Wednesday, December 31, 2008


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12-31-08 9:58 P.M.

Here it is two hours before the beginning of a New Year, and although I cannot see all the changes in my life at this moment…one stands out above them all. “I QUIT SMOKING.” It still feels like a miracle to me. It will be 2 years in March 2009. Funny, but every time someone asks me how I did it, I answer with the same response, which is, “I don’t know how I did it, I just know that the thought was already planted in my mind.” They ask what I mean and I respond with, “I gave up trying to quit, and whenever anyone asked me when I was going to quit, I would say, I just want to wake up one day, and never smoke again.” Well, that is exactly how it happened. My doctor at the time, had a sign in his office, and I was a new patient. The sign said “ If you smoke, I will insist that you quit.” I guess I took it seriously and when he gave me the prescription for the lozenges, I had it filled and waited. My Aunt Pat, at the time, was being treated for Cancer, and the first time she went into the hospital I said I was going to quit smoking. Well, that was my last failure, I quit for 3 weeks and then started up again.

The next time my aunt went into the hospital, I didn’t know until I called her home and my Uncle answered. He told me she was in the hospital, so I told him I would go to see her. A few days later I did.
When I rounded the corner and saw her in her room in the Intensive Care Unit, I saw how frail she was and I felt tears well up in my eyes. I took a few steps back and cleared my face before I went into her room. She was happy to see me and she appeared perky, but it looked like it took a lot of energy to stay that way. The visit was short, and on the drive home I made the decision to quit. I still didn’t know when, so I set the date and when the time came, I just woke up the next day and didn’t smoke again. I had no withdrawal or even the desire to smoke again. I smoked 3 and ½ packs of cigarettes a day for many years, including the night before I quit, but it was the easiest thing I ever did. I watched my own sister, who died of heart disease, smoke in her hospital room after one of her heart attacks, and it still wasn’t enough to make me quit. My sister died alone in her apartment and no one knew for 3 days, but I continued to smoke. But that day sitting with my aunt, something happened, I can’t explain it, and I never thought for one second that she was going to pass away, or anything like that, something just hit me when I sat with her that gave me the strength to do it.

So a few months later after I had been not smoking for awhile, I called her and when no one answered I left a message. I said, “Hi, it’s Ann-Marie, and I’m calling for my “pat on the back,” and if you want to know what I mean you’ll have to call me back. It was a couple of days later, and when she asked why I needed a pat on the back. I said, “I have finally quit smoking, it was the easiest thing I ever did, now get of my back, Pat.” We had a good laugh over it, she told me she was proud of me, and it must have done the trick because here it is 2 years later and I’m not smoking. The last day I spent with her before she passed, we talked about how we both used to smoke and how wonderful it was when we were doing Home Demonstration Shows for Princess House. She said, “Remember, we would write up our orders, pack up our kit, carry it to the car, light up a cigarette, and count our money with a big smile on our face, as we drove home.” She was right, they were great times, we both loved our job and we loved doing the shows and the people we did the shows for, our recruits, our meetings and everything about it.

Princess House was only one of the job experiences I have had with sales in my lifetime. I have always held a sales job of some type, either as my full time job or in addition to my full time job. One of the very first things you learn when you are trained in sales is, “fake it til you make it.” Funny thing is, that is how we should all be living our lives. The Law of Attraction teaches us that we attract what we think about. Well, if you are doing the “ole fake it til you make it,” sales technique, you can’t lose. It becomes how you think about everything in your life, and when that happens… your life changes. It can’t NOT change, it has to, because you create your own reality by how you think about the world around you. In other words, you control your own destiny, your own happiness, your own failure or success. That may sound redundant but it’s not, it’s just the simplest way to look at life. You can only change yourself, and when you do, the world around you adjusts to change with you. It has to because you create the vibration and the world responds to your vibration. I’m sure this is not new information you are hearing but maybe it’s a new way for you to hear it, maybe what I am writing here, right now, will be the words that will catapult you into a new existence. This is the day to begin and if what I say here, helps you to do that, then I am truly blessed. I want nothing more than to make a difference in someone’s life, the way my Aunt Pat did for me. So let 2009 be the year that you choose to become who you have always wanted to be. The true you, and be SAFE AND HAPPY AS YOU DO IT. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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Monday, December 29, 2008

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I was reading a post in a thread on Powerful Intentions. A woman posted that she found herself in tears, crying that she was unable to give even something small to a few children. What I saw about her post was beautiful. In the few moments that she was crying...the answer came to her. She remembered that she had a resource she had forgotten about, and she made that resource the way she would both give and receive that year. IN HER TEARS, SHE "ALLOWED."

