Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Good Egg Gets Cracked--Scramble Low Self Esteem Into Confidence and ...

My Dear Friend E shared this site with me this morning:

From SPLAT to SPECTACULAR: How To Get Back Up When Life Slams You Down

I haven't dived into the site yet but I did watch this and found insightful !!

Much Love,

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sometime it OK to be a follower...


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Much Love,
Bridget - 

    Word for 2011...Focus

    I have thought long about what my word would be for this year, and then it became clear. My word for 2011 is Focus. This may seem like a broad term, but in reality it is intended to eliminate a wide range of distraction and allow me to give attention where attention is needed.

    Thing to focus on and why...
    *My Family and Friends...They deserved my love and attention!!
    *Photography...Love it.. enough said!!
    *Film Work...New and exciting adventure!!
    *My Journey...because it's made me this amazing person I am today!!!

    Can't wait to blog at the end of 2011 and see how this word for 2011 turns out!!!

    What is your word this year and why?

    Much Love,

    Monday, January 24, 2011

    Love the New Song on the Blog!!!!

    I just LOVE IT!!!!

    Rare Earth - I Just Want To Celebrate 1971
    (You didn't know I was that old...LOL)

    I just want to celebrate another day of livin' 
    I just want to celebrate another day of life 
    I put my faith in the people 
    But the people let me down 
    So I turned the other way 
    And I carry on, anyhow 
    That's why I'm telling you 

    I just want to celebrate, yeah, yeah 
    I just want to celebrate, yeah, yeah 
    Another day of living, 
    I just want to celebrate another day of life 

    Had my hand on the dollar bill 
    And the dollar bill blew away 
    But the sun is shining down on me 
    And it's here to stay 
    That's why I'm telling you 

    I just want to celebrate, yeah, yeah 
    Another day of living, yeah 
    I just want to celebrate another day of living 
    I just want to celebrate another day of life 

    Don't let it all get you down, 
    Don't let it turn you around and around 
    And around and around 

    Well, I can't be bothered with sorrow 
    And I can't be bothered with hate, no, no 
    I'm using up my time by feeling fine, every day 
    That's why I'm telling you I just want to celebrate 
    Aw, yeah 
    I just want to celebrate yeah yeah 
    Another day of living, yeah yeah 
    I just want to celebrate another day of livin', yeah 
    I just want to celebrate another day of life 

    Don't let it all get you down, no, no 
    Don't let it turn you around and around, 
    And around and around, and around 
    Around round round 
    'round and around round round round 
    don't go 'round

    Much Love,

    A stop to everything....Reflecting back to Aug.

    I started this blog back in Aug. This is a  post I wrote  but I never published it. This was the last post i had written before I took the long break from blogging. I thought it Ironic.. When I wrote the blog the news was starting to become very real I was losing my job! Amazing if I would have know the path I would be on now I'm 100% sure I wouldn't have written this post....

    Funny, how 5 words spoken to you can move your life in a direction that is new and can been seen as disrupting!!!  " We are moving the business!!!" What does this mean... my job with CitiBank where I have spent the last 12yrs working is gone!!! Just like faced with what I'm not sure!!! I wish I could put into words the thoughts, feeling and phyicial reaction I have gone through. I can't!!!  I reflect back to a few weeks ago when starting this blog and where I was!!! I truly thought a few weeks ago I was facing some major challengles in my life!! NOTHING like this nothing at all!!!
    This is the Biggest challenge to put this whole staying postive and Laws of Acttraction to the test.. 
    Really I attracted this!!!
    You bet, I sure in the hell did!!!
    I remember converstion I had with a dear friend about 2 yrs. ago...and I quote " I have a goal... 2yrs and I'm out of Citi!!!" By the time everyting is said and done my last check with Citi should be right about 2/1/11. I even shared with my boss...I want out by 2/1/11 why that would have been 12 yrs to the date I was hired. Talk about attraction!!!
    Now the question is this what I really wanted??Is this what is right for the family??? What do I do now??? I really can't answer any of those questions!! I say everything happens for you not to you!!!

    I didn't not complete the post, but I can answer the 3 question where I stopped the post! 

    Is this what I really wanted?? It was very much what I wanted. My last few years with Citi I just was not engaged with the business because I had another love. It's wasn't the Banking business anymore!

    Is this what is right for the family??? Heck ya!!! I'm a better Mom, Wife and Grandma!!!

    What do I do now???  Live, Shoot, Teach, Share, Learn and enjoy my life to the fullest!!! 

    I'm the 1st to admitted I'm a work in progress looking back if the fear of what was to be wasn't there. I would have never written the post! This is a amazing example doing what feels good and letting go to the fear of what maybe. If the fear I had when I wrote this post was still there I would still be working at Citi. 

