Whatever Do You Mean

I was thinking of giving myself a gimme.

This week’s lens for Living Bliss is Romance and inspiration was a long time in coming for one idea. The thought of two verges on the impossible.

I should be able to give myself a break now and again, right? Pull the “get out of habit free” card from the deck.


Let’s get real here – romance? Really?

Remember I’m functional not fashionable.

Roses, fancy restaurants, Tiki hut getaways, slinky lingerie – those are the makings of a great episode for Valentine’s Day, but not me.


That’s never going to be me. I can’t make that me.

And thankfully I don’t have to.


Boxed In Or Out


When you decide to be you, the walls holding should, what-they-do and has-always-been disappear.

The way forward is the path outside stereotypes and standard definitions.

Living by what others think gives way to knowing your heart.


But the trade-off is in having to know who you are and what you truly desire.

Indecision will not be tolerated once you decide to follow your light.

The freedom felt in being your true self makes sure of that.


Romance doesn’t have to be roses or Tiki huts. Success doesn’t have to mean ladder tops.

What anything means is whatever you make it in order to bring out the best in you.

The best in you then ignites the best in others too.


I guess there’s no need to take a gimme after all. Inspiration arrived just in the nick of time, even if in a most circuitous way.

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Lorraine Watson - on rustic porch

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Crazy for cats and potatoes, Lorraine's insatiable curiosity of Life leads her to question, explore and push beyond the box. A self-professed "left-brained creative big picture" type, she has an intuitive knack for seeing beyond and beneath first appearances while at the same time nerding out on the details. Most of all she sees and holds others in their highest until they can see it for themselves.

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