Let’s be Grateful ðŸ™ðŸ»â¤ï¸â€ðŸ©¹ðŸ‘

The word grateful fits for this month of November here in the U.S. and Thanksgiving but really, it’s every day. Also, Veterans Day is this Friday as I knew Warrior had painted the flag logo on his chest a few times. Some may think it was because of his feud with Sgt. Slaughter which is right, but that isn’t the pic above. That video pic is the Ultimate Warrior promoting Vince’s WBF (World Bodybuilding Federation) and it’s Personal Fitness Expo of June 1991. The flag image kept coming to me so I had some searching to do.

A few years back, I did an entire post on Veterans Day which fell on Wednesday. I am grateful to ALL who served (including many family members of mine) giving our citizens the freedoms we take for granted here in the U.S. We are indebted by their service and always needing to be mindful of that when offering “thanks.”… This date however, falls on November 9 which was Warrior’s final WCW Monday Nitro appearance. I had to double check as I know he left before the end of ’98. Another Warrior moment with a date today.

So, gratitude it is. I got this idea from a few sources in a way. I was looking through my topics written on “Spirit and Belief” nostalgically as the subjects with dates are saved. The gratitude post kind of jumped out at me. I wrote that a few years ago. Sometimes I would post a topic on both blogs for the week as it seemed to connect. This one I had not but can totally relate with Warrior for sure. Let me just put this out there for all you readers today. To me, there are 2 main things we should be grateful for each day. Can you guess? I say them in meditation before anything else. Number 1 is your LIFE. Number 2 is your HEALTH. Everything else follows. Those are the catalyst for your entire purpose here. We need to do the best to take care of ourselves despite all that is happening around us. Even if you’re battling something extreme, fight for your life all the time. As warriors, it’s what we do but that free will factors in as well.

I have also made a HUGE gratitude list in one of my journals. Now, I know many of you aren’t writers and won’t do this exercise but as Warrior always said– by writing something down you’ll remember better, among other things. My list began small and grew. It can be quite easy as starting like this: “I am grateful for… ” ( fill in the blank.) I sound like a teacher but guess I am in many ways. We all have the basic list but it can become quite expansive. Go ahead and start. I’ll wait... ✍🏻🤔

OK, you non-writers. Making a list in your head works too or even saying them out loud. It might sound crazy but the more we express gratitude, the more it comes our way. Even if you don’t pray or meditate, I’m sure you are grateful and thankful for many things. They don’t have to be deep either. How about just being grateful for your dog, pizza, or a great vacation? See, not so hard now is it? You can think of your own list. Let’s all just be grateful for what we are and what we have right now in this moment.

Let’s explore the man himself. Can’t we all just be grateful for his earthly presence and eliminate judging? He did sacrifice so much and yet sometimes we let comments out that shouldn’t be. People have mentioned Warrior looking too thin at times, or not as muscular, having a flabby gut in some pics, not liking the gray hair, him being bald, aging badly by possibly neglecting his health, moving slow later on, and SO much more. Sure, I have wondered about a few of those aspects but others get me shaking ropes in my head! I have said comments (to myself) about other former Superstars but not Warrior. I am biased in areas but some I won’t fully know just like you. Those are all physical traits and as humans, we have that vanity. Myself included here as we become our own worst critic. Warrior wasn’t immune either. I have written plenty on that and can mention each of those separately but won’t. Vanity isn’t all bad. It’s how we use it which matters more.

We need to be thankful that the Ultimate Warrior and then as Warrior graced our TV sets which allowed us into the world of professional wrestling and then beyond. Those negative statements will not change anything and yet some insist on going back-and-forth about it all still. Why? For attention or discussion on his physicality? It’s not necessary and only causes much frustration our way that can’t be altered. Let it go warriors even though most may not. The good things we CAN discuss like possible feuds, ring gear, favorite looks, etc. but the negativities should end. Be grateful we have the memories and the good. The rest can be.

I know there are those who don’t or won’t make judging comments about Warrior and are so extremely grateful for his time here. Be happy for the entertainment, intense yet passionate disciplined speeches, and returning to WWE that he gave us. I am grateful for it all that I was privileged to see. Now, social media keeps it going. Practice being grateful or ask for more of it in your life. It’s stuff right in front of you. I am grateful to all of you- the readers. I’m going to end with a quote on one of my beach coasters. It reads: “start each day with a grateful heart.” I do my best as I hope you will too. I will always be grateful for everything that has been gifted my way including Warrior. It all truly is amazingly ultimate. 🥹

P. S. This is new— while walking my dog last week, I saw this parked truck from Texas. The mud-flaps said TexArkana.” Wow! Haven’t heard that in a while and remembered the U.W.F. with it’s mid-South territory…

