The Gift of Gratitude: Fate

“You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate and what’s written in the stars. ~Anais Nin

Sometimes that special friend finds you first…

The Gift of Gratitude Day 23: Fate

As some of you know, I’ve been dreaming of a mini donkey for many years.  Over the past month, I have contacted numerous breeders.  I was puzzled when none of them returned my phone calls or emails.  I had to trust that it wasn’t my time or the right critter for me.

Just a few days ago, it came to my attention that a five-year-old Jack would no longer be a breeder for his owners.  They were looking for a home for him, but they had not met the right match.  After much communication, we were invited to come and meet him.  At that point, I was finally told his name.

Backstory…We bottle fed three Nubian goats two years ago.  Their names were Frodo, Pippin and Sam.  We still have Pippin and Sam, but Frodo passed away at three weeks of age.

When the breeder and I decided on a time to meet, she told me the mini donkey’s name…

His name is Frodo…


And then my soul saw you and it kind of went,

“Oh, there you are.  I’ve been looking for you.”

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…


More Frodo updates coming soon!

The Magical Thread… Fate

I spent the majority of my life creating to do lists that were completely unrealistic. I was planning my life, months in advance, always trying to get ahead.   For some reason, I felt that if I completed everything on my color coded list, I could rest… I would be able to give myself permission for some much-needed ME time.  I contemplate these times and have to chuckle to myself. Who was I to believe that I was in control? Why was I so naïve to think that life could be finished?  I was a perfectionist and truly my own worst enemy. I was losing at my own game, digging myself into a hole that left me feeling unaccomplished and exhausted.


I realized that my job would never be done, regardless of the hours I spent trying. At the same time, I came to the acceptance that the house would not stay perfectly clean, the gardens would not be weed free and an artistic meal would not be on the table, 7 days a week.  I learned that the loved ones I assumed would be permanent fixtures in my life, would walk away.  I learned this because I lived it…    I had created unrealistic expectations for myself, for most of my life, trying to always please others…trying to make others happy, while I sat feeling completely alone.  I was unable to keep up with ME anymore.  I had to let go. I had to learn to trust in fate…

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I turned 40 on 11-11-11 and this was a year of awakening for me.   I learned to trust in the big picture…I learned to embrace fate! There was a plan for me, regardless of my efforts.  During this time, I welcomed the unknown journey.  By doing so, I found peace within.  I allowed the universe to guide me.  I listened and trusted my intuition. I learned to BE STILL…   I no longer questioned.  It was during this year that I began to LIVE…


I have made more personal growth than one could imagine, during this magical time in my life.  Although the old ME can still resurface at times, she never stays for long.   I am living my dream each and every day, open to new and exciting adventures!  I have made connections with individuals I never would have thought imaginable.   The Universe patiently waited for me to listen…to trust…to be completely open…to LIVE.


I don’t believe in coincidences.  Every experience and individual in my life led me to the next.  A magical thread connects life’s moments through time.  Beautiful souls have entered my life, with no explanation.  There is an immediate and deep connection, regardless of distance or time.  A connection far more powerful than just a coincidence and one that can only be delivered by fate.  I no longer question these connections and trust in fate’s magical thread.


I also trust in ME!  When my intuition speaks, I listen…

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be…”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…