Friday, December 31, 2021


 Goals for the New Year

Not fear mistakes

Not beat myself up for them

Enjoy the moment

What are yours?

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

New year

 As the year closes out

I remember

These things


Are deceiving

And reality

May be better

Than you think

May the new year

Bring new perspective

And a spring

In step

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Love it

 Live it

Love it

And give thanks

For all

You have.                                                                                 

Monday, December 27, 2021

The blessings we don’t count

 This holiday has been an eye opening experience. I’ve had to be fully present to be in the Presence.  I’ve savored silence so I can relish in the noise. There is a gratitude for so much, I can explain. And much that I cannot. I still have concerns, but I’m slowly releasing my need for an answer. Much of life I can’t formulate a response. That’s why I have to turn to the Greatest mystery yet the certain truth of life. I’ve never fully appreciated what a gift it is, to express emotions in this way. The written word. Every time I type, I get giddy anticipating your response. Thank you for being here for me and with me. I’m beyond grateful. Thank you. 

Friday, December 24, 2021


 For my joy

Is yours

When my

Heart transforms

And mind resets

The soul reframes

The world brightens

As He reclaims


With a cry

And the weary


For the first time

Or so it seems

Thursday, December 23, 2021


 What are you making for Christmas dinner?

Are you traveling?

What are you watching?

Wednesday, December 22, 2021


 I want to wish you all the very best of the season. Where hope exists.  It reigns supreme. For me, the hope comes from a Savior who sought me before I had a name. Whatever you believe, may joy abound, peace be yours, and love edified. Every day you give me the best gift. Your presence. It means the world. There are no adequate words for the humbling love you provide. This Christmas, I’m grateful. Thank you. You are therapy for the mind, heart and soul. Merry Christmas from my corner of the world to yours. Where are you joining me from?  Love, Regine

Tuesday, December 21, 2021


 Christ in me

Christ within me

I’m not daunted

By what

I can not see

The manger

Couldn’t know

The significance

Of a babe

That epitomizes


Masked in


Monday, December 20, 2021

Best of

 Best read

Best purchase

Best meal

Tell me… would love to hear your answers

Friday, December 17, 2021


 I’ve finally come to the realization that with a disability I will have to hide my pride. Go to every doctor’s appointment, ask for help and realize that no question is ever stupid. My life requires continual maintenance. I just need to praise Him for having access. I’m tired of the fear. I’m having to lay every anxiety to the side. I’m worthy. I’ve fought for everything and everyone. I need to fight for me. The world tells me I don’t deserve it, but He says I do. God, I claim good health, and abundant joy. I claim it. I will prosper and not fail. Claim it too. 

Thursday, December 16, 2021


 May my joy

Not be conditional

On what I feel

Or what I fear

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021


 What is bringing you joy?

What are you making?

What are you baking?

What can I pray for?

What is making you smile right now?

I have several unspoken prayer requests. Would you pray?

Monday, December 13, 2021

Friday, December 10, 2021

Thursday, December 9, 2021


 Who are you grateful for?

What are you grateful for?

The place that made you grateful?


Change within self

It’s been more than a decade since I stepped foot in Assisi, Italy. I remember it like it was yesterday. Gingerly walking in that church filled with incense and organs, I was transported into a holy experience. The tears welled up. It was a culmination of a dream that became real. A God who made the impossible, possible. The joy of the Lord is when you appreciate the journey as much or more than the destination. 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Part deux

 Gratitude is the awareness that even when I can’t see the road ahead, I trust the path. Gratitude is a warm hug you haven’t had in years.  Gratitude is having hummus with celery. Gratitude is treating the mundane as an extraordinary gift. Share yours. 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021


 Just a thought.  For the rest of the month I will practice gratitude. It will be active, not passive. I am sore today, but I will relish that. To be able to do one hour of physical activity is amazing. To be able to go into downward dog is even more fulfilling. Is it perfect?  No. Did I just order some occupational therapy aids just now. Yes. The gratitude is two-fold. One the strength and flexibility to do it. The second is the strength it takes means I’m have to strengthen other muscles. My hands need help. Those OT sessions of youth are coming back to me. I’m releasing the pride. I refuse to deal with unnecessary pain when maybe a twenty dollar tool can help fix the problem. Tell me your gratitude today.

Monday, December 6, 2021


 Happy Monday my friends. How are you today?  What is on your heart?

Gratitude list


A good meal

All of you

Your turn?

Friday, December 3, 2021

Friday feelings

 Just enjoying the stillness

A nice tune

The season

That tells me

Not to rush

Into busyness

And relish


Thursday, December 2, 2021


 What are you ordering?

What are you reading?

What are you eating?

What are you listening to?

What are you watching?

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Christmas tree

 In this season, warmth is returning to my heart.  My soul is breaking the walls. I’m enjoying the ordinary, making it extraordinary. I’m relishing victories. Accepting defeat. I’m riding the waves of emotion instead of letting them consume me. I’m taking the pleasure along with the pain. I’m aware that both can coexist. I’m writing each Christmas card with joy unspeakable. My mailbox opens a whole new world each day. It’s communication I treasure much like this blog, but in a different way. I look at my Christmas tree much like life. A little shiny, a little complicated, but a whole lot to unwrap. May your day be blessed, and your countenance find a reason to smile.