P.P.S. To any vets reading today: “thank you for your service!” ❤️🤍💙🇺🇸🦅🗽☮️

~~~ Don’t forget to check out the fb Ultimate Warrior group or over on Instagram at : ultimate_warrior_tribute

*** I am also on Twitter and YouTube..

***One more thing- this seems to happen A LOT lately but my posts are written almost a week in advance so I have no idea what if anything will get posted on those sites. If some are discussing Warrior’s life and choices he made, it is usually AFTER my ideas get written down… A few times I bashed other groups I am not part of anymore. Most guys that belong to the fb page – I do agree with on many things concerning Warrior and his life. People will always have their opinions just like me. We will always CARE and wanted him around longer… He would want us to accept it all to move forward and despite that being difficult sometimes, it is what we must do…. 🤟🏻

Know Your Limits ðŸ‘‡ðŸ«µðŸ»ðŸ’™

Ah- yes, a frustrating statement to make. Some of us don’t want to have limits or even boundaries although they can be similar and we need both. Warrior had said back in 1992 about teaming with Randy Savage that: “there were no limitations to what you can do creatively.” So true of them back then as I agree. It’s a different WWE now for sure but when Ultimate Warrior was in his prime, creativity with little limits abounded. There are those times though where I truly believe we need to know our limits. It hits me personally here just a little.

Very recently, I decided to end the website which contained my other more spiritual blog. Sure, you can find my book out there but that was the springboard of where it mostly began. I ALMOST hit the 5 year mark with it but alas, some milestones aren’t meant to be reached. I discuss this more on a recent YouTube video and also a post over there which will disappear soon. Time got away from me as I looked into possibly switching host companies whereas I just used my publisher. I felt like parts of me on there were getting “tapped out” in a way despite maybe getting it revamped.

One has to have the drive and desire to pursue a new project and after much meditation, consideration, and more thought, I finally made the decision. I’m sure some tears will come when it finally ends in a few weeks (I believe…) but without too much emotion, I am OK with it. 🥹 My well ran dry on putting more content out there. They say all authors need a website but I never considered myself penning book after book. I just didn’t. Many readers may know I joke about putting out a few more with some of these posts over the years! Maybe once I am an “official” empty nester but I don’t feel the passion behind it like I did 5 years ago. Now, I know my limits and that part of me has to come to an end.

When do you feel like it’s time to walk away from someone or some thing after a while? Yeah, we all know Warrior did from wrestling time and again but he had to in other business ventures also. I keep hearing a song (of course since that’s me!) by the Eagles called “Take it to the Limit.” I did have to look up the lyrics as some usually fit with my life. Some, not all but this title works today. Often times, we just go with an idea, job, relationship, etc. as far as we can or maybe nothing much is reciprocated so we end it. All of us have our own versions of what limitation looks like and yet we tend to hold on just a bit longer.

Why do we do that? Well, it depends on what is happening in our life and maybe stress plays a BIG factor. We get comfortable with our “normal.” We need to be the one deciding when to let someone else strap the boots on while stepping out of them. I don’t know how many of you have left a career, location, relationship, or anything like that but in our lives there are of course always endings and beginnings. When is enough enough for you where you will say your limit with whatever it is has been reached? Walking away can be tough with much attachment but sometimes, that’s exactly what we need to do.

Teaching preschool always meant families, kids, or your favorites all factored in and then deciding to leave would end it all. There will forever be one more sibling or just staying a little longer that tears at those heartstrings. I feel the same though with the Band Directors at my daughter’s high school only on the other side. She has one more year, I hope they don’t leave! Other aspects of us are so much harder to navigate around, aren’t they? We can’t gorilla press everyone to bend to our limits even though we may want to. I’ve lost friendships that meant so much to me and cried many tears but when you are the “doer” always, it gets exhausting. So many ways are out there for us to connect nowadays than ever before. When that friend doesn’t reach out, or disagreements are many, then we know. The moving ahead might be an ultimate challenging road but we need to believe better things are ahead. It has to be so we don’t keep repeating the same old, worn out pattern.

Warrior kept moving forward and DID know his limits when it felt necessary walking or maybe running away (pun intended!)I’m sure it can be entirely different with fame related situations as your life would be under a microscope all the time. We are just people though underneath the façades worn by us. Limits might be easy for some to put in place but seeing them through to the end takes endurance. When something closes, another something opens no matter if you choose the window or door metaphor. I need to always believe this too. 🚪🪟We do or have things that might be for our entire lives or just that temporary time before going on. Even some we think are temporary become permanent in ways we didn’t know possible. 😉

I have my limits too warriors and sometimes, that rope can only be stretched so far before the turnbuckle breaks. We stretch it because of fear with the unknown. All of us have been there many times and you will know yours. Don’t worry though, these writings will be sticking around as long as it remains limitless with Warrior wisdom! Who knows when that will be but I hope you are here with me. Thank you to any who took the time searching or reading Spirit and Belief out there. Website and blog will go, book is still available. I am amazed how over 300 posts were written on so many topics, Warrior included. Know your limits and when to go on. You’ll never move forward if you don’t bust through the next curtain. The future might be unknown but our soul is fearless! 💫😊👏🏻

P.S. Well, I decided to get over on Instagram. There is a pretty cool U.W. site over there called:

ultimate_warrior_tribute

~ No idea how long it has been up but I have scrolled thru many pics, it gets addicting!

~ Feel free to check it out plus the group over on fb still as well (: I’m still a “newbie” with IG so am learning as I go. Daughter is helping me with my questions, lol. 😂 You can connect with me too on Twitter and YouTube.. that’s my limit- haha!

Old School Moves ðŸ’ªðŸ»â¤ï¸ðŸ’›ðŸ–¤

There is something to mention before starting in on my “Old School Moves” post today. Just yesterday, marked the 35th anniversary of the Ultimate Warrior’s debut on Primetime. I know it was late October so wanted to be sure. His TV debut was in early November against Terry Gibbs on WWF’s Wrestling Challenge. That was Sunday for me. Seems like I just wrote about his 30th, 5 years later and now here we are. Yet another milestone…💙

So, old school moves today. Guess what though? I’ve teased you since it’s not just wrestling related as I am going to mention other ways that make me so “old school” but am learning despite resistance. For all you wrestling fans out there, you know as well as I do all about those moves the guys used back in the day and some still exist just in different formats now. My first old-school move is one you might be familiar with as I’ve mentioned it many times before. If any of you are writers, do you actually use an old school tool like a writing instrument anymore and not just a keyboard? ✍🏻 I do with all these. They are pre-written so I can physically keep them. It might sound crazy to you but nope, can’t back them up on a PC or laptop. It’s way too much storage and plus it’s so personal to have actual stuff. My kids will probably throw all these out someday but until then, they are my keepsakes. You collectors have your merch and in a way, I have mine!

