Live a Great Life Anyway …

Something will grow from all you are going through … will it be you?

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Maybe.  Maybe not.

There is no guarantee.

Growth is a choice.

It is up to each one of us to determine how we will respond to all the prickly and undesirable things life throws at us.

We can allow our adversities to shape us into stronger and wiser human beings.

We can allow our adversities to limit us  … to shape us into victims of life’s misfortunes.

And yet, even when we have been victimized … we don’t have to remain victims.

The choice is always ours.

Victim … or … Victor.

Something will grow from all you are going through … will it be you?

I’m sure hoping so … Karen


And they pegged her as a ditsy blonde …


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And they pegged Marilyn Monroe as a ditsy blonde … and … we should be careful we are not erroneously judging a book by it’s cover.  It’s easy to do.

But, I am inclined to think she was on to something here …

What if she is right …?  How would it shift your world if you chose to seek out the potential for light in the seemingly obvious dark?

Karen ❤

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Blessings in our challenges …??

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What if, as Byron Katie claims, “Everything is happening FOR you not TO you”? 

What if there was gift, lesson, and/or blessing hidden within the struggles, challenges, circumstances and situations that you are resisting in your life?  Would you be willing to look for it?

I know that when I am faced with a painful  moment, my life always works better for me when I willing to ask myself this powerful question:

“If there was another way to see this, what would it be?”

Warmest hugs,


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Finding the message in the mess …

When I saw this quote … I noticed my head nodding in solemn but silent recognition that we have a choice about how we will respond when people hurt us.  We can remain victims of their recklessness disregard of our hearts … or … we can choose to look for the lesson in the exchange, decide to find the blessing in the challenge, or as the old adage goes – we can make lemonade from lemons.

It’s not always the easiest choice to make, but it IS the most empowering choice.  Some years ago I was targeted unfavorably by someone in my workplace.  I allowed it all to wreak havoc with my self-esteem for years.  I tolerated malicious gossip and inexcusable deeds to slowly poison my entire workplace.  I kept hoping that if I took the high road and ignored it, it would eventually stop.  It didn’t. My passive response appeared to be an invitation to ramp it up even more.

After one particularly painful assault on my soul … I realized that I could keep turning the other cheek OR I could stand up for myself. I realized I was being offered an opportunity to teach people how to treat me.

And, once I got the message that was tucked into that mess … I unwrapped a whole new cacophony of gifts that were just waiting for me.  Most surprisingly, there were so many blessings tucked into that challenge that I ended up identifying them in another blog post entitled Better Because You Were Not the Least Bit Nice.

As I look back on it now, I can truly say that I am grateful for what I learned … not for what I had to go through to learn it, but grateful for the lessons.  Truly.

Holding hope that you , too, will seek out the messages that might be hiding in any messes you are experiencing, Karen

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