Young People: Tell Them They Are Special and Say It Often

(Repost from 10/2/14 of one of my favorite Posts and a message that needs to be heard over and over again)
It Takes A Village. Yes it does.

We all try (to be something) starting as young people and half the time we don’t know even what it really is we are supposed to be being and still not fitting in. There’s a pattern ingrained in many of us starting in early childhood from family/people/life experiences that sets us off on a wrong turn down a path that makes us think we aren’t strong, worthy or good enough.

I offer you first this exquisite video that will perfectly put my plea to those still looking – and most especially to the beautiful young people put in my life now. The ones very close to me, or new to my life or that I’ve met blogging and the ones that I don’t know who might stumble on this post. I owe you nothing less than all I learned to help you overcome.  Watch this video and know every beautiful note is all for you and listen carefully. Then play it over and over again.

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Hanging with Grand Baby

(Happy Birthday to my very first grand child Arya Kira today.  So to celebrate today I’m showing my favorite Arya Kira posts.  Originally posted 10/22/2014.  Enjoy!)

Among other things tonight we learned we can twirl a baton and we aren’t even one years old yet (grand moms been showing off one of my underrated skills) and I guess she’s caught on because she’s already doing it!


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Weekly Highlights and Arya Lights

(On the eve of my first grand daughter’s first birthday, I give you a post originally posted 8/16/2014.  Wow I cannot believe she will be one years old tomorrow.  I’m so very proud. Happy Friday everyone!)

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So happy weekend.  As I write, baby is sleeping, grand mom actually got so much done its ~~just sick man~~ and I thought I”d fill in the gaps on the week. Continue reading