    Law of attraction in action Babe!!! Staying positive and working through the fear!!!

    I DID IT!!!!!

    Much Love,

    Friday, January 21, 2011

    Don't don't take long!

    I had a quite moment tonight , all my thoughts to myself. A life like mine you just don't get to many of these moments. Between being a Mother, Wife,  Grandmother, Photographer, Maid, Chauffeur, Chef and the list goes on and on. I'm sure any mom out there can relate!!

    As I sat in the dark with the light of the fire I began to cry! Where had the time gone?
    At one point it's was about changing diapers of my daughters and now it;s changes the diapers of my Granddaughter! Next it will be the Great Grandchildren!!!
    I'll go back to something I will forever be  known for saying " It is what  it is"!!!  I except everything  that is in my life and take full responsibly for all of my choices in my life. I try not to life with any regrets there is just no need to dwell!! You can't change the past!
    So, why did I sit watching the fire flicker with tears in my eyes! I'm blessed to have the Children I have they are amazing young Women!
    I'm not sure how I pull it off!! Having girls who are like them! Believe me they have had there moments and I'm sure they both have moments to come :) Looking at them now they are beautiful, bright, loving and amazing! This is living proof that a parent and only do so much then it's really up to the young adult to choice their own path in life. I for one have blamed myself  when one or the other has made a decision that I THOUGHT was not the right one! That's what I get for thinking...LOL :) every decision they have made it the right one for them!!! They may have had some hard lessons to learn, in the end their choice was right!

    My thought tonight is Where has time is gone! It slipped right thought my fingers and it's still slipping!!

    I'm starting to understand my passion for photography: It's about the memories the events...each and every moment and capturing life forever!!! Now that I'm starting down the path of the middle years there is something amazing that is starting to happen.  I believed I lived before with my eye wide shut! Now I have an awareness that was not there before.

    Life is amazing, breath taking and beautiful!!! Do the things you want to and don't wait for years to come!!! If you want it get it... do it ... live it!!! Ask yourself this question: when was the last time you make a comment like this...

    * Where has the time gone?
    * It seems like yesterday!
    * I can't believe how big they are getting!
    * 10 years already?
    * It was just Christmas!
    * Your 21 Really!?!?!
    * Your retired already
    * Wow, they really pasted away?

    Don't Blink ...time seem to move faster and faster now days!! People slow your roll...there is no reason to hurry!!! Sit back and enjoy what there is to see, learn and do!!!

    Much Love,

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011


    I was in line at Wal-mart the one stop shopping store Ha Ha... and ran in to two friends of mine. They know who they are and I'm sure they read this Blog...I hope they don't mind that their the inspiration for this posting :) 
    Both Friends very different there is one thing that ties them together........... A recent break-up of a Relationship / Marriage. One a few year and the other of many years. 

    Their dream of a so called perfect marriage broken like an egg. They both agreed "through sickness and in health till death do them part" A very strong committed!!!
    So, tell me what happens to 50% of marriages?? A 50/50 chance...REALLY. Now, if someone 24 yrs ago would have told me there is a 50/50 chance you and your husband-to-be will be divorce! I know dang I would have walked away....I'm a gambler and I know 50/50 odds are crap!!!
    Why do we still take the chance..breaking ties in a relationship are never easy to go through. There is hurt, anger, frustration. 
    I think it's because our souls are design to love thats what we do...but our souls are not design to confinement. What I'm asking you all is are we made up to love more than one person? I'm not sure just a question I ask? 
    I'm no expert here that why I look for feed back from others on this.
    I'm sure my friends had the commitment, love, desire and the will to make their relationship work. 
    Did the relationship really go wrong or did they just gain what they wanted to learn and experience with that partner and decide to move on? 
    My thought...should we stop saying "till death do us part" Should we say "till we have gain what our souls need to learn"
    Don't mis-understand I believe in marriage! I have been married for a very long time. I fell like I'm always learning from Tony. Maybe I'm just not a quick learner...LOL 

    For those who are in the mist of their experience, do what feels good for you! If you stay on the path of being single or if you re-engaged in your relationship. Ask yourself one thing..."Does this feel good" and act upon it!!  No one can judge!

    For me...Tony is the one who make me laugh,smile,cry,angry and make me feel like I'm living a "Teenage Dream!!"
    Remember feedback is always welcomed :)
    Much Love

    Sunday, January 16, 2011

    Sunday Thought....

    Creative Commons License photo credit: christophandre
    "Wake up! If you knew for certain you had a terminal illness – if you had little time left to live – you would waste precious little of it! Well, I'm telling you…you do have a terminal illness: It's called birth. You don't have more than a few years left. No one does! So be happy now, without reason – or you will never be at all."

