So… things didn’t go quite as planned…

Big deal.  I’ve got my son.  We’re having a mental health day, and already laughing our asses off.  That’s good enough for me. 

Jonathan Ojanpera, we received your painting today and it is absolutely beautiful!!!  I didn’t realize you were a writer as well.  Thank you for a copy of your book.  I look forward to reading it.

To the rest of the world… I’m signing out and spending the day with MY not so little man.  Hope you all have as much fun as we’re going to.

~Kate…one blessed and grateful, Kate.

Fan-Freaking-tastic Day

I have not one single complaint!  I spent 5 hours WITH Ryan, bonding with a stray dog.  The animal control officer wasn’t on duty today and we aren’t allowed to have pets, so I was freaking out, as to what I was going to do with this poor, under weight dog that had open wounds all over its body.  Being infested with fleas, I couldn’t bring it into out apartment.  So, I called the police back, and they were able to contact the animal control officer, and now I know the dog is at the vet, being cared for properly.

Today marks an extremely special day for us.  One of my very best friends confided a secret, and I’m not at liberty to share it, as it is her news to share.  If you’re reading this, please know that I will ALWAYS be right here.  Wait until you see what I did for you already!!  I told you… you are going to be so sick of me in the very near future.  But I’ll love you anyway,

Great day, followed by a great night because my boyfriend is in a loveable mood.  I LOVE when life is good.  Despite all the negativity that is lingering around us, we refuse to absorb it and stay positive.  Totally loving life right now, and I hope you are all doing the same.

Good night fellow bloggers!  Wishing you ALL nothing but the best!! From my heart to yours…

~Kate…one extremely satisfied, grateful, and humbled Kate.

Okay… I lied…

Well, not entirely.  I gave up on focusing on my followers.  I didn’t start a blog to gain a following.  I started a blog to write.  Then I reached 50 followers.  I was so flipping excited! When it hit 100?  I had to be peeled off the ceiling.  Then I decided to stop focusing on that.  I love each and every one of you, but I was getting wrapped up in my followers and losing sight on what I originally started out to do, which was write.  Sometimes I have bad days and need to vent, but more often than not I’m trying to pick out the good in all my days.  I vowed to not focus on the ever increasing number of followers and just kept writing.  Well, today (last night, but I opened it today) WordPress sent me a message saying it was my best day for likes.  So, my curiosity was piqued.  I did it.  I hit the stats button, only to see that I am 4 followers away from 200.  I do hope that this number one day reaches 20,000, but I am satisfied with my 196 (plus 2 email followers and if my FATHER would create a link to follow me by email that’d put me even closer).  You are all amazing, and extremely inspiring.  I look forward to reading your posts each morning, and the conversations that will soon transpire as I respond.  You are all so kind and supportive.  And POSITIVE!!!  I don’t want any negativity on here whatsoever!!  I love to be happy.  I love the way it makes me feel, and the fact that laughter is not only the best medicine, BUT, it’s so very contagious, motivates me even more.  Why, when we have the option to choose happiness, do so many of us pick anger and misery?  It’s such a bad feeling.  I believed for the longest time that I was alone in my thinking.  Then I met all of you.  This is my home.  This is where I belong.  You all have no idea what your words of inspiration do for me.  One day, I will go down the list (better make it soon before my number of followers increases) and thank you all personally for the part you play in my happiness. 

So, I caved.  I gave into my ego and looked at my stats.  And I’m so glad I did.  This is a sincere thanks to all of you.  All of you who keep me writing, who inspire me to keep being positive when I’m surrounded by negativity.  All of you who continue to be right here for me and comment on my blogs.  If I can help just one person achieve happiness, I will be grateful.

I hope you all have a great day!  I know I’m going to.  Happy blogging, and keep the positivity coming!!

PLH4

~Kate…one grateful, positively optimistic, Kate.

And so it goes…

I’m puzzled by the countless times I thought that the world would stop spinning.  Whether it was a bad break up, a fight with a girlfriend, bad news about my son… what ever it happened to be.  However, not at any point in time, during any of these situations did the world stop spinning.  Life goes on.  It doesn’t stop to let us take a break, to recharge or to catch up.  It just keeps going.  Sometimes like a small boat going along with the tide, and other times like a freight train.  But it always spins.  Yes, the world always spins and I always win.  I don’t say this to sound cocky or to try to convince you that I am better than anyone.  I always win because that’s just the way I see things.  Even if I lose, I still come out a winner.  This past couple of days for example:  I lost who I thought was a really good friend.  Turns out she’s a sociopath (and I don’t mean this in a light hearted way, or a way to make fun).  She was court ordered to be in therapy and she’s not.  Her whole life has turned upside down, and it turns out it’s all my fault.  Yup, I made her make all of these stupid mistakes, and I made her to continue to make all of these stupid mistakes, and when she gets caught, because I tell the truth, EVERYTHING is my fault.  So, I lost what I thought was a good friend but gained an honest, open friend in her place.  I refuse to see the negative, even in the worst of situations.  Why?  Why dwell on the bad when there is so much good right in front of our faces?  It’s taken me quite a long time to get where I am, as far as my thinking, but I’ve made it.  I’ve changed my perception.  Imagine life as a menu.  You’ve got a whole list of moods you can be in today.  Well, today and everyday, I choose happiness.  I choose to be happy.

