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Do you believe in magic?

Do you believe in magic?

Do you know that feeling of excitement when something is about to happen?

and you have this butterfly feeling in your stomach? The feeling in your heart, the feeling through every joint in your body. The feeling that you have this extra little hop in your step. The feeling of smiling and no matter how hard you try, you can’t wipe the smile off your face!

There is something about the feeling of magic.  Think back to Christmas time and the feeling you had as a child. It was magical, wasn’t it? The anticipation, the wonder, the excitement, the joy.  There are some feelings that we each may have experienced at different times in our lives that just felt magical. Now, do you believe in magic?

How do we get that feeling back now if we have lost it?

Do you practice gratitude? Do you have a magic wand that you wave around putting magic dust everywhere?

We can get that magical feeling back inside us if we believe in something. Believe in something so powerful that you can make a change for yourself. Here at Powerful Kind Women, we have been practicing gratitude on a daily basis. I am quickly reminded how much good is out there if I believe it.  When we look at things with different eyes, we open ourselves up to so much more. It’s a magical feeling.

“If you take any activity, any art, any discipline, any skill – take it and push it as far as it will go, push it beyond where it has ever been before, push it to the wildest edges of edges, then you force it into the realm of magic.”  Tom Robbins

When you wake up with gratitude, continue your day with gratitude, and then finish your day with gratitude, magic happens.  Try it.

Do you believe in magic? I encourage you to get the feeling of magic again. There is never too much of it. It is waiting for us to use it. We need to be grateful for all the amazing things that are right there in front of us.


XoXo  Dee

Life is Good

Do You Think Life Is Fair?

Do you ask yourself…….Why Me?

Why am I going through this situation? Why Why Why?

Chances are pretty high that you all have asked us do you think life is fair. Did you like the answer you received from it? Are you still waiting for the answer?

What if you turned that question around and asked, what am I supposed to learn from this?  There must be something that I need to learn.  You tell yourself Thank you for the opportunity to learn from this.  Look for the good in the situation. Give Thanks to the situation that you can do better, help someone else out that maybe has or is going through something similar.

I would have my little pity party of just being tired of feeling like I was the only one going through hard.  I would say, “Does anyone out there know this awful feeling”??? Is it just me??  I quickly learned it wasn’t just me. Everyone is going through something. Some display it for all to see, some hide it for no one to see, and some are still in denial they are dealing with it.

We each handle these situations differently 

Let’s talk for just a minute on some ways that might help us get through them a little better.

  • Give thanks for the current situation so you can learn from it
  • Write down 10 things that you can be grateful for with the current situation. I know this might be hard or seem silly, but if you change your mindset to a gratitude mindset. You will see things shift.  After you write these 10 things down, then read them out loud. Say Thank you after each one.  Feel gratitude for each of your 10 things. Feel that feeling of gratitude. You will feel a shift in your thoughts.
  • Wake up every morning and start your day with gratitude
  • End your day with gratitude and think of all the wonderful things that happened in your day. Focus on the one thing that made you feel the best feeling ever.  Think about that feeling, and say Thank you

After you do these things, reevaluate your situation and see how you feel while you are going through it. I hope your mind and thoughts shift to the positive things to help you get through it. We all have different things going on in our lives. We just need to learn the tools to help us get through them and help others find the positive things as well.

Changing our mindset as well to not saying, “Life isn’t fair” and saying, ” I am so grateful to be alive” ” I am grateful for what I am learning” ” I am grateful for a new day” ” I am grateful for all I have been given”.

Remember, Happiness begins with Gratitude. 

It is up to us and how we handle the “Life Isn’t Fair” statement.  Here, at Powerful Kind Women, is to our new way of thinking and changing how we view harder situations.

XoXo , Dee

Denise Garza Powerful Kind Women

Hello There and Welcome

Oh my gosh!

It is so great to see you. How in the heck have you been???

I feel like it has been so long since we talked last. Why do we let the time go by in between seeing each other?  Gosh, we have to do better. Yes, yes, we really have to get together more often.

Do you agree? Perfect, well this is the day that we are going to get together more often. I am going to put it in writing today so I hold us to it. You laugh? Me too, but really, we are making it a priority to come here, hang out for a bit, get caught up on life, and get inspiration from each other. If we don’t do it, we are going to lose all that time cheering each other on.

We can never get back time, so let’s make the best of the time we have together.

Let me introduce myself to you. I am Denise or Dee…that is what my friends call me. I have nine adventurous, wild, beautiful, amazing, talented, real-life, teach me more about life than I taught them, determined kids, one sassy determined amazing granddaughter, and a husband that supports what I do, and lets me try anything…sometimes shakes his head and chuckles at me. I have a family that is my rock and support. And parents that let me try it all, taught me to work hard, don’t give up, and to be a good person.

I used to love Diet Coke more than I loved life. It got me through many things in my life. Goodness, there was nothing like taking that first drink of a freshly made ice (crushed ice) diet coke. Oh, I can still