    ~ Dan Millma
    This thought really hit home for me!!!! I have Never listen to the words of this song...funny!!
    All I know is I'm going sky diving, rocky mountain climbing and I'm going 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chew!!!!  I crack myself up!!! LOL!
    Much Love,

    Saturday, January 15, 2011


    I will be the 1st to admitted I have never really been a big fan of Katie Perry. However there is an amazing message in the lyrics on her song Firework. We all have a light within us that shines so very bright! 

    Find your Light!!!

    Do you ever feel like a plastic bag

    Drifting throught the wind

    Wanting to start again

    Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin

    Like a house of cards

    One blow from caving in

    Do you ever feel already buried deep

    Six feet under scream

    But no one seems to hear a thing

    Do you know that tehre's still a chance for you

    Cause there's a spark in you

    You just gotta ignite the light

    And let it shine

    Just own the night
    Like the Fourth of July

    Cause baby you're a firework

    Come on show 'em what your worth

    Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
    As you shoot across the sky-y-y

    Baby you're a firework

    Come on let your colors burst

    Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
    You're gunna leave 'em fallin' down-own-own

    You don't have to feel like a waste of space

    You're original, cannot be replaced

    If you only knew what the future holds
    After a hurricane comes a rainbow

    Maybe you're reason why all the doors are closed

    So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road

    Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow

    And when it's time, you'll know

    You just gotta ignite the light

    And let it shine

    Just own the night
    Like the Fourth of July

    Cause baby you're a firework

    Come on show 'em what your worth

    Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
    As you shoot across the sky-y-y

    Baby you're a firework

    Come on slet your colors burst

    Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
    You're gunna leave 'em fallin' down-own-own

    Boom, boom, boom

    Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

    It's always been inside of you, you, you
    And now it's time to let it through

    Cause baby you're a firework

    Come on show 'em what your worth

    Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
    As you shoot across the sky-y-y

    Baby you're a firework

    Come on slet your colors burst

    Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
    You're gunna leave 'em goin "Oh, oh, oh!"

    Boom, boom, boom
    Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

    Boom, boom, boom,

    We all are bright light!!

    Much Love,

    Thursday, January 13, 2011

    All we need is LOVE....

    The Beatles said it best...:All We Need is Love"

    I sat down at my computer today, like I have for the past few days, and waited for the flood of thoughts to begin. I sat, and I sat, and I sat. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. So I shut my eyes and just sat and listened to the music playing in the background. It was so peaceful.

    I was filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude. Gratitude for all that I have and for the journey I've been on. I have transformed from an sometimes angry, depressed and fearful person into someone joyful, loving and thankful. I'm not completely fearless, but I face my fears today, instead of hiding from them. 

    How did this happen? How did I turn things around for myself? How can someone go from the depths of a personal Hell to soaring in the sky joyfulness? It took a lot of soul searching and tears. It took a lot of falling down and getting back up again. I always had the falling down part right, but it was the getting back up that I normally struggled with.

    I got help from dfferent sources. The Divine,  my dear Friend E, my patient Mr. Man,  a large number of books and an even larger number of bloggers. There was one person in paticular that helped me the most. That person was me.

    I was the one who allowed this transformation to take place. I was the one who told the bully living inside of me to get lost and I am the one who makes sure that bully stays lost. I have learned how to love and protect myself. I have moved from a person who really hated herself to person who embraces who she is and loves her regardless of any mistakes she may have or will make.

    I wish that everyone in this world could just love themselves. What a wonderful world that would be. I wish I could help those that struggle with this. I for one know that no one can love themselves till they are ready. I can share my story till I'm blue in the face and if someone isn't ready to love themself my words will just get lost. Believe me, many words were lost to me. Just ask E. Poor kid. She tried for a long time to get me to see that I was worthy. No luck.

    I am worthy. You are worthy. EVERYONE is worthy. EVERYONE! 

    I hope that today you all know what it feels like to fully love and accept yourself. And if you're not there yet, I hope that day comes soon. Today I plan to finish my quiet time by sitting and sharing this loving energy to those people in the world who are living in darkness and fear. Living shiny is a gift we all should possess.

    Self Love is a battlefield!!! Someday we love with deep passion and others to hate ourselves is easy as

    They say the one you love the most is the one you hurt the most often.   Just saying... 

