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Sunday
May122013

A MARVELOUS MOTHER'S DAY!

Hi Everyone,

I was touched tonight when my children excused themselves to wish their "other mothers" Happy Mother's Day. They reached out first to family members, and then to the people who have had a positive impact on their lives: long-time family friends, a beloved neighbor, our former nanny, and their closest friends' mothers.

I'm following their example, and using my new blog to say THANK YOU to the many wonderful people who have accompanied me as I journey through motherhood. Some of you live nearby and know my children; some of you have never met them... but you have all made a difference in their lives. Thank you for listening to my frustrations, making helpful suggestions, celebrating my children's triumphs and sharing your wisdom with me. My children are stronger, happier people thanks to your input, and I am deeply grateful for your friendship and advice. But in the child-rearing department there is no one who has influenced me more than my own mother. It wasn't until after I became a parent that I began to recognize and truly appreciate all the things that my mom has done, and continues to do, for me. So I'm dedicating tonight's blog post to my amazing mom: you have inspired me more than you know, and my love and appreciation for you deepens with every passing year.

 

Hope you had a happy Mother's Day!

Stay Zenspired,

Joanne

 

Monday
May062013

With God All Things ARE Possible

Hi Everyone,

When life throws us curve balls, and we aren't sure IF we can handle them, much less HOW to handle them, I take comfort in knowing that with God all things ARE possible. I have been blessed to have experienced God's presence in my life, and to know that prayer works miracles. I think that's why this is my favorite scripture.

I'd love to know what your favorite scriptue is... please take a moment to share it, and say why it is your favorite.

Stay Zenspired,

Joanne

Wednesday
Mar062013

Miracles Abound!

Hi Everyone,

Do you believe in miracles? I do... miracles abound... all you have to do is open your heart and mind to experience them. It helps to awaken with an attitude of gratitude, attuned to the wonders that the new day brings.

I was blessed to experience several miracles today... one of which I shared with my daughter. We had lunch at an outdoor cafe, and there was a flower basket hanging in the park across the street which danced in the breeze, and added a touch of color and delight to our meal.

Look for miracles throughout the day... I'm sure you'll find more than one. When you discover them, don't forget to take a moment to reflect and appreciate the unique blessing you've witnessed.

Stay Zenspired,

Joanne

 

Tuesday
Mar052013

My First Zenspirations Blog Post!


Hi Everyone,

I've been happily 'blogging' on my Facebook page for a couple of months now, and appreciate all the 'likes' and encouraging comments. I have had numerous requests to transition to a blog format so people who aren't on Facebook can also enjoy the Zenspirations art and inspiring messages that I've been posting daily... so welcome to my new 'home'... 

You can't 'like' these the way you can on Facebook, but I invite you to share them and comment on them (that way I'll know you've seen them!). Below each blog post are some handy buttons you can use share the link to my blog posts with your friends, and I hope you will always share the ones that touch your heart. Sometimes a small thing like sharing an uplifting image, giving a hug or speaking a kind word can mean more to someone than you know...

So thanks for following the path to my new blog... hope you will find inspiration for your soul, and that you'll soon feel at home here!

Stay Zenspired,

Joanne

Tuesday
Jun052012

Zenspirations Endcap at Michaels!

 

As an artist, few things are more exciting than seeing your work on the store shelves. So you can imagine how excited I was to see that Michaels has given me my own Zenspirations endcap!

 

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