

Let me preface the message with a little background of my life of late.

I get up at 5am Monday through Friday and go to work at the Post Office. After work, I see clients, I write weddings, sometimes (not as much lately with the increase of clients and classes) I post a blog. As you know I have been working on my second book. I have been teaching several classes at two different locations. Oh yes. And I join couples in marriage. The weekend before this past one I went to the beach to participate in a full moon ceremony.
This past weekend it was a weekend writers conference.

So I sat down on one of the concrete walls to breathe and look around at the beauty of the castle. The air was brisk, but invigorating. The sun warmed my face as I took a deep breath and felt the energy of the castle.

"You know,Joy,"  my Guide began, "this castle was not created to be an event location. Even though it is functioning very well in its current capacity, this was not the original intention of the first owners of this land."

Well, yes, I imagine this is true.

"Sometimes, our original intentions do not turn out to be the end result."

This reminds me of one of the philosophies I learned in  my study of shamanism. Don't be attached to having your plans turn out only one way. If you think that the things you are manifesting can only be realized in one way, then you will find yourself stuck.

 Be willing to surrender your plans to Spirit and allow your vision to be manifested in the best possible way for the good of all concerned.

In my thoughts about the castle, I thought about the original owners of the castle and what visions they must have seen for it when they first decided to build it. I wonder if they realized those visions in their lifetime. Over the years, I wonder how many different things the castle might have been used for. I really didn't do my homework and so didn't know much about the history of the castle: how old it was, who were the original owners, how many times it had changed hands, what different events may have occurred here. But I felt that the Spirit of the castle was content with its present duties as an event location. Many weddings occur here. I am sure there are a multitude of various events that the walls of the castle are privy to. My feeling was that the castle was happy with its present state of affairs. (yes, you skeptics, a castle can be happy.)

Since I began writing my second book, a memoir of my spiritual path and how I got from my "previous" life as a born again Christian to my current life as an intuitive, medium, shamanic practitioner, and sometime animal communicator, the message that life does not turn out exactly the way we plan really hits home. No this was not my original intention. My thoughts or expectations of my weekend at the conference did not pan out exactly as I had envisioned.  But I  have to say that Spirit always knows best. Our best laid out plans cannot hold a candle to all the wonderful things that Spirit and perhaps even our own Highest Self envisions for us.

The other "sub" message that Spirit told me was that it was okay to take breaks. I have a tendency to "make hay while the sun is shining." In other words, work work work as long as the opportunity is there. However, at this moment, as I had ditched a workshop to sit out in the sun in this very captivating courtyard, I knew that we all need times when we just breathe.

 We all need to get away from the hustle and bustle of our lives and sit and look at a water fountain, whether any water is coming out of it or not, or perhaps just sit and gaze at a candle, watch a sunset, or sit with the moon. Spirit said to me as I recited aforementioned saying,

"What, do you think the sun is going to stop shining?"

That's very true! If we have the attitude, "make hay while the sun is shining," then subconsciously we are afraid the sun is going to stop shining. The opportunities are going to mysteriously stop coming our way, Spirit is going to go on vacation and leave us hanging, so we better have some sort of back up plan.

Just for today, think about your goals or your visions of your life. Is your life turning out exactly the way you planned or have there been some detours? Has there been some rerouting? I like another saying that goes something like this,

 "life is what happens while we are busy making other plans."

As we head into the new moon on Sunday, let us think about surrendering all of our best laid out plans to Spirit and to our Highest Self. Let us lay aside any expectations that our life or our plans have to turn out in any specific way. Let us be open to surprises. Let us be open to detours. Let us be open to the notion that the there may just be a surprise ending to our story.

Remember this.

Everything always turns out okay in the end. And if isn't okay, it isn't the end.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Magician

In my meditation this morning I was contemplating my lifetime card, the magician.

Here is a great image for this card, and here is the link to where I found it:

This card is all about creating whatever in your life you want to create. I was thinking about the card and my Guides decided to give me a lesson in the art of creating. This is what they said to me:

"Joy, what if you were the greatest magician in the world? And not just one of those illusionists. I mean a real magician. One who uses magic to produce an outcome."

"If you knew that you could do a ritual and cast a spell of some sort and you knew that whatever you intended would come to pass, what would be your mental attitude?

"For one thing, you would not even think of doing the spell over and over in case it did not "take", would you?

