Monday, January 24, 2011

Where did the last five years go?

Sometimes your heart just fills with love from the simplest of things.

A father changes the number 5 on the birthday board he made his daughter when she was 1, to a 6. Where did the past 5 years go, he asks? Lamenting the rapid passage of time and his little girls growth.

She watches in wonder as the 5 disappears and the 6 takes it's place on the board for another year. What color should it be, her Daddys asks? Dadddy, she scolds, you KNOW pink is my favorite color!

She has such poise and self confidence, this little miracle. How did the world go around without her? I certainly don't know.
But I am so glad she's here now, to see the number change each year on the blackboard, to watch her grow  into a beautiful young woman and take her place on the stage of life.

She' s already on her way.

Happy 6th Birthday ,Piper.

We love you and count our blessings each moment we spend with you.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

New Years Resolution

For many years, every New Years Eve, I sit down and write goals for the coming year. I also review the goals from the previous year to see what I need to add to my list. Without exception, somehow I always manage to fill those goals without even thinking of them. I have never added, "start a blog' on to my list but it has always been in the back of my mind. I have always admired those that are so faithful to their blogs. My brother started on many years ago and has posted twice a week without fail. I only hope I can live up to his standards. I won't be posting that much but I will try to be faithful and interesting. I am excited to see where this journey will take me.

My title, "From Your Mindseye" is the title name of my  publishing company. A few years ago I recorded instructional CD's for personal  stress management. I recorded  three different Cd's. "Postcards from Your Mindseye" helps the listener deal with the stress of everyday life. " A Carefree Wedding" deals with the stress of the events leading up to the listener's wedding, and " Postcards for Peaceful Parenting"  teaches parents how to cope with the stress of raising small children. In all of these recordings I teach  how to make your own mental postcard using deep breathing, guided imagery and autogenic training. I have been selling them on Amazon. This year, as one of my goals, I am going to market digital download s on ITunes and other sites.

I love the name, From Your Mindseye. For me, it conjures up all kinds of images from art, music , literature, travel, cooking, anything. We can really open up our lives by letting our imaginations run free. That's what I want to share on this blog. I will share my art, in all forms, my thoughts and sometimes my family.  I hope you will join me on this journey of creativity and friendship.