The Beauty of Balance

Life viewed from the right angle is its own beautiful landscape…

It has taken a few weeks, but I am getting settled in my new home. The feelings of fatigue, anger, frustration and fear are all but gone. I had been in a head space that opposed my mental and spiritual well-being. My life seemed a dysfunctional hot mess. Mostly, I lacked the balances and boundaries needed to feel peace within and without. Regaining my equilibrium meant taking steps from my mental checklist:

  • Make a home. It needed to be more than a place I occupied and filled with stuff; it had to embody my personality, my vision, my décor.
  • Get revived. I had to make quality alone time with ABBA to once again enjoy the relational intimacy I craved as his daughter.
  • Restore leisure. Enjoyable things that had fallen by the wayside like writing, reading, music, movies and bubble baths, were once again gaining their place in my life again.

Sometimes it’s easy to get off track in life with all the distractions this world has to offer. Distractions make it easy to forget how to enjoy the beauty of living. For me, this means taking time to enjoy my hermitic side without guilt; to step back from life’s crowding demands and just be; and, to get the rest I need to avoid feeling like a mindless, murderous zombie.

Sleeping under the stars from the vantage point I now have makes for sweet slumber and tranquil living. Though not as beautiful a view as the Norway image used for today’s blog, it will suffice as an anchor for my balancing act.

Whatever it takes for you to gain a balanced life, I surely encourage you to find it and continue your life on a beautiful journey.

Image by Eamon – Blogger at and  Used with permission.

They Don’t Know You!

The Issue: When someone has been in your life for a long time and, yet, has no clue about your character or value as a person, either you’ve pretended to be someone you are not for too long, or they totally ignored the real you that was always present.


From my new book: Emotionally Charged: A Poetic Journey in the Issues of Life

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Today, I want to applaud the mothers who train up their daughters, and the daughters who listen and take heed, to know that their value as a person is reflected, not in the words they speak, but as a reality… 

  • In the character they exhibit
  • In the principles they stand on, and
  • In demonstration of their walk (biblically speaking)…

 These are they who will shine as the brightest DIAMONDS, even as they are ridiculed for holding firm to their virtue.

 VIRTUE is nothing but voluntary obedience to truth.

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