Hopeservations

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    Live Without Limits!

    The past is gone, that aspect of your life is over, forget about any limiting beliefs associated with your past! Whatever it is, know that you can start again from wherever you are right now. Think about the desired outcome you want for yourself and then decide what you can do from here to achieve that. If you make moves and take action towards the things you want, you will end up more fulfilled than if you spend that energy lamenting over how you wished you’d done things differently from the beginning. Don’t keep rehashing that mental loop. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start…

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    I GOT SUNSHINE IN MY POCKET!

    Hey my dearest Sunshines!!! My writing often contains souvenirs from my life — a song I have heard, a quote I have read, a bird I have seen, a person I have loved, an adventure or a human experienced I have encountered — which I then write about. …and I am constantly seeking these experiences, however random, abstract, or perhaps extremely concrete… So a couple weekends ago I was staying at my aunt’s in downtown St. Pete. We were there for the Gasparilla Volleyball Tournament in Tampa, Florida — and every year, this is my opportunity to stay with my Aunt DJ. I love staying with her. It’s our little…

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    Droplets of Time

    Well, well, well my sweetest SUNSHINES! Happy day today…or any day really!!! So as all y’all (yeah in the south, we say “all y’all”…it’s like the super size of y’all) have probably noticed, I talk about meditation and sunrises and practices and habits a lot and for a reason! I do my morning practice and while I have yet to become some quasi wannabe zen master (although this is an ever evolving process, so keep your eye on this lady)…this girl does speak a little Yoda – so here comes today’s offering! Know that moments of happiness are fleeting. They come and go, and being aware of this actually heightens…

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    Life is Calling; Time to Dance!

    EMOTIONAL DISTANCING: SEPARATING MYSELF FROM WHO I USED TO BE Amid all this social distancing, (which really should be called physically distancing) I can’t help but think about something that has been transforming in me and created some emotional distancing on my part, from myself…and the effect it has had on the progress of my writing… Can I be transparent? Throughout my years, I generally responded to life based on my emotions. I’ve never been one of those people led strictly by logic. The idea of trusting logic over my own emotion has always been foreign to me. If I am to take any action based solely on the constructed…

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    NEWS FLASH: WHATABOUT 2021! HOPE DUE TO EXPLODE WORLDWIDE!

    I read an amazing story about a “PAY IT FORWARD” circumstance that spontaneously occurred at a Whataburger this past week and it is a GREAT STORY! I have included the link above, so be sure to click and read it because it is proving to me, my theory of 2021 is unfolding as I type!!! I recently wrote and posted a blog about 2021 and in it, I wrote, “I am looking forward to seeing how 2021 continues to blissfully transcend us all.” This was based on a theory I hit upon…and it goes like this… “Yes, there is no escaping how unfortunate 2020 was, and certainly I wasn’t immune…

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    Hoping 2021 Continues To Blissfully Transcend Us All

    Good SUNDAY day and end of the first full week of 2021 to my beautiful SUNSHINE SOULS! All you people…you know who you are! The people who are “hope-aholics”and have that special twinkle in their eye! Happy New Year 2021 and Happy New Year to Hopeservations! It was January 1, 2018 that Hopeservations and “A Place to Find Hope Everyday” entered the world! For me “Hopeservations” has been a part of my world for a lifetime despite it technically still being a toddler! So I want to say, “Thank you today and everyday!” because any day you take the few minutes to read what I’ve written – is a special…

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    I am Hope, Unbroken and Whole!

    In the summer of 2009, I began a walk with grief that was unlike anything I had ever experienced. Yes, I had experienced the death of loved ones before and I was not immune to grief, yet those experiences were nothing like this. My world simply went dark and I felt as if I was drowning in my own emotions. What I thought I was equipped to handle, I was in no way prepared to deal with… At the time, I didn’t fully recognize there were things that saved me. My family’s love, my love for them, and my desire to create beautiful moments despite my constant flow of tears.…

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    Thanks & Giving, even during Questionable Times

    “Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” – Genesis 9:16 Hello beautiful soul…I am forever thankful for you and appreciate all we give to each other, as reader/writer, friend, family, an adored person in my life, and extended circle of my humanity! I was blessed to see this rainbow en route from my current home of Daytona Beach, Florida to my hometown of Dunedin, Florida on this exact day in 2015 and it could not have been a more perfect gesture that Thanks & Giving is indeed God’s way!…

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    How I Fell in Love at 50!

    “Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Hey beautiful soul, it’s me – Hope and I’m sending you all my love and blessings on this gorgeous morning as you hopefully read along… So guess what…I certainly was not looking and as a result, I never expected I would fall in love again. I truly didn’t see it coming. I had my sunrises, long walks, my Transcendental Meditation, reading my daily word and so many of my own studies & practices that brought me joy, balance and fulfillment. What more could I possibly need in my self development? I was happy and hopeful…only…

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    Find Your Place of Balance!

    “Finding balance is the key in our life” – Jan Jansen So it’s a big hello from my being to yours as I sit by the edge of the ocean marveling at life and thinking about the many different sides of Hope that make me, ME! We all have so many different sides to ourselves! All these variations and nuances that depending on the role in the moment, come to play. Some we embrace more readily and others we navigate carefully, some we happily show off and other bits we may not feel so great about. We hear it all the time…how being a mom, wife, friend, professional, home maker,…