Happy Holidays – be joyful

happy-holidays-to-all-from_learning-and-reflective-growth-2Learning and Reflective Growth is not just the name for my company, it is my passion.  My number one strength according to Gallup’s Strengthsfinder (C) is Learner.    My wonderful business coach suggested that I put pictures on my blog – people are visual.  My first thought was that I did not have time to create pictures with captions.  I did not wish to learn something that would eat up my precious time.  I actually told her that I feel it would be a “time suck”.

As usual, I listened to her advice and now I am getting pretty good creating pictures with captions for my blog.  In fact, I decided that I would use my own pictures and my own captions from now on.  I create an original quote everyday as a discipline.  Being creative makes me happy, it gives me such  joy!  As I create these pictures with captions I realized that I am not too bad of a photographer.  I now have a reason to use my own quotes that I have been putting in a book for posterity.

I wish you Happy Holidays and challenge you to do something that is your strength.  Using your strength will bring you joy!  I promise.  Be joyful this holiday season.  Best!






Outrageous Abundance

outrageousabundanceYes, self-development is my “thing”.  As I was researching “Mission in Life”, “what is your purpose in life” and other such topics I happened upon a daily quote application from Ester and Jerry Hicks (Abraham).  I’ve read a lot of their books and materials so I opted in.  Little did I know one of these quotes would change my attitude and vision for the future.  The quote mentioned the concept of “outrageous abundance”.

This is what I would like out of life!  I want outrageous abundance.  But, what does it look like to me?  I was hoping that it means: many friends, perfect health, prosperity, much wisdom, the most I can get out of life.  I meditated I focused on outrageous abundance for the last two weeks.  I was not sure how to visualize this concept.  I was a bit stumped but just kept saying the words in hope for clarity.

As I walked on the beach yesterday morning I was thinking about outrageous abundance -then I saw it.  YES!!!  I saw outrageous abundance.  I noticed that that particular day there were piles of shells scattered around the surf.  As I walked I saw shells sparkle up at me.  I bent down and saw what I call the pointy cone shell (I am sure it has a very scientific name but this is my wording).  I love these shells and began to collect them as I walked.  By the time I had walked a mile I had many of these shells in my hand.  I realized that there were so many shells on the beach…it was outrageous how many shells had washed up that night.   I started to connect the dots.  How much water was in the Gulf of Mexico?  Yes, an outrageous amount of water.  How much sand was on the beach.  You guessed it…

I experienced outrageous abundance during that walk.  I saw it with my own eyes.  I can now picture and visualize so much of something that now my meditation and visualization has become so much easier.  For my friends in the north and midwest I challenge you to take a walk in the snow and experience your outrageous abundance (just bundle up).  Sometimes if you think about something and have it in your mind the thoughts, concepts or ideas will become clearer.  Here’s to clearer thoughts for you this holiday season!