Words Matter

Words can either be shared in a good or bad way. One thing I do know for sure, words have power. Sometimes people speak without thinking before they speak. The words spoken are based on what they are feeling in the moment, if they are upset, the words will be out of anger or hurt. What is said towards another human being can yield a powerful blow.   Continue reading “Words Matter”

Inspired by Mom

Love & Light 1Mom’s have a way of putting things in perspective and can say exactly what you need to hear in just in the way you need to hear it……

Sitting with my mom last night, talking about life in general, I wanted to share something with her that was deeply personal. I had just received printed copies of my book in the mail and I was so excited and nervous at the same time, because “my story” in the book I had not shared with her. I wasn’t sure how she would react or what she would say, but in that moment – I was lead to give her a copy and say “Mom, I am excited to give you my first printed copy of the book that I’m so very proud to be a part of. Please read my story when you get a chance. I know that I’ve never shared with you what happened in my life, but today I want you to know.”

She was so excited to put her hands on the book. Her eyes started to tear up and she said to me, “You know I have always been so proud of you and all your accomplishments. You can do anything you set your mind on doing. I’ve never had the strength nor the confidence that you have. I don’t know anyone as inspiring as you are!”

Wow- Can you ask for anything better than that? I love her so much! I left her to read my story. I came back to check on her every few minutes. I was anxious to hear what she thought. I could tell by her facial expressions during some parts that she was angry and when her face smiled I could tell she was at the good parts. I wonder if my body language changes when I’m reading a book. (smile)

When she was done reading, she grabbed my hand and said – “I never knew you went through all of that. I can understand why you didn’t want me as your mom to know, but you really should have told me. I was always here to help you.” She looked down at the books cover and began to cry. She said “This is exactly what you need to be doing. You need to be a writer. The minute I started reading I didn’t want to stop. What you wrote flowed so beautifully. You are a gifted writer and this is what you should be doing with your life!”

AWESOME – ELATED – OVERJOYED – AMAZING – YIPPIE – WOOHOO!

Of course we talked about my story and a few other things, but what she said in that moment was simply the best thing I could have ever received from her. She is the best.

The book is titled –  Love & Light: An Inspirational Collection of Stories & Poems

If you’d like to have a copy – Please let me know. $10 plus shipping and handling.

Thank you Mom – Now and Always,

Love and Light,

Deanna

Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

words have power……And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.

Not everyone means everything they say. This is a tough life lesson to learn, especially to those people who grew up instilled with principles of honesty and integrity deeply embedded in their psyche. As we face the real world, we would like to think that everyone is honest, and has the best intentions, but this is simply not true. We have to take the world for what it is.

This doesn’t mean that we should go around being dishonest just because everyone else is but it does mean that we shouldn’t be so naive to believe that what everyone says is true.

An old saying might be a little too harsh but it is something to think about “Believe only half of what you see, and none of what you hear.” Learn to trust those who only deserve your trust and no one who doesn’t.
This is  a tough lesson for me. One that I’m still learning….
Love and Lessons,
Deanna

Sweet Blessings

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”
George Bernard Shaw    (smile)

This week I have been so blessed.  I am so happy and grateful for my life and who I am today. I’d like to personally thank and acknowledge LIFEBEAM for making me a part of her WordPress Family and the WordPress Family Award! I am so honored and humbled.

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I believe that we all are connected. Those people who consider you family are saying you are very special. We are here to holds hands, cry and laugh together, inspire and encourage, and love without conditions. I am now a part of  the WP family. I have met so many talented people sharing their stories of inspiration and love. I am truly thankful for each one of you!! You are my blessings!

LIFEBEAM

Lateral Love Australia

Misifusa’s Blog

Living By Olivia

Lisa K McDonald’s Blog

Katie A Jennings

Our Bit of Earth

Russ Towne

The Daily Post

Cristian Mihai

I do know that a lot of you may not have the time to do these steps (which I totally understand) but In case you find the time, here is what you need to do:
  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family.
  4. Let your 10 family members know you have awarded them.
 That’s it! Just pick ten people who have taken you as a friend and spread the love.