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Spring Has Arrived!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2012 by dianaswonderworks

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Well, according to the calender spring is finally here. According to the weather it has been summer for about a week and now, more like winter again! Kind of a strange year I think, even though I am new to this area and can’t really base it on experience here. I can make a judgement on past experience in other places and on what I hear is normal for this part of the country. All seem to agree this is a very unusual winter and now spring as well.

Sorry it has been a while, been doing a lot of things to get my life and career on track, no great news so far. Things seem to be moving at a snail’s pace when all I want is for it to be over! Very typical of some one wanting and needing change, it never seems to happen fast enough. Then once it is over, we look back and seem to think it wasn’t so bad. Hind sight is 20/20, but memories and emotions are so easily altered! Guess it is a good thing, because if we did not have the ability to forget, pain, suffering and stresses in general, most of us would not have been born!

I have been working on some new art, while I still have the extra time. Unfortunately I have not taken pics of them yet, but they are on the way. Still trying to find steady and reliable work. I keep putting applications out there, going to interviews and so far no one around here is hiring for at least another month. I hope to broaden my search soon, at least once my car is able to be road worthy. Lots of hold ups, so I am spending my time not only looking for work, but also trying to make money in unconventional ways. Currently, I am working on a painting for a client, should be done in a few more days, I will also take a picture of it. That way you can see what I have been working on.

Life still goes on, and every day, I work really hard on visualizing the life I want, and keeping my mind heart and soul in the happiest place possible. Sounds like an excuse, it just seems some days are harder than others. I know it will get easier, once things really start moving in the direction I want them too. All and all, I am in a good place. Occasionally, there are a few people in my life, that seem bent on pushing me down, the difference now is, that I do not let it keep me down. Sometimes I even manage to slip by without it affecting me at all! That is a real accomplishment. I am ready for a  life where I am completely independent again, and I do not have to answer or accommodate anyone. Time for me to be free again! One thing I know for sure, is I was made this way, very  independent, therefore this cannot last much longer. We tend t create what we need the most. I am hardily working on this part of my life, so hard I am split too many ways sometimes. For now, this is my path until the right doors appear, and then I will work night and day to blow them wide open!

Anyway, haven’t checked my lottery ticket yet, I could be a millionaire right now! What a great way to start off the week! Hoping you are having a wonderful weekend and sending you my love as always, diana

 
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Giving Back!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2012 by dianaswonderworks

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We today I went down to the food bank. Needed groceries and some toiletries. I have not been able to get a ride to the food stamp office, and so I walked to the food bank, hoping to get some assistance, I had no idea how I was going to get it all home, it is about a mile walk, and not a big deal empty handed, but carrying, dish soap, laundry soap and groceries was going to be a tough challenge. Stepping out in faith that somehow I would make it home without difficulty and letting that supreme power handle my light work. Great news, I made it home with a ride from some one I knew up there and arrived without incident at my home. Even got help carrying it all in! What a great day!

Well, this all lead to something else. On occasion, I have walked up to the church next door to that office for dinner on Thursday nights. It is usually good food and a chance to meet people from around town. I asked my friend who helped me get home today, if she could use some help tomorrow. Yes, she is the one who does the cooking for this dinner every week. She said yes. I mean hey, what else am I doing right now? I am currently unemployed and count on these little things myself to stay fed and keep a roof over my head. So I thought I am not doing anything like work at this time, other than working on my art. So I have time to give back in a simple way to those who have been helping me. I can offer my arms and legs and help them to continue to provide these services. In my own little way helping to contribute to my own needs as well as giving me an opportunity to help people who are in my situation or even worse off. So,  tomorrow I will be working. It may not be a paying gig, but it is working. This is my way of saying to those powers that be, I am ready to give my time. With any luck, it will expedite my chances of making some real cash! keep your fingers crossed, I really need a break, and am willing to do what I have to do to make it happen.