 

Good night fellow bloggers!  Hope you have a happy tomorrow.

Peace, love and happiness, Always,

~Kate

I am absolutely speechless

A few weeks ago, I was joined in a conversation in which we were discussing things we’d like to do or that we had done in the past but no longer did.  My encouragement was directed to the young woman who wrote the blog, but another blogger also expressed an interest.  He, Fazal Abbas, expressed an interest in sketching.  He used to do it years ago, but kind of just let life get in the way of his passions.  Well, he is back to sketching, and what a talented man he is!!!  Fazal, I see you soaring with your abilities!!  Today in the mail, I received a sketch from him, that is probably the most beautiful gift someone has ever given me.  I LOVE it!!!  I have to get the measurements, so I can get a proper frame for it, but before the week is over, it will be hanging on my wall, where I will look at it everyday and be reminded of your kindness, and your talent, and your friendship.  It is absolutely beautiful and brought tears to not only my eyes, but to my girlfriends as well.  She was sitting outside with me when it arrived.  A simple thank you is not enough.  However, I am speechless.  You have many talents, and are extremely great with all of them!!  I thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart.  I love it!  I truly do, and I cannot thank you enough.  Please, keep doing what you’re doing.  You are such a good person, and I am honored to call you my friend!!  I am so glad that our paths have crossed. I will talk to you again soon.  Once again, thank you so much, my friend.  YOU have just made my day.

~Kate…never without words, except for this very moment, Kate.

It’s only 10 Questions… You can do it!

Suzie had a great idea!  She wanted to get to know her followers better, so she asked them a series of questions.  Well, tell me that’s not pure genius!  So, because I want to get to know all of YOU better, I’m going to do the same.  Only I’m not going to stop.  Today I’ll go easy with 10 questions, but as the weeks go by and my interest is piqued, I’ll be sure to ask some more.  All I ask is that you try…  I want to establish friendships, compare notes, have someone I can talk to when I’m feeling down, or bouncing off the walls with good news to share.  The more we all know about each other, the better the lines of communication will be.  Right?  So, here are my questions.  If you don’t feel comfortable with one or two, simply skip them.  But please try.  And please leave your answers in my reply box, as I haven’t yet mastered ping backs.  Thanks so much!  And I look forward to getting to know you all a little better.

PLH4 ALWAYS!!!!

~Kate

*You can’t just like the page/concept.  You have to actually answer the questions.  How else will I get to know you??*

1.  How long have you been blogging and what possessed you to start?

2.  What do you like to blog about?

3.  What types of bloggers do you follow?

4.  What country are you from.  If from the US, what state?

5.  Have you ever been published?

6.  Are you a writer or a photographer?

7. Tell me one thing (or several) that makes you unique.

8.  Name one positive attribute you have that helps in making this world a better place.

9.  Do you have any children?  If so, how many and what ages?

10.  What would you like to see more of on my blog?

I am like a kid at Christmas right now and cannot wait to read your answers!!  I want to know these things about you all, and then some.  I have only been met with kindness on WordPress, and I like that.  I want to continue surrounding myself with positive people.  No Debby Downers allowed!!  Sure you’re entitled to have a bad day, and rant about it.  We’re only human.  But as my title says… if you can’t be kind, please be quiet.  Also, I apologize that the comments have to be moderated, but my trolling ex will be dying to write something nasty in the response and I won’t allow it.  So be patient.  I’ll post your responses as soon as I get them.  Thank you all for continuously inspiring me on a daily basis!!  I love you all for it!!

Okay… this is quite possibly my last post for the day…

… but probably not.  I plan to spend the rest of the day actually writing, as ideas are coming at me from every direction!!  I have to get them all out on paper before I lose them.  I had ONE very important thing to do today, and that is done.  Now that that’s behind me, I can get on with my writing.  I just can’t help signing in though… You all are such a positive, motivational bunch!  When I feel like I just can’t write any more, you give me that gentle push to keep going, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.  So thank you.  ALL of you!!  This book is going to be a success for a number of reasons, but mainly because thoughts become things.  Not only is it going to reflect my optimism, but it’s going to raise awareness as well.  I can’t wait to get started, so I’m signing off for the day… for now.  I’m sure I’ll have much more to say later.  Thanks again for your continuous support!  I’m so very glad I found you all!!!

 

PLH4

Kate… one eager to write Kate.