How about reading? Any actual book readers out there? I don’t mean e-books, Kindle, or whatever else is available. Us readers need to stick together but as always, thank you for reading my blog or even book Spirit and Belief 📗. That old-school me will never change just like Warrior didn’t much either. How about this? I still have a REAL address book and not just everyone in my phone. Yep, I do still write in one. People might not anymore but it’s my old school brain. Anyways, some who I rarely have contact with aren’t going in the phone, they get the book. Guess I’m just a writer in other ways. Even my passwords are written down in a safe place just for me. I have many and get teased but a few leaves you open to getting hacked! My husband rarely changes his but I get bored. Oh, I still use a paper calendar too AND my phone.

Here’s a recent story that happened to me and it’s old school related but not that far back. A few weeks ago, our Internet was down for many hours. I don’t panic so much anymore but boy does it affect us. We have Alexa (see I’m not that old school!) music on our phones, Siri, apps, and so much more connected to the Internet. Well, it was time for my work out and I thought of what to do. 🤔 I couldn’t use music the way I was used to for the past several years. Decided to get my CD player from the kitchen and work out like back in the day, although way back was cassette tapes! I grabbed my UP!!Shania Twain CD and I finished before it did. I couldn’t use my playlist that day but man~~ it was fun anyways. Yes, I do keep my CD player out and still listen to the radio as well.

Here’s more added to this list: who remembers (if you’re old enough) physically moving to change the TV channel? Do any of you watch Network television shows anymore instead of cable, satellite, or even the Internet? I do but we also have Sling since it’s much cheaper. If the Internet is down, back to old school for sure. How about turning a light on or off, garage doors, or any of that? We now have our buddy Alexa rigged up for all those but somedays, this modern world gets to me. I DO modern stuff besides all that which of course are much more convenient and easier. Isn’t it better just looking at your phone for directions instead of a huge map from your AAA store? Flashback to childhood vacations… Let’s just ask Siri to navigate.

I still go shopping outside of my home. Sure, Amazon and online is so quick but again– it goes back to doing the physical work. We need contact with people and places so yes, in a store you will still find me at times. I could go on and on with so many more ideas. Most may know how I started this blog— on my OWN like Warrior would do . For “techy” people, it would probably have taken them 20 to 30 minutes. Me, a few hours. It sounds laughable but with nobody home, I had to go it alone. My husband deals with that stuff all the time at work and has no patience for me. I did it and it felt great. Once I am taught, it goes smoother. My kids still need to keep showing me how to cut and paste! Guess my brain forgets what it doesn’t do often but they grew up differently than me. I know Google docs and DID format my own book so see there? We can always learn.

Enough about me, what about you? I know you guys out there that aren’t so young still do old school stuff even though you might not admit it! We are a stubborn bunch but like I said, I will abandon some of my ways to learn the new. If Warrior did, so can I and it does make for more free time. I will still always do many old-school things like reading and writing the old fashioned way. Maybe I crave the challenge? Another Warrior proud moment just like our love of libraries which I have mentioned. He was willing to learn and I am too but just need extra guidance. I will still also love my old school Golden Era WWF wrestling years and the simpler moves back then. They weren’t so simple to us but nowadays, they are. When it’s all you have or see, it’s all you know so it is a big deal.

Today, their moves are so much more crazy and athletic in all areas. I wonder how many get hurt with those new school moves? 😬 It is more exciting with that WOW factor but it’s not for me. I have seen little but not a regular watcher as readers know. The old-school moves will still AWE me as memories always remain. I hope you learn to combine your old school with the new as that is how life needs to be.

*** Happy 35th to the debut of Ultimate Warrior... The good ‘ol WWF days will forever be part of me in many ways… ☺️🥹👍

P.S. I kept thinking about “Behind the Scenes” of last week and for some reason, got out the book: “A Life Lived Forever.” Intuition? Warrior? Who knows but the pic I used for that post says in the caption:“behind the scenes with Ultimate Warrior September 5, 1992.” I didn’t know that until later on... 🥰

P.P.S. One more thing— I don’t text the “normal” way either. Hunt and peck, that’s me. Yes, I can try the other way but it doesn’t work for me as my daughter constantly teases. 😂🙄

*** Find me on other socials but BIG news coming next week about my website and other blog… Thanks for reading warriors! 🫶🏻

Behind the Scenes ðŸŽ¥ðŸ“ºðŸ¤”

Oh, this is a fun topic to explore isn’t it warriors? Nope, not talking about Warrior’s life behind the scenes or out of the ring for that matter. I’ve had this one on my brain for a while now and every time I’d watch some U.W. promos, my thoughts would think of something that kind of goes behind the scenes. No, it’s not really about that pic from RAW above which by the way is another “newbie”for me. Ponytail and ball cap. That’s exactly what I said the first time watching it. I KNOW why he wore all that but moving on… I didn’t want to use one from the “Crash the Plane” promo as it has been used already but that interview gets me laughing. 🤣 No way is it because of a simulated plane crash where both pilots perish and Hulk Hogan needs to take over the plane! How did Warrior ever come up with that? Good thing I wasn’t a little kid listening to him then. I’d probably run out of the room crying or something. 🥺 It isn’t real girl! Good luck convincing my thoughts of that...

I often wondered what the cameramen thought of while filming. Do they really listen or are they just doing their job? Do they try not to laugh or even think this guy is a crazy wacko! I always imagined a joke on a new guy back then. It’s his first filming the Ultimate Warrior but are they prepped ahead of time on a character or maybe they just don’t care? Well, let’s say this cameraman has no idea and he’s new to all of it. He truly listens to U.W.’s rants and is just stunned by the insanity. He’s literally scared. 😳 He thought this was just a “normal” promo, boy was he wrong! Yeah, there are plenty of other crazy interviews with him too but that one stands out to me. I’d be laughing so hard, the camera would shake and they’d probably have to do 100 takes or something. Does WWE have women camera operators now? They should but maybe women aren’t pursuing that job, I don’t know. Do they exist in other sports? I think they do. Someone has got to have that answer.

My other behind the scenes issue is all those cords. I’m not sure how they do it now but I was always thinking the wrestlers would trip on them around the ring! They can hide many under mats and such but what about when U. W. ran around. I’d always think “don’t trip!” Now, I heard they might put a cameraman IN the ring. I still wonder how that’s gonna work but guess if you want more close-up action. They already might be doing this, who knows? All these behind the scenes people that make the shows run.

Some of them that have quite possibly been long term WWE employees should get an award like Warrior mentioned in his HOF speech. Oh wait, they started the Warrior Award… It is wonderful giving it to those affected by life-changing events but I for one was happy seeing it go to people behind the scenes. Sue Aitchison and Rich Hering come to my mind. They perhaps are more well-known but so many many others are not. Are they deserving of an award? I bet there are those that are which in my opinion, WWE should consider. Behind the scenes indeed.

I remember being in PTA for years and even chairing some committees. Yes, when you are in charge front and center it becomes but there are plenty who won’t or don’t get recognized behind the scenes. I have been on both sides with this as I’m sure you all can attest at times. Think about going to a Broadway show or musical. Sure, the actors take center stage and we watch them. Those scenery, props, lighting, make up, and sound editors do the work too. Behind the scenes makes the show go and then go on. We all have our talents and just might enjoy staying in the background. Some may eventually want that spotlight in a new way and a new behind-the-scenes person will take their place.

