Can extract sunshine from a cloudy day!

Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness. Carry a vision of heaven in your hearts, and you shall make your name,your college, the world, correspond to that vision. Your success and happiness lie within you. External conditions are the accidents of life, its outer wrappings. The great, enduring realities are love and service. Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulty. ~ Helen Keller
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

This Little Light of Mine

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The first vibrant beacon to illumine my path was no less than the incontestably funny Barbara Johnson, author of the vivaciously written, "Stick A Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy.Her voice was my voice when I was a wee' lady 20 something freakish mother me! Her humor was a holy umbilical connecting her inner funny to mine.

Barbara's bubbly yellow book was  my loving elixir, gulped in potent doses in between the manic of youth with its mundane madness of frying chicken, fixing bed, folding laundry, catering to hubby, carting two active boys to elementary, and washing my hair every day.

"Pain is inevitable but misery is optional! 
~ Barbara Johnson

It was the 90's and she was my totem of sanity, my nicotine of resilience, my sangria of balance, a woman in a book who zealously guided and bridled my young wild self to calm and clarity. Ah, so many ways to describe her! She dug out' humor from the driest desert of days imaginable with stories lifted from a life she lived that seemed hell bent on whacking her out. Disappointments, bad vibes, grave news, crises, burnt bread became reserves of strength and catalysts of courage. I was transfixed. Her optimism was grounding. Pussy willows, cattails, soft winds and roses...I grew... a geranium of smile inside of me!

My mentor to a life of  "no whines, no complaints," Barbara imparted the dire boring folly of a "victim" mentality, espousing to the young wife in me that it isn't what happens in life that primarily matters, but the graciousness by which one takes it, rolls it and wears it! That was powerful. That was strength. 

Married 21 years, yes, I am.  And to this day, I owe that  happy geranium in my heart to a woman I met, not in person, but in spirit. Her life of seeking the gracious happy best in everything was a bud of joy planted, and  germinating still in my soul.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸

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In the same manner of encouragement, I offer this blog to the life and stories of women the world over. Ordinary women who lay no claim to movie star fame, but whose lives are seeded with the most fragrant buds of wisdom that sow light as a prism refracts light...
....wherever we are, whether we know each other or not, have met or never will, we all are intertwined in a garden of pretty as life is meant to be. I offer this space as a little geranium garden of joy and a rose orchard of peace. 
May you be inspired. May you be blessed. May you be happy!   
This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine.. 
let it shine..let it shine...
Namaste! Love and Light!
The Lady Prism 

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