"Your thought process would be, simply,... Hmm.. I wonder when it's gonna get here... Not, .. if it's gonna get here, or I wonder if I did anything wrong.. or I wonder if the Great Magician in the Sky heard me..."

"You would probably just go about your business, and expect for whatever you intended to happen to happen."

"You would not even need a contingency plan."

That's what I'm talking about. Expectation. Surrender.

This is the key to why sometimes our intentions, our affirmations, our desires, whatever you want to call them, do not happen. We doubt. We set up a "well, if this doesn't work, then I'll do this..." plan.

So let me ask you. If you could come up with an intention, a desire, a goal, or a request of Spirit, and you knew that you would get whatever you asked for, what would you ask? And after you did ask, what would you do next?

Would you wonder if anyone "heard" the request? Would you ask again? Would you come up with a "plan B," just in case?

No. You wouldn't do any of these things. You would just wait. You might get excited and tell others about what was coming. You might daydream about what it would feel like when the request came to pass. You might make preparations for the event, whatever it is.

There it is.

The reason most of our intentions don't come to pass. We doubt.

Does a pregnant woman doubt that the baby is in there?  Once she has gotten the news, that is it. She is either happy or she is not, but wanting it or not wanting it makes no difference. She doesn't say, hmm, I wonder if the Pregancy God will change his mind and give the baby to someone else. I wonder if I am just imagining things. Do I really want a baby after all? I may have changed my mind. Well, let me tell you. Once the baby is in there, it's in there.

Okay, so, here it is.

What is it that you want? That is the first step.

Once you are really clear about that, then don't look back. Act like it is already here. Imagine yourself doing or being or enjoying whatever it is you have decided to manifest. Don't ask again and again. It is done. There is a field of thought that three is the number of manifestation and that you should do your ritual three times, and if that is the case, then do your ritual three times. But after that, act like it is done. No wishy washy, I wonder if it worked, I wonder if the Manifesting Angel heard me, I wonder if I did the ritual right, I wonder this and I wonder that.

Once you plant that seed, don't go digging up your seeds to see if they are growing.

Just plan for the harvest when it comes.

Just as a woman with child goes out and buys baby clothes and diapers and other baby items before the baby comes, go make your preparations. Get ready for that baby.

I remember when I was pregnant with my daughter I used to like to talk to her in my womb. You might try that with your desires. Talk to your intended manifestation. Tell it how excited you are that it is on its way. Imagine yourself doing or being or enjoying whatever you have desired.

Remember the number rule of manifestation. Harm none. And the number two rule.. you can't override human free will. In other words, you can't manifest a particular person falling in love with you. But you can manifest a relationship. As long as it is mutually beneficial to both parties.

Remember that if you don't know where you are going you are never going to know when you get there. In other words, you have to be clear on what you are manifesting. After that, the sky's the limit!

Now go out there and create your beautiful life!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

All About Boundaries

I learned this lesson years ago, but sometimes it seems old lessons come back to see if they have really been learned.

For the sake of anonymity, I am going to share a similar story with the same lesson from several years ago.

I was asked to connect with the soul of a man who was in a coma in California. His wife was beside herself and had not left his side for two weeks, even to go home to shower or sleep. A close relative was concerned for her well being as well as her husband's.

Upon connecting with the husband's soul, I found him in a tunnel of beautiful lights and colors. This was what I perceived to be the tunnel between here and the other side. He was contemplating whether to live or to cross over. I saw snippets of fond memories. I saw him ball room dancing with his wife (I later found out that this is how they met and it was their favorite pastime). I remember having a conversation with his soul and sending him love and light for whatever was best for his soul.

As an aside, if you ask me to pray for someone or to send them healing energy, I never ask that someone be healed or to live. I always send the highest love and light to their soul for whatever is best for their soul at this particular time. Even though we as loved ones may think we know what is best for someone, we don't. If it is best for them that they live, then the healing energy will bring healing. But I do not presume to know what is best.

I felt that I connected with the man's soul but I was not convinced that he had chosen to live. It ended up that he did wake up soon after my journey to his soul. He sat up in bed, connected with his wife, and had a moment of closure with her before he passed.

But this was not really the lesson here. I am sure the wife was beside herself with grief. This is to be expected. However, his soul decided that it was best for his highest path to cross over at that particular time. This is a lesson in boundaries.

