I’m not sure how an entire month goes by without me adding a single post to the blog? Pretty strange, right?
All I know is that the last few weeks have been jam-packed with all kinds of projects, a little bit of craziness, a whole lot of excitement, and it seemed like every minute was accounted for.
So first, for those of you who follow the blog (yes, I did get plenty of e-mails, Facebook and Twitter messages, and even a few phone calls), Yes! I am okay…everything is fine, I just haven’t found the moments to sit and write. And also, I’m so sorry to those of you who have expressed that you appreciate the blog and look forward to the new posts. I think I’m back in the saddle now, at least for the foreseeable future!
One of the things that I have been working on, has been helping my mom finish her very own project. She has written a book, Alzheimers A to Z, A Caregiver’s Story, and I will tell you, without hesitation, that if you have gone through the experience of seeing a loved one suffer from this awful, debilitating disease, or if you know someone who is dealing with it, this is a must-read. It’s a must-read for you, and it’s a must-read for them.
The book chronicles the experience of caring for a loved one, which is exactly what my mom did, as she cared for own mother for the last seven years of her mother’s life.
I will have some information for you as to how you can get your hands on the book very soon. It won’t be a very big investment for you to get you own copy from a pocket book standpoint, but it will be a priceless investment for you from the perspective of the heart, and I’m positive that you will treasure it for the rest of your life. Details to come…
I’ve also been busy with my kids, as they continue to pursue their dreams of becoming actors and entertainers. They are doing some really wonderful things, and I feel pretty confident that you will all know who they are before too long. Remember, you heard it here first.
I can tell you that one of the things that has really been reiterated for me in these last few weeks, is the importance of following your heart. And even more than that, the importance of taking inspired and focused action toward whatever your goal is, and doing that with as much emotion and intensity as you can possibly muster.
You can achieve just as big as you can dream, if you’ll find within yourself the courage and the will to pursue those dreams.
I think most of us have big dreams and most of us would like to believe that we follow our hearts. However, I also think most of us forget how important desire, will, persistence and drive are when it comes to turning those dreams into reality. These are the traits that ultimately get it done. Whatever that “it” happens to be for each of us.
I like to say that until we are willing to do whatever it takes to be successful, we won’t be. It really takes a focus on achievement, and a desire to keep going, through trials and hardships, until ultimate success is accomplished.
No matter what it is you want to become or have, life is set up in such a way that you can be it, and receive it, if you’ll just commit to do it. I should actually say, commit and hold yourself accountable to do it. Because the truth is, some of us do take that crucial step and “commit”…we even go nuts and do something like write it down on a 3×5 card and tape it to our bathroom mirror. Yet, somehow, it doesn’t always get done. And, if there are no perceived consequences which motivate us to get our butts back on track until we get where we want to go, the dream just sort of fades away into the background of our lives. Bummer, huh?
The awesome truth is, it’s all right there for us…everyone of us…we just have to get out there and make it happen!
I found a pretty cool little poem that I’d like to share with you, and it talks about following your heart. The author is unknown, but here it is:
Follow Your Heart
Follow your heart wherever it takes you,
And be happy,
Life is brief and very fragile,
And only loaned to us for a while,
Wake up every morning with the thought
That something wonderful is about to happen
And of course I would simply add this statement to the tend (if it were my poem), “Then go out and make that wonderful your reality!”