0022I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.~Audrey Hepburn~

I’ve been so busy lately. Busy, and a little frustrated that I am so busy that I cannot do the things I feel I should be doing.  Things like finalizing my next book, which is essentially finished.  Things like writing new things that I dream about. I have notes on paper towels, and grocery receipts about topics I want to write about, but never seem to find the time these days.

We do that to ourselves sometimes.  We get caught in this web of minutia.  We have this plan for living, and all of a sudden, we wake up one morning to find ourselves at the mercy of the damn to-do list.  Or, we find that we are structuring our days to meet the expectations of others, whether those expectations are actually real or manufactured in our heads based on our feelings of self-worth.

So, for the past few days, I have been sitting with my  thoughts, re-grouping and getting back to where I started.  When I first started sharing with all of you, I had this knowing, this knowledge and connection to something much larger than myself.  That message?

Life is beautiful.  No matter what is happening around you, it is beautiful. And the way through the darkness is to look for the flickers of light in the night sky.

Sharing that is what I am supposed to be doing.

So, this morning, when I found this, I had to share.  Thank you to Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer for reminding me of my purpose, and teaching us all this very important lesson.

Back on track,