Thursday, January 31, 2019

What will tommorrow bring?

What will tomorrow bring?
 Do you fantasize about writing a book?
Do you nurse an outrageous dream
to run your own company some day? 
Yet does it all seem foolish to dream big?
 Even impossible?  

Do you think Arnold Schwarzenegger got up one morning and said I am going to be Governor of California? Of course not. He began at the age of 15 as a body builder. To this day he is known as one of the greatest body builders of all time. But this was only phase one of his life.

 At the age of 37 he continued on, gaining world-wide fame as a Hollywood action film icon known as Conan The Barbarian and The Terminator. It was not until   the age of 46 that he was sworn in as Governor of California.

 He took on many careers and achieved numerous titles from Mr. Olympia, Conan The Barbarian, The Terminator, and the Governator. Add filmmaker, author and philanthropist to the phases of his life and you have to ask, “How did he navigate through the stages in his life?”  Arnold did not plan the life he led.   “Today I will be a world class body builder and then become The Terminator and then the governor of California.”
Arnold was malleable.

Malleable is having the ability to adapt.

Like Arnold’s journey, I never would have guessed that my life as a pet groomer would lead me to becoming a top-ranking author.

Dreams or no dreams, life is always moving, wherever we are today is not where we will be tomorrow, or the next day, or the next year.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s achievements did not spring from a higher education, prestige, or riches.   The diploma for his achievements was borne from his own humble beliefs  and  simple values. These ideas and perspectives are not only free but are available to each of us. Try them out.

1.     Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.  When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.            Never give up. Finish it.


    2.What is the point of being on this earth if you are going to be like everyone else? If you are trying to be like everyone else, you are not living to your full potential.                                                
                 Break the barriers, Ignore the limits.

3.     You must give 100% and NEVER stop believing in your dream. 

     4.     For Arnold everything is about reps and mileage.  It is the same for your dream. You must be willing to do the hard work, to learn and to practice. Find the time.

     5.     Positive thinking is contagious. You become what you think about most of the time and you are greatly affected by the five people you spend the most time with
            Run with the big dogs.

Today is a day like no other.
 GRAB IT, USE IT and FINISH IT. Get ready for tomorrow.  

The death of Judy Howard’s husband gave the author a wake up call. Life is short. Howard sold her pet grooming business, which she had operated since the age of eleven and engaged full throttle into her new passions of writing and traveling.
Judy Howard’s writing career expands across many genres, including memoir, romantic mystery, reality fiction, travel and young adult, and now with THE GRIEVING GIFT, an autobiographical novel.
In all of Howard’s books the theme is always the same - overcoming life’s difficulties.
Judy lives full-time in her Winnebago motorhome with her cat, Sportster,   traveling across the country as a motivational speaker and offering writing seminars.
When Judy and Sportster are not traveling, they spend their time in Sun City, California.


Janice’s older sister, Margaret, wanted to believe that the L.A. doctors at Cedars Sinai Medical Center held a magical deck of cards, but after eight years of treatment they dealt their final card. The Hospice card. No miracles for Margaret. Janice reassures her big sister she will be there, holding her hand every step of the way.

On a death watch, you get to know things about a person you wish you didn’t. It is like a roller coaster ride. And like most rides, it brings us back to the place we began, reminding us of who we were and who we have become.

The twists and turns of Janice’s emotional journey transports her back through the repercussions of her teen pregnancy and into the present estrangement from her daughter, whom she has not heard from for the last sixteen years.

Coming to terms with the grief of losing her sweet Margaret, and dealing with her fear of a lonely future is too much for Janice to imagine. When Margaret’s soul goes to rest in L.A. heaven, how will Janice face the emptiness? Will there be such a thing as a Grieving Gift?

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Safe travels!


  1. THANK YOU, Judy! As always you inspire me. I'm so glad our paths crossed in Brookings last summer ... and now in Quartzsite.

  2. You are an inspiration yourself, girl. So proud to meet you. See you in Brookings!!

  3. You're infectious, Judy. Thanks for the inspirational post. As always, spot on.