Tag: inspiration

Diving in Naked

It was early morning on Padre Island and I had already decided to get on the road and make the 6 hour drive home to Houston after ringing in the New Year with one of my oldest and dearest friends on South Padre Island. The weather had not been our best friend this trip, high

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Life is like a drawer of fried chicken…..

Forest Gump almost had it right – POLITICIANS are like a box of chocolates…you never know what your gonna get. So instead of standing on my soap box today and preaching I just want to make an impassioned plea to your stomach to consider what the world  looks like thru my eyes. LIFE….AN IDEAL LIFE….

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Seriously…Step aside….

Have you ever heard the phrase” Get out of your own way” ? For all the up and downs life throws us it seems that the answer can be as easy as ….STEP ASIDE. It seems we have been programmed to believe that for something to work it must be hard-won. That we must struggle to learn

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PLACES MS. WATHEN…..

No matter how old I get, I hope I never hesitate to take that NEXT step cause you just never know where it might lead you. I pulled together all my pennies, nickels and even a Visa gift card to get my ass to the BIG D (that’s Dallas to all non-Texans out there) to

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road…..

Wake up Blanche…we’re not in Kansas anymore! Today, I’m taking a big step out of the wings and moving center stage into a new adventure. I’m headed up I45 North to the currently frozen tundra of DALLAS for a weekend “Acting for the Camera” boot camp with one of the best known “friend of Dorothy’s”

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Into my dreams…..

You visit me in my dreams. Dreams so vivid and real that for a brief moment the dream becomes reality and I am totally immersed in the time, taste, and smells surrounding me. Emotions are more intense and swell unrestrained by any insecurity or proven past history. My true reality seems like a distant childhood memory clouded over by a low, ground hugging fog that

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Hiding in plain sight….

Much like a hermit crab I have spent my life living in a shell and as time rolled by I would exchange it for larger and larger shells. It was my home, it was my comfort and protection. And with it I was able, for the most part, to hide in plain sight. You see,

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Who you calling short?…..

So when you drop a ton of weight, one of the drawbacks is on your pocket-book. You gotta buy new clothes some time! On Tuesday evening I made my pilgrimage to my local favorite fat store. I scoured through the racks of brightly colored summer offerings searching for what had quickly become an elusive and

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I Got You Babe!…..

Without you …..I would not experience Faith Without you …..I wouldn’t be challenged to Trust Without you…..I would not strive to make the World a Better Place Without you…..I would not push myself to get to the Other Side Without you…..I would not experience Unconditional Love I would not be who I am today without

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Getting Hit by a Beer Truck….

So my mom asked me, “Are you getting excited honey?” About what mom?..”Well, your surgery.” ( I’m having gastric by-pass tomorrow) Mom, really? That’s like asking me if I’m excited I’m about to be hit by a beer truck at full speed!…. No, I am not EXCITED about surgery. I am scared and anxious and

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