Monday, September 28, 2009


I found this poem that Melinda had written to me when I was having a difficult time in my life. I am so thrilled that I found it and can reflect on our friendship that has been going on for about 14 years now. I believe that this poem is true for everyone and had to share. Hopefully it touches you the way it has touched me.

You are truly the only person controlling you
You are the one who can make your own decisions
You are the one who feels your feelings
You are the one making yourself get out of bed in the morning
You are the one giving love from your heart and from your heart only
You are the one who makes yourself happy
You are the one who makes yourself want to enjoy life
You are the one who makes yourself smile on a rainy day
You are the one controlling your tears, your fears, and your emotions
You are the one in charge of you
You are the one who dreams your dreams
You are the one who sets goals for yourself
You are the one who achieves those goals for yourself
You are the one who you can count on and rely on
You are the one who experiences sadness in yourself and happiness in others
You are the one who deserves everything you want in life
You are the one who GOD loves for being you
You are the one GOD chose to make into you
You are the one who loves yourself the most
You are the one who needs to be able to control yourself in times of frustration
You are the one who gets angry with yourself for forgetting things
You are the one who gets frustrated at yourself for doing rediculous things
You are the one and only you are the one who controls your emotions and the anger that builds up inside of you
You are the one think in your life that you should never let down
You are the one who should love yourself and everything you do for yourself
You are you and you need to love you no matter what you think
You are a meaningful person and a kind person~you give from your heart, your mind and your soul
You are a friend I am glad to have and I cherish our friendship in every way
You are the one I know I can count on and you are the one I feel comfortabole talking to
You are you and I like you for the laughs and the giggles we share
You have a special place in my heart and I am glad for our friendship
You are meaningful to others that surround you
You are a wonderful person
You are you and I am honored to be a part of your life

With all my heart and soul,

What I am thankful for today:
finding things you need right at the right time
Melinda and her awesome friendship
my peaceful mind, body and spirit
having my parents over for dinner tonight
smiles and laughter
personal jokes
friendship (I am sooooo blessed!)
a great class tomorrow morning
Makenna doing so well in school!!!!
time with Rachel, Logan and Lauren on Wednesday
Pampered Chef
Stampin Up
my parents
the power to change your mood
positive thinking

Friday, September 25, 2009

Another Great Quote and Song

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.

- Benjamin Disraeli

I have to say that I have been blessed by those around me who have shown me my inner strength. Sometimes we lose ourselves in negativity, we second guess ourselves, and of course we are our own worst critical judges. It is nice to be surrounded by people who can see wonderful things in you and point them out. We all need reassurance sometimes. Everyone gets down and feels the weight of the world at times. It is how we deal with it that matters.

Advice from my therapist on Wednesday was to take more quality time with just me. So, last night I took a bath while listening to Delilah. I lit candles, wrote in my Gratitude Book and just relaxed. A song came on that I have not heard in a long time. It is called Make It Happen by Mariah Carey. Some of the lyrics, especially the chorus really hit me. Like The Secret says, we are exactly where we are supposed to be. I needed to hear this song and it came on right when I needed to hear it.

Not more than three short years ago
I was abandoned and alone
Without a penny to my name
So very young and so afraid
No proper shoes upon my feet
Sometimes I couldn't even eat
I often cried myself to sleep
But still I had to keep on going
Never knowing if I could take it
If I would make it through the night
I held on to my faith
I struggled and I prayed
And now I've found my way

If you believe in yourself enough
And know what you want
You're gonna make it happen
Make it happen
And if you get down on your
knees at night
And pray to the Lord
He's gonna make it happen
Make it happen

I know life can be so tough
And you feel like giving up
But you must be strong
Baby just hold on
You'll never find the answers
if you throw your life away
I used to feel the way you do
Still I have to keep on going
Never knowing if I could take it
If I would make it through the night
I held on to my faith
I struggled and I prayed
And now I've finally found my way


I once was lost
But now I'm found
I got my feet on solid ground
Thank you Lord
If you believe within your soul
Just hold on tight
And don't let go
You can make it
Make it happen

Some may give up you, or at least they seem to. Not everyone in the world is going to like everyone, and you are not expected to like everyone either. Surround yourself with those who know all your flaws, know all your crap and still love, support and are there for you. If you still feel alone, God and your angels are always there. Ask you angels to help you with every decision that you are confused about. Ask them to lay a hand on your shoulder and embrace your soul. I read this in a Beliefnet article. It really helps if you honestly believe. Let your guides; spiritual and physical, be your support group and distance yourself from anyone or anything negative. You will feel better and see how amazing your life can be. Let your guides show you the beauty inside yourself. And, help others see the beauty in them.

What I am thankful for today:
another great afternoon with Rachel
a nice walk with Jen this morning
this beautiful day
the health of my loved ones and myself
a great therapy session
an awesome dinner tonight
the power of positive thinking
candlelit baths
the changing leaves
Melinda for helping me with Spa Night at my store
my customers
my teachers and their awesome ideas
Gavin for being such a good kid
Makenna and her silliness

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Focusing on the Problems of Others

This was given to me from Linda at The Healing Place and I thought I had to share it with everyone.

