Let’s talk about “the stuff.” You know what I mean, the stuff that haunts your dreams and keeps you up at night. The “stuff” that makes you think “I shouldn’t have done that, I should have done things differently and I wish I could go back in time.”
That’s the stuff I’m talking about. It’s the stuff that we have to let go of because we can’t fix it, we can’t change it and we can’t take it back. It’s that kind of “stuff.”
We’re human. We make mistakes even when we’re trying to do it right. We make the wrong choices even though we thought that they were right. And we make decisions that we think are right for everyone concerned that turn out not to be.
I go to bed some nights with “the stuff.” And I don’t like it, not one bit. But I know it’s the “stuff” that got me here, that taught me to do things differently and taught me to forgive myself.
Tonight when you go to sleep, let go of the “stuff.” The “stuff” is old, it’s in the past and it can’t be changed or undone.
Go to sleep tonight with gratitude that you’re still here to deal with the “stuff,” gratitude to forgive it, and gratitude for life giving you the ability to learn from it and not make the same mistake twice.
We all have “stuff.”
Tonight let’s put that “stuff” to rest and love ourselves for all that we’ve lived through, all that we’ve learned and all the good “stuff” we can put out into the world because of it.
Anyone feeling a bit lonely today? Need someone to vent to or just be there with a listening ear? I’m your girl today.
And I’m your girl because there have been days when I’ve needed someone to be there as well.
We are all humans trying to get through this life the best that we can. We try to live each day to its fullest and live in a life of gratitude.
But then we get hit with a “not so good day” and all that positive stuff goes out the window.
And that’s okay as long as you don’t stay out of the window too long.
I don’t have to know you personally to love you. I don’t have to know you personally to understand you. And I don’t have to know you personally to be there for you.
I love you because you’ve been supportive of me. I understand you because we’ve all been in a difficult place in our lives and lived through it together. And I’ll always be there for you because you’ve always been there for me.
Thank you for your love. Thank you for your supportive comments. And thank you for being there on my difficult days because you turned them into good days.
There are days that we all need someone to lean on.
I’m so pleased and grateful to those of you who have read and loved my new novel, “The Mind of a Heart.” The reviews on Amazon and Barnes and Noble are beautiful and I had to share this one that I received today.
Writing is truly my passion and knowing that so many of you have enjoyed this labor of love of mine is confirmation that I’m on the right path.
I’m working diligently on the sequel of this book and looking forward to releasing “One Last Look” in early 2024.
Thank you to those of you who read the book and left a review. Feedback is important to me and I am so happy at what I’m hearing and reading.
“Each time that I write something I find a piece of myself that I didn’t know was missing.” ~Anne Dennish~
Life as a writer is interesting. I’m always listening to what other people are saying and watching their body language. I love having conversations with people that I just meet and hearing their stories. And with each story I write, I learn something new about myself. I learn about a piece of myself that I didn’t even know was missing.
This is life. It’s learning lessons that we didn’t even know needed to be taught. It’s listening with an open heart and mind. It’s an opportunity to change our perspective.
You don’t need to be a writer to experience these things. You need to be a human being that understands that this world is a gift to explore and that the people in it are the ribbons that wrap it all up.
Be open. Be aware. Be mindful.
This beautiful life that we are all given has so many surprises and gifts that we can’t even fathom…you just have to let it show you.
I was speaking to a good friend of mine yesterday and she said that she thought that my life was “a magic carpet ride.” And how right she is! So many amazing things have happened since my novel came out but it’s so much more…
Life is a “magic carpet ride” if we want it to be. So often we think that our lives are just living one day to the next but that’s not true. YOU have a life that is so much more! Each and every one of us has a life worthy of a “magic carpet ride.” Change your perspective on the mundane and look at the amazing. Look at how awesome your life truly is. Find at least one thing each day that is worthy of “a magic carpet ride!”
I don’t believe that any life is mundane or boring, that’s what we tell ourselves. Look deeper, look harder and truly see the magic that every day has to bring to you. Open your heart, open your eyes and open your minds! Look past the daily grind.
See your life as “an amazing carpet ride!”
Because it is.
And it is because you’re here to live it, see it, and feel it.
Try it! It’s worth the effort and it feels amazing!
Have you gotten a copy of my new novel, “The Mind of a Heart?” Here’s a little sample from the book and if you want to know what happens next, you have to get the book! Click on the link below and take a listen!
It’s a quiet Monday here in Southwest Florida. I’m sitting on my lanai enjoying a balmy, but cool breeze along with a glass of wine. As I sit here I can’t help but think of the last few days and where I am today.
Last week I was doing the final edits on my new novel, “The Mind of a Heart,” then approving the manuscript and cover. In less than 3 days the process was done and now I wait until it’s ready to be released to the public for purchase.
My heart is full. It’s full of love, gratitude and belief that with hard work a dream can turn into a reality. This novel is truly my baby and today I’m excited that she’s been born and is getting ready to meet the world.
I wrote this novel many years ago and it wasn’t until over a year ago that I decided to rewrite it and bring it to life. Some things take time in life and this book was one of them. It wasn’t meant to be published years ago, it was meant to be published now.
This afternoon I was in awe of what I accomplished last week and sat staring at this beautiful book that I wrote. “She” waited a long time to come to life and there she is, a life of her own, one that I hope that you’ll love as much as I loved writing it.
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned in my life it’s this: You don’t need to write a novel, have a successful business or make a million dollars.
Your life is a spectacular gift that you were given, no matter what it hands you or where it takes you.
Your life is important, your life matters and your life makes this world a better place.
And this I know to be true because your life is important to me.
I am so excited and grateful to announce that my new novel, “The Mind of a Heart” is in the publication process and will be released soon! I’m also incredibly grateful to my very dear friend, Bill Scannell, for designing the cover for this book! He had the vision of this cover long before I did and am so thankful for his talent, hard work and dedication to my book!
Here’s a look at what the book is about:
~ “The Mind Of A Heart” is the story of a married woman who finds herself back in touch with her old high school sweetheart. After several months of emailing each other they meet in person and their love affair begins.
As the affair continues, she can’t help but remember the memories of the innocence of two 17 year olds falling in love at the Jersey Shore and planning a future together.
When her husband loses his job and is hired by another company, she becomes entangled in a web of lies and deceit because her husband’s new boss is her high school sweetheart.
A life that she simply “existed” in was about to change and it was about to change forever .~
Thank you to all of you who have supported me throughout my writing career and I hope that you will enjoy this novel as much as I enjoyed writing it.
I will let you know when the official launch date is!