Monday, November 24, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

This week is Thanksgiving.  It brings to mind many different things for many different people.  You may think of family, friends, food, football, shopping, or any combination of these things.  But this year, lets try to remember the real reason for the holiday.  It is a day specifically set aside to remember to give thanks for all the blessings in our lives.

Every single minute of every single day, we are flooded with gifts for which to be grateful.  We have snow, rain, sunshine, moon, stars, good health, family, air to breathe, trees, flowers, food, and water... just to name a few.  WE ARE BLESSED!!!

Often in my blogs I remind you - as I am reminding myself - to be grateful for all we have.  We should give thanks every day.  But at least for this Thanksgiving, as we are enjoying all we have, please remember to take time out to give thanks.


Love,  Paula

Monday, November 17, 2014


Have I ever mentioned how much I L-O-V-E autumn?!  It is absolutely my favorite time of year.  The days start getting shorter, so obviously the nights start getting longer.  As I mentioned in my blog "Super Moon, Super Evening" dated August 11, 2014, I'd rather moon and star bathe than sun bathe. So longer nights are fine with me. The weather starts cooling down a little and I love that.  The colors are gorgeous!!!  Halloween and Thanksgiving are in the fall.  Then there are the apples, cider, pumpkins, squash, and local concord grapes.  What's not to love?  It's the perfect time of year.

This year has been exceptional.  We've had an incredible autumn.  Where I live, it's usually cold by the beginning of November and the trees are mostly bare.  But this year, the first half of November was breathtaking.  Until a week ago, I was able to go for walks in just a long sleeved shirt and no jacket.  The trees showed off their beautiful reds, golds, oranges and yellows in the sunshine against bright blue skies.  I enjoyed and savored every minute of it.

Now the snow has started.  It's a little earlier than usual, but that's okay.  If we can remember to live fully each and every day with gratitude, we'll have no regrets.  We'll be ready to move on to the next day and look forward to whatever that day may bring... even if it's snow.

We are all so blessed.  Each day is it's own special gift.  Remember to enjoy every moment of every day.  Live fully and be grateful.

Love,  Paula

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Reason, A Season, A Lifetime

I'm the type of person that likes to keep in touch with people.  I'll call, e-mail, Face Time, set up lunch dates, meet to go for walks, all kinds of things like that.  I also enjoy helping people if I can, in any way I can.  Whenever asked, I'll do whatever I can to help someone out.

Sometimes, after I've helped someone, we'll lose touch.  I'll call or e-mail, but for whatever reason, it seems we just can't find time to get together.  Eventually I give up.  I used to feel bad about that.   I couldn't understand why... what happened.  Then I remembered the old saying, "People enter your life for a Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime."  That was it.  That was my answer.

Some people come into your life for a Reason.  It's very specific.  The reason may be to help you with something you're going through or to help you learn something you need to know.  Maybe you are to help them or teach them something.  Most times it's both.  But it's meant to be a relatively short encounter.  Once the "problem" is solved, the relationship will be over - not in an unfriendly way - it will just seem to fade away.

Some people come into your life for a Season.  There is something you need to go through together that will take a little longer.  It may be an experience, a class, an interest of some kind.  You may be in each other's lives for many years.  But once you've gone through what you're supposed to go through  together, it's over.  You may not even realize it at first.  But suddenly it will occur to you that you haven't been in touch with this person in quite awhile.

Some people will come into your life for a Lifetime.  These are your true friends and family.  They're the ones that will be with you throughout your life.  They'll be there to experience everything with you and you with them.

The important thing to remember is that it's all okay.  It's all the way it's supposed to be.  It doesn't make any one of the relationships better or more important than the others.  They're all important. They all serve their purpose.  Be grateful for all the people who have come in and out of your life.  Savour each and every experience and lesson learned.  After all, they're all part of what makes you the amazing person you are today.

Love,  Paula