Archive for November, 2016

What A Gift

Small miracles create a large smile.  Traffic that flows, customers that are polite, finding all your stuff where it should be as you prepare to leave for work, time with your beloved child, and a comfy place to lay your head at the end of a busy day.

We have a new president in the USA.   If your candidate did/didn’t win vote for a better you.  You can take those steps you know you want to take to build a better you.

Do you want to be more productive, more tuned into your family’s needs, take better care of yourself, or just show more kindness?

My daily oils include Valor, Joy, Harmony, and White Angelica. As I continue my life changes/growth spurts  Believe, Live With Passion, and Frankincense will be added to my ‘Just Do It’ kit.

Stretch Those Lips SMILE

Incumbent Imbecile

Recently I heard the former mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania, recount some funny stories about his time in office. One happened while he was running for reelection; he was in a bar and paid for a woman’s drink. She thanked him but wondered why a stranger had bought her a beer.

“I’m running for mayor,” he told her, “and I want your vote.”

“You got it,” she said, grabbing her glass. “Anyone’s better than the jerk who’s in there now.”   James Landis, ?Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Names For Groups You Never Knew

A pride of lions, a gaggle of geese … and here’s how we might classify these groups:
• A brat of boys
• A giggle of girls
• A stagger of drunks
• A tedium of accountants
• A stitch of doctors
• A whine of losers
• A jerk of politicians

Speak Softly, Kick Gently

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.  Theodore Roosevelt

Right to Ignore

Being president is like running a cemetery: You’ve got a lot of people under you, and nobody’s listening.  Bill Clinton

Friendly Competition…

My girlfriend and I often laugh about how competitive we are.

But I laugh more.   Michael Ian Black on Mom’s Best Dish

When I was growing up, my mother’s best dish was store-bought Entenmann’s chocolate chip cookies.   —Michael Ian Black, from Navel Gazing (Gallery Books)

Reading The Fifth

I’m writing my book in fifth person, so ?every sentence starts out with: “I heard from this guy who told somebody …”Demetri Martin

Stewart Francis on Spelling

So what if I can’t spell Armageddon? It’s not the end of the world.    Stewart Francis

By Adina in Humor  .::. (Add your comment)

Love Yourself and Love Others

It is an easy formula that we have heard many times.  Here’s a list from L. Hay on how to practice self-love.

My suggestion:  Take one idea and practice it for that day.  Write it down, carry it with you and do the affirmation.

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Probably the most important key is to stop criticizing yourself. If we tell ourselves that we are okay, no matter what is going on, we can make changes in our lives easily. It is when we make ourselves bad that we have great difficulty.

We must also stop scaring ourselves. Many of us terrorize ourselves with frightful thoughts and make situations worse than they are. We take a small problem and make it into a big monster.

Another way is to be gentle and kind and patient with yourself. Most of us suffer from the expectation of immediate gratification. We must have it now. Impatience is a resistance to learning. We want the answers without learning the lesson or doing the steps that are necessary.

We must learn to be kind to our minds. Let’s not hate ourselves for having negative thoughts. We can think of our thoughts as building us up rather than beating us up.

The next step is to praise yourself. Criticism breaks down the inner spirit, and praise builds it up. Acknowledge your Power. We are all expressions of the Infinite Intelligence.

Loving yourself means supporting yourself. Reach out to friends and allow them to help you. You really are being strong when you ask for help when you need it.

Love your negatives. They are all part of your creation, just as we are all part of the Universe. The Intelligence that created us doesn’t hate us because we make mistakes. This Intelligence knows we are doing the best we can and loves all of Its creation, as we can love ours.

Take care of your body. This was the topic of my email last week, however it bears repeating. Think of your body as a marvelous house in which you live for a while. You would love your house and take care of it, wouldn’t you? So, watch what you put into your body.

I often emphasize the importance of mirror work in order to find out the cause of an issue that keeps us from loving ourselves. Look in the mirror first thing in the morning and say: “I love you. What can I do for you today? How can I make you happy?” Listen to your inner voice, and start following through with what you hear.

Finally, love yourself now – don’t wait until you get it right. If you can love and approve of yourself now, then when good comes into your life, you will be able to enjoy it. Once you learn to love yourself, you can begin to love and accept other people too.
Loving yourself is a wonderful adventure; it’s like learning to fly. Imagine if we all had the power to fly at will? How exciting it would be!

The oils of Harmony, Acceptance,and Believe will support you on your journey.