"The Secret," "The Law of Attraction,"and "The Law of Abundance," all teach us that it is when we "allow" that what we desire, is given to us, or shown to us. It is through our "feelings" that our desire is expressed, and the answer is shown to us, or our desire is received.

I am not saying that when we don't get what we want...we should sit down and cry, and that is not what this woman did. I am saying that in order to receive what we desire, we must feel that it has already been received, or it is already on its way, and so it is, and it shall be. We only have to ask the Universe once for what we desire, it already knows, and we must feel it...already on its way to us, and feel that we are receiving it, and so we will.

I was listening to Joyce Meyer the other day on television; she was talking about how God always answers our prayers, but sometimes the answer is "NO." That made me begin to think in a different way about what and how we ask the Universe. The answers are always there, it is how we listen to, and for them, that they show themselves. We are the only one that can change our life, it is in our own realm of existence to make the necessary changes to our life, to accomplish, or reach the goals we choose. I am going to reach my goals this year, because I am going to listen for, and to, the answers that I am given. I am going to follow the "instincts" that I have always known exist in me, and I will take the time to listen to and find the answers that are being shown to me.

What are your goals for this year? What do you hope to receive? What do you plan to give? These answers are all crucial to reaching our goals, and having what we desire in our life for the coming year. Ask in your prayers or in your communication with the Universe through meditation, to me they are the same. I pray during meditation and I pray to God during prayer. Everything around me is telling me to listen better this year, and that is what I'll be doing...LISTENING.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008


It's funny how long it takes us to pull all the decorations out, hang the lights, and set up all our little Christmas lawn ornaments. Taking them down though is so fast. Why is that? I went into my house last night and when I came out today, every semblance of Christmas glitter was gone from all the neighboring lawns, except my own. I was still busy in the house tinkering with my new Christmas toys. I told my friends it was like the last scene in a Santa movie where he shows up in town, everyone believes he's real, and when you go back the next day...he's gone. "Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" is a good example of that, but just when she is ready to give up on her Christmas dream...it shows up. The cane being left behind is such a poignant touch. My lawn was like that cane today, all that was left of Christmas was the lawn ornaments I still had up. My little Angel and my Santa Sign were the only visions left behind, and probably tomorrow they will be gone also.

It takes a few days to let the let-down sink in and bring us back to our old selves. To some it's like pulling off a band-aid...really quick. For me, I like to savor the last few days of the year and reflect on what has come into my life, and what new things I expect for the New Year. This is going to be a big year for me...I've made my goals and prayed my prayers, set my plans in motion, and can't wait to see them evolve from the dreams they came in. It took some time, but I never lost hope, and I know that this is the year I reap the rewards of my work.

What kind of plans have you made? Have you set a mission statement for your business or even for your personal life? You can get a little help with it on one of my other blogs MASTER BOOKS Nightingale Conant has one where you can just fill in the blanks and it helps to put all the pieces together. Make it a commitment this year to write one, let it be your New Year's Resolution. It will give you a much better idea of what to expect from yourself by this time next Year. Give it a try.


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Sunday, December 21, 2008


Good thing we got the snow plowed away for Santa to arrive in our neck of the woods today. Here in Norton, Santa is making a stop over at Joe Carlino's house, where he will be handing out presents and finding out what all the children want for Christmas this year. Joe and Santa are great friends, and I'm sure the kids will all enjoy a moment to catch his ear about their holiday wishes.

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Saturday, December 13, 2008


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Monday, December 8, 2008


The lights are up and last week the planets were aligned. Here in the East we were able to see the crescent moon and the two planets (Jupiter and Neptune), looking like a frown face, while Australia got to see a smiley face in their neck of the woods. Thank God the neighbors have all hung their lights and put out their decorations, because I won’t settle for a frowning face in our neck of the woods. My good neighbor Joe has his Christmas Village aligned, so no one at this end of town is looking at the frown face any longer. The week before Christmas, Santa Claus will be visiting Joe’s Christmas Village and the children in this little neck of the woods will be getting some little goodies from Santa. Nothing so significant, as a new video game or game system, but a token to put a simple smile on their faces,. To remind them of the joy of Christmas, and the birth of Jesus. There is a twinkle in Joe’s eye…wonder what he’s up to. It seems he and Santa have a lot in common…I guess we’ll see. The one thing I know for sure, there will be some smiling faces around him this year. And as soon as I can get my computer to release the photos I have taken of his village, I’ll post them here for you.