Tag Archives: self-esteem

8 Days ’til 40: Why Can’t I Win the Lottery??!!?? :(


Yesterday I did not get something I wanted.  My initial gut-level reaction was to launch into a full-fledged pity party, complete with pouting and sulking.  WHY CAN’T I WIN THE LOTTERY???  SOMEONE has to win it, why is that someone ALWAYS someone else and never me???  (And no, it has nothing to do with the fact that I rarely buy tickets, because rarely is not never, it is just not often).  Recently I bought a lottery ticket and I was very disappointed that I did not win.  In fact, I may have even been a tad depressed that I did not win…..  I really, really, REALLY WANTED to win (note, a want is very different from a NEED). Read the rest of this entry »


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9 Days ’til 40: I Am My Own Cheerleader



Okay, so maybe I am not – but I should be.  This is a concept that has been more clearly solidified for me during my past year of blogging.  External encouragement feels great, but it is the internal motivation and self-encouragement and self-inspiration that are critical to life’s journey.

Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~ Japanese Proverb

Instead of giving myself reasons why I can’t, I give myself reasons why I can. ~ Author Unknown Read the rest of this entry »


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99 Days ’til 40: Cold Feet, Warm Heart


I should clarify before I begin this post (on the off-chance that the title was not clear enough)….. I am speaking of literal cold feet – not the cold feet that people get when they are worried that they are making the wrong decision (such as cold feet on one’s wedding day).  Yes, I am indeed talking about feet that are as cold as ice cubes!!! Read the rest of this entry »


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101 Days ’til 40: Adoration from Animals


I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. ~ Hippolyte Taine

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. ~ Albert Schweitzer 

With the qualities of cleanliness, affection, patience, dignity, and courage that cats have, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats? ~ Fernand Mery   Read the rest of this entry »


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103 Days ’til 40: Roller Coaster Emotions Week


Have you ever had one of those weeks that felt nothing less than a roller coaster of emotions?  I am NOT referring to those weeks that are taken hostage by hormotional moments, I am talking about weeks when you are grounded, stable, feel great, and yet life seems to take you through ups and downs. Read the rest of this entry »


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196 Days ’til 40: I Am NOT Original (Re-post)

I am re-posting one of my first posts, not because I am lazy, but because I had about 5 readers at the time and I really like this post.  I hope you can relate!!!

Perhaps my quest for deeper meaning will be propelled by the constant reminder that I am not original.  This is not a bad thing.  Barbara Grizzuti Harrison said, “There are no original ideas.  There are only original people.”  Perhaps this is what I am really trying to say.  I realize there is no other person out there who is exactly like me – every person in the world then becomes unoriginal in their originality (if we are all original, doesn’t that make us all unoriginal????) Read the rest of this entry »


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262 Days ’til 40: What is Your (point of) View???

Today I found myself thinking about point of view… and how point of view can really have an effect on us.   What amazes me most about point of view is the reality that so often we do not realize that we can change the direction we face and find that we are in a different situation altogether. Read the rest of this entry »


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275 Days ’til 40: Seasonal Friends vs. Life Long Friends

This post was inspired in part by a comment made by Dorothy McDonnal re: a previous post of mine.  Thank you, Dorothy for getting my brain thinking about this topic! Read the rest of this entry »


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283 Days ’til 40: Do You Want to HIDE?

Actually I ran away from school when I was 13. No one could find me, and the police were called. I was just hiding in a little thicket of grass at my school, and went to sleep. ~ Zhang Ziyi Read the rest of this entry »


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302 Days ’til 40: Are Computers Crushing Community?

Technology has destroyed interrelations in the human community. ~ Theodore Roszak Read the rest of this entry »


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