Which are you and what do you prefer? Like I said, I have done both but it does depend on the passion you are pursuing. Some moments, we have to make ourselves known more to get noticed. Other times, we just do enough and are happy with that. If you want to change, go for it in a way that will suit you. Warrior took his character to an ultimate level where: “there’s no way that they can’t pay attention.” . It all depends on what you plan to do and how far you want to take it.

I have had offers to make my book into a movie for years now. For anyone who has read it, can you just imagine? First off, um- no thank you and second, I am not ever going to expose my memoir/autobiography/biography in a movie format. I’m not that money hungry and besides, I never saw it that way. Most book companies actually DO have that option as you may notice from popular movies of today where it states: “based on the book…” or something similar. You know what I mean. My offers are never fully “legit” anyways and quite laughable. Many are Asian companies out for a buck themselves with fake American names, broken English, and emails with too many grammatical errors to mention. I am NOT dissing Asians here, don’t get me wrong but there are scam companies out there, believe me. Who knows what better projects will maybe come my way but that will not be one of them.

I am not totally behind the scenes but it would have to be the RIGHT idea for me moving forward as respect is always given to Warrior, not just myself. There’s some ideas worth considering like podcasts (which I love!) or other interviews. A documentary on Warrior in a different way and being interviewed for THAT would be interesting. A few topics about Warrior are off-limits to me so some burning questions might not ever be answered. That’s behind the scenes too as I honor my gifts always… 🙏🏻💙Well, enough of that.

I will still laugh at my possible cameraman story of filming Ultimate Warrior doing promos but especially the more nutty ones! I do know most of “Crash the Plane” but I also like what Warrior says in that photo above to Jerry Lawler on RAW. “The battleground doesn’t matter!” No, it doesn’t Warrior. It’s all in how we handle what gets thrown to us along the way. Behind the scenes? In front of the camera? Always up to you. We all have lives behind the scenes. Some stuff we share, some we don’t. Just don’t trip on any camera cords, he-he…

P.S. BTW- for any interested- my book “Spirit and Belief” is out there on Amazon and other retailers (: Thank you to those who have given me support or left a review, it is very much appreciated! 📗

P.P.S. My girl got a 29/30 on her Self-Reliance paper of last week! So proud of her. Warrior would be too… 😉

Warrior Self-Reliance 💪🏻

Before starting, I became aware of a new yoga pose the other day at a class. “Dancing warrior.” Yep, that’s what he’s doing in the photo but that isn’t yoga, ha ha! “Dancing warrior” is just a sequence of warrior poses! Didn’t know that… yes, I did laugh to myself.., Now, onto today...

I told ya I’d be back to my ol’ warrior self this week so that I am. Sometimes, I just get all worked up and need to get it out. I did celebrate these 6 years in my own private way and then another idea kind of fell in my lap. Really, it did and I’ll explain what it was in a bit. My daughter involved me in a homework essay assignment again for her language arts class. Always does she come to me for that subject but it seems to be later in the evening when my brain doesn’t wanna work! 😜Well, let’s just say it was Warrior inspired indeed.

She needed to either choose some song lyrics or movie titles and relate them to a few philosophic virtues or traits. Guess what she chose? Yep, songs of course so I was of more help! It is easier though. When I had learned about these great American philosophers it was my sophomore year but guess for her, it’s the junior year. A few of the possible writing subjects were on individualism, (yes please!) intuition, (is this my assignment?!) Self reliance, transcendentalism, and some others. Two people come to mind whose works they needed to reference. Both have 3 names as many did and I remember them. Henry David Thoreau is one who wrote the book: “Walden” and the other is Ralph Waldo Emerson who wrote the book: “Self-Reliance” which is referenced above.

She had part of Emerson’s “Self-Reliance” given to her in class with much underlined, written in the margins, and well – I would highlight but that’s just ME. I told her I’d read the paper to get some ideas and then I saw it. This quote. “God will not have his works made manifest by cowards.I KNEW that phrase from somewhere other than this paper. It took a few seconds until slamming into me. Warrior said that and it wasn’t written like in a blog or on his art. He spoke it, I had it saved, and was going to find it! So much for helping her but really I did, just later on once my mind wasn’t so distracted. I left the room, grabbed my phone, went upstairs to get the ear buds, and scrolled through my saved Warrior videos.

Had a feeling I was correct on the one chosen and I was. This video mentions people who inspired Warrior and at first I kept thinking no. That one was all about Campbell and Nietzsche, not Emerson. Right near the end is when Warrior mentions that great quote by Emerson. My girl thought I was listening to a psychic medium’s videos, but nope! ☺️ I found it, listened, and after writing it down of course knew in my mind this was going to be the next post. Here’s some more good ones from “Self-Reliance.” .

“Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.”

“Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood…Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood?… To be great is to be misunderstood.”

These were from her paper, I didn’t read the book. Can’t you just hear Warrior reading those words? Maybe I should get the book one of these days… Trusting oneself first over societal rules and following your own instincts is the summary of Emerson’s essay published in 1841. It’s got Warrior written all over it as again, words he spoke and believed in. I had something placed in my hands that connected to Warrior. I KNOW he was watching since come on – he used this essay!

Back to her assignment. Next, was picking what attributes she wanted to use and how to match up songs. The lyrics can’t be over 10 years old so we racked our brains for a few days. She finally decided on “Trouble” by Taylor Swift for intuition and I had thought of PINK. “Just like Fire” was perfect for individualism so she was set. Mama will give pointers and edit with her but writing it, I am not. She’s on her own with all that! We’ll see how it goes as I will ask about her grade soon...

I wanted to look up Thoreau’s “Walden” as I’m remembering it to be about nature somewhat. Some of the description reads: ” the work is part personal Declaration of Independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and to some degree- a manual for self-reliance.” Man, I wonder if Warrior had ever read that too? I bet he did. 🤔 For some reason, my memory thought of the 1981 movie “On Golden Pond” and I kept thinking no – it’s Walden, not golden! Well, the book takes place on Walden pond so I wasn’t far off. Guess I had a movie in me after all and not just song lyrics, ha ha!

Both Emerson and Thoreau were transcendentalists which in simple terms, means all of us have the knowledge that goes beyond our rational minds or “transcends” what our 5 senses experience. I certainly believe in all that as with my writings, you may come to know. Such pioneers those men were for being so radical back then and yet their beliefs remain today. Warrior was a pioneer as well with his ways, thoughts, ideas, and so much more. Not sure how he’d classify himself among those men but he definitely fits into their ways, don’t you think? I know he so believed in using the mind but it goes beyond that.

*** PAUSE***

Just last Saturday, it was 8.5 years since Warrior left this planet. It’s been 8 since I had “The Box” story which is told in my book Spirit and Belief. Wow… Again with these milestones of time which go on and on. My daughter has doubled her age then and now she’s learning philosophy. Oh, she was close to turning 8 then, can you believe it? She was in 2nd grade those years ago as my son was in 4th. He’s a college freshman now. 🥺 As for me, I mentioned my BIG birthday last month. Time moves and yet in some ways, it doesn’t. April brought 8 years on the 8th so now this October brought another 8 years on the 8th with “The Box.” 📦

