What I Know For Sure

1. My favorite six words: “How are you? Are you OK?”
2. Ninety-nine percent of people and businesses never follow through, leaving behind a trail of thoughtlessness, emptiness, and broken promises.
3. Patience has never been my strong suit, until now.
4. A loving demeanor and a heart of gratitude open doors.
5. Kindness and politeness still matter.
6. We sure could use more empathy in our troubled world.
7. No means there is something better waiting.
8. Love yourself and never settle.
9. Let go of what you cannot control and trust that the Universe will take care of you.
10. I know what and whom I can live without.
11. I know who my real friends are.
12. Nothing is forever.
13. Change is guaranteed.
14. Social media is cool, but real life is where the magic happens. A like is never a substitute for substance. Get offline and live.
15. Call or visit. No text, message, or email compares to a voice, a smile, a hug.
16. Working out is an awesome stress reliever, much better than booze and food.
17. I cannot wait until it is warm again. I am cold all of the time.
18. The only person I can count on is myself.
19. I am tougher, more confident, more resilient, and more assertive than I have ever been. Don’t f— with me.
20. I am independent, intelligent, fierce, persistent, and strong. I am Elizabeth Smith, here me roar.

Overthinking and over trying

Peaceful Sonoma Coast

Peaceful Sonoma Coast

Everything has its right time and right season. When the mango is ripe it will fall from the tree. You don’t need to force something to be. ~ Kute Blackson

I am not sure if overthinking and over trying are words, but for the sake of this post today, they are and they fit my mood.

I am very tired. I don’t think it’s as much physical fatigue as it is emotional and mental. I am trying too hard to connect with people. I have this deep need for human connection, but it seems that the harder I try, the fewer connections I am making. Then it dawned on me (again) that less is more. I need to stop trying and just let things happen. I believe there is some truth in playing hard to get, not just when it comes to dating relationships, but also friendships and other relationships. To me it doesn’t really mean to play, but rather, it means to back off, let go, and just let life take its course. If someone wants to connect with you, they will find a way. If not, then it wasn’t meant to be. If you really want something (or someone), set it free. Like a boomerang, it will return if it has a place in your life.


When you let go of where you think you should be, you allow yourself to be where you are. When you allow yourself to simply be, each moment reveals its immense beauty and magic to you, beyond what you could have imagined. You experience the gift of the moment more fully! You then bring yourself into the flow of life. And you will find yourself to be the right person, in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing, with the right people! ~ Kute Blackson