Recently I was connecting with the soul of a woman who made known to me a request of a loved one. It seemed to me to be a good idea. At first I was not sure if the idea had come about from the woman or if I had just thought of it while sending her the healing energy. Thinking back I should have known but I will admit that at first I didn't. However, later, the woman's soul asked me to present the idea to her loved one, which I did not do. It came about that the woman ended up making the request herself. The loved one was not on board with the idea but felt guilty for wanting to refuse the request.

Here is the lesson.

 Even if it seems like a decision is a good one, if it is not good for any one of the parties involved in the decision, then it is not a good decision for any of them.

Sometimes we mistakenly think that being a martyr for a loved one is okay. It is not.

Sure it is okay to give up some personal conveniences or preferences sometimes to give of ourselves to others. However, we should give of ourselves from a place of love and the spirit of joy and giving in order for it to be a true gift of love. If we are giving of ourselves from a place of sacrifice, then the gift is not a blessing either for us or for the person to whom we are giving.

For years I stayed in a marriage in which I was miserable. I did it because I felt guilty for breaking up a home simply because I was not happy. I knew that my husband was emotionally and financially unable to cope without me. I mistakenly thought that my happiness was not important, that as long as everyone else was happy, that my own happiness was of no importance.

Guess what. After eighteen years I found myself in a position of realizing that my daughter was learning how to behave as a woman by my example. What kind of example was I giving her? What kind of man was she doomed to choose? One who depended on her for everything or one who treasured her and cocreated a life together with her?

Like I said, if a decision is not best for everyone involved, it is not best for any one of the people involved. In Reiki we learn that what heals one, heals the whole. What hurts one, hurts the whole.

Never think that you have to do something that will benefit someone else if it hurts your soul.

In the end, the decisions we make and the things we do for others will either bless others or it will disempower them. In the case of my unhappy marriage, I had to learn that someone else's happiness is not my responsibility. In the case of the man in the coma, he had to decide that despite the grief that he could feel coming from his wife, his soul was ready to move on to the next adventure.

Today's message from Spirit is this: look at your motivations. Are you giving of yourself from a place of love or some other motivation? Are you sacrificing too much of yourself because that is what you think you are "supposed" to do? Is your service to others coming from a place of love and joy? Is it feeding  your soul or robbing your soul?

If you are contemplating a decision that could affect more than one person, whose benefit are you considering? Are you considering what is best for everyone involved or are you willing to give up your own benefit for someone else? Many times we as parents think it is noble to stay together for our children, as I did, but what I really taught my daughter was that it was okay to be a martyr for someone else and that I was really just postponing the lessons that the other person needed to learn. I taught my daughter that my needs and feelings were not important. That my soul was worth less than his. What are we really teaching our children when we stay together for them?

We are all wonderful, valuable souls. We are all equally important. What is good for one is good for the whole. What is bad for one is bad for the whole.

Just for today, think about what is good for your soul and do something good just for you! It is okay to do something good for someone else, but don't forget to do something good for yourself. You are a beautiful, unique loving individual. You rock! Love yourself! In doing that you love the world.

Friday, February 28, 2014

New Moon Saturday!

Well, it is March 1st, the first day of a  new month, and also a new moon today! In numerology we are in a seven year, and if you add three to that (the number of March) you get ten, and if you add the one and the zero of the ten you get a one! One is the number of new beginnings and the number ten in the tarot is the wheel of fortune, and the number one is the magician. Whew!!What a mouthful!

What does that all mean? It means, dear soul, that March is geared up to be a month of new beginnings!! Yay! We all need new beginnings don't we? The wheel of fortune says that things are getting ready to change.. and I don't know about you, but I am ready for some change!

I guess it must have been sometime in the past week or so since the quarter moon waning towards new that Spirit gave me the message that for the week up to the new moon I was to let things go in preparation for allowing new things in.

 I cleaned out the refrigerator, and said the mantra that I was letting go of things that used to feed me that no longer do..

As I scrubbed the shower and swept up the dust on the floor I said.. "I am releasing all the crud and buildup that is hiding there in secret..."

I like to find mantras that match my activities. It is like I am acting out my manifestations!!

And now the new moon is upon us! Can you feel the energy shift?

