May WIPS.

Ah, May. The month I realize there are less than five weeks of school left and freak out by trying to sew with both hands and my right foot at once in order to get my projects done before I become the full time personal assistant for my kids over the summer. This month I…

How Will You Reach The Mountain Top?

There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong. –Hindu proverb We all have paths in our lives that we…

Stopping To Smell The Flowers In Wonderland

It was one of those mornings that the world seems perfect. Birds are singing, the sun is peaking through the window at 6 am, the air is the right level of cool, and a gentle breeze gently blows through the room. I’m awake and the rest of the world is asleep. These photos were never…

We Live Our Life Like Icebergs

Icebergs are a lot like people.  Just think about it. Have you ever heard the term “that’s just the tip of the iceberg?” It’s because the ice that we see above the water is only 10% of the iceberg.  That other 90% is hidden away where we can’t see it without looking deeper. No matter how…

What Happens When You Don’t Know How To Accept Someone

The more I write the more I read. It’s a cycle. One of the topics I see popping up all over is diversity in novels especially young adult. It has really made me think about how accepting am I really and what does being a tolerant person means. Scratch that. I HATE the word tolerant….

Shit, It Happens

Shit happens. It happens to really bad people who do just mean things. It also happens to hard-working, honest, kind people who smile at everyone. The thing is that shit happens to everyone no matter if they deserved it or not. It happens no matter how hard someone’s life has been or how much bad…

A New Look At Failure

Failure isn’t a reason to quit. The only backwards movement that you should take is the one where you step back to figure out where to make changes. Just think if we never failed or made mistakes we might never learn anything new, try different things, or find what we can do better.

10 Things My Friends Have Taught Me

Last week was my birthday. It really got me thinking about life and the things that I have been taught along the way. Outer beauty doesn’t make you beautiful. It is amazing how so many times people who are beautiful by society’s standards look ugly to me while those who aren’t conventionally pretty are beautiful in…

Morning Meditation: Building Your Life

There is a saying that when life gives you lemons make lemonade. Life can be difficult. It’s hold suffering of some kind for everyone. No one is spared from its hardships and horrible events that can occur.  Instead of letting life happen take control of it. Stop and take survey of everything around you. What is in your life right now…

5 Habits We Need To Embrace Now

The ideas we have about happiness are strange. We seem to bundle them up in the only ifs. You know that trap of thinking that goes along the lines of this: I could be happy only if I get that job I applied for or if I get more followers on my blog or  if…