What Is Success? – Guest Post by Tina Frisco…

How do you define success?

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While writing the introduction to a fellow author’s book, I realized many of us view success as an end-product. We aspire, we strive and, if fortunate, we manifest. Only then do we feel gratified, overlooking all we accomplished in the process. In short, we fail ourselves.

If we become discouraged when met by an obstacle, we are not seeing that obstacle for what it truly is: a teacher. Obstacles not only teach us what does not work, but also challenge us to reach beyond our perceived limitations. Obstacles are opportunities to practice what we’ve learned, alter our approach, and move forward. This is success.

Being stuck in obsessive thought patterns, limiting beliefs, or anything that stops us short of reaching a goal can lead to wallowing in the past (nostalgia) and yearning for the future (desire). Turning inward and finding the embedded thoughts sabotaging our efforts…

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Ocean Shore Haiku

I'm a little late posting my entry for Ronovan Write's Haiku Challenge, but better late than never. I LOVE the prompt words this week: Ocean & Shore. OCEAN WAVES Ocean waves erase Footprints along the shoreline As you walk away * SANDCASTLES Joyful children build Sandcastles on the shoreline Beachside paradise * LIGHTHOUSE Through the … Continue reading Ocean Shore Haiku

Does Your Website Need an Update?

  Yesterday, I discovered that, although my website looked quite lovely on my laptop computer, on my cell phone it looked like a deranged monkey had put it together. Some of my images appeared off-center, while some were teeny-tiny, while others were huge and looked like they were going to attack unsuspecting web-goers. The text … Continue reading Does Your Website Need an Update?

Ember & Flame Haiku Challenge

This week's prompt words for Ronovan's Haiku Challenge are Ember & Flame: Smoldering Embers Once a burning flame Now nothing but ashes and Smoldering embers Be sure to visit Ronovan's blog for links to other participants in the challenge: https://ronovanwrites.com/2017/06/26/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-155-emberflame/

Deep Darkness Haiku

Ronovan picked the best challenge words this week: Darkness & Deep. There are limitless possibilities for these words, but unfortunately, I have limited time to write and post haiku. These are two quick haiku I penned this morning: CLOAK OF DARKNESS Silence settles deep Peaceful darkness surrounds us A comforting cloak FEARFUL FISH Fish swim … Continue reading Deep Darkness Haiku