We are coming out of a particularly difficult Mercury Retrograde, in which anything unsettled in the area of communications came out to be dealt with! Here in Virginia, winter has been particularly difficult. I have almost felt like I have been hibernating. I am reluctant to come out of my covers in the morning, and I can't seem to get enough sleep. And now here comes new things, new beginnings. It is time to wake up and get moving!

 In February, a nine month numerologically speaking, was all about completing unfinished projects. I have been tweaking my upcoming book in anticipation of a meeting with a literary agent in March. I am still not sure if it is in its finished stage, but it is feeling complete, anyway. I really took some time to look within, and sit with the moon stages, and ask for guidance. And now, March is here! It is like a horse and her rider must feel as they sit at the gates right before a race, waiting for that signal to charge out of their waiting spot.

What lies within you that you have just been waiting for the right time to begin? Now is the time!

Of course, we all have personal numbers and personal tarot cards that may be a bit different from the universal ones of which I speak. If you are interested in knowing where you are numerologically or what is your ruling card, contact me and we will set up a session! It is amazing how accurate our numbers and our cards are. In my sessions I always connect with your guides as I do your cards and numbers so that they can guide me and give me any additional information.

Just for today, find some time to sit and connect. Meditate on what the next stage of your path looks like. You may only get the next step. If Spirit says, go to the grocery store and buy some beans, then do it. It is like making soup. Sometimes Spirit only gives us one ingredient at a time.

I remember years ago I was in a group of ladies who liked to make what is called friendship bread. One person would give the "starter" to the other ladies. We would add one ingredient or two, and then pound on the dough and let it sit. Twelve hours later, we would add another ingredient and pound it down and let it sit. Eventually the result was the most amazing bread you ever tasted.

Spirit is the one with the "starter." You get an idea or an inspiration. You add an ingredient and let it sit. Then you add another. Timing is everything. You can't decide that you want to add the second ingredient before the twelve hour sitting time. Well you can, but your bread is not going to taste very good.

Today is the day to get your starter from Spirit. You will get instructions for when to add the next ingredient. Sometimes there  may be some pounding on the dough. Don't get impatient! Eventually your bread will be baking in the oven and everyone in the neighborhood will be smelling the most incredible aroma coming out of your very own kitchen!

Remember, if you need assistance as you navigate your journey, you can contact me through my website and set up a session. I am always at your service!

Blessings to you on this new moon, first day of the rest of your life!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

So I Was Talking to this Rooster the Other Day.....

I do not advertise myself as an animal communicator. The truth is, however, that I have been communicating with animals, insects, and other species for, oh I would guess, about twenty years give or take a year or so...

It all started way back in my Holy Roller days.In the very beginning, God had created Adam and Eve and had given Adam dominion over the animals. I interpreted that to mean that humans were superior to the animals and that we were in charge. That meant that the animals were put on the earth to be subject to me and I was their master.

So when I found myself sharing a low rent house with mice, ants, fleas, spiders, and other little critters, this did not set well with me. I had a small child at the time and the thoughts of my little one's underwear drawer being used by the mice to make a nest for their little ones was just not something I was willing to tolerate.

Did I mention this was a low rent house? Did I mention I was not living the dream life at the time? That money was scarce? That I did not have money for food, much less an exterminator?

Okay, so, at  the time, God was my exterminator. I went to Him for anything that I did  not have the means to fix myself, and some things that I probably could have changed, but I didn't know how until many years later. But that is a different story.

That is when I began to talk to the animals.

I told them that we could not all live here together. That according to the book of Genesis, God gave Adam the job of caretaker of the animals. It was my observation at the time that I was living in this house and that I had a small child, and that we could not live in the same house with fleas, ants, spiders and mice. I asked them nicely to please find homes elsewhere. I did also tell them that my  husband at the time was not that concerned with their benefit and would most likely be coming home with some sort of poison and mouse traps, and that my way was probably more beneficial to them.

Guess what. They all left. Before the mouse traps were set, before the poison was released, we got up the next morning and poof! No critters!

I did not consider it animal communication at the time.

Fast forward a couple of decades later.

My holy roller days had long since been left behind. I had been exploring many different belief systems. Many of them had taught me that animals and humans are here sharing the earth. That all things have consciousness. I remembered my days of communicating with the little critters.

I was already communicating with Angels, Guides, and even sometimes the loved ones of my clients on the other side. Some of my clients began asking me about their beloved pets. Some were on the other side, and some were still here. I found that I could access their consciousness, and have conversations with them, just like I could the Angels, and the people on the other side.

