The Joy of Snow

Ever since I was a little girl I loved the snow. There are few things that give me such instant joy as looking out the window and seeing that suddenly white fluffy flakes have started falling coating the ground with beautiful white fluff.

Even as an adult, I love the snow. Even as a DRIVING adult, I still love the snow as I did. It started snowing yesterday and I couldn’t help myself when I looked out the window at work and squealed at a co-worker that it was snowing. Yes, I still get that excited over the snow. It’s just so lovely.

To me there is nothing like the silence that snow produces. Nothing like walking outside in full moonlight and the ground is covered in sparkling, pristine snow that hasn’t been disturbed yet. It’s a silence that fills the air. It’s a peace.

So I welcome the snow with a joyous heart this year. Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow.

Wishing you all peace this holiday season,



“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau

This quote can hold true in nearly every situation. “But my dream is too big, it’ll never happen,” you may say. This isn’t necessarily true. Dream big. Go ahead. But it’ll likely take small baby steps to achieve that dream. I have big dreams. I have dreams of publishing a novel or novel(s). But I have to start small. With character development, plot development and story writing before I can even think of presenting myself to a publisher. Start small.

If you want to get a new job but you need more education. Get it. Start small. Take a class or two (or three) and work toward it. One step at a time.

Life is short. Start small. Dream big. Play hard.

Peace out!

Happy Thursday!


“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.” -Napoleon Hill

What is desire? The quote above attempts to sum it up for us. “Desire is the starting point of all achievement…” This is true. Before you achieve something you have to have the desire to achieve it. Don’t think you have the desire? You really do. Even if you’re in a job you hate, you desire that paycheck, which fuels you to do your job. It’s still desire. It’s not “ideal” desire. But it is desire.

But what is true desire? The desire of your heart? The desire of all of our hearts? That is something we each have to define for ourselves. My wish is that all of us have a desire to live, to truly live — not just live for that paycheck or live for Friday — truly live. That is what I’m talking about.

True desire can fuel happiness. It can truly fuel our lives. Do you desire to be happy? Or do you desire to live for a certain day of the week? That is something you’ll have to answer for yourself. It’s all a part of self-discovery. Happy discovering!