Roses And Thorns – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card

Roses Have Thorns - So Do Some People - A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card - Kate Woods
Roses Have Thorns – So Do Some People – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card – Kate Woods

 

ROSES HAVE THORNS – SO DO SOME PEOPLE

A rose is a beautiful thing. It has a wonderful fragrance and beautiful colored petals. Yet everyone knows that if you’re not careful when you pick a rose, you can get pricked by a thorn. If you’ve ever had the misfortune to feel that pain, you know that it can certainly diminish the pleasure you expected to get from picking that rose. The timeless lesson learned here is that looks can be deceiving and what you see, or what you think you see, isn’t always what you get! Choosing who you spend time with can be a lot like picking flowers. Roses and Thorns unfortunately, often go hand in hand in reality and in relationships, and should always be handled with care.

Equally as important to what you see is what you hear. When you meet someone new, pay close attention to how they talk about their friends and their family and their co-workers. If they only have negative things to say about everyone, maybe that’s a good indicator that they aren’t very easy to get along with. If they only have absolutely ALL positive things to say about everyone they know, that could indicate they are just acting out a part and pretending to be wonderful until they have you eating out of their hands. Someone too good to be true, is probably too good to be true. I’m a firm believer that nothing is perfect, and that includes flowers and people, but people can and should be balanced. Balanced people are by nature sometimes happy and sometimes sad, sometimes nice and sometimes mad, sometimes they make you laugh and sometimes they make you cry, but in a normal balanced relationship there should be more happy than sad, more nice than mad, and more laughter than tears.

So, be sure to proceed with caution. Admire roses for their beauty and their scent, but approach them cautiously when you decide to try to pick one for your own. If you can’t pick them without getting pricked by hidden thorns,  perhaps you should consider a carnation. The same theory applies when picking people to be a part of your life. If they are always giving you thorny looks or exhibiting unexpected hurtful piercing behavior toward you or others, perhaps you should select another variety. It can be very tiresome to have to keep looking for the thorns hidden beneath the leaves!

Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!

Best Regards,

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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Discretion – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card

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Taking a ride on a Ferris Wheel is  Choice… Just like what you say and what you do are choices! Just because you can say or do something doesn’t always mean you should. The definition of Discretion according to Dictionary.com is the freedom of judgment or choice. Discretion is a very admirable trait and it would be wonderful if everyone would practice it all the time. So many people’s feelings would be spared if people would always think before speaking; and if people would consider how their actions would affect others before they act.

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 Very early in my writing career I decided with very little difficulty what I’d use as my tag line because I knew why I wanted to write. I aspired to inspire people to improve and enhance their lives. So, it was logical that my tag line would read “I Aspire To Inspire”. I wanted to make a difference with my writing, whether it was fiction or non-fiction because it was clear that there were many unhappy, confused people in the world who could benefit from a little inspiration.  With that in mind I’ve added a new feature to my blog – Wickedly Wise Inspiration Cards.  I’ll be adding a new card every week.   Be sure to check back often if you need a little inspiration.

Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!
 Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”


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Magic In Me? Magic In You?

Magic In Me? Magic In You! Tap Into You Own Personal Inner Magic! Kate Woods, Author
Magic In Me? Magic In You! Tap Into Your Own Personal Inner Magic! Kate Woods, Author

Recognize Your Own Inner Magic

It’s a new day filled with new opportunities. The first opportunity each and every one of us should take is to recognize our own inner magic and to tap into it. Yes, that’s right I said MAGIC… Everything that’s good about each of us is our personal magic. You might think that you’re just ordinary and nothing special, but perhaps that’s just because you haven’t yet recognized and tapped into your own personal inner magic.

How Do You Find  The Magic That’s Within You?  

Ask yourself a few questions:
• What do I do that makes me feel happiest?
• What are my special gifts?
• How can I combine what makes me happiest and also share my special gifts with others to make them happier?
• Why didn’t I ever realize before that I’ve got the magic in me…

I’ve Got The Magic In Me…

Today and everyday going forward be inspired by these song lyrics “I’ve got the magic in me…” and turn everything you touch into gold. Help others find their happiness and their magic by using your skills and your magic, and maybe we can all help make the world a happier more magical place.

Many Things In Everyday Life Are Magical

Some of you might say but magic isn’t real, and believing in magic is for children. I disagree. There are so many things in everyday life that happen that are magical. Like finding something you thought was lost. Like thinking about someone and then suddenly hearing from them out of no where. Like remembering all the words to a song you learned and loved when you were a child. Like finishing a project you’ve been working on forever, making a perfect cake, or catching a perfect sunrise in a picture.