It should only be talked about if the talking will make you feel better. It is of no value, ever, to activate and talk about something that doesn't feel good because it reactivates it in your vibration; it makes it another point of your point of attraction so you're less clear.

In other words, when you focus upon the problems of others, you diminish your ability to help them. People believe that you've got to focus upon the problem in order to find a solution. And we say, no solution ever comes forth- it's never inspired; you never recognize it, and you are never able to facilitate or achieve it - from your place of focusing n the problem. They are two entirely different vibrations. If you have someone who has many things going wrong and one things going right, beat the drum of what's going right, and let that be your point of attraction. If you focus upon their problems, you achieve vibrational harmony with something other that the Source that gives you solution.

Linda actually had this printed for someone else but I had asked her if I could have it. It hit me because... I love to help people and maybe get myself too wrapped up in their issues. Of course because I care about the person, I am affected. I never saw a way to avoid that until I read this. Trying to focus on the good in my life, why didn't I ever think to focus, and try to get other people, to focus on the good in their lives? Well, now that I know....

When I was at my appointment it was the very first time that all my chakra's were open. Linda and I looked at each other in amazement. I no longer need to see her as often as I was. I now have absolutely no feelings of physical stress. How many of you can say that? If you are ever interested in getting rid of those belly aches, tightness in your chest, headaches, backaches, or whatever you feel under stress....please see Linda. She is amazing. I have passed her card out to many in hopes to help others find their happy place and relieve themselves of physical pain. We all deserve a good without pain caused by every day stress. A huge thank you to Linda for changing my life!

What I am thankful for today:
living without pain caused by stress
Sally (thanks for everything....including the TWIX...YUMMY!)
A full card class today!!
New customers that have been popping in all weekend
Wendi (thanks for being such a great person!)
the power to "float"
a nice walk with Gavin and Diego this morning
playing restaurant with Makenna
Jamie (love you girl!)
chocolate chip cookies
Rudy and Diane inviting us over for AWESOME cake last night!!
Maryann and her awesome layouts
Jen R. (thanks for making me laugh until my stomach hurts!)
Heather (thanks for coming over for dinner on Friday!)
Melinda for constantly checking up on me...LOL (thanks for the ear plug suggestion)!
Rachel for her sarcasm...God she cracks me up.
my store
my health
my healing each and every day
knowing that we are exactly where we are supposed to be.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Just Keep Swimming

I am back! It has been two weeks since I have blogged and I apologise to those who are faithful readers and who were looking for inspiration, for taking so long. I want to take the time to thank all of those who have been commenting on how much of an inspiration I am to them. This blog about my life, has helped me heal not only myself but others as well. Some may not agree with my conclusions, my beliefs, or anything that I write....and that is ok. It is your choice whether or not you read it. And, your choice to take things whatever way you choose.

In a well needed therapy session this past week I mentioned to my therapist something that Shawn had brought to my attention. He said, "What would you do if someone threw you into a body of water?" I of course said, "Swim." When he asked why, I said, "So that I don't drown." Basically what he was getting at is that when the world seems to come down hard on us, we keep going and do what it takes to stay alive. A cute image of Dory from the Movie Finding Nemo suddenly popped into my head. It was the part of the movie where she sings, "just keep swimming, swimming swimming." I start to laugh every time I think of it. I know it what I need to do however, this anchor keeps trying to pull me down. My therapist loves my analogies since they are usually humorous. However, she said to me, "Amy, why don't you take the time to just float? Stop and take a break so that you do not get tired of swimming in this pool of life." I was like, "Float? Why didn't I think of that?" It is probably because I am too busy swimming to stay alive that taking a break was never even an option. After a lot of praying and talking to my angels for guidance and support, I feel like I have accomplished the floating. LOL!

When you are feeling the weight of the world, just float. That is my new advice. Think about those positive people who ARE by your side. Chances are they outweigh those who are not. Think about the things you have to be grateful for. Think about and picture in your mind the things that make YOU happy. Look for advice in those who believe in you and do not judge you. In time it is as if everything else will just disappear. What you are left with is peace.

The quote I received today was: Champions get up, even when they can't. Being knocked down in the past to the point of being in a depression, I was far from a champion. This time I am not allowing ANYTHING to bring me down to the point of staying there. The song, "Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty was on when I left my store yesterday. I turned off the radio and smiled. I know I am strong and no one will make me believe me otherwise.

What I am thankful for today:
My truest of friends:
Rachel (thanks for coming over today!)
Jen R
the wonderful ladies I have met through my store (thank you for your support!)
my therapist who is so proud of me right now!!!
Finding Nemo
the power of prayer
my strength
standing up to what I believe in
Makenna doing well at her first day of school
time with my children
my home
my store
my future
this beautiful day