Today is Memorial Day;  Monday, May 25th.  Traditionally it’s consider the beginning of Summer…BBQ’s, a long weekend, and great sales.

I, however, prefer to remember those men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for this great country – their lives.  I am truly grateful to them; you and I benefit from the Freedoms we have as Americans because so many have fought and died to preserve our Constitution and The Bill of Rights.

I haven’t personally known anyone who died while serving in the military.  I’ve read lots of stories and viewed many movies – from the Revolutionary to Civil to WWI and WWII to Korea to the wars which have taken place in my lifetime. I admire the courage, the conviction, and the conflict of the American soldier – whether he willingly went off to fight or not.   The heartache of leaving those he loved. The fear he had to face. The anger towards death & evil he witnessed.

I live in a community where I see soldiers almost every day.  A week or so ago I thought to myself, “how can I express my gratitude?”  And so I decided that I would like to bless a woman who knows the pain of losing her husband because he gave the greatest gift he could give…his life for others.  I can never express fully how grateful I am, but I hope my small gesture will help in the healing process – I am offering a complimentary Relaxation Facial (60 minutes).

Please share….I have mentioned this on my Facebook page, but so far I haven’t heard from anyone.  She may contact me at 360-381-3989, texting ok.


Hello world!

This is my first post!  I’ve been considering blogging for years now;  today is the day to begin!  I wanted to post a picture of me in Key Largo taken on February 17, 2015  Why, you ask?  Because this picture represents to me to never give up on my dreams.

For many years I had forgotten to dream.  I  thought none of MY dreams would come true, so I quit…dreaming, believing, and hoping.  Thanks to life coaching, friends, facing my fears, and just being plain courageous I am dreaming again!

If you’re in a place where you feel discouraged, afraid, or depressed, I’d like to encourage you today.  Don’t stop believing.  Have faith.  “Think happy thoughts” as Tinkerbell often said. It really does work!

Dreams come true.Thanks for visiting and I’ll be back soon.