The Sandbox Writing Challenge #7 — What makes you shine?

Still working my way through Calen’s challenge based on Roberta Allen’s The Playful Way to Knowing Yourself


Now tell us, please, what makes you… Shine?

I don’t think there is anything that makes me stand out from others. I am usually the one obscured by shadows, lurking in quiet, dark hallways. I am the one that doesn’t want to be noticed. That generally means that only people like myself gravitate toward me. I can’t sing, play instruments, dazzle people who my charisma, or entertain the masses. I am just a little nobody who likes to be alone, writing my little stories and reading my books. Nothing shinny about me.

The Daily Me (Journal) Lessons – 12/22/16

Today’s prompt comes from 100 Inspirational Journal Prompts by Melissa Bolton @ The Mogul Mom

What lessons did you take from your regrets?

The biggest lesson is that life is too short to have regrets. I have to remind myself of this all the time. So I did some regrettable things. Can I change that? No. Time to move on then.

Another is that the past is in the past for a reason. Shit happened. A lot of it. Has it ruined me? A bit perhaps, but not beyond recovery.

So now, I try to do things purposefully and mindfully. I am not reckless like I was in my youth. This leaves less room for regrets.

My Daily Tarot – Three of Cups


12/22/16 – Three of Cups

You are surrounded by those who give you happiness. Remember to acknowledge and appreciate them. Take time with others to celebrate the simple joys of being alive.

Be aware of ignoring the simple pleasures and not appreciating those around you. This is not a time to focus on your problems, no matter how pressing. Practice gratitude and see what happens.

Clever tarot. You’ve bugged my phone. I was on the phone last night speaking to my friend in Roanoke. The one I need to make a decision to move in with. I thought she was upset with me since I hadn’t given her an answer and of course, I’ve been playing that avoidance game with her over it. However, last night, we spoke about getting together tomorrow, having lunch and a drive to a site that just may become a setting in a new Rayne Fallon story. I need to release that pressure valve and just be with her a while. We’ve been friends for decades. I am tired of allowing this decision to muddy the waters between us. I love her and I miss her and I damn well appreciate our friendship. So I will take that time to be with her and enjoy her company tomorrow. If we discuss the moving in, that’s fine. If the topic never comes up, that will be fine too. I just need to show her how happy and grateful I am that she has remained my friend regardless of my craziness.