~~~ Check out “Legendary Unknown” on YouTube for great Warrior videos. I am so grateful to have them as he was so much more than that wrestler most of us knew. Philosopher? Transcendentalist? Writer? All those fit for Warrior to me. Use your OWN self- reliance to make this life work. It’s what we came here to do...

P.S. Here’s yet another fun connector. Last week when my son was home for a visit, we took him to a music store to possibly exchange his trombone for a different one. We headed to the back room and on the wall I saw a big plaque by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It was all about success. I just stared at it for a bit while chuckling to myself thinking it would be perfect for this blog. Of course I took a pic… I’ll share just a few quotes as it was quite lengthy.

What is Success

To laugh often and much,

To win the respect of intelligent people, …

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends.

To leave the world a bit better…

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded.

~~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

*** You can look up the rest on your own… 💙🙋🏻‍♀️👆🏻Thank you Emerson as well for your works we so need to read and know.., 📚Maybe a trip to the library is in order for me to find “Walden” also!

From a W to 2 B’s, Thank You! ðŸ’™âœðŸ»ðŸ“—

It is October warriors. 🍁This year is almost over. How can that be? Seems to me like it was just the start of 2022 and now we are nearing the end soon. My year of milestones is coming to a close from this past week and then in a month or so, warrior writings will be at 300 posts. My oh my, here it comes. As you can see by those dates listed, this week marks another anniversary for both of my B’s. No, not the “Killer Bees” of wrestling fame, ha ha! The W of course stands for Warrior whose heavenly energetic hands assisted me through all this and continues today. Hard to believe they are 12 months and 3 days apart. Almost twins. Yeah.. To think I was only going to write this for a year. 6 years and still humbled. I am finally to that number of Ultimate Warrior’s finest career moment. I have evolved as we all should and yet…

I always get reflective upon these days every year as I’m filled with such emotion. Sometimes, I so wish I wouldn’t be extreme with them but that’s how it goes. I’m constantly working on this like you can’t believe. What I mean is how it all comes across with you readers. So grateful I always am so don’t get me wrong here. For those loyal readers, I love your support. I REALLY do. You’ve been with me the longest so let me know your thoughts. Any posts stand out to you? I would love your comments. It is so surreal to me how that number of 6 which still remains a regular fixture in my life, is here with this blog. 2016 and even 2017 seem like just the other day and yet also many years ago now. I do hope any of you readers out there or followers still feel inspired in someway. If there are some topics you’d like me to discuss, shoot me a note. I’ll do my best to answer in a way that works. I just might choose your question to answer in a future post!

The other part of me gets frustrated as we all do at times. This is probably why I couldn’t be an author who continuously puts books out there like a few people I know. Too much pressure and I get way too attached. Expectations are one of the hardest things to let go in life and yet we must about many aspects. It’s actually included as one of the agreements with the “Toltec“. It isn’t listed by itself but is part of the beliefs. Miguel Ruiz wrote a great book called : “The Four Agreements” on this as well… I highly recommend it… You can look that up. Anyone who puts content out into the world wants and needs support. We want it genuine and not just because you are in an elite group or under some kind of obligation. I bet most of my readers are either spiritual or maybe wrestling and Ultimate Warrior fans but not all. Some are just bloggers. Guess I don’t really know since rarely do I receive feedback. I need to let that go… Back when I started, I did follow a few other bloggers of similar interests. Some in turn would follow me and it was nice. It was getting to be too much for me and I scaled back. That’s OK as reading isn’t for everyone. I just ask that whatever you do, do it for the RIGHT reasons and not just because...

It’s also like when you are in a private social media group or something similar. I am part of an Ultimate Warrior facebook group and as great as it can be, it also brings more frustrations my way. This post seems so negative but guess sometimes we all need to rant. I DO appreciate anyone who has found my work, really I do but with anniversaries, comes other thoughts too. Warrior was all about honesty, right? Well, today you get to hear it for me. It’s not ALL what you might be thinking but here goes. I have often said how I don’t “fit” in with many ways of doing things but nowadays, it benefits me not to. I do have my days just like many of you where we still want to be our original warrior selves and yet that longing is still there to belong more. I should say: “F*** what others think” like Warrior said but I can’t entirely. I will continue doing the work though.

I’m not about a huge U.W. collection, selling merch, pics of meeting him, and all that. I share differently as many know. Without contributing that way, does it matter? Do I make a difference? Sometimes my “Ms. Resistance” kicks me in the a**! We all want those shared interests, likes, and conversations but still want to keep being ourselves. They can have that but would I be missed? Probably not. It’s not a pity party although it sounds like one, I know 🙄. I’m just being honest and real here. Maybe many are jealous of my work and spiritual connection to Warrior… Hard to tell. I answer enough but it might not be what others want. Did I know Warrior or even Ultimate Warrior? I did not and yet there is more to that statement…. So, that’s not good enough of an answer but privacy he had to a degree as do I. We must all in our own way. I realize there are “trolls”and we need to accept that. Let’s lift one another up with the GOOD!

A million thanks to the REAL ones out there genuinely interested in what I present and how I present it. I do appreciate YOU for taking the time to like, follow, or even respond. I realize it is difficult posting an email out there but other ways are available. I just want to know if any of this over the last 6 years connects or motivates you at all? I’m not asking for you to go get the book or anything but just drop me a line or two of how these writings or my stories impact your life. It’s not too much to ask really but again expectations make this life challenging. These past 6 years have truly amazed me as there are days I still can’t believe it is true… 🥹🫶🏻

I may not reciprocate always but know I do try my best along with videos to respond. My goal is to serve but to also learn along the way as we all should do. You don’t have to have or do this type of work but we all have social media so think about it. If my stuff isn’t for you, that’s perfectly fine as others don’t interest me either. If you do though, I will notify you and I have to several people. To those who have reached out, I give you such praise for having the courage to do so. I’m not mad or asking for tons of support, just a little more. If anyone takes this the wrong way, that’s your emotion…

So, I have reflected enough on this milestone but wanted to just embrace these past 6 years in a new way. Let’s all just be US but let another know their life counts. We all do. Frustrations will come and go but we still need to be passionate no matter who responds. I will need to remember this… ❤️‍🩹 THANK YOU Warrior for being your honest self and for supporting me in sharing all these writings with the world… I’m sure I’ll be back to my ol’ warrior self next week.… you can bet on that! 🥰

P.S. I was recently in this store and saw a cake candle I liked it so picked it up. Noticed it was made in Indiana and was selling for $6. No, I didn’t buy it! 🕯That fits for today, doesn’t it? Oh, and when I took the photo for this blog, the time on my phone said 11:11. Very perfect spiritual number. 💖😉 one more note~ I started this blog on a Tues. back then and the anniversary fell on a Tues. this year… 🥳

Gotta get a Gimmick ðŸ‘ðŸ»ðŸ˜²

We are back to Warrior pics these last two weeks of September and I haven’t used a black-and-white one in a long time. This one is so similar to the WCW/NWO magazine cover I used a few years back when Warrior unleashed OWN in 1998. I decided to look up some photos and this pose was chosen. So hard to believe I have never used the word gimmick in a post, not ever. Yes, I had to check on that to make sure but an idea came to me. I was listening to a podcast and of course that word of gimmick comes up when talking about wrestling. The Ultimate Warrior had his gimmick as did others which does continue today just in a different way.

They knew back then how getting a gimmick would take you far in the business but actually, we all need one. Yes, you read that right. Have you looked up what it means? There are several definitions but the most obvious is doing something that stands out or makes an impression. It usually involves a business or product more but we can have our OWN gimmick too. No, you don’t need to paint your face, run around, or anything else the character of U.W. did. What makes YOU stand out though? Some may not truly want to but we all need to be remembered for our unique brand of intensity. We want to bring it all to the squared circle that is our life.

