I Am Something.

“My daughter has a career and I am nothing, I just have a job.” A coworker, C, said to me tonight at work after sharing with me that her daughter was now an RN.

“That’s not true. You’re something.” I said. I was flabbergasted that she would say something like that about herself.

“I am the proud mom of an RN.”

“Tell her congratulations for me.” I said and walked away.

Why did C think she had to had have a college education or a career to be something? Just because she doesn’t have a college degree didn’t mean she is nothing.

How sad to think that you are nothing. True or not true.

I walked away because I didnt want to hear anymore of her negative self talk. I’m trying to steer clear of people like her. It’s too easy to fall into those negative patterns.

I believe I am something. I have a good job. It’s not my chosen career but I am working on that. I am not nothing because I am not writing full time and making oodles of money at it. I am something whether I am writing or not.

I am something because I am breathing.

C’s statement bothered me. I believe everyone is something. You don’t need a college degree to be something.

You need to believe you are something. You need to believe in yourself and in your abilities. Life is what you make of it.

C thinks she is nothing.


You are what you think you are.


Look At How Big The Babies Are!

I drove past the field where the babies are growing today on the way to my accupuncture appointment.

They are so big! Here’s a pic.

They are growing like weeds.

I’m guessing its corn, but I’m not sure.

The longer I live in the country the more I appreciate farmers and what the do.

The little plants are food for human or animal consumption. A whole field! Think of everyone who will be fed.

And whose to say there isn’t abundance all around us!

Today I am grateful for all farmers who till the land, tend to their crop and then harvest it.

I can’t wait to see how big the plants get and what the crop is.

My Beautiful Swan And I

My swan and I floated on the pond with my sister in laws and their floaties this afternoon.

Two hours of laughing, talking and relaxing.

My swan is so comfy. It’s like laying on top of a pillow top mattress. She’s so big that I can lay on my back and nothing hangs over the edge.

She’s simply amazing.

I’m really enjoying being nice to myself every day.

Hope you had a great 4th.

God Bless America!

I Have To Pinch Myself

I have to share with you the view I have from our room.

It’s a picture of the new football stadium being built in Vegas. Its not very clear. It’s a dreary morning. Very cloudy.

This is the view from my room at the Luxor Hotel on the Strip.

I feel like the luckiest girl.

I am a huge Jon Gruden fan from way back to his Tampa Bay Buccaneers days.

The stadium opens in 2020 and I am super excited. I’m hoping to be able to go to a game there.

This morning I pulled a chair next to the window so I can stare at the stadium and write.

What a sweet way to be nice to myself.

Sort Of Nice Things

Yesterday I had a hard time figuring out something nice to do for myself. It was time issues that made it hard.

The electrician came over to hook up the electrical for the central air unit.

We havent had central air in 12 years so I’m super excited! It was rough last year without it.

I suppose that is doing something nice for myself. I know. I’m reaching….

The guys from the heating and cooling place we bought the air conditioning unit from are here right now to hook up the unit and make sure it works properly.

After they leave I’m going back to bed for a little while and then I’m going to start packing for my Vegas trip.

Going to Vegas on Friday morning is definately doing something nice for myself and for us. Just my husband and I. I know it’s going to be hot but I don’t care. We get to some spend some time alone which we desperately need

I feel cool air coming out of the ducts! We will be cool this summer!

Woo hoo!

Life is good.