Keepin' It Real

Too Exhausted For Goals!

January. Ugh. People are like, “Oh I love the beginning of a new year! I’m setting my intentions. I’m writing my goals. I’m picking a new theme or word of the year”. And I’m like, “Nope, just let me crawl back into bed.”   In Michigan where I live it’s one of the grayest, dreariest… Continue reading Too Exhausted For Goals!

Christmas Reflections, Inspiration

We Are Not Alone

  "Christmas is a reminder that we are not alone." My aunt shared this quote with me and it resonated within me. God touched humanity with Jesus---the greatest gift of all. Love came down at His birth. He provided a way to live with HOPE in the midst of despair. To have a FRIEND when… Continue reading We Are Not Alone

Living With Gusto

It’s So Simple

It really is simple. Everything we might choose for our goals boils down to being kind: Be kind to yourself. Be kind in your relationships. Be kind to the earth and animals. Be kind to others. Be kind in your words. Be kind in your thoughts. Be kind in your deeds. I think that about… Continue reading It’s So Simple

Living With Gusto

We Are Not Alone

"Christmas is a reminder that we are not alone." My aunt shared this quote with me and it resonated within me. God touched humanity with Jesus---the greatest gift of all. Love came down at His birth. He provided a way to live with HOPE in the midst of despair. To have a FRIEND when everyone… Continue reading We Are Not Alone

Hi there! It's Me, Mimi

This Exciting Thing Happened!

Last month I was interviewed by HerIdeaBlog.com. They feature creative women each week and I was very excited to participate in this. I have put my interview below, but be sure to go to the website to read about more amazing women! How would you describe yourself? In describing myself, I’ll borrow from one of… Continue reading This Exciting Thing Happened!

Inspiration

Do Not Apologize For Who You Are!

Oh darling, don't you know that who you are is the most amazing and fabulous gift to the world? Who you are is full of wonder and possibility. You deserve to be loved and fulfilled in what you do. I know it's tough many days. I know some of you are not in an ideal… Continue reading Do Not Apologize For Who You Are!

Inspiration

Choosing Joy

"Joy" is one of my favorite words. Even when life is a disappointment or a trial, we can still have a consistent joy. I believe that joy is that which runs deep in our spirit, and it flows from gratitude and appreciation, and the ability to recognize and cultivate them. Sometimes having joy requires making the… Continue reading Choosing Joy

Living With Gusto

Joy? Yes, joy!

Have you ever had one of those days where you were just filled with joy? Today was that kind of day for me. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful 30 degrees! Almost shirt-sleeve weather! I had to go grocery shopping, which I detest! But I had decided to treat myself with flowers.… Continue reading Joy? Yes, joy!

Mimi's Messages

Tell Your Mama!

Has your mama been a shining light in YOUR life? Has she guided you through life's tumultuous waves and almost-drowning experiences?   Did she stretch out her hand for you to hold when fear made you tremble? And open her arms widely to receive and envelop you when you were broken-hearted? Did your mother support you… Continue reading Tell Your Mama!

Inspiration

Gratitude~Veteran’s Day

We should never, ever take for granted the freedoms we have, and the Americans who have given sacrificially to guard them. My heartfelt thanks goes to every soldier who has ever served and to those who are still serving. My daddy was in the Korean War, and my uncle was present in WWII, on February… Continue reading Gratitude~Veteran’s Day