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This Phoenix Speaks

Seven years in the making, my first published book, This Phoenix Speaks , is now a reality. The tireless and tiring work invested to ma...

perspective shifts

They happen all the time. You are going along with life, making plans, holding onto hopes, and dreaming happy dreams. And then—something changes. A word is said, an action is taken, something is not done or undone, promises feigned or broken, and all of a sudden the world looks different to you, and you have to find a way to breathe again. You have to put one foot in front of the other, numb and wishing things could be different. But then you stop to realize that they are. You got different, just not the different you want. That's how change goes. Dependable and inevitable. Changed forever. Even if it's almost imperceptible. Never to go back the same again. So you keep going, you keep trying, you open up the door to all the happiness you can find. And the miraculous thing about it all is how you get to be surprised every so often with something good around the corner from change.

So here's to perspective shifts, change, and hopefully more wonderful surprises than I know what to do with.


  1. Life is uncertain and everyday is a new beginning. I love your positivity in this blog.

  2. All true! I hope your next surprises are good!

  3. You got different, just not the different you want. - Isn't that the truth?! Here's wishing you a great surprise.

    1. I like that idea of getting different, just not what you wanted.

  4. I love this, "You open up the door to all the happiness you can find." Let us all do that. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! You breathe, your perspective shifts, you move forward--doors open! Keep that spirit.

  5. Change makes me anxious, but usually (almost always) change is good. Unexpected surprises don't always feel like surprises, I know.

    Here's hoping there is goodness and joy in your future!

  6. Very touching. The picture is wonderful, also.

  7. Here's to more wonderful surprises. Yes!


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