Gee, let’s see here. Our gimmick is our personality but it can be so much more. If one is going for fame, it gets amped up and expands into a lot but for regular folks~~~ it sounds intimidating. It’s not a word I use to describe someone as I’m sure you don’t either. Beyond a personality, it’s all in how we convey it to others but also in our attitude behind it. There are many traits that make up one’s gimmick so to speak. We as fans know several facets of the Ultimate Warrior that contributed to his gimmick which in turn made him successful. He even had some attributes that other guys didn’t but the opposite is true too. If you are unaware, just look him up. You can find plenty out there.

In these last several years, my gimmick would be writing. Believe it or not, I don’t share everything and despite some stories that are seemingly extroverted~~~I really am not. Extroverts will do much more to publicize a gimmick which is a natural fit to them. Some of us work in a different way which seems like we are really selling that gimmick but not doing everything. Let’s say being on most social media sites for example. That just isn’t me and it doesn’t bug me one bit. Sure, I could do so much more but for now, this is who I am. Will it change over time? Possibly and there’s that word of last week again but it’s all in how we project that gimmick to the world. For all those “out of the loop” about Warrior, no he was not an extrovert even though it could seem that way. I wrote about that too...

Over the years, your gimmick will evolve with the times as creatively you see fit. Look at Warrior. He advertised his gimmick all over from trunks, kneepads, dusters, hats, and any other gear. It then moved into some of his business ventures outside of wrestling like his gym, comic books, speaking, writing, or even artwork. Still has gimmick but just presented in various ways. Most of us will never have those items as part of our gimmicks but think of how else you can present yourself and how it can work in your life. You gotta get one and make sure it sticks. I guess if you are a pro wrestler, you can and possibly will have several. Many performers come to my mind that switched their looks or even aspects of the character around. Their gimmick might’ve gotten rebranded in a way but it still worked. We have our favorite of theirs but it’s them who decides how the “new” gimmick gets out there.

The risk is always around though when trying to change or improve an existing gimmick. You may lose fans, money, or even a project idea if it isn’t recognizable enough and others can’t relate. We do need to expand despite those possible risks but again, the cost is up to you. Warrior lived with his consequences and had said he didn’t have regrets. It’s difficult saying the same but there will always be lessons, not failures. You are in control of how your gimmick goes and if it goes well.

Some may say the gimmick of Ultimate Warrior waned but others always loved it as evidenced by many fans all over the world. Yes, there were those “squash” matches that became iconic with U.W. getting a crowd pop and then letting his gimmick take over. That’s how he wanted to do it but then again, his major feuds with opponents would usually be a much longer match that played out a great storyline. When I looked up more on gimmicks, pro wrestling was listed first among a few other sports. This makes total sense as their in ring persona defines how they are viewed by an audience and in turn accepted or not. Gimmicks can range also in terms of heel/ face, comics, (like Ultimate Warrior!) horror, (I think Undertaker!) ethnic, or so many more. Vince was always contributing to a character’s gimmick with mainstream culture and what was popular at the time.

I know you all that are wrestling fans recall many gimmicks of then and now as it is such a part of sports entertainment. I will always remember mine from the Golden Era and even today, laughter comes when thinking of some! Let’s all get a gimmick and work on it. It’ll go over with some but maybe not all. Keep the fans who love your gimmick as there is a reason why they do. I always loved the Ultimate Warrior gimmick despite never fully knowing his other wrestling personas. I know he likes mine too (: Get your OWN and continue doing the work, the right audience will be there.

***P.S. Don’t be confused by this post today. Warrior used his U.W. gimmick for certain aspects in his life but our TRUE gimmicks go deeper than anything one could put out there publicly. Know that. You are more than a gimmick. You have one but remember to be MORE than what it is... 👊🏻💙🙋🏻‍♀️Have that self- belief and discipline as your guide which will make your gimmick truly WORK…

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*** Find me here along with book info on how Warrior’s energy ignited my intuition! I share dreams, family stories, psychic terms explained in a fun way, and lots more.. I write a more in-depth spiritual blog over there as well. *** The book is also on Amazon and other outlets (: I’d love a review or any feedback.., You can connect with me too over on Twitter and YouTube where I post more spiritual content and even some Warrior tidbit videos! *** check out a U.W. fb group too if you were or are a fan still of his!!! 🫵🏻💪🏻🥰

The Changing Times â˜ðŸ»â˜ðŸ»ðŸ™‹ðŸ»â€â™€ï¸

That sounds like a newspaper of back in the day doesn’t it warriors? Ah well, it fits as I wanted to mention the word change. First, there’s another new shot of Warrior wearing pants as I have never used that look of his from 1995. At least that’s when I think it was. Secondly, I just turned a BIG birthday mile stone a few days ago. We are heading into almost the end of milestones with this year. It’s a brand new decade as well for me so I’m sure that will guarantee many changes ahead. I don’t feel half a century old… but wait a minute… sometimes I do. No, I’m not going through that midlife “change” just yet but oh, so many others.

The physical ones we always notice first along with those many aches and pains connected to aging. Don’t want to depress you here but they do come when we least expect it! It all brings emotional and spiritual changes too as I have said many times. I looked back on a post last year around now and it was about those “rebels” I followed when younger as other celebrities caught my eye. Hard to believe that was 12 months ago. I was also struggling with some lingering gut issues but now I have an injury pain that my posterior still won’t make me forget! UGH… 😬. How about some encouraging news? The spiritual meaning of 50 is new beginnings and journeys. It signifies completion so it’s OK to celebrate hard work. I’ll agree to all that for sure. Guess that qualifies for changing so time will tell.

Another aspect for me are some of my oracle card decks. You may not practice and really, it’s fine that you don’t. I decided to draw 5 cards from 5 of my decks. I have 6 total (not planned!) plus 1 I made myself. The one deck is more ancestral and spiritual to me so I didn’t include it this time. My goal was to use 5 for these weeks in September and see if it tells a story even though they are different decks. Still with me? Anyway, 3 out of the 5 cards I drew had the word CHANGE on them so I am believing in the positive. It’s all we can do, right? Well, I decided after all to draw from the Shaman deck on my actual birthday and guess what? The card was WIND and it was all about change! What?

