Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy New Year! Welcome 2015!

As I wrote in my blog "Happy New Year!" dated December 31, 2012, I decided to make a "New Year's Jar" instead of a "New Year's Resolution".  The idea is to write down all the wonderful things that happen during the year and put it into the jar.  On New Year's Eve, you open the jar and read about all the fabulous things that went on during the year.  It's a great way to end one year and begin the next.  You're swimming in positive energy and taking that energy right into the new year.  It's an unbelievable  experience and I highly recommend it.  I have and will continue to perform this practice.  It's a very rewarding experience.

I've always felt like I was supposed to be doing something more with my life, ...something different.  On the blog "Wake Up World" I read the following question, "Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?"  That really spoke to me.  I've decided that this year, besides doing the "New Year's Jar", I'm going to explore that question.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out.  I hope to "remember" who I was (or was supposed to be) before the world told me something else.  If I have any "ah ha" moments, I'll be sure to share them with you.

So how about all of you?  How are you going to celebrate the end of one year and the start of a new one?  How ever you decide to celebrate, I wish you peace, love, good health, joy
and magic in the coming year.

Love,  Paula

Monday, December 8, 2014

Teachers In Disguise

The other day as I was talking to my youngest son, I found myself judging a person I knew of, had met, but didn't really know.  Even as I was taking I couldn't believe I was being so critical, but I couldn't stop myself.  Who was I to be judging ANYONE?!!!

The next day I remembered a "teaching" I had received.  The people that show up in your life are a reflection of YOU.  They mirror something about yourself that you either like, or don't like.  Since this person shows up in my life every so often, I realized that I had to look at her and see what it was about her that didn't set well with me.

In my opinion this person is snobby, condescending and kind of full of herself.  W-O-W!  Is that how some people see ME?!!!  I think I'm friendly, outgoing and a pretty nice person over all.  Maybe she sees herself that way as well.  She has friends that probably see her that way, but to "outsiders" she's not quite so friendly.  Maybe it's a protection mechanism.  Do I do that?  Am I closed off to strangers or new people I meet?  What an eye opener.  This is an issue I need to start paying attention to and start working on.  I am so grateful to this person for showing up in my life to teach me how to be a better person.  I have some work to do.

Try to remember my story when someone shows up in your life that makes you uncomfortable.  They can be some of your best teachers.  They can show you things that need improvement in your own life.  Be grateful for them.  They may be "Teachers In Disguise'

Love,  Paula