• General

    Different Choices Will Create A Happier Life

    Are you unhappy over the choices you have made or are making?  Do you live with guilt and regret because of those choices?  Too often we allow the choices we make control our lives through the feelings they cause.  We live with self-criticism and at times loath ourselves.  For some, the guilt and pain of the past and present cause feelings of unworthiness.  It is these feelings that will cause you to push against anything or anyone good that comes into your life as a form of self punishment.  You will destroy your own happiness because you do not feel worthy.  There are others who will engage in self-sabotaging behaviors…

  • General,  Happiness,  Relationships

    The Freedom of Forgiveness

    Forgiveness is not about the other person. Forgiveness is about freeing OURSELVES from the pain, anger, resentment and negativity we hold against someone else so WE can move forward.  I believe the reason it is so difficult to find forgiveness is because we believe saying “I forgive you” means the same as saying “what you did was okay”.  However, this is not the case.  Forgiveness is not about saying what was done was “OK”; it is about offering a deep understanding toward the other person.  If someone does something that necessitates forgiveness it is because their actions are coming from a place of pain, anger or discontent within themselves and has absolutely nothing…

  • General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    Embracing the Unexpected

    Throughout our lives we are going to experience the unexpected.  We will welcome the things that bring us joy and happiness with open arms and we will resist the things that bring us sadness and heartache.  Both are natural reactions to what we want and what we don’t want.   But….what if, instead of trying to resist that which you do not want, you embrace it wholeheartedly as if it were something you did want. What if you were to go with the flow of what life is giving you even if you cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. Embrace this new life experience with trust,…

  • Appreciation,  Depression,  General,  Happiness

    Life Is Inside You

    Life is inside you but you spend so much time looking outside yourself, you don’t even know it exists.  It is an unshakable feeling of peace and well-being; an unshakable feeling of calm.  No matter what is going on you will never lose yourself when you are connected to Life.  The Life inside you is who you truly are.  It is the foundation for all abundance.  It is where your dreams and desires are born.  It is where you will find true unconditional love not only for yourself but for everyone around you. When you live your life from the outside you will know something is missing.  You will feel…

  • Appreciation,  Depression,  General,  Happiness

    When Life Gets Froggy Just Let Go

    Let’s be honest; life is NOT always easy and we are not always happy.  No matter how hard we try to feel better or get out of our funk, it only seems to get worse.  Well the good news is, that is the problem.  Whenever you “effort” from a place of negativity or frustration, you are only going to create more discomfort within yourself and more of the unwanted in your life.  I know, it doesn’t really make sense, but it does.  You see, when you try to force a different outcome instead of allowing life to carry you NATURALLY you create more negativity because you are going against what is.  Simply speaking, we…

  • General,  Happiness,  Relationships

    It Is Not Because of You

    What another person says, does, thinks or feels is not because of you.  You may think it is, but it is far from it.  It is because of them; of who they are.  A person’s reaction or response to any one thing is their own. It comes from a place that only they know and understand.  This does not make it wrong or right, it just makes it what it is and who they are. We all live in the same world and yet our worlds are totally different.  This is because we live through our own individual minds.  Yes, we may agree on certain things, but never will any…

  • Appreciation,  General,  Happiness,  Relationships

    Waiting to be Happy

    You are not alone in your quest to be happy but haven’t you waited long enough? There are thousands upon thousands of people in our world today who are waiting to be happy.  They think happiness comes from things when in fact we were all born with and as happiness. Happiness is not something that needs to be achieved.  It is something that is already a natural part of who you are. Unfortunately too many of us become separated from the truer part of who we are.  This is through no fault of our own; it is just something that happens through our upbringing, beliefs, and perceptions. Take a few…

  • Appreciation,  Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    Frogs With Your Fries

    I was completely taken aback when I saw frog legs on the menu of a very nice restaurant I was dining at here in Modesto.  All I could think about were those happy little frogs jumping around without a care in the world until their sudden death!  Yes I am aware that frog legs are offered in many restaurants but if you know who I am and what I am about, you will understand why this was so disheartening to me.  My life is about The Frog, hence Leap Like A Frog!  But that is not what this blog is about – at least not directly.  In a round-about way…

  • Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Relationships

    Just Be You for the Sake of Happiness

    Just be YOU!  When you choose to be YOU, you show the world your natural, unpainted, genuine self.  You comfortably share who you really are with those around you.  Living through YOU makes you feel alive and connected to all that is. You honestly and openly share your personality and respond to life in harmony as who you truly are.  You follow your heart toward your own dreams and desires and live by your own morals and standards.  Like a light shining in the darkness, you allow others to see you completely. Some would refer to us as “real”. When you choose to be someone other than who you truly…

  • Appreciation,  Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    The Journey Back to You

    There will be times in your life when you experience feelings of unhappiness toward something or someone in your life or from your own personal beliefs about yourself.  These feelings are only temporary.  They are nothing more than a brief separation from who You really are.  Once you get back to You everything and everyone in your life will fall easily and effortlessly into place.  Your life will turn in the direction you want it to go, guaranteed.  Understanding who You really are and why you are here is the first step in your journey back to You.  The easiest part to understand is that you chose to be born…