Recently, I encountered a beautiful small monarch butterfly and they are all about change. It landed on my finger for over 5 minutes which had never happened before!! I still remember one floating around Labor Day weekend almost 6 years ago right before I had submitted my book to be published. That mile stone is just around the corner as changing of the years go by. 📗

Warrior had to change some things in his life overtime but still stuck to his core beliefs despite the world moving around. It is HARD to change, isn’t it? This is similar to transitions which has been talked about but those are usually bigger events. Change is constant and it happens daily. What changes have you had to accept this year and are you feeling good or bad about them? Like Warrior had said, our attitude truly does matter. I really do try my best, really I do but for us sensitives— it’s 1 million times harder. I’m not making light of anyone’s changes at all here but energetically speaking, I feel 80 or some older number like that. It’s because of changes all over but I do stay away from tuning into many global events. I just know enough but not enough to absorb and take it on which I can do. Not trying to freak anyone out but it’s just me, hidden very well. 🫣❤️‍🩹

It also was the first birthday without my oldest child in 18 years. 😞 Still so new having him away at school. How about that for a change? No one wants to be sad on a milestone birthday but there were some surprises. We DID see him a few days before hand and he had a gift for me. He even called me on my special day and we talked for almost an hour! Oh wow, that made my day. Again, change is a toughie…

Here’s a goodie though, at least it is for me even though you diehard Ultimate Warrior fans may disagree. Anyone remember 4 years ago (I had to check) when I wrote about the Three License Plates? Well, one had “James H” on it and I laughed so hard! I kept teasing him later on and thinking he wouldn’t talk to me until I called him Warrior… 🤣 Fast forward another year after seeing my psychic friend. When Warrior did come through, he was using his birth name of James. I know most would be surprised by that but it seemed to work for me. He never went by it but I call him that. Quite often at times and I still use Warrior of course. It all depends on the situation. It doesn’t seem odd but again, I learned more as things changed which they always do. 💙

Let’s all try to make better changes this year or upcoming for 2023. I’m just going by my recent “new” year but you can do what works for you. No matter what is going on in the outside world, keep the inner you strong enough to handle change or it will cause so much distress. None of us wants that. Situations will come at us from every side and some changes we can’t control. We may not be writers developing a new WWE storyline but we are the writers of our own lives, right? You may not technically be a writer like me but your mindset determines how things unfold for you. That’s why at times I need the silence and stillness so I can focus on my thoughts. Yes, they chatter but I am in control of them and they change all the time.

One thing also that won’t change is I am remembering my annual tradition. Yes, I watched WMVI on my birthday as I have done for years. Hard to believe the story of 10 years ago when it came back into my brain after a long hiatus. The Ultimate Challenge that is… It has been a constant ever since so changing that I am not! Some things we don’t want or even need to change if they make us happy. I bet all of you have those moments in your life that never change and maybe never won’t. Just make sure when stuff does happen to shift, be present and go with it. You are still you no matter what. I’ll end with a Warrior quote. It’s not really about change but it connects to my life now as I hope it does for you too.

” Turn the volume down on the outside and turn it up on your concentrated attention. ZOOM IN, not out. Your DIAMONDS are in your OWN backyard. Dig there.”

