I am doing well in my slow recovery to neck surgery. I’ve been thinking about the last few years and how my neck, arms, hands, and back had increasingly brought great pain and limited my capabilities. The experts found the problem in my poor neck. Back decades ago I was driving on the Interstate in the middle lane in the 3 county area around Detroit. Suddenly in my peripheral vision I see a police car sailing in the air toward me. I slammed on the brakes and within seconds I was hit. Because I slammed on the brakes the police car did not hit the driver’s door to kill or maim me. It hit the side of the front where the engine was. That wreck totaled a year old car and ultimately my neck. Whiplash damaged my neck and caused problems ever since. Now it seems 3 discs were pressing on my nerves and causing pain and loss of function in my hands and arms. If I didn’t choose to have surgery, I was assured it would get worse and I could possibly lose total function in my hands! I wasn’t accepting that fate without a fight.Read More
Fall in Love With Your Life Inspirational Printable
UPDATE 9/19/22 There was an error on the printable. I do apologize. It has been corrected.
We’re changing seasons this month, and for many people, it’s their favorite season. We all live through nature’s seasons and seasons of our own lives. Today’s inspirational print challenges each of us to “Fall in love with your life“. If you’re not happy with your life, today is the day to start to change it. This decorative quote is sized 12″ x 12”.Read More
Free Floral Cross Printable for Easter
Since the beginning of Christianity, the cross has been the principal symbol of the Christian religion. It recalls the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the resurrection. This is important to remember, but the cross is a symbol of much more. The cross can be interpreted as a sign of hope, representing the forgiveness of sins and God’s reconciliation with man. It is a powerful symbol of divine love and salvation. The cross with the figure of the crucified Christ serves as a reminder of his sacrifice and his suffering. The cross without the figure, often referred to as “the Empty Cross”, symbolizes the resurrection. He is risen and is not there. It is time for joy in our divine gift.Read More
“May the road rise” Irish Blessing
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind always be at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
“May the Road Rise to Meet You” is an Irish blessing that is often used as a prayer. It has traveled throughout the centuries in songs, word of mouth, and even a popular cross-stitch pattern. The words connect centuries of those who have faithfully hung onto hope through their faith.Read More
Keep Kindness In Your Heart Printable
I like to do inspirational prints as it helps me stay focused on what is important in life. The last two years have been crazy. It is amazing the irrational way some people act with so much anger. I try to stay positive and centered, and I wish the same for you. Today’s printable is on one of my favorite topics, Kindness. I made it several years ago for my email subscribers. Today I am sharing it with everyone. I think all of us need a reminder to be kind. It costs nothing and can make a huge difference to someone else’s day.Read More
Small Things Become Great Inspirational Printable
Today’s inspirational quote is from Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910 to 1997). During her lifetime Mother Teresa became famous as the Catholic nun who dedicated her life to caring for the destitute and dying in the slums of Calcutta – now known as Kolkata. She set up soup kitchens, a leper colony, orphanages, and a home for the dying destitute. She treated the lepers, educated the poorest of the poor, and fed the homeless. She treated them like her family.
Her message to me was that you don’t have to do big or great things to help.
Small things become great when done with love.
I love to surround myself with words and images that embrace positive attitudes and foster peace, love, and kindness. Today’s printable is sized 12″ x 12″.
Gather Inspirational Printable
Today’s inspirational print, Gather, is how I think of our connections to friends and family. I think when the world shut down in ealy 2020, we all missed gathering with those we care about, and sharing our thoughts, food, and space. As the world has continued in a changed state, I read many blog posts about happy reconnections as family members and friends re-connect. My wish for all of us is a happy, healthy world where we can gather, share, and laugh.
We’re in the holiday season, and for the next few months, our lives are packed with activities. Today I’m asking you to stop and take a minute to be grateful. It’s good for your brain, body, health, and for everyone around you. Studies show that practicing gratitude releases positive neurochemicals, like dopamine, and engages the reward system in the brain. Your attitude of gratitude builds long-lasting reward circuits that are coupled with positive behavior and thought patterns developed through meaning and intention. The simple act of gratitude strengthens positive brain circuits allowing for greater brain power and prosperity.