Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Kari's Kave: Valentines Day & Life's Blessings

Happy Belated Valentine's Day!

I'm still basking in the glow of having been blessed with so much in my life. A supportive, loving husband of almost 23 years. 4 healthy, smart, amazing children. A fabulous extended family. Friends that totally rock. And getting to live out my dream job - writing books :-)

Life doesn't get much better than that!

Many times we might feel like we have the world crashing down on us, or that our dreams will never happen, or that we simply can't hold up under the pressure. Life is hard. It's messy and crazy and exhausting at times ... but so worth it all.

So when you feel like you can't go on, take a minute and just breathe. Look around you and you will be amazed at all that you truly have to be grateful for. When you focus on that instead of the negative, amazing things can happen. Positive energy brings positive results.

LOL this speech is just as much for me as I am getting ready to leave for Florida in 2 days. My hubby is out of town and will roll in just in time to drive the car when the kids get done with school at 2 on Friday. In the meantime, I have to clean, pack, shop, load the car, finish a book, finish a line-edit job, blog, and basically lose my mind :-)

Sooooo I am breathing now, taking a look at my blessings, and repeating it is all worth it. But you can bet your booty there will be a big ole chilled glass of wine when I cross the Florida state line!

10 comments:

Kari Lee Townsend said...

So what's driving you crazy these days? I'm listening...

Cassy Pickard said...

Kari: You always make me laugh. I love it. I'm not going to list what's driving me crazy these days, no one needs to read that many items. Have a great time in Florida- hugs those kids.

Lindsay said...

Have a great time on vacation. If you'd asked me yesterday I could have told you what's driving me crazy-galley edit but to day just waiting for release day.
Now I get to focus on the next book.

Cassy Pickard said...

Lindsay: The next book is always a fun but challenging process. Go for it!

Cozy in Texas said...

Great advice, no matter what goes on, I'm grateful for my wonderful family and having grandchildren is the icing on the cake.
Ann

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Cassy, I hear ya! Life has been especially hard for you lately. Hang in there. I'm always glad to make you laugh :-)

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Good luck on the next book, Lindsay :-)

Anita Clenney said...

Kari, what's making me crazy now is that I keep coming up with great ideas for my new story. That should be a good thing...and it is, but why can't they come earlier so I don't have to go back and revise. :)

I hope you guys have a wonderful time in Florida.

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Awww, gotta love grandkids, Ann.

Liz Lipperman said...

Kari, I totally agree that stopping to smell the roses is something we all need to do more of. For me waiting for something or to hear about something is the world's worst. I absolutely hate it. It's that hurry up and wait mentality out there.

Have a great time in Florida, and tell Brian to drive safely.