Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Reflections of HOPE: Embracing the Ride

What is the worst roller coaster ride in your life?

Divorce? Loss of a baby? a diagnosis? death of a loved one? suicide?

Whatever troubles you, you MUST embrace the ride.  

Step 1- get on ride, when you are forced to face your fears, it is best to just get on with it.  Go through the motions.  You may anticipate the ride with fear, however you sit and hold on tight

Step 2- safety belt.  Make sure your ride is safe, Don't seek out a blindfold or anything that can make the ride easier to handle.  In order to get to the end of the journey you must start at the beginning. 

Step 3- when the coaster is climbing up the hill, dig your feet in to the ground, usually anticipation is far worse then the actual drop.  

Step 4- Enjoy the easy parts.  Let yourself smile, and feel the wind blowing in your hair.  Give yourself credit for coming this far. 

Step 5- When the coaster is full of twist and turns dark tunnels and sometimes knocking you around, just hold on, breathe, Each day you are on this coaster, the more strong you become.  Remember these times, embrace them.  

The Final Step- When you get off the ride, you feel a sense of empowerment, feel proud,  But the truth is, its devastating. It is a horrible ride, one you would never have your worse enemy go on.  You now realize, the ride sucks and will never change, but we change and we get more tolerant to these quick twists and upside down feelings....

In order to heal, embrace the ride.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Reflections of HOPE: Be Still

Be still for awhile
No worries no concern

Be still for a moment
No fear of the unknown

Be still for a day
Let your thoughts  be free

Be still forever
As I always feel you near me....

Monday, January 25, 2016

Margarets Reflections of HOPE: self confidence

I am beautiful, under the layers of pain
I am smart, without the degree to blame
I am sexy, behind this opaque curtain
I am strong, for this I know is certain
I am confident, behind this mask.....
I am accepting, an unworthy task
To remove each layer for bare skin to show
To be vulnerable and learn as I go
To be attractive for the world to see
To be as BOLD as I can possibly be.  
I am so confident, behind this mask
Help me remove it, help is what I ask
and show me the mirror so I can see,
Just how beautiful, I can be.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Reflections of HOPE: Make Life Matter to just ONE person at a time.


A young man is walking along the ocean and sees a beach on which thousands and thousands of starfish have washed ashore. Further along he sees an old man, walking slowly and stooping often, picking up one starfish after another and tossing each one gently into the ocean. “Why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?,” he asks.

 “Because the sun is up and the tide is going out and if I don’t throw them further in they will die.” “
But, old man, don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it! You can’t possibly save them all, you can’t even save one-tenth of them. In fact, even if you work all day, your efforts won't make any difference at all.” The old man listened calmly and then bent down to pick up another starfish and threw it into the sea. “It made a difference to that one"

I just love this story!!!

Reflections of HOPE: Let it go?

In the era of "let it go" like anna and elsa from frozen, so put it, I feel its so hard to let go when all I want to do is to hold tighter. 

However what if we asked for guidance from a divine source to please take the burden of guilt, anger, sadness away, take it all away so that way I can hang on tighter to my child and embrace with soft loving warmth! 

Put it on the source, it is way to complicated to let it go.... much easier when it is taken from us.