~ Always Believe~

Warrior… 🫵🏻💎💖

~~~Despite changes, I will zoom in and not out. Thank you Warrior for your Words of Wisdom filling my life always.💯

P.S. When we were out to dinner the other night I happened to glance across the way and I saw this man’s shirt. Had to stare for a couple seconds as it had the word warrior on it among some other words. Wow…. it made me smile.. 🥰

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*** Find me here for a more in-depth spiritual blog plus book info is over there too. It’s filled with great ‘lil stories on how I followed wrestling, my beginnings with Warrior, dreams, psychic terms explained in a relatable way, family stuff, and on and on… Leave me a review, I’d greatly appreciate it(: I am also over on Twitter, YouTube, and am part of a U.W. Fb group. 👍

Warrior Feathers and a Goddess ðŸª¶ðŸª¶ðŸŒ¾ðŸŒ¹

So, do you see it? Two weeks in a row of no Warrior pic and I had different options for this week. Well, if you zoom in by the kickstand of my bike, you’ll notice something super tiny. Sure, I took a separate shot of it up close but this is more fun! It’s a small blue Jay feather. My husband and I decided to take a bike ride one night and as I got closer to putting up that kickstand, there it was. I had found a tiny dime once in the pouring rain but that’s been told already. This feather was literally between my feet so I picked it up and put it in my pouch as it came along for the ride. How would a super tiny jay feather make its way into our garage? They don’t fly in there. The wind could’ve blown it in but who knows? Thank you Warrior as I always believe (like last week.) Had to show my pink bike that’s now 11 years old since growing up I always had blue. Finally, my favorite color after all these years. 🚴‍♀️💖

The next feather story happened before that tiny one’s story. I was feeling stressed and filled with much anxiety so asked Warrior for a feather since I hadn’t gotten one in a while. Do I need them? No, of course not but it just makes me feel good. I let it go and got on with my day. A few weeks went by so it wasn’t on my mind so much anymore. One day though, became quite emotional for me. That day brought something unexpected my way which was such a fun moment. I laughed, I cried, and just embraced this memorable gift. That was my focus until later in the day when going outside near my hammock. I can’t remember if I was planning on reading or just relaxing but the hammock had leaves on it so while shaking them off, my eyes darted to the ground. Upon blinking, I saw a big blue jay feather sticking up straight in the grass right where I’d notice.

Hands covered my face as I was stunned. 😱 Always expect the unexpected and believe. I laughed and thought of that day when asking for one a few weeks prior. I could just hear Warrior saying: “You had to wait until that moment happened to get your feather today!” I’m pretty convinced that would be his thoughts so it lined up once again. I took a pic of that one too. My unexpected surprise totally connects with this feather even though they weren’t in the same day. Just trust me on that. It really wasn’t a total surprise but I still didn’t believe it would happen.

Here’s the last story which involves a goddess like the title above. This actually involved a dream recently but for a 3 count, I had to include it along with my new Bluejay feathers. To recap just a little from a line I included last week, my Virgo self influenced this dream for sure. I was wearing a white dress with a big empire waist, a slight train, and had some flowers. Sounds like a wedding gown, I know… 🧝🏼‍♀️ My hair was a ring of garland flowers and I held gold and silver long stemmed roses. Maybe I became a little lucid since the name that came to me was Demeter. She was a Greek goddess who connected to the Earth and it’s this time of year in the U.S. of harvest. If you never read mythology or know much about it, very easy to find lots of stories all on those ancient gods and goddesses out there. I have mentioned years back of loving them all in 7th grade and then in 9th where one assignment was a book I made and have saved. A blog post was even titled: “The Mythology of Heroes.”

Demeter is depicted carrying wheat in her arms and wearing a green dress like the Earth but I still believe by hearing her name in that dream, a feeling was there. I vividly remember my mom helping in gathering flowers so Demeter fits my style in a way. Maybe that represented me as an Earth mother goddess or maybe even a past life connection? That’s a big topic and one I’ve mentioned before as well. It was so beautiful and I DID get called a goddess. I’ll take it! 😉 The roses were just stunning and I could see them very clearly too.

Warrior referenced those historical gods up above back in his days of wrestling and with my love of mythology, it makes sense. We are getting very close to fall or 🍂 Autumn here and with my month of September, again a beautiful way to bring this dream to me. Well, you could be wondering how those feathers relate to my Goddess dream? No, I wasn’t finding feathers as that goddess but there is the nature feeling with them all plus I AM aware of a few other things… 🥰It did become easy for me putting this together so now all 3 come as a post today. They all intertwined for my life in ways I can’t fully express here but just know they do. 🫶🏻

I never know what signs will be sent in my direction but they fill me with such emotion. I hope all of you recognize what is sent your way and take it in on your journey because that’s what we should do.

***Usually this is saved for a P. S. but I think I’ll share it now. I DID hear a song recently (are you sick of that? I never am…!) Don’t think I had ever heard a song by this group of yesteryear before in my head but it played on repeat. It was in my brain as I woke up one day. Part of a line in the verse mentions a feather so yep— it comes full circle with these most recent happenings. I can’t say it all but these songs fill me with such joy. Whatever you may doubt as a sign, please don’t. Take them however you wish but just know they are specially synchronized for you. I cherish it all and hope your experiences connect in ways you will never question. Keep the feathers goddesses or gods! You are all warriors to me.

P.S. (ya know there would be one!) *** Just recently I read a Chicken Soup for the Soul book called: “Messages from Heaven and Other Miracles 101 Stories of Angels, Answered Prayers and Love That Doesn’t Die.” ~~~ Amy Newmark, 2019.

*** I haven’t read a similar book in a loong time and these experiences hooked me for sure! Stories all about our loved ones up in “parts unknown.” They are truly amazing for any of you doubters out there as I have gotten many of these little signs in the book too…. You can find more about this on my other blog:

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*** Plus, other spiritual topics over there AND my own book info too! It’s filled with my beginnings in wrestling, dreams, psychic stuff in a relatable way, family stories, and more. You can find it over on Amazon and other retailers so check it out if interested as I would love a review(: 🙏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️✍🏻📗

*** I am also over on Twitter, YouTube, and part of an U.W. fb group so connect with me there too!

Do you Always Believe? ðŸ™ðŸ»

Yep, I do but of course we will have doubts in everything sometimes, don’t we? Many of you know my views on those famous words signed by Warrior but it is a good question we need to ask ourselves daily. There’s so much to believe in like that song by Poison (them again!) but it’s always up to us whether to truly heed those words and put them into action.

I want to share another funny story as it just connects to cute little reminders I get. No, it isn’t over the top with an “always believe” moment but these really brighten my day so I share them. When my son had left for college, one of the to-dos was to get in his room and CLEAN. It wasn’t that bad by any means but I got permission from him of course to put away extra things still occupying space. Ya know, stuff like some toys ( a few remain), artwork on the walls, old school things, etc. He also had a very large piggy bank filled with change. I took all those coins to our grocery store and used the coin star machine. He’s getting over $60 in bills, how about that? I’m sure he’ll use the money well. That inspired my husband to get something out of our shed.

He wanted to fill in more of his Dad’s old States Quarters book. I let him sort through all the coins before I went to the store. In our shed, we have many things stored from my in-laws memories and this quarter map was a lot of fun for my father-in-law back then. It was about halfway finished years ago and nobody ever got it out again. That was something his son couldn’t wait to take from his childhood home. After all these years he decides to work on it. He filled in what he could and we are only missing two states on this U.S. map. They are Arizona and New Mexico… I just laughed as he told me to keep a lookout. Um, if I find those rare quarters, they will be mine and not put in that puzzle! 🤭😂

Sorry, but I can’t pass up those when they would connect so much with Warrior’s life. Nope. Guess it might just be the 48 states for a while. I do have an Indiana quarter with the year 2002 on it. That state and year were part of Warrior in a few ways… That story is in my book, another funny one too. I will always believe.

Belief is such a huge word and can encompass our entire lives. The most important belief of course is in yourself because without that, you have no clear purpose as your life will have little meaning and everything will be a struggle. We all have those very difficult days, times, or even years but without believing in the good, it will always be hard no matter what we do. I remember years ago when I’d be going down that “rabbit hole” of Google (which I was advised to stop doing in other ways) and wanting to find some info on Warrior’s slogan of always believe. I would have all these questions about why those words and how did they come to him? Was it intuition? Oh, my many lists I’d go over to try so hard and find the perfect answer. That’s the Virgo sign coming out for sure ♍️. He would say it was about always believing in yourself and knowing you are capable of anything. For some reason, I just couldn’t wrap my head around that and thought there needed to be more.

The truth is, there isn’t more like we think there should be. You can believe in a Higher Power (Creator, God, or any other name of your choosing) which I do as Warrior did but that Higher Power wants you to believe in yourself with all your capabilities. What exactly do you believe in and why? Is it because we are taught or is it more self discovery? For me, it’s both as I just expand my beliefs. It can also be that you know in your gut something is true without doubting. I am obviously better at that now. Your past and life experiences form those beliefs as some stay while some fade away. When I say always believe, I think of Warrior but it’s many areas in my life as well.

This is sounding more and more like one of my posts over at the other blog but it totally fits here too. Make a list of all the people, things, ideas or anything else that you always believe in and see how true they are for you. There could be some you just don’t resonate much with any more while some are new. We are always evolving and expanding and that’s OK warriors. Get rid of all those ugly thoughts with others in your mind being mad at you because you aren’t their “cup of tea” anymore. If they can’t accept the new and better you, find a new tribe. That is easier said than done but it’s all up to you. I believe in myself, a Higher Power, my family, good friends, meditation, writing, reading, fitness, laughter, and on and on— so many other things. Naturally I believe in Warrior always as we can take his messages and apply them to our life.

That T-shirt pic was an ultimate shot I saw on a YouTube video and thought it would work great to kick off this *NEW-birthday* milestone month of mine. Let’s be our OWN One Warrior Nation who will always believe despite what life throws at us. Even if it’s quarters, I will always believe. Remember it starts with YOU and then everything else will follow...

P.S. So, shortly after writing this post, later in the day I DID hear “Something to Believe in” by Poison. Thank you Warrior… 💙🎼

P.P.S. THIS just came to me too… Let’s not bring a bag of quarters to want and hit someone with!!! 😂🤣Jake Roberts had said that about seeing Warrior after all those years AND they were inducted together.., All was well though but I just laughed thinking of that and my quarter story!

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*** It discusses more on dreams, my beginnings with wrestling, Warrior influences, (yes!) psychic gifts in a relatable way, family stuff, and other goodies! I would love some feedback…

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