Wednesday, October 31, 2007

WGASA Nation

Welcome to WGASA Nation. I imagine you are curious - wondering what in the world is a WGASA and where is this nation. So, the first thing to know is that WGASA is an attitude. It is an attitude of personal boundaries and deep caring. It is an attitude that puts you back in touch with your sense of humor while allowing you to stand firmly rooted in your values. It can be seen as irreverent or seen simply as a mantra that reminds you to get back in touch with yourself and quit taking things so darned seriously.

WGASA Nation is the community of followers who have been touched by the spirit of WGASA

As this blog continues, I will share with you the philosophy and history of WGASA. For right now, just remember to smile when you think of the word. Stress less and take care of yourself more. Set appropriate boundaries in all of your life and in all of your relationships.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Gratitude to an educator

This afternoon, I was treated to the joy of being exposed to a true educator. My new friend, Virginia is one heck of a teacher. She has infinite patience laced with firm control and an enormous amount of courage. Why is she courageous? She actually walked me through setting up this blog. I had never even thought that I would be a blogger and the next thing I knew, I had one up and running. She did this long distance - we live on opposite sides of the country. She did it as an act of kindness. "You can never repay the people who do things for you, but what you can do is pass it on to someone else." This is a direct quote from Virginia when I was so grateful to her for the help. You see, other's from our group of fledgling writer's had helped and supported her and this was her way of repaying them. It is that concept of paying it forward that was put into action. I was the lucky receiver and now I can hardly wait to get my chance at helping and encouraging someone else in their endeavors.