Inspirations

Inspirations by Frances Durisseau

Today I want you to remind yourself  how wonderful you are! I’m not speaking about big ego, self-serving attitudes that many have about themselves. I’ve seen and know of that in many, and it’s easy recognizable and not at all attractive. I’m talking about the humble, quiet confidence that only comes by living your life without rose-colored glasses disguising the hurt and pain you might have been though. It develops from knowing that you may not be the most beautiful or handsome  or the most popular person in the crowd, but you are finally comfortable that you are giving the world the best you that you can  and are happy with that person. It comes from understanding that knowledge and education lie  beyond diplomas, and wisdom comes as you experience both the good and the bad that life brings to you. It is seeing beauty in the person you have become, and excitement in the possibilities of all that the future holds for you, whether you are 10 or 85! Take the time to remind yourself today  how wonderful you are, and celebrate that reality! There is no one else exactly like you  and there never will be again! Go out there and dazzle, shine, sparkle, glow, sing, dance, write, paint or whatever you feel like doing, and make the world more beautiful! WOW! You are amazing and I am blessed to get to share this world with you.

Inspirations by Frances Durisseau

I just recently went through something that totally frustrated me, tried my patience, and tested my very last nerve. I’m sure you’ve been there too. For over a month I’ve been disabled with an awful case of sciatica, to the point that walking has been extremely difficult, much less climbing stairs.  I arranged to have many things come by delivery service. One certain company  decided, even after conversations and specific instructions, to leave my parcels and heavy packages at the leasing office , quite a distance and downstairs from my apartment. I was not very pleasant about it, to say the least. Not feeling well and being in pain played a part in that, I am sure, plus I had taken the time in advance to make sure they would deliver to my door as the other company that also delivers had done. Looking back, I’m feeling remorseful. Did I have to be so rude and impatient? No! It was a reaction I could have controlled. It certainly didn’t result in getting my packages any closer to my door. It only added more negativity to the situation and fuel to the fire I was allowing to burn. So today, let me give you a word of inspiration- don’t do what I did. Keep a cool head when things are heating up. You will feel better afterwards, believe me.

Inspirations by Frances Durisseau

Through the years, as I have gone through the wanderings of my life, there are some tidbits of wisdom  I have gleaned and held onto. With the ups and downs of life, the seasons that we endure , and the valleys and the mountain tops we find ourselves traveling through, we can all use all the wisdom nuggets that we  plant into our hearts and minds, to bring back up and reflect upon when we need them the most. So today I wanted to share some with you, just in case you were ever in need. There are three life bits of wisdom that we all need to commit to our most sacred memory. Home is not just one solitary place, but it is also a feeling we take with us wherever we go. Time is not measured by the second hands of a clock but by the moments that we experience. Heartbeats are not only heard and felt while they are beating, but they are felt and shared long after they are silenced. Just some things to reflect on when you need them!

 

Inspirations by Frances Durisseau

There are times that our lives can seem to be a chaos of contradictions. We feel like we are constantly at a fork in our road with signs pointing in every direction, and we have to choose the appropriate  way to go. What if we choose wrong? What if left is more right, and right seems totally wrong? Do we dare choose or do we stay stuck on the road of indecision, which in itself is a choice or decision.There are times we just need a small time out to breathe. Take a deep breath and listen to our heart and our spirit. We may not always make the right choice, but the good thing is, we can always put ourselves in reverse, and head in a new direction. Life is often times a chaos of contradictions. But what is totally awesome is we get to live it-really live it before we die. We can choose to live a life full of love. We can savor this sweet life we have, even if its not always easy, or with a clear path ahead of us. Just keep your head up, your feet moving, and your heart open.  The right path will unfold.

Inspirations by Frances Durisseau

Welcome to the month of June! For most, regardless of the date on the calendar, June represents the start of the summer season. We dream of taking the ultimate, fun vacation. We dream of summer days by the pool or at the beach, relaxing with a refreshing beverage and good book. For many of us in Texas, we dream of days that aren’t above ninety degrees! Wherever summer finds you, or wherever you may roam this season, remember to keep dreaming good dreams, especially when you wonder why in the world you were eager for school to be out and the kids underfoot all day every day. Look at those children with dreams in your heart for them, because these days of summer go by so fast! There may come a day, when you will long for these days, when the house is empty and quiet, and you don’t have smaller hands reaching for that refreshing beverage you just poured yourself. The quiet that lies ahead has many good points. Making your own schedule your way, without ballgames, ballet classes, and swim lessons has it’s perks. But a part of you will always miss those chaotic, crazy days of summer. My wish for you is that all your dreams of a perfect summer come true, even if those dreams seem out of reach at the present. Keep dreaming for you, for them, and for all the good that lies ahead, in every season of your lives!