So anyway, back to my story.

Yesterday morning I was at work at my "other" job, the Post Office. It was early in the morning. Some of you may not know this, but at times people mail certain animals. The most common of those is chickens. So  here it is, the crack of dawn, and there is a caged rooster out on the dock just carrying on. I am in a different part of the building, but I can here him just cock a doodle dooing away.

I decide to attempt to communicate with him long distance, since I can't go out there on the dock and leave my work station.

"Is everything okay?" I asked him.
"Yes, why wouldn't it be?" Rooster replied.
"Well, I heard you carrying on and I thought you might be distressed."
"I am just doing my job."
"Excuse me?"
"My job for millennium has been to wake up the world in the morning. I am the alarm clock for the world."
"I hate to break it to you, but we are already awake. We have alarm clocks now."
"You humans take too much credit. You think you have everything figured out."
"What do you mean?"
" Do you think we do not know that you raise us to feed yourselves? Some of you think that we get all stressed out about these things. The truth is, we know our job and we do it well. We kind of feel sorry for you humans because you think you know everything but we know that we have a job and we just do it."
"So are you trying to tell me that you do not get upset when animals are mistreated?"
"Yes, we do feel bad about these things but we know that you humans are just learning about life and that you do not know any better. One day you will learn and we will all live together in peace. Remember, this too shall pass."

I know what you are thinking. Wow what an intelligent rooster!

Okay so these are some of the questions I can already hear you asking about this conversation.

"How is it possible that roosters know English? How does a rooster know what an alarm clock is? A rooster could not possibly know that phrase.. this too shall pass... "

First of all, animals do not talk in sentences the same way we do. They communicate ideas, and our human brain translates that into sentences and phrases that I can understand.

The message that the rooster was trying to get across to me, I think was, "you humans need to get over yourselves!"

We think we have everything figured out. We don't.

Just because we now have alarm clocks to wake ourselves up does not mean that the rooster will stop doing his job. His job is to wake us up, and he will continue doing that whether he is on a farm somewhere or on the dock of the Post Office. That is just who he is.

One day we will realize that we are all in this together. That we all have consciousness. The trees. The flowers. The stones. The water. God/Goddess. Whoever Else is out there. And we are all one.

Just for today, find a little critter of some kind and send him or her some love. It is easy. Just connect with your heart and then send a little wave of love to the little critter' heart. Or maybe a big critter. You do not have to be standing face to face. Just imagine them in your heart and then send some love. And then see what happens.

Today is blog hop Thursday! Be sure to hop on over and share some love to my fellow bloggers as well!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Year of the Chariot

Back in January, I posted a blog about the energy shift I had been sensing. I mentioned that in the tarot, universally we are experiencing the year of the chariot, which is symbolic of the energy of great movement, despite obstacles. It is a year to forge ahead, to embrace those parts of your inner psyche which would try to hold you back, and with love move forward in your life despite any fears of what that movement might generate in your life.

I want to continue this theme a bit today.

In numerology, the month of February is a month to bring things to completion. Get ready for new things next month. Adding the numbers of this year, 2+0+1+4 =7, which corresponds to the tarot card of the chariot. If you add the month of February to this, or 7+2, you will get the answer 9. Nine is a number of completion. Add to that that we are currently in a Mercury Retrograde, which is lasting most of the month of February, which affects communications, but also beckons us to look back at those communications we have had in the past and make amends when there are unfinished issues, I believe the Universe, or Spirit, or the Divine, or God, whatever your favorite name for our Higher Power, seems to be telling us that it is high time we settled some old  unfinished business, completed our unfinished projects, and got ready for new things to come in March.

Today is also the waning quarter moon. A waning moon is when the moon is going from full to dark, and symbolically, this represents that what has been in the light is now moving out of our lives. In other words, it is a really good time to let go of the past, especially those things which are no longer serving  you or creating joy in your life. From that closet full of clothes or shoes you no longer wear to the refrigerator full of yesterday's or last week's dinner, it is a really good time to clean out closets, balance your checkbook, organize your files, release anything that you no longer love. Even if it is guilt or shame, release the patterns that have created those emotions within you! I believe it is no coincidence that the new moon, which represents starting anew, and creating a new beginning, is occurring on the first day of March.