Approaching A Historic Day

In 1963 tomorrow was a day that changed the lives of two small children and plunged a nation into mourning.  Like 9/11 2001– November 23, 1963 is a date many will always remember.  December 7, 1941 very few remember anymore.  These dates played a huge part in lives worldwide and now they are unimportant to the majority of the world.

To me it is important to keep our corner of the world clean of ‘war’ and promote peace in our relationships.  My oil of Hope keeps me focused on what I need to do to promote peace.

Get Your Laughter Rolling

A Little Nuts About Love

Driving through Southern California, I stopped at a roadside stand that sold fruit, vegetables and crafts. As I went to pay, I noticed the young woman behind the counter was painting a sign. “Why the new sign?” I asked. “My boyfriend didn’t approve of the old one,” she said. When I glanced at what hung above the counter, I understood. It declared: “Local Honey Dates Nuts”   —Contributed by Theodore Bologna

Check Out a Romance

I met my husband while I was working in a science library. He came in every week to read the latest journals and eventually decided to take out the librarian instead of the books.
After a year and a half of dating, he showed up at the library and started rummaging through my desk. I asked what he was looking for, but he didn’t answer. Finally he unearthed one of the rubber stamps I used to identify reference books. “Since I couldn’t find the right engagement ring,” he said, “this will have to do,” and he firmly stamped my hand. Across my knuckles, in capital letters, it read “NOT FOR CIRCULATION.”   —Contributed by Ruth E. Chodrow

Sweet Nothings (.com)

My boyfriend Hans and I met online. After dating a long time, I introduced him to my uncle, who was fascinated by the fact that we met over the Internet. He asked Hans what kind of line he had used to pick me up. Ever the geek, Hans naively replied, “I just used a modem.”    —Contributed by Anne McConnel

Pastoral Passion

The lingerie store where my aunt works was crowded with shoppers selecting Valentine’s Day gifts for their wives. A young businessman came to the register with a lacy black negligee. My aunt noticed that the next customer, an elderly farmer, was holding a long flannel nightgown and kept glancing at the younger man’s sexier choice. When it was his turn, the farmer placed the nightgown on the counter. “Would you have anything in black flannel?” He asked.  —Contributed by Christine A. Pandolfo

Irresistible Irony

About a year had passed since my amicable divorce, and I decided it was time to start dating again. Unsure how to begin, I thought I’d scan the personals column of my local newspaper. I came across three men who seemed like they’d be promising candidates. A couple of days later, I was checking my messages and discovered one from my ex-husband. “I was over visiting the kids yesterday,” he said. “While I was there I happened to notice you had circled some ads in the paper. Don’t bother calling the guy in the second column. I can tell you right now it won’t work out. That guy is me.”   —Contributed by Pat Patel

What About the Other Half?

As the music swelled during a recent wedding reception, my hopelessly romantic husband squeezed my hand, leaned in, and said, “You are better looking than half the women here.”

—Marlene Bambrick, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Tailor-Made Quips

My husband and I couldn’t decide which jacket to buy our granddaughter, so we asked the young salesman.

“If you were buying a jacket for your girlfriend,” I said, “what would you get?”

“A bulletproof one,” he said. “I’m married.”  —John Canuteson, Liberty, Missouri


Love is in the air.  Our special oil blends that support love?  The Gift, Mastrante, and Lady Sclareol.   Easy to order at Adina Blazek #259759.


Our lives are what we have created-reality.  “They” have done this to me-illusion.

We have the power of  thought.   We have the power of action.  We have the power of choice.   What will you choose to think upon and act upon today?

This I know-in war everybody loses.  In peace we can prosper. In acceptance and love we flourish.

Choose carefully, think deeply, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”  [Ancient Proverb], and act with kindness.

I am using the oils of Stress Away, Forgiveness, and Hope.

Great Men

I am studying about a man I have heard about most of my life but I didn’t really understand his place in history.  This man was deeply hated by the great king and queen of his time.  He was the only man who stood up, spoke up, and acted on his beliefs/faith.  This man was alone and yet he accomplished all that was asked of him to do.  This man is the great prophet Elijah.  His story is in the book about the historical events of Israel/Judah during the reign of Ahab & Jezebel; IKings 17 to IIKings 2:1-15 or you can buy the study book like I did and get an even deeper perspective of this ancient prophet.

You won’t find this man on any list of “The World’s Greatest Men” but as I study his life and actions I realize that this is the kind of person I want to be.