Being Optimistic Is A Little Bit Of Magic

Magic doesn’t always have to be larger than life and mesmerizing; sometimes it’s just about appreciating all the little things that you take for granted, and realizing that an optimistic view of things instead of a pessimistic view can turn a stormy day into an opportunity for a rainbow to appear.  Being optimistic is a little bit of magic that we can all make happen if we try … think good not bad, try to be happy not sad, add light to a dark day, take time to play, add creativity to your life whenever the opportunity arises. In the words of a catchy old song, accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch onto the affirmative and don’t mess with Mr. In-Between.

Sometimes when things seem really dismal it’s very difficult to think positively so just making an effort to do that is a magic trick. So perhaps your first magic trick of the day everyday should be to tell yourself to think positively as much as possible and to choose Optimism over Pessimism as much as possible and as many times a day as possible,  think “I’ve got  the MAGIC IN ME!”

Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!

Best Regards,

Kate Woods

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Enlightenment – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card

Enlightenment - A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card - Kate Woods, Author - How Wise Are You?
Enlightenment – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card – Kate Woods, Author – How Wise Are You?


Owls are said to be wise! Are you wise like an Owl? How Wise are you? How well do you know yourself? What makes you laugh? … cry? … triggers your empathy? … your anger? Are you being the one and only authentic version of you? … or are you someone else’s version of you? To answer these questions you must tap into you own pool of wisdom within yourself. You must attain a state of Enlightenment. I know, it sounds a little tricky, but in fact if you answer the questions in the sentences  above, you will in fact be searching for your own   Enlightenment.

Enlightenment is sometimes thought of as a belief in the power of human reason, and at other times, it is thought of as a spiritual way of thinking about things. I like to think that it’s becoming aware of who the one and only authentic version of you is — and being that person. Tap into your own wisdom within, and get to know and become the REAL ENLIGHTENED YOU!

Very early in my writing career I decided with very little difficulty what I’d use as my tag line because I knew why I wanted to write. I aspired to inspire people to improve and enhance their lives. So, it was logical that my tag line would read “I Aspire To Inspire”. I wanted to make a difference with my writing, whether it was fiction or non-fiction because it was clear that there were many unhappy, confused people in the world who could benefit from a little inspiration.  With that in mind I’ve added a new feature to my blog – Wickedly Wise Inspiration Cards.

I’ll be adding a new card every week and I’d love to send them to you to add a little inspiration to your week.  If the idea of receiving a little inspiration at an unexpected moment sounds good to just send me your email address below.  Or check back often if you need a little inspiration.

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Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!
Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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Everyday Magic – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card

Everyday Magic - A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card - Kate Woods, Author - Do you see it?
Everyday Magic – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card – Kate Woods, Author – Do you see it?

What is Everyday Magic?  Do I hear you all saying that you don’t believe in MAGIC? Well maybe you should reconsider that position! Perhaps we should start with the definition of MAGIC.  My favorite definition of MAGIC from Dictionary.com is any extraordinary or mystical influence, charm, power, etc.  To me this definition means that you can find magic in just about any place, or in anything, if you are open to positive influences that you encounter in your everyday existence.  Magic can be found anywhere and  everywhere, on any day and on everyday.  Everyday Magic is clearly found by the eyes of the beholder. 

Everyday Magic Is About Seeing Both the Forest and the Trees.  It’s all about your viewpoint, and your ability to be open-minded. It’s also about finding your way through every forest while actually noticing individual trees, and birds, and everything that makes up the forest when they all come together in nature.  It’s about calmly and completely immersing yourself, in all the everything things that are really anything but ordinary, when you focus on them individually and really see them.  It’s  about realizing that you will not get lost in life’s forests on tricky trails before you, if you focus on details and set goals and destinations for yourself.

IT’S ABOUT NOT STUMBLING THROUGH LIFE, BUT FORGING THROUGH EACH DAY WITH YOUR EYES OPEN AND FOCUSED. YOU HAVE TO LOOK FOR THE MAGIC IN EVERYTHING TO FIND IT!

Pay attention to the details and choose and mark your trails and paths, as you journey through life  carefully,  to  successfully see the Everyday Magic anywhere and everywhere as you move along  life’s trails and paths.

Very early in my writing career I decided with very little difficulty what I’d use as my tag line because I knew why I wanted to write. I aspired to inspire people to improve and enhance their lives. So, it was logical that my tag line would read “I Aspire To Inspire”. I wanted to make a difference with my writing, whether it was fiction or non-fiction because it was clear that there were many unhappy, confused people in the world who could benefit from a little inspiration.  With that in mind I’ve added a new feature to my blog – Wickedly Wise Inspiration Cards.

I’ll be adding a new card every week and I’d love to send them to you to add a little inspiration to your week.  If the idea of receiving a little inspiration at an unexpected moment sounds good to just send me your email address below.  Or check back often if you need a little inspiration.

To be notified when a new Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card posts  enter your email address in the box on the to of this page to receive an email notification

Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!
Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

Find me on Facebook @ Facebook.com/FaithInAvalanches
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