Do you wear costumes?

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Today is Halloween. When I was a youngster, the entire month of October was filled with thoughts and planning on my costume for the big event and all the candy we kids were going to get.

I got to thinking the other day about costumes. In a sense, we all still wear costumes. Think about it- costumes make you feel confident ( I used to wear a certain necklace my Grandmother gave me when I went on interviews or had a presentation to make.) can change your perspective and perhaps your life.

Some costumes involve REAL clothing (“Clothing makes the man”.) Clothing can include jewelry, watches, ties, hair coloring, makeup, plastic surgery – all these things can enhance a costume.

Why wear costumes at all? One of my friends says “What you see is what you get” and she is not far off. I don’t think there is a pretentious bone in her body. What are we afraid of? Are we letting our thoughts control our emotions so that we put on fake persona and become other people?

Will the REAL __________ please stand up!

‘Til next time,



Dear Fellow Journalers,

Here is another post from G He promises that it is thought-provoking!


“The woods are  lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep -” So wrote Robert Frost. He seemed to know about promises. A “promise” has been defined as giving your word, based on your honor to do something. Very simple definition for a very complex word.

Thankfully, to some people, a promise is everything. When they make a promise, they make it with every good intention, and they keep it. To others,  a promise is little more than saying “hello, how are you?”

Unfortunately, we have all given promises we haven’t kept. Some have been for good and legitimate reasons, others simply because it was convenient and not for a good reason.

The most sacred of all promises should be those that are made to children. Make a promise to an adult, and break it, well, they’ll usually get over it. But a broken promise to a child is unforgettable. Broken promises hurt like hell. The betrayal of trust involved can last hours or in some cases, a lifetime.

Here’s my proposal:

  1. Treat every promise like you were spending gold from your vault.

  2. Do your best, on your honor, to keep every promise you make.

  3. If you can’t keep a promise, at least make it conditional.

  4. Do your best to insure that when a promise is made to you, that person understands that you are counting on them to keep it.

I promise to do these 4 things. How about you?



Ideas are funny things. They won’t work unless you do!

Creativity Prompts

Dear Fellow Journalers,

It’s been awhile since I shared some journal prompts with you so here goes!

Grab your journal

Get a pen/pencil

Get a timer and set it for 3 minutes

     On your mark, get set, write!

     1. What made you feel good this week?

     2. If you could have dinner with anyone currently alive, who would you invite?

     3. How much old baggage are  you carrying around? What can you give back, give away or sell today?

and finally, (this one is deep- there always has to be one right?)

     4. If you were handed a sealed envelope with the date, time and cause of your death inside, would you open it – even if there was nothing you could do to change your fate?

‘Til next time,


P.S. I welcome your thoughts.

The way of Life and what choices to make

Dear Fellow Journalers,

As we travel down the path of Life we have choices to make. Sometimes the choices are easy based on the weather (bring a jacket or stay home and read a book) but oftentimes the choices are harder. Leo Buscaglia had a great quote about choosing:

” Choose the way of life.

Choose the way of Love.

Choose the way of caring.

Choose the way of goodness.

It’s up to you. It’s up to you!”

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