“Everybody Hurts…Sometimes”

December 11, 2020

“When your day is long and the night, the night is yours alone,

And you’re sure you’ve had enough of this life, hang on.

Don’t let yourself go, cause everybody cries

Everybody hurts…sometimes.” REM

We all hurt sometimes. We all need to cry sometimes. We all feel like giving up sometimes.

Even me.

And that’s when you have to lean on someone in your life that is there for you, that you feel safe with, and that you can let your guard down with.

I’m going to be honest here. I’m there for anyone that needs me, anytime of day or night and for as long as they need me to listen.

Yet there are times, and thankfully not that many, that I need someone to be there for me to listen and let me feel safe to let the tears flow. 

I don’t have a perfect life yet it’s perfect for me. I’ll take any difficult situation I’ve encountered in my life and make it the best that I can, yet there are times that I need someone to be there for me. 

Let me share with you what I’ve learned and give you something to think about. You know that person that’s always there for you? The one you think has their life put together in a perfect package? The one that is stronger than anyone you’ve ever known?

They’re human and sometimes they hurt just like you do. 

Don’t take them for granted because of their strength and ability to help you in your difficult situations. Be there for them. Love them through just as they have for you. Listen to them without judgement as they have for you. And remember even the strongest of people have a moment in which they need someone.

We’re all in this together. Let’s be there for each other. 

Don’t let the strength and positive attitude of someone you know make you think that they don’t need someone to lean on every once in a while.

Because they do.

We all need each other.

Especially now. 

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

“It’s A Wonderful Life”

You’re here for a reason. You woke up today for a reason. You’re alive for a reason.

Have you ever seen the movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life?” If you haven’t, you should. And if you have then you should watch it again.

“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” said Clarence the Angel.

You’re here and if you weren’t, life would be completely different. It would be different for everyone. Your existence matters and you’re here for a reason.

Your life touches each and every single life that you’ve met along the way and if you weren’t here, the journey of those people would have been different.

Think about that. 

Your life has made an impact on each and every life you have met along the way.

You’re here for a reason.

You woke up today for a reason.

You’re alive for a reason.

Think about that.

Be grateful.

And take that “wonderful life” of yours and make a positive impact in the world and in the lives of each and every life you touch.

And you’ve touched the lives of many.

Including mine. 

Wishing you love, light and a wonderful life,

~Anne Dennish~

“Take The Long Way Home”

December 8, 2020

Some days you need to take the long way home. I live about 10 minutes from my beach house and there’s a quick route to get home even faster and then there’s the long way home…the beach route. 

I love taking the long way home. Don’t get me wrong, after a long day at work all I want to do is get home but I’m realizing that the long way home holds so much more for me. It’s 25 mph the entire stretch, but it gives me time to see the changing colors of the sky over the ocean as the sun begins to set and once I cross the bridge I drive a few more blocks to see the sunset over the lake and pavilion to my right.

There’s beauty to my left and to my right and the only way I know that is by taking the long way home.

Give yourself permission to take the long way home.

And enjoy the ride.

The long way home is the best way home.

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

“Don’t Let The Pandemic Steal Your Joy”

“If You’re Reading This…”

If you’re reading this, you woke up this morning to a brand new day.

If you’re reading this you have the internet.

If you’re reading this you have a few minutes of time all to yourself to do so.

And if you’re reading this you had a choice to read it or not.

You woke up. You have a connection. You have some time to yourself. You have a choice as to how you use your time.

You’re here.

You’re alive.

And you’re amazing.

Think about that. All blessings and all reasons to be grateful.

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

“Let It Be”

I’ve always found comfort in this song. There are moments in life that cause us stress or worry, yet feeling those emotions doesn’t help the situation. It never does. It takes a leap of faith in knowing that everything will work itself out in time, just the way that it’s supposed to.

Have a beautiful day.

Have faith.

And “let it be.”

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

“What If Christmas, Perhaps, Means A Little Bit More?”

The holidays are different this year with no large gatherings of family and friends, but that doesn’t mean the “different” can’t be good. It may not be the same but we certainly have a choice to make it special. 

After all, doesn’t Christmas mean a little bit more?

Life is what you make it and your holidays are what you make it as well. You may not be cooking a large traditional dinner or having to set a table for 12, yet you can choose to make it special. Cook a smaller “non-traditional” dinner and eat it off your best china. Settle in on the couch for  a day of binge watching all your favorite Christmas shows. Pour a cup of hot chocolate and FaceTime or Zoom your loved ones that can’t be with you. 

It’s different but let’s call it a “different kind of special!” It’s a different kind of holiday and one I’m sure we’ll have some stories to share next year when we’re cooking the big, traditional dinner and setting a table for 12 or more.

“Maybe Christmas,” the Grinch thought, “doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?” Dr. Seuss

Surely if the Grinch can change his perspective so can you!

It may be different this year, but you can still make it special.

You got this.

And you’re doing just fine!

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

“You Got This”

Yesterday I was blessed to see both the sunrise and sunset. Both were absolutely breathtaking. 

And it made me think to myself, “This truly is a wonderful life.”

Each day I wake up I say “thank you” because I have been gifted another day, another chance to live it better than the day before, and another opportunity to stop and smell the roses.

And I realized this: “I got this.”

And so do you.

You’re amazing and I’m grateful for all of you.

Live each day to its’ fullest and know that “you got this!”

And you’re doing just fine.

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

“Let’s Do December Together”

I know that December can be a difficult month for some, whether it’s personal reasons or simply the pandemic itself coupled with the holidays that just aren’t as they have been, so I’ve decided to try and help as best I can!

Each day throughout December I will be posting an uplifting, positive quote or story. I’m hoping to help anyone who needs to feel better or less alone during these times. 

And I’m doing it for all of you who follow me. Your support means the world to me and when I write, I write for all of you!

You’re not alone and you’re not the only one feeling the way that you do. 

I’m here for you in whatever way that I can help and I know there are other people who are here for you as well.

After all, “we’re all in this together even though we have to do it apart.”

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~

“Wish The Pandemic Away, Not Your Precious Time”

I hear so many people say that they can’t wait until this year is over. I get it, it’s been a crazy year with this virus but why wish your precious time away? Why wish a year away that you were gifted to live each day through?

Why not just wish the pandemic away? After all, that’s been the problem, hasn’t it?

I always say that life is a mindset and this is more true than ever. Stop wishing the year away because those are days you weren’t promised but days you were blessed to have. Don’t take any of them for granted.

Wish the pandemic away and do what you can to prevent the spread of it.

Life is short enough as it is so please don’t let this pandemic make you lose sight of how precious each day of your life is. Don’t let the pandemic make you forget to live each day to its fullest. 

And don’t let the pandemic make you forget that each day with the ones you love, whether together or apart, is a gift.

Go ahead and wish the pandemic away.

But please don’t wish your precious time away because of it.

Wishing you love and light,

~Anne Dennish~