    Much Love

    Wednesday, January 12, 2011

    Feeling a little lost... do list...deadlines...This is what I have lived and die by for the last 12 yrs. I have be feeling a little lost with the new life style. Here is some helpful tip I have found to keep me in the mind set I still have schedule... to do list...and deadlines :)     ( I still have purpose...LOL)

    1. Make your bed
      Don’t underestimate the sabotaging power of an unmade bed. It sends a negative message to your subconscious. Make your bed dailyand you’ll form a habit of doing it fast (mine takes me about 3 minutes). It will mark the threshold into starting the day well, and provide a welcoming sanctuary when the day is over.
    2. Deal with the urgent
      Every day, scan your emails, mail, noticeboard, phone messages, etc, for anything that demands prompt attention. Matters like notices for school, renewals and bills due for payment can become time-consuming or expensive problems later. Avoid those problems by dealing with the urgent today.
    3. Get some exercise
      Take a gym class, go for a walk, lift tins of soup, lunge around your house while on the phone – do anything that gets you moving. And if you have a sedentary life, move as often as you can. Stop making excuses (no one is listening) and just do it.
    4. Have something to look forward to
      Plan something that makes you happy every single day. I can’t wait to get out of bed every morning because I love sipping coffeeand doing the crossword. And I love reading in bed at night. Your daily treats could be playing Angry Birds on your iPhone, taking a bath, making your favourite tea after dinner, listening to tunes – anything you enjoy and look forward to.
    5. Eat vegetables
      They help you stay slim and healthy, so eat them! Add salad or vegetables to your meals wherever you can.
    6. Do something nice for someone else
      This is a lovely habit to get into. Can you give someone a genuine compliment? Offer encouragement or compassion? Give a giftor do a favor? The important thing here is to choose things you can do lovingly – not things that feel like an imposition or burden. Find one to do every day.
    7. Achieve something productive and/or meaningful
      Can you make progress on an important project, take time with a loved one, take action toward a goal? Forget busywork and instead focus on achieving something every day – big or small – that gives you a sense of meaning and/or achievement.
    8. Tidy up at night
      Spending 10 minutes every night doing a quick tidy will make all the difference to the way you feel as you head to bed, and especially to the way you feel when you start the next day. Keep it simple – even if all you do is wash the dishes, put toys in a toy bin and clothes in a basket, and use a hand-vac to scoop up the day’s crumbs, you’ll feel pretty pleased with yourself.
    9. Feel grateful
      Psych research has shown that counting your blessings boosts your happiness, so make it a ritual to reflect on the good things in your life every day. Do it as you eat breakfast in the morning or while you brush your teeth at night – but make it a habit. Got all your limbs? Have a nice house, good friends or a talent for ikebana? Lucky you!
    10. Make a list for tomorrow
      Before you head to bed, make a quick list of things to do and remember tomorrow. This will get them out of your head so yousleep better, help you feel organized, and give you a map for the next day.
      Enjoy life!!!
      Much Love,

    Tuesday, January 11, 2011

    5 People Who Aren’t Responsible For Your Happiness

    I follow a blog thought this was a good reminder to something I learn awhile back...Funny at one point in my life I really believed it was my husbands job to make me happy...LOL!!!

    Who do you look to to make your life happy and fulfilling? Are they making the grade?
    There are some people to whom you really shouldn’t delegate responsibility for your happiness. Don’t worry – there are only five.

    1. Your spouse

    You’ve committed yourself to your spouse for life. Doesn’t that entitle you to their undying efforts to keep you happy?
    Thankfully, no.
    Relying on your spouse to keep your happiness butterflies a-flutter is too much of a burden on them. Plus, it denies you one of the most valuable skills there is: the ability to make yourself happy.
    Enjoy the ways your spouse contributes to your happiness, but don’t expect them to be its onlysource.

    2. Your children

    Isn’t it every parent’s hope to raise capable, independent children?
    The way you are with them will affect the way they are in the world. Are you modeling self-responsibility or leaning a little too hard?

    3. Your parents

    This one tends to get inverted, with people not so much expecting parents to make them happy as blaming parents for their unhappiness.
    Let’s face it though: blame is the flip-side of responsibility. If you’re blaming, you’re dodging responsibility.
    However good, bad or hideous your parents were in the past, don’t let that stop you grabbing the baton and changing to a happier direction today.

    4. Your employer or boss

    It’s a shocking truth for any employee to face, but your personal conveniences and preferences are unlikely to be integral to your employers’ mission statement.
    They are responsible for shareholders’ happiness. You are responsible for yours.

    5. Your friends

    As Mr T never said (but should have), “I pity the fool who expects their friends to make them happy”. Because the friends don’t stay around too long.
    As with the preceding relationships, it’s too much pressure on the other person to be responsible for your happiness. Share your joys and sorrows with friends, but don’t outsource your personal fulfillment.

    In short

    Develop the skills of happiness for yourself – it’s a benefit to others and an asset to you. Why would you want to leave that to anyone else?
    Thanks Michele Connolly for writing this up !!!

    Byron Katie is an Author on my bookshelf check out her books!

    Much Love,