Amidst the hustle and bustle of last minute shopping and such, it can be easy to lose ourselves in road rage, judgmental conclusions about cutters in line, and impatience as we wait our turn after someone who could only pay in coins at the supermarket.

But in all honesty, this world needs more jolly in it than we could ever muster up to show. So I call you to action. Yes, you! Put that smile back on your face, the spring in your step, the joy in your voice as you sing along to whatever’s playing in the background. Be genuine in your greetings and take that extra measure to be super jolly – not just because of a holiday, but because you want to spread cheer year-round.

Have a jolly holiday season!



Warm Someone’s Heart

I have already posted about my knitting for Knots of Love before (which I continue to do), but this post is about creating something for someone else to enjoy and perhaps something that will keep them warm in the colder weather we face during the holiday season.

Last season, I bought myself a loom and knitted snoods (think short infinity scarves that hug your neck snuggly). This season, I decided to knit caps with fluffy pom poms for others to wear. Now, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a beanie, a cap, a scarf, or a blanket – it’s the fact that you put your time and consideration into choosing to do something nice for someone you know or maybe someone you don’t know at all. It’s that labor of love that brings joy to them and warms their hearts.

If you don’t knit, there are several alternatives you can think of as to how to brighten someone’s day. The important part is putting yourself aside for a moment to warm someone else’s heart.



To be sure of something even if it’s unseen, not felt, and not sensed in any tangible manner. 

How many of you out there believe in yourself? I hope you all do. I believe in you. I believe that even though I may not have met you in person, or known of your existence for ages, I believe you are a unique individual capable of and destined for greatness, to change the world for the better, even if that means just being who you are on a daily basis – being a part of someone else’s life, day, etc.

I believe it’s the little things that matter the most – holding that door open, letting someone have a turn before you at the store, that little compliment that brightens someone’s day… 

For, at the end of the day, no matter what kind of storms and crap we’ve had to deal with, we are all still human and are in this together. Why not lighten the load by carrying each other for a moment, loving one another in small gestures of human-kindness.

I believe human-kindness is not dead. It is very much alive. And if you think otherwise, it’s in everyone’s power to change that – one person, one moment, one gesture at a time.





To surpass, surmount, beat the odds, what have you… To overcome something that holds you back from being you, from achieving what you want, from obtaining your dreams, this is a struggle we all go through. No matter our background, our life story, our health status, our work status, whatever it may be… All of us have the desire to overcome something sometime in our life. And it’s not the end result of our efforts, but the journey and the efforts themselves that make or break us, that shape and mold us into the character that defines us. This is how we grow as individuals, come to know our worth in this world, and how we succeed.boy-2027761_960_720


Blogger’s Recognition Award

About a week or so ago, Lance Price nominated me for this award and I just now had the pleasure of reading his post! Thank you for your kind words, Lance, and for the nomination!
 • Thank the Blogger that nominated you!

 • Write a post to show your award!

 • Give a brief story of how you started your blog

 • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers!

 • Select 9 Bloggers, you want to give this award to!

 • Comment on each blog to let them know you have nominated them, also link your post to their nomination!
I started my blog with a promise to myself to spread the word about a condition, that I would not let it define me, that I would be an example to those who suffer from any ailment on a daily basis that we can and will overcome – that our life can be lived to the fullest in our own capacity and that we can love and be loved just the same. I started to extend that love to others in my words to you all. I hope it rings loud and clear although sometimes it’s a little muffled.

A piece of advice is to write honestly from your heart whether you post creative pieces of fiction or posts about life, etc. Speak from a place of truth because those words are the loudest and most widely treasured. They resonate with your audience and bring them closer to you.

My second piece of advice is to keep it simple – and I’ve said this before. Think about yourself for a moment – if you only had five minutes to read something of value in your entire day, would you want to read your own post? Just something to think about. 

My Fellow Bloggers:

1. Behind the White Coat

I thank you greatly from the bottom of my heart for your poetry, your stories, and your insight into the reality that is your role in this world at home, at work, and beyond!

2. Chape

I thank you for the nuggets of wisdom you post daily that keep me thinking and going strong. You’ve inspired me to work on my own physical well-being.

3. Indisposed and Undiagnosed 

I thank you for your tireless efforts to voice the inner struggles of those around us who suffer offen in silence. You have helped so many people with your illness army and your giveaway boxes that you inspire me to be kinder and gentler with the people around me as we all are fighting our own battles.

4. View From My Window

Bless that window into your heart and soul! Thank you for all that you share in every post and for giving us an alternative perspective that perhaps we wouldn’t have thought of ourselves.

5. Shower of Blessings

One of which is your blog! Thank you for kindly reminding us of what we are grateful for in our lives and providing perspective on how the world has changed so much!

6. Seeds 4 Life

Thank you for reminding us what makes life worth living and the worth of what makes life such a blessing.

7. Wordskeepmesane

Your words keep me sane, too and thanks for that! Lovely poetry!

8. Love Hope Peace

Thank you for your inspirational posts, sharing your yoga journey and insights into your experiences.

9. Healthy Living

Thank you for inspiring us to live fuller and healthier lives, for your inspirational posts with wonderful quotes and insights!


I’ve always been the passenger on this journey called life. Always along for the ride. Someone else has always made the decision of where to go and what to do, usually my parents or older sibling. And it’s not that I didn’t enjoy it, I have. The company is always great. I just feel like it’s finally time for me to take the wheel. 

This both excites and terrifies me. But if I don’t take the wheel and drive my own way, I’ll never make mistakes and never grow. So this is something I need to do, even if it’s in small steps or tiny things I do here and there, I need to do them for me. For my goal is to be independent, a driver all on my own. It’s nice to have time to practice with some navigators in the car with me right now, but someday they will not be here to guide me and I’ll have to go it alone.



You push the door, I pull it shut. You’re loud, I’m quiet. You’re excited, I’m nervous. You’re eager, I hesitate. You trust, I don’t, at least not yet. But as much as you are the opposite of me, you draw me closer in curiosity and wonder. I wait for you to cross the line, but you don’t. I wait for you to say the wrong thing or something that doesn’t fit into the cookie cutter idea of you in my head. You don’t. Every laugh, joke, sincerity, is real. It brings me closer to you. Maybe. I think maybe. Because I’m still not sure or maybe I don’t want to be sure of anything as I’ve been down this road too many times before. I know where I don’t want it to lead.