Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes, there are many. Quiet heroes​. Those who are not acknowledged, they quietly go about their days, without a whisper.

Seldom given much, but most often have given everything.

Let’s say thank you. Many of us know one or two. Often times, we don’t know them at all. And without their dedication, selflessness, and goodness, we would remain lost, unguided, and weakened.

Value all those you come across, value and respect those who have paved the way to give us a safer, better life.

Thank you.

Have a blessed week everyone,

Sandra

A Real and Beautiful

A real and beautiful life to you is…

As we begin this New Year, heading into our third week, let’s keep it real.

What does a real and beautiful life look like to you? Your design may be different than mine.

We all have hopes, wishes, and dreams. Some more simple, and others more grand and complex in nature.

Whatever they may be, let’s intend on them being ours, truly ours, and original to us. The ones that resonate within our souls. And are in alignment with our values, convictions, and desires. Let’s be our own agents of change and ambassadors in our new year​.

Care for your soul, maintain your strength. The clock continues to tick, and we need to be assured that we don’t give up on anything or anyone, especially ourselves.

Continue to tend to your desires. Keep on goin’.

Be filled with love in all that you do. Life moves much too quickly to be withholding.

Keep the faith!

Sandra

Our thermostats

Our thermostats may read differently. When we enter a new place, resurrect an old alliance, or begin anew in an unfamiliar direction, how we all experience this may vary. Your temperature may be set on 65, and mine on 55. I am not sure if I should bring a scarf, a sweater, or wear a cotton t shirt. Of course, we all need to feel comfortable when entering a new “place.” Usually, though, we don’t! It’s in the discomfort that we are growing, expanding and evolving.

With different degrees, it’s often difficult for people to find equilibrium, maybe at first. In jobs, relationships, and alliances of any kind. Someone may have to turn it down a few notches, while the other may have to turn it up a bit, until we reach a state of compromise and ease. But there is always a choice to be made, and, most importantly, a willingness. If we get really lucky, it happens rather quickly. Great things, though, take energy, time and desire.

In every area of life, we all travel at different speeds, varying levels of intensity. None of us are exactly the same. What matters is that there is truly a measure of willingness and maturity to “give it a go” or not. My guess is that at the end of every day, what we most want is to be heard, understood, respected and appreciated. And to acknowledge whether or not we are committed to adjusting our “temperatures.” If not, it’s okay. We are continuously adjusting to something, somewhere or someone, this is part of life!

Have a peaceful, fun and evolutionary week, if these can all be accomplished at once!

Enjoy, Sandra

We Win Some…

We win some…we lose some. Who hasn’t? It keeps us humble, it keeps us real. We become more relatable. Hit rewind for a bit, relisten, and reflect. It can take a few hours, days or weeks. As long as you don’t forget to hit the restart button. So keep going. Bring your best, your brilliance, and the blessings unique to you. Share them all! You’re making a positive difference in someone else’s day, I’m certain.

You’re going to cry. But you’re going to laugh a whole lot more! Pick up your bootstraps. Carry your backpack, and carry on my friend.

Keep planting your seeds, and watering them all. Ensure that they receive a daily dose of “sunlight.” Keep your love growing, and glowing!

Have a magnificent week everyone,

Sandra

To Listen

To Listen. To listen is a beautiful thing…

Listen, not to reply, but to understand.

Listen, not to criticize, but to care.

Listen, not to judge, but to love.

By doing so, our relationships may transform from ordinary into extraordinary!

Have a great day everyone,

Sandra

To Build…

To Build anything worth having in life must be built over time, with great pride, investment of time, love and respect. Whether it’s a home, a car, a friendship, marriage partner, etc, it’s going to take time. Although we live in a society of, “I want it now” and Drive-thru everything, how wonderful is it to slowly, carefully, and lovingly create a work of art? Relationships that are long lasting and special are truly what life is about, isn’t it? How meaningful is life without people, experiences and work we love? In our everyday journeys, we need to take notice of how beautiful life can be. Take your time, relish in it all, and keep building. Block by block, brick by brick. Let it unfold into the masterpieces you wish to create.

Have a joyous week!
Sandra

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A Small Gesture

A small gesture. It’s often the smallest gesture that makes the biggest impact. It was a bit of a frazzled start to the day. Grabbing a coffee through the “Drive thru” sounded like a good idea. I reached the window, the cashier smiled and said, “No worries, the driver ahead of you paid for your order today.” It was a small $4.00 order, but the sensation that I had was priceless. In the midst of life’s hurdles, both small and large…remember, there is always goodness. Always good people, with good intentions. There are those who truly strive to make the world a better place. Please keep your faith, life is forever changing. Count on better days to carry you through!

Just a little bit of sharing today, have an Amazing weekend! Sandra