That being said, we still have about a week to complete our old projects, throw out the old things in our lives and get ready to start new things!

Here is my suggestion. Get into a quiet place, the place where you are able to connect with Spirit. Ask your Higher Powers what is no longer serving you, what you may need to release so that you can move forward in your life. Even if your closet is clean, your refrigerator spotless, and your checkbook is balanced, I am sure that we all have areas in our lives that contain remnants of past emotions, past fears, or past regrets that would serve us to release. When you are in your quiet place, write down what comes to your mind and make adjustments. Did you shortchange a grocery store clerk? Did you get short with a loved one? Did you kick the dog? Make amends! Get rid of any leftover guilt or fear from past mistakes and get ready for a new beginning in March!

In order for new things to manifest in our lives, or for us to move forward on our highest path, we have to be in a place where there are no obstacles holding us back. Sometimes our paths get blocked by debris of all kinds, and it is up to us to clear away that debris!

Just for today, I encourage you to locate and begin to remove that emotional baggage, that fear, or even that tendency to be disorganized and get ready for new things to come! If you wait, then you may not be ready for all of the wonderful things coming your way!

If you are unsure what is next for you on your path, or if you need some personal guidance from Spirit on that relationship, that goal, or the best way to move forward on your path, I encourage you to contact me and set up a personal session. I have a multitude of tools available to connect with Spirit and receive the Highest Guidance available for you at this time. If you would like to learn to connect with Spirit in a greater way yourself, I am also available to show you some tools to improve your own connection with Spirit and receive guidance for yourself. Wherever you are on your path at this time, feel free to contact me to set up a session. I am always at your service!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thoughts about Valentine's Day, the Full Moon, and Snow

Lately I have been thinking about one of my hubby love's favorite things to say to me.. "not everyone lives in Joy's world."

In Joy's world it would only snow on days I don't have any other plans.

In Joy's world the full moon would always come on a weekend, so I could stay up late and do the ceremony the right way!

In Joy's world every day would be Valentine's Day, because LOVE is the best!

I have discovered that not everyone likes Valentine's Day.

Those whose hearts are going through disappointment in matters of the heart seem to find today particularly difficult.

I have learned that some people actually like the snow. Imagine that.
If only we could realize that despite our ideas that the world truly does revolve around us, really, that is an illusion.

It is going to snow on days I have to go to work.

We can enjoy our days, no matter what day it is, what phase the moon is in, and what the weather happens to be.

I am so excited for this particular full moon. I have been sitting with the moon at each phase, and I have been feeling her growing from dark to light, and She has been telling me that it is so important to embrace all of the phases of our lives, and embrace the darkness we try to hide as well as the light parts we show to the world. She has been telling me that it is time to bring more and more of the side I try to hide out into light. That all of it is good.

So I am thinking that even though I could enjoy the snow better if I didn't have to think about getting out in it to go to work at 6a.m. I can still embrace that part of my life.

I can embrace all the phases of my life, in the same way the moon is fine with Herself whether She is full, or dark, or somewhere in between.

I can embrace every day, whether it is Valentine's Day, or Groundhog Day, or drive your car in a ditch day.. (no that didn't happen, it just came to me... must have happened to someone reading this.)

I personally love Valentine's Day. I have a wonderful hubby love, who, despite his rantings and ravings this morning at the prospect of getting me to work, got up at 4:30, shoveled while I was showering, had the car warm and ready to go, and drove me to work, (begrudgingly, but he did it, nonetheless). I know not everyone has a hubby love to do this for them, and so maybe they see Valentine's Day as a reminder of something that at the current time, they do not have in their lives.

I say, if you are alive and breathing, then Love has come to you! Divine Love is always there, and sometimes if you just change the focus from what you don't have to what you do have, you will realize how many blessings and how much love you really do have in your life!

So try this..

What are you thankful for? You can comment here and tell me what you love about today... about the full moon, Valentine's Day or the snow.. What is good about today?

My gratitude list for today...

I did not have to go out and deliver any mail.. unlike some of my coworkers, bless their hearts.
I do have a wonderful hubby love ... thank you honey for all you do and all that you are..
The things that are in my heart I do have a place to share them (here)
I have a warm home, a fireplace, food in my belly, (probably a little too much)
I have a wonderful family who I love and who I am so proud of
Spring is coming, despite appearances..