Motivating Word

SAILING We usually think of sailing as traveling across the sea in boat with sails. But today think of it as moving through your day and your week smoothly and confidently. The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm and amiable seas. The challenging days of my existence may or … Continue reading Motivating Word

Motivating Word

RELAX Yesterday, my husband and I decided to take a day trip to Martha's Vineyard. Neither of us had ever been there before. We were only two hours away, so we figured what the hell. Our adventure had a momentary setback when we discovered we had to take a ferry and the parking lot was … Continue reading Motivating Word

Monday’s Motivating Word

FLOW I'm at the beach this week and was very tempted to skip my blog. But as I watched the waves roll toward the shore, it occurred to me that I needed to stay in the flow of writing. There will always be something else to do other than write. So, we have to resist … Continue reading Monday’s Motivating Word

Monday’s Motivating Word

MOMENTUM Last night, my son asked why I stopped writing my blog. The question surprised me. I didn’t realize he read it regularly enough to know I hadn’t written anything in a few weeks. I have had this mental block since February when I went on an unexpected birthday trip to Charleston. I didn’t write … Continue reading Monday’s Motivating Word

Monday’s Motivating Word

CELEBRATE  Today would have been my grandmother’s 90th birthday. Growing, I always thought we had a special bond because our birthdays were only three days apart.  I would sit in the kitchen as a child and watch her cook. She made the best peach cobbler. It wasn’t pretty, but I’ve never tasted one better. When … Continue reading Monday’s Motivating Word

Motivating Word

HOPE I haven’t been feeling very hopeful, lately. The submission/rejection dance has been quite discouraging. Though I try to find peace in the writing itself, I can’t ignore the yearning for validation that haunts me every time I sit at my computer. Saturday afternoon I was in the midst of a pretty big pity-party when … Continue reading Motivating Word

Monday’s Motivating Word

PLANNING Blogging has really challenged my writing life. Two to three times a week I have to figure out what to write. Sometimes a topic is so strong on my heart that I feel compelled to write. But then there are those days when I struggle to find an idea. That's where planning comes in. … Continue reading Monday’s Motivating Word

Monday’s Motivating Word

DREAM I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.' MARTIN LUTHER KING  JR We all have a dream that God has placed on our heart. It plays a part in His … Continue reading Monday’s Motivating Word

Motivating Word

CHALLENGE To engage in a contest, fight or competition  To summon to action or effort; stimulate It’s been hard to get back into the swing of things. That's why you're getting Monday's Motivating word so much later than usual. December sucked the life out of me. I had high hopes for the New Year, but as … Continue reading Motivating Word