Remembering our heroes.

I am grateful for the sacrifice of our U.S. military heroes. Many faceless and courageous people have died defending freedom at home and abroad. May God bless them all and their families today and every day! Thank you so very much! All rights reserved. ©2016 by A. K. Orobko

Just as you are.

Fred Rogers of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood has kept this quote from Saint-Exupéry’s book, The Little Prince in his Neighborhood office, “What is essential is invisible to the eye.” What does that expression mean to you? Each of us brings our own thoughts, beliefs, and experiences to everything we do next. As I share my thoughts … More Just as you are.

A fun art party with my sister creating mandalas.

On Monday, my sister and I spent some quality time together creating mandalas inspired by instruction from The Mandala Guidebook (how to draw, paint and color expressive mandala art) by Kathryn Costa. First of all, I have to sing my praises to Kathryn Costa. She did an outstanding job with this inspirational book. Together with … More A fun art party with my sister creating mandalas.

Thoughts, words and actions in agreement produce joy.

Mahatma Gandhi believed and articulated, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” I also believe and found that happiness rests with our thoughts, especially when they support what we say and do. That harmony between the three is the underpinning of bliss. Examine and reflect upon … More Thoughts, words and actions in agreement produce joy.

Happiness is…

Happiness is… The sun making an afternoon appearance after a damp, grey morning. The birds singing, the squirrels playing, and a springtime breeze wafting. Being able to take a moment to pause and appreciate my life, my family, my friends, my world, my universe, and God. As I stop to consider what happiness is to … More Happiness is…

You are precious.

Through the years, I have developed a strong connection with myself. Dr. Steve Maraboli says “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” Through self-awareness, I have learned to appreciate and love myself as I paid attention to my self-talk. You know those thoughts that run through our heads to … More You are precious.