Promise Yourself

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Promise Yourself…

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them. To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble”.

 By Christian D. Larson

Thanks to Mary at Little Red House— It’s my first time participating in Mosaic Monday. Come visit the stunning Mosaic with the other participants.

TTFN~~ Claudia


August 2, 2009 at 10:46 pm | Gatitude Attitude | 26 comments

Angels among us

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This Blog, for me, has been life changing. Sometimes we start down a path we think is straight forward, but the Serendipity of it all leads us some place entirely different. I started this thinking I would share my loves of photography and interior design and homes.

Instead I have found myself looking at life more pointed, more detailed and focused. I find myself wanting to share all these beauties with the delightful people who have so kindly welcomed me into this blogosphere community.

Embracing the mistakes, the foibles and trips along lifes’ journey, has been life changing.

This morning I was encouraged by Melissa at the Inspired Room, when she spoke about how she focuses on her family, which helps her create a beautiful HOME.

Despite these financial challenging times, the world troubles and the sometimes bleak outlook, I am always reminded that there are Angels among us.

Being able to focus on the simple, the quiet, the kind gestures of others has blessed me to total bliss in spite of myself!

The Angels among us not only ease my burdens but inspire me to be a better person and challenge me to be an Angel among another persons life.

Do you have Angels amoungst you? Or are you that Angel?


June 23, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Gatitude Attitude | 3 comments


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According to the dictionary, the meaning of serendipity is: The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.

I take my camera everywhere. I never know when I might find a  serendipitous moment just waiting my capture.

Today it was bright and cheery, but Spring had not sprung. My walk still took me along  a sidewalk of brown grasses and barren trees. Until I rounded one corner….


Let’s just say that the glorious red tulips were braver than their friends the trees. Ta- dah…. my example of my beautiful life… today.

This week on Inspired room, the contest entry subject was “finding those special moments.” This is such a beautiful blog. Check her out.

 OHH! I just have to share… One of my most favorite clients came to visit me yesterday at work. They are originally from Hawaii and decided to move near their family here in Utah. This next week their brand spanking new  home is ready to close and move into.

They love their house… I love their house and them. For some unknown reason I seem always to get the best clients to work with. They brought me in the most fragrant lei and a yummy box of chocolates. Luckily I shared them with my co-workers or my hinnie would be twice its size.


I wish there was such a thing as “smell a vision” or scratch and sniff on the Internet…  They were so fragrant. Thanks so much to my lovely friends the Frandsens!

April 18, 2009 at 12:00 am | Gatitude Attitude | 3 comments

Inspiration – Michael J Fox

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Michael J Fox, 47, father of 4 was diagnosed 18 years ago with Parkinson’s disease. One of the brightest actors now political activist is “Always looking Up.” (take a look in the Dipity Store at his book on Amazon)

Not typically being inspired by any celebrities; I found myself brought to “happy and proud” tears when watching MJF on Oprah and Regis and Kelly this morning. This man who could’ve easily given himself the biggest pity party, has turned his challenge around to not only keep himself looking on the bright side but helping 1000’s of others. 

Imagine if loosening the constraints on stem cell research could help those with Parkinsons or Alzheimers. *crossing fingers and everything cross-able*

When our day to day life seems to be a challenge or things don’t go the way we want, I am hoping that I reflect on today’s inspiration of Micheal and slap myself back into reality and know how blessed I am with all my foibles and problems!

I’m off to shop for the book!  Happy April 1st.

April 1, 2009 at 12:21 pm | Gatitude Attitude | 3 comments


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