Hello Everyone,

October 2015

I love October, not just because it is my birthday month but because the air changes, the season changes, the time changes.

It is when we must embrace the fact that the time change will have us seeing the dark sooner. A time when the trees begin to let loose the leaves, orange, brown and yellow leaves flying about.

It is the time when the ghouls and horrors are seen in decorations, shows, movies and parties.

It is the time when we say farewell to the summer heat, smile toward the cooler weather and wonder of the winter to come.

Happy October! May there be light within you to shine upon the earlier darker hours. May the ghouls and gremlins that ring the door bell make you smile and partake in trick or treat.

May you embrace the change in season knowing... it will bring us back to Spring soon enough.

I have added a tab - Whisper my words, which is a link to my site where I post stories, poems, AndMore events and the Watcher's Journal. Take a peek and enjoy.

Enjoy!

~g

March 28, 2011

Inspiration me...today I will...healthy giving

'Inspiration me...today I will practice healthy giving, understanding that care taking and compulsive giving don't work. I choose what I want to give, to whom, when, and how much. It takes time to learn how to give in health ways. It takes time to learn to receive. Balance will come.' ~Melody Beattie in The Language of Letting go.

"While waking up to the fact that we're giving our lives away to vampires may not feel like such a good thing, let me assure you: it is." ~Biting Back by Claudia Cunningham.

Those of you that have followed my writing may know of 'The Quest', my constant journeys to finding a better way of living, a way to not only find but maintain happiness.  During my quests I always come across the same lesson that I must find hard to learn.  People can suck the energy even life right out of you.  My latest quest teaches me that I lend a hand to that feeding.

I am generous to a fault and have been told that many times.  It isn't a compliment, the word fault alone should make that clear enough.  I am learning that holding back is good not just for myself but for the other party.   Now I 'choose' what to give, when, how much and why.  I also learned that I don't have to give an explanation.  It is incredible how arrogant people are.  It is not enough to just say no, you must give a reason as if to justify the answer.  Which in all reality means they were expecting a yes.  They were 'telling' you what they wanted in a form of a question.  Because 'you' - 'I' have taught them by not saying no, that it is acceptable to demand in the form of a question.

I am 'awake' to 'the fact' that I have been giving my 'life' away.  I devote each day to getting it back.

Are you withering away?  Do you see the people that are fanged out in front of you?  If you look closely within...are you tilting you head for easy access without knowing it?

WAKE up.  Be generous but not to a fault.  Take control of your inner and outer assets.  Teach others how to appreciate their inner and outer assets... by example.