The Young Living essential oils remind me of the power we have in us from our creator.  The power to be a force for good with and for our creator. We have so many wonderful tools at our fingertips that help us engage this power.  Magnify Your Purpose, Believe, Highest Potential, Live With Passion, and Light Your Fire are a few examples of essential oils that keep me on the path to excellence.

How do you keep your ‘Love for Life’ flame burning?

Time for Endorphin Release

The science behind the healing benefits of laughter and the Endorphin connection.


What are My Options?

Scene: Me using the Siri app on my iPhone.

Me: Siri, call my wife.

Siri: Samantha McLaughlin is not in your contacts.

Me: Samantha Gibbs is my wife.

Siri: I’ve added Samantha Gibbs as your wife.

Me: Call my wife.

Siri: Which wife?     T.  Gibbs, Visalia, California

No—I Prefer to Push

Recently, I woke up to find that two of my car’s tires had been stolen. When the police officer arrived, he asked, “When were you last driving the car?”

“Last night at 11:00,” I said.

“And the tires were on it then?”    J. Rice, Englewood, Florida

Taken For a Ride

From a passenger of the Vacaville, California, public bus company:

Dear Sir,
I would like to commend driver Lea ?Schroeder for the following reasons:
1. She frequently doesn’t stop for me when I’m waiting at the bus stop, but she always waves as she goes by.
2. If she’s running behind, she tells me, “Sit your butt down,” in a courteous way.
3. She nearly comes to a complete stop now when I disembark, so I haven’t fallen in almost a week.
4. Although she usually gives me ?wrong instructions on which bus to ?take, I enjoy riding all around Vacaville on the different routes.
5. The way she suddenly starts and stops, rides the rear bumper of the car ahead, and pulls several Gs of force when she turns corners unfailingly ?elevates my heart rate. This has obvious health benefits.

Once again, I would like to commend Lea Schroeder for her outstanding work.

Sincerely yours,
Robert V.       From Lea Schroeder, Vacaville, California, a bus driver with a great sense of humor

Department of Manic Voices

The DMV was as crowded and noisy as ever. When I finally got to the ?window, I asked the clerk, “Does the never-ending line of loud people ever drive you crazy?”
She shook her head. “We call it job security.”   A. Cliburn, Van Nuys, California

Urine Trouble Now

An irate patient called our pathology group, demanding that I explain every lab test on her statement. “Of course,” I said. I brought up her bill: “Number one, urinalysis …”

She interrupted me: “I’m a what?!”    —From

The Meet and Greet Party Called Life

Stepping into a new experience, recreating your life, going into new realms where you have never gone before is exhilarating, scary, fun, nerve racking, eye opening, exhausting, and essential.

These emotions are real.  Emotions flood our brains much faster than our conscious thoughts and can run/ruin our lives. There is hope because we can harness their power to drive us where we want to go.  Here are some techniques I use to harness that emotional power and put it to work for me. (Imagine what it is like to turn anger into action for good in your life.  To switch that impatient habit into conscious use of time.) I believe in changing the things you can and letting go of those things you have no power to change.

  1. I use EFT or tapping  to rewire my sub-conscious brain.
  2. The Young Living oils I use for balance are Valor, Joy, Harmony and the protection oil of  White Angelica.
  3.  I affirm I am safe.  It is only change.

As I step into many new experiences these techniques and my oils with prayer/meditation keep my vision clear (Clarity  oil), my resolve constant (Valor oil), and my smile bright (Joy oil).

Share with us how you meet and greet the exhilarating, scary, fun, nerve racking, eye opening, exhausting, and essential changes in your life.

Who Knew…..

You step into a new adventure and you think some things will be OK and others  will take some getting use to, but who knew…

Who knew that after 8 years of restricted access the transition to full access would be so easy?

Who knew that when you start a new part of your life’s journey the old part of the journey becomes almost surreal?

Who knew that the power of suggestion is so strong that living the reality you imagined for so many years is very comfortable?

I’ll share with you some people who know:

Newlyweds that didn’t shack up first.  Married life is such a different mind set from single life.

New parents.  That little bundle is all consuming.

People who have experienced a major life change through no choice of their own.  Sometimes the change is mostly good and sometimes it brings you to your knees.

Life is only about change.  The oils I use to keep balanced are Valor, Joy, and Harmony.  I embrace all of life’s experiences affirming I am safe, it is only change.



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