An IdeaThe  last post on my blog, we discovered the 86,400 seconds we have every day to use when we need these seconds.  I thought it would be fun to turn this around from time to money. Are you ready?

You have discovered someone, and you do not know who, has provided you with a livable income from now until….? Stop. Let this sink inside your head. No more problems. No more jobs you hate. No more balancing your life and your money, and no need to work. Wow! What a predicament to be in, or so you think. What would you do with – all the time you need and all the money you have? When you have little of either, you can manage with all the restrictions. But, with all, where are the restrictions and which ones would you place on yourselves?

It is neither and both. We have a lot of time and wish we could do everything that means something to us. We could write and never have to worry about the monetary side of life. Now, we have all the money we could ever need, and do not have the time. What a two-edged sword we create with our thoughts.

Much of our lives is spent doing things we do not want to do, but have to do, because of what we’ve been taught to believe. Or, we do things we do not like because of what we think we need to get ahead. These are the two edges of the sword we put before us. We drain our energy before we ever become aware of the possibilities we have.

Yes, we all need time to sleep, eat, revive our souls, and energize our existence.

We need money to have the food we eat, to pay our bills, and pave our ways for better avenues.

If you could have a great job, love what you do, and not get paid the amount you think you should, you would have time to do other things you crave to do, within reason. This way you could see yourselves:
Time  = passion
Work = money
Time + Work = our possibilities at both.

You do not have to give up one for the other, rather combine your new energies to give you the best of both worlds. Now is the time to make changes and energize your lives rather than draining energy from your lives.

What all of this contributes to is PASSION. Your passion for what you want from life and what you have to give to life. Then we realize we have to give to get and get to give.
Take the next few days to look back over your lives and see where your passion rests or not rests and get the PASSION back in your life. Passion of what we really want to do and passion of what we can give is without time or cost. We do this because it makes us feel alive. And, as writers, what better feeling can we give ourselves and our readers? I’d say none. But, it is up to you.

Let me hear from you about PASSION and time vs. money. Feel the passion in your lives begin to come alive. Do you crave more time? Do you need more work? How can you combine both to give you a real PASSION for yourself?

Happy Writing. Grab the Passion and continue forward to new heights.



Two friendsIt’s been a wild ride in 2013, but we always look forward to a new year and new beginnings. Edna looked at Ethel, “Let’s sit and chat with Patricia for a while. She may have some new ideas.”

Welcome to 2014. We need to take it easy this afternoon. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or your favorite beverage and look at all the opportunities ahead. Are you ready for new experiences, new friends, visiting new places or just hanging out? When a new year arrives, are you one to jump forward with gusto? Or do you feel overwhelmed, lost or unsure. With so many pages in our calendar or planner, without events listed, the white spaces scare and confuse us.

Relax. Sometimes this is harder to do than the word says. Yeah, we all know what it means, but I decided to expound and looked up some of the other words. Relax is the same as being at ease, slowing down, softening an attitude, a slight pause, amusing oneself, and then I stopped. Amuse myself to relax? How do you feel when you grab a book and get involved with the characters? You can forget your worries and let the book characters do the worrying. You do not have to take on any responsibility for their ups and downs. Some people get lost in their hobbies. When they do something they love, the world turns without their help.

This is your year to keep your minds sharp and upbeat. Do not rule out quizz shows on television or a walk with a friend. When was the last time you played a game of Solitaire, whether with cards at a table or on your computer? The next time you feel uptight, play a game of Scrabble, fill in a Crossword Puzzle, or try to put a puzzle together, and not the little kind? Better yet, put the stereo or radio on to some great listening music and play a game with me–The Dust Bunny Race. This game forces you to sit and relax, okay amuse yourselves. Watch the Bust Bunnies scurry across the floor, under furniture, behind furniture, in corners, or wherever they go, and bet on which one will hide the longest. This game shows you have more and important areas to attend to, instead of cleaning up, all the time.

Make each day count for you and for others. Giving is a great relaxer when the receiving person smiles and says, “Thank you.”

Now, go and enjoy 2014 with all its surprises and adventures. “Thanks for sitting with me, Edna and Ethel. You have become great friends.”