I am Thankful for: Recent Memories

“What was the last meal you had at a restaurant?” My sister asked sometime last week during dinner. It took me a awhile to answer her question because I could not rember. Everything changed so quickly, yet the days feel so long and drawn out. The days blend together making each day feel like Sunday….

Moment of Thanks

It’s Thursday!? Social distancing is an interesting experience. The days blend together and sometimes feel like an entire week has passed. I remember when I lived in Los Angeles, there were times when I spent an entire Saturday or Sunday at home. It was always a nice treat for me to rest, be and catch…

I am Thankful for: Hope

Hello! I just stumbled upon a video that touched my heart. The video was created by the Chino Hills High School choir. They had a performance this week that was canceled. However, the students did the next best thing, they came together digitally to sing for a larger audience. The song they sang could not…

I’m Thankful for: Place and Time

I woke up Wednesday morning feeling the most rested I’ve felt in two weeks. In recent weeks I would wake up in the middle of the night or twice in a night then go back to sleep. Or I would sleep through the night, but wake up early (between the hours of 4am – 6am)…

I’m Thankful for: Seeing Beyond My Limitations

This morning, I woke up just like every other day. However, today is not like every other day because yesterday I wrapped the last movie of my career. I wanted to go out and celebrate this milestone, instead I went home exhausted and in need of rest. I have a cold. It is typical for…

I’m Thankful for: Blowing Out the Walls of Fear

It’s almost a month since I have been back from my two month summer hiatus. I approached those months with intention. I wanted to write my first book, deepen my spirituality and focus on my health and energy. Every step of the way there was a road block or detour. I breathed through each irritation and while I…

I’m Thankful for: Intuition

It’s Friday. I post gratitude posts on Thursday, but these past few weeks I have wanted to break form. I must honor it and follow my intuition. It wasn’t until I studied improv three years ago, that I learned all the ways that I have stifled myself. Choosing to be silent in times of conflict…

I Am Thankful for: The Idle Moments

The universe meets me in the idle moments, each time I take an extended break. That’s when I gain the most clarity. I told The Answered Prayer. “The universe meets you in all your idle moments these days.” He responded. This is a broad overview of the conversation we had before I left in early June. It wasn’t until…

I’m Thankful For: Freedom

This year, I had a few realizations that I have not written about yet. I have only verbally shared some of those realizations with a handful of friends. Some realizations require backstory in order to grasp the depth of the realization, others I am in the midst of understanding deeper and some I am not…

I’m Thankful For: Self Acceptance

The weekend felt ordinary. Late Monday night I realized more happened below the surface than I could see. I was home more then I was out. The 3 intentional activities that I did, were filled with open, positive people who are more strangers than acquaintances or friends. As we talked, each person shed light on…

I’m Thankful For: Chance Encounters

Last week my friend was in town. I’ll call her the traveler. It was late July in 2014 when I met her. She was in town visiting a friend and I had just gotten back from my month of writing. I debated going out that night, to visit my friend at his restaurant, but I decided to…