Thursday, December 31, 2009

December Review 2009

As 2009 comes to an end, I reflect on the past year
so full of love,
laughter and tears,
success and failure,
change and familiarity
and all that exists in
this kaleidoscope called life.
I am blessed and grateful for all these gifts
and welcome 2010 with an open and willing heart.
***
Thank you for following my Inspirations
and my world as it
has transitioned this year.
***
Elle Lyzette

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Life is my Artwork - December 30, 09


I think of myself as an artist,
and my life
is my greatest work
of art.
~Shakti Gawain
***
Create On!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Time is Now - December 29, 09


Do anything,
however large or small,
in pursuit
of your dreams today.

The time in NOW.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Set Aside Your Agenda - December 28, 09

Make it easier on everyone
by setting your agenda aside
for the good of all

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Nurture Love - December 27, 09


Love is not to be earned or possessed,
it can only be recognized and nurtured
as it transforms us in ways
we cannot imagine.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Gift of Memories - December 26, 09


The best gift of the holidays
are all the memories
shared with those you love.
***
Today I count my infinite blessings.

Friday, December 25, 2009

I Believe - December 25, 09

I believe in the goodness
and the loving spirit
of Christmas.
***
It is comforting to have such faith.
***
Merry Christmas with much love!
~~Elle Lyzette~~

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Simple Beauty of the Season - December 24, 09

Notice the Simple Beauty
of the season...
it is all around us every moment
of the way.
***

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sounds of the Holiday - December 23, 09


Take in the sounds of the holiday...
the ringing of bells,
the music of laughter,
and
the moments of silence.
***
Listen for the gifts.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fresh Ideas - December 22, 09

If you are hanging on to
old ideas
which are no longer working for you,
then clean out your "closet"
and replace them
with fresh ones.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Common Denominator - December 21, 09


Running away is not the answer
because YOU will still be
wherever you go.
***
You are the common denominator
in all your life challenges.
Face yourself and
take responsibility for
where you are in your life right now.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Give What They Desire - December 20, 09

Where one gift may provide
love, beauty and a sense of security
to an individual,
the same gift may
smother and choke another.
***
Give those you love
what they desire,
not what you
desire for them.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Risk to Remain - December 19, 09


And the day came
when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful
than the risk it took to blossom.
~Anais Nin
***
This is one of my all time favorite quotations.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Faith To Take The First Step - December 18, 09

even when you don’t see
the whole staircase.”

―Martin Luther King Jr.
***
Read this from the "Real Simple Daily Thought" email on December 17, 09
and it resonated strongly with me. I have found how taking
the first step, in multiple areas of myself, has made all
the difference in the quality of my life this past year and with
that I am beyond Thank*Full (Full of Gratitude).

Thursday, December 17, 2009

New Definition of Fun - December 17, 09


If your old definition of FUN
is no longer working for you,
then it is time to create
a newer version of enjoyment.
***
Fun isn't meant to be
harmful, emotionally painful, nor
damaging to the soul.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Change Your Mood - December 16, 09


Don't wait for your mood to change:
take ACTION despite it.
~Body & Soul Magazine
***
Do something today
that makes your
spirit
Rock!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Vivid and Alive - December 15, 09

Some days are
penetratingly
VIVID and ALIVE
to the depths of my soul.
***
I want to contain it
and keep it forever,
yet the best I can do
is appreciate it today.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sincere Honesty - December 14, 09


Being sincerely honest
is like painting
behind the
toilet
although no one else will
see it.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Loving Thoughts - December 12, 09

Think of something you
LOVE about yourself, or in life.
***
Now...every time you start feeling
negativity creeping into your mind and heart
replace it with
your Loving Thought.
***
You will feel better.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Honor Those You Love - December 11, 09


Approach gift shopping as an
opportunity to
honor
the people you love.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Learn To Tango - December 10, 09


Learn to Tango
instead of putting your energy
into a fight or an argument.
***
The results are certainly
more effective.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Compulsion or Passion? - December 9, 09


Compulsion or Passion
***
When a passion turns into
an unhealthy compulsion
it is time to revisit your motivations
and make some solid changes.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Glasses - December 8, 09


View your world
however you choose
to see it,
although you
might occassionally ask yourself
if it is time for
a new pair of glasses.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Play Your Own Music - December 6, 09


Play your own music
and share it with
those who understand.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

See Your Dreams - December 5, 09



See your dreams
in any color you choose
and believe they are in the process
of happening in their own time.
***
Hang on despite any myths
being imposed upon you.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Feel Good Now - December 4, 09

Ask yourself...
What can I do to feel good today,
or better yet,
NOW?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Reach Out - December 3, 09


Allow yourself to trust
just enough
to REACH out
your hand
in the spirit of giving, or receiving.
***
It might even end up
being reciprocal,
although it is
best to keep that
expectation out of the equation.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Optimism is an Act of Bravery - November 30, 09

Optimism isn't just a shift in perspective.
It's an act of Bravery.
~Taken from Body+Soul Magazine Dec. 09

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Must Keep Writing - November 29, 09


Close to November 30th NaNoWriMo deadline.
Must keep writing...
and writing...
and writing!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pushing Your Buttons - November 28, 09

If you find a person, place or thing
pushing your buttons,
take a look to see what
is really bothering
you about yourself.

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Ecstacy and Agony - November 25, 09

Writing a novel
can feel like agony,
yet
utter ecstacy prevails
once one crosses
the line of completion.



Thursday, November 26, 2009

Twelve and a Half Writing Rules - November 26, 09


To know and love some rules of writing
helps keep the fingers working
long after the brain has
expired.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Stop Messing Around - November 25, 09


There comes a time
when there is nothing
left to do
in your heart
except to
write.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Understand Your Motivations - November 24, 09

Understanding Your own motivation
for Your choices and actions
is the beginning to seeing a clearer vision
of the person you
want to be.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Clean It Up - November 23, 09


If your life feels like an old station wagon,
with all the junk thrown in back,
it might be time to take care of your mess
before you hit the brakes
and it all comes crashing into the front seat.
Clean it up one piece at a time.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Spot of "Tea" - November 22, 09


Indulge in a spot of "tea" daily...
Any combination of flavors will do:
Creativi-tea
Tranquili-tea
Sinceri-tea
Humili-tea
Sereni-tea
Simplici-tea
Honest-tea

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Be Different - November 21, 09


Mass culture rewards people
for being alike.

So Be Different.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Trust Indecision - November 21, 09

Indecision
can be considered
a decision to be patient
and wait for the
inspiration to appear.
Trust it.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Every Time You Write - November 19, 09

Every time you write
something valuable will occur.

~SARK, Juicy Pens Thirsty Paper

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Listen and Benefit - November 18, 09

Listen and Benefit
from praise or criticism.
Consider well
without defending or denying,
then choose what you
will disregard
with no further thought.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Honesty and Vulnerability - November 17, 09


Being honest with yourself,
and others,
may leave you feeling vulnerable
when done in a loving way.
Do it anyway.
It will change your perspective.
and create a channel
for deeper love.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Travel on Exotic Paths - November 16, 09


Travel on exotic paths
to sacred temples
within your heart.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Your Life is Your Thoughts - November 15, 09


Think and Feel
your life to
be what you want it to be.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Adversity Reveals Who We Really Are - November 14, 09


Adversity is like a strong wind.
It tears away from us
all but the things that cannot be torn,
so that we see ourselves as we really are.
~Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Time to Let Go - November 12, 09

When you finally realize it is
time to let go,
and it hurts like hell,
know it will
all be okay.
***
Eventually.