What would you do if someone else treated you the way you treat yourself? How would you react if someone criticized you the way you criticize yourself? How would it be if someone forced you into the same self-defeating behavior that you choose to do on your own? What if someone else prevented you from enjoying life as much as you deny enjoyment to yourself? You would, no doubt, be outraged. If you would never let someone else treat you that way, why do you allow yourself to do so? You have control over your own actions, your own thoughts, your own feelings. Stop defeating yourself. Allow yourself to live, permit yourself to succeed, let yourself enjoy life. Be good to yourself. You deserve it.


You have the power to surprise someone with a sincere act of kindness that’s totally unexpected and completely delightful. You have the power to give a helping hand and an encouraging word to those who need it most. You have the power to take an ordinary moment and give it extraordinary value. You have the power to forgive. You have the power to appreciate. You have the power to express yourself and you have the power to listen. You have the power to teach and you have the power to learn. At the end of this day, your world will not be the same place that it was when the day began. For you have the power to make a positive difference. Be powerful today and everyday.


Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day.
You don’t ever need an excuse to be kind but today make an extra effort towards kindness.
Choose peace over conflict.
Choose love over hate.
Choose kindness over cruelty.
Today make a conscience choice to do a random act of kindness.
No matter how small, it will make a difference.
This a priceless gift.


The bedside lamp is turned off.
I roll over to go to sleep.
Within seconds, Lucky the dog is snuggled tight in the bend of my knees. No matter where he is on the bed or in the house, the minute the light goes off and I roll over, he moves in to his spot. He doesn’t stay there all night but he stays until I am asleep and that is enough for me. He is my guard dog, my protector. And I am the Lucky one.


Valentine’s Day is for everyone.
Hearts, flowers, candy, balloons…..all of that is what businesses and advertisers what you to believe is at the core of Valentine’s Day.
Today people will post photos all over social media with testaments of love to a partner. Photos of dinners and dates and all sorts of demonstrations of ‘love’. But at what cost? What happens on the other days of the year?
Valentine’s Day is a day that is painful for some for so many reasons. It is a day that is filled with sadness for some people. It is a day that can be lonely for others. It is a day some loathe and some dread.
Valentine’s Day is one day. Just one. It is a day on a calendar that we celebrate love. And it is a day for everyone. Everyone’s feelings need to be honored and everyone deserves to be loved.
So today, feel all of your feelings. Love yourself and love others.
You are important.
You matter.
You are all loved.