Well, I have about $2.00 in chance on me, just enough to get one last lottery ticket. I just got home, and not sure if I am going to splurge it today or wait for Saturday night’s drawing. I will see what my gut tells me. For now I am happy to be home again and looking forward to working on some painting. It is my stress release. Since tomorrow I will not be home all day, this is my day to do what brings me joy! I am going to work, smile and dream of the things I want in my life. Wishing for all the blessings and dreams I wait to happen everyday. Wish me lots of luck, I am sending it your way too! If you have anything to share, I will gladly respond and if you want an extra happy wish, let me know what you are hoping for and I will send some extra love and good wishes your way. Sending out my love to you and yours as always, diana

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In The Beginning……

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2012 by dianaswonderworks

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In the beginning I was taught to not trust, to not expect anything from anyone, except maybe harm. In the beginning they told me life was hard and fraught with peril and sadness, struggle and pain. In the beginning they wanted me to work hard, no matter if it was hard work or even if it killed me a little everyday. But even in the beginning, I thought they were wrong! All the good that surrounded me, and all the love and caring people shared with each other, was so very obvious to me.  How could it be that no one around me was seeing this? It was sadly, the way my family thought and taught us to be. My voice was always quiet, never had a lot to say, but when backed into a corner I always stood up for what I believed in. One day, I said it all out loud, and from that day forward, I was the stupid one, The daughter who was the black sheep, the prodigal child, who deserved nothing more than pity at best and ridicule at worst. So here I am, still wondering when we are all going to wake up and smell the roses.

Once upon a time, in a simpler world we all took time to appreciate the things that were around us. Smelling the flowers or the fresh breeze. Looking into the sky to see what shapes the clouds would make or what stars were in the sky. Feeling the air on our skin, and the rain drops and snowflakes on our tongues. Once upon a time, when we were not so busy being distracted by all the noise, and trinkets in our hands and pockets, we remembered to say hello to the person walking past us on the street. Not some monotones gesture, but a true greeting, full of warmth and friendliness. Once upon a time, our neighbors were like our family, and they were all loved and respected for whatever they offered to us and society in general. All people had worth, all people were deserving of love and companionship, all were regarded as special in some way or other.

This is not about a “Oh woe is me” kind of blog. This is about remembering some of the things we used to value. This is about taking a moment everyday to reflect on the value of all life and its connection to us. Remembering the simpler  times, and cherishing those moments, in the hopes that these qualities can return to us. Looking for the beauty around us, will only increase the chances of seeing more beauty. The more we appreciate it, the more beautiful it becomes, the more we see to appreciate! So, for my part, today I am focusing on the things that make me feel love. The things that fill my heart with joy and happiness, the things that make peace a living breathing part of my life. Today, I am working harder than any other day to bring that part of me into fullness. My goal, is simply to rejuvenate myself to the sweetness and bliss of the child they tried to change. To bring back to life that zest for living, and the joy of seeing, the happiness of dreaming and the bliss of some ones simple gesture of love and kindness! Today, is the newest beginning in a process of reclaiming the ecstasy of that happy child, full of  naivety, not in the way people think, and maybe even then some. Sometimes ignorance of the ugly things in the end spares us. Spending too much time focusing on the horrible things will always jade us, and in worst cases ruin us. How can we love anything or anyone, when we fear everything that is around us?

Hoping your having a great day! Sending my love to you as always, diana

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Learning To Trust Again!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2012 by dianaswonderworks

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Well, just my thoughts in general these days. It is funny how life can spin you around from one thing to the next. Right now my life in many ways resembles my life twenty or more years ago. I have been very studious about it.It only occurred to me a few weeks ago, how much my life right now mirrors my life back then. Constantly looking to see what the lesson  or lessons I need to remember so I do not find myself in that place again! So many of the circumstances are like a dream from yesterday, faces and names have changed, but the similarities to that point are unmistakable One thing I know for sure, is that I cannot and will not repeat it, just fix what I missed.

I do know that I have changes so much. I am not as timid, still quiet and laid back, but not afraid to be myself! Even if being me costs a friendship or any kind of relationship. Maybe it isn’t about learning anything other than the fact that I am different, even better than I was before. My confidence is greater, my love is stronger, and my outlook on life in general is so much better than it was. I am happy and comfortable being alone, but not denying that I will one day soon will be in love again. This time it will be better than ever! Knowing more about myself and what I like and don’t like helps. But even more so, the fact that desperation is not part of my vocabulary anymore. Knowing I am okay by myself, makes it easier to see things more clearly and rake my time, before those rose colored glasses get in the way.

The bottom line is that learning to love is easy, learning to trust is the hard part. Truthfully, how can u really love in a pure way, when u cannot trust in a pure way. No strings attached, no drama, no guilt or rules, that is the hard part. Learning to trust is easier when you realize, that if some one fails you, it is okay. It is not a reflection of you, it is only a reflection of the person who betrays that trust. And guess what? That is the one who should be doing the soul searching! We must learn to trust, we must learn to love, it is in all of our best interests to do so. We not only grow as individuals by doing this, we grow as a race, when we learn to give the best of ourselves to our self of course, and then to others (whether they deserve it or not), and to the planet or world we live in. Just remember, even we do not deserve the kindness others show us, it is not about deciding who deserves it. If it was based on this, none of us would ever see an act of kindness, it is about the one smart enough to know, the act of kindness is what we deserve to give ourselves. When we learn to be kind to ourselves first ( knowing we don’t always deserve it), it becomes easier to be kind to everyone and everything else, no matter what.

Hoping you are having a wonderful weekend! Wishing you a great week as well. As always sending out my love to you and yours, until we meet here again, diana

 

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Holding On!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 29, 2012 by dianaswonderworks

 

What are you holding on to? Something occurred to me the other day. I have heard it before, but never really took it to heart. It is that, you can’t move forward without leaving the past (or present, whatever the case may be). I never realized how true this is and how it can impact your life. One thing I learned is that by letting go of the old, you clear room for the new. Your life is like a big closet, and it can hold a lot! But we fill those closets fast, believe it or not. Once that space is full, there is no more room, unless you clean it all out.

What I mean to say is that, if you want new clothes, when the opportunity to get rid of some old things, do not hesitate. Give it away, throw it away, lend it out. When you let go of all the old stuff, it will make room for new stuff. You will be surprised and amazed, how quickly new things will come into your life, when you are willing to let go of the old. The more new things you receive, the more happiness you have in receiving it, the more likely more new tings will come your way, and even more likely you will be to let go of things that you do not need anymore.It works for stuff, relationships, jobs, work, money or whatever you need to bring into your life! I am not recommending you give away your last shirt or pants, or even your last dollar. I am not saying you should be haphazard about how you live your life. I am saying, quit being afraid of letting go!

A new chapter in your life could be on the brink. You stand at a precipice and look over your life ahead of you, and sometimes the things we cling to are like an anchor. It keeps us rooted in the same place we have been for days, months or even years. If you want to bring about change in your life, you have to be willing to let go of those chains. it takes the  weight off your heart and the pull off of the tow, moving you forward into a brave new world. Have faith, all is not as it appears sometimes. It may seem like you are losing more and more, you feel like the world has turned against you. However, once you let go, you will be surprised to see all those things come back to you, bigger and better than ever!

For example.,. water will stagnate when no current is there. No movement, causes it to sour and become dead and lifeless. All life in that pool of water will eventually die as well. But, if you clear out the waterways to and from this body of water, before you can imagine it, life will return! New plants will grow, species will return and the water will become clear and healthy again. We are no different, we need growth and constant new creations to keep us happy and interested in this life. But, we must do the work, and be willing to let the old things fall away, return to a place in childhood. Return to a place where all is new and wondrous, where standing still is not some sense of false security. Go to a place where all things are of value, and be willing to share those things and move on to greater things!

Anyway, off my soap box I go. I haven’t got the winning ticket, just yet. But, it is close I am sure. I am ready to embrace a new chapter in my life! This time I am going to do it different. I want to see what it is like to be worry free when it comes to money, and further see what I will do with this opportunity when it is my turn! Wishing you lots of love and health, as always sending it to you and yours, have a great day, diana

 

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Just Another Moment In Time!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2012 by dianaswonderworks

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Well hello! Been a few weeks, or minutes as I call them. Time really does pass us by. Thank you for reading and I am doing my best to get more scheduled, slowly things seem to be coming around. Been unemployed since December, just before Christmas actually! Anyway, I have not been hiking in a while, miss it dearly. I am thinking today I will be going on a small one. The weather here is not as cold and I need the fresh air! Been so busy dealing with unemployment, still waiting to get paid. Trying to get myself road ready again, find a new job, still keep up with laundry and so many other things. I am happy to report, that I feel great, and am positive this is going to be a great year for me.

Got a lot of ideas running around in my head for new art, and also trying to figure out a way to work for myself. I have been trying as much as I can to make my life the life I dream of everyday! It isn’t just about positive thinking, that is a real start, it is also about feeling it, knowing it and knowing I deserve it! It is hard work to undo all the negative mumbo-jumbo I was taught my whole life. Not to mention the constant Debbie Downers out there, more than willing to pop my bubble. So, at first it seems like a full time job, it does get easier, and I am finally getting to the point where it bothers me for a second or two and then I move on and dismiss it!

One thing I know for sure, is that I feel so much better. I have heard and read so much on manifestation and visualization, even the negative talk. My motto is simple, no one has to believe it, I choose to. If indeed it is just some hoax, it is fine with me, I still believe great things are on the way for me! Because I believe it, guess what I am happy! Anything that can make me this happy is well worth the work, and those who believe it isn’t have the right to believe what they choose. One thing I know for sure is, they are not as happy as I am. If they were, complaining Woodhull not be on their to do list. Hoping the new year has been a wonderful gift for you as well!

No big lottery wins as of today, but that will change in a minute! I am confident, and can’t wait to go on a long wished for and well deserved vacation! I am going to a great spa for a few weeks and then travel to some islands, first thing! Hiking volcanic mountains in Hawaii, and surrounding islands, bask in the sun, swim, learn to scuba dive, take tons of photos, paint, draw, and love everyone who crosses my path! This is the time of my life! I have not been this happy ever! For a while, I was remembering how I was finally happy like I used to be, then I realized I could be so much happier. So, every day I wake up and do my best to make this one happier than yesterday! Sending love to you and yours as always, diana

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Another Minute To Go!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2012 by dianaswonderworks

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Well, been busy lately. Looking for work, trying to get in shape, catch up on projects, deal with unemployment(still up in the air), promote work as an artist, and dividing what time I have left for myself, family and friends, it has been super fun and super charged! Now, apparently, came in contact with a bug, seems like I am catching a cold. Oh well, flu season abounds,so time to hydrate and prevent it from taking hold. Making some tea now, and maybe a nap on the way! Want to work on a painting I started a few years ago, of course as usual, it will show up here when I get it done. However be patient, it is a big canvas, it could be a while!

Just a quick update on my friend Kim, she is recovering, however it will be a tough ride. She is paralyzed, and will have to have extensive therapy, and mental and emotional strength (the doctors have basically told her, she will not walk again)! Tough job for her and hard on her mother who must now take care of her and five children, For her it will take all her strength to keep herself focused and prove those doctors wrong

Went out twice yesterday for a hike, took pics as always. Feels so good to be able to take these long walks now, and know it does not cause me any discomfort. I am not working so money is tight, but there is a path down the street from me, so I can do that, just leg work. Fills two purposes for me, maybe three, no cost, fitness and my artistic urges too! So the pics on here to day are from that walk. Hope you enjoy them, it was a wonderful day.

Slowly, projects are getting done, and more seem to open up in front of me. But, it is good it keeps me focused and does not give me time to dwell on any negativity in my life. I am determined to get caught up. I am determined to make a lot of money and create the life I always wanted with ex’s, the difference now, is I won’t have to share it, lol. All for me! A new Year, a New Life and  new Way of living. I am eady for the goodthings I always dreamed of. I am ready to be all I can be and am working very hard on all levels to accomplish it. Fixing my body, my thoughts, my spirit, my finances, my social and family obligations. I do hope all that know me will be patient while I work extra hard and making it all happen. Those who really love me will want me to have all I want, and in return I hope to help them get all they want.

Okay, the last of my updates for today, are lottery, and as of today, The check has not arrived. But it is in the mail I am sure of it. I am very excited and energized, and good thing too. I have a lot to do! Sending you my love as always, to you and all you love as well. Hoping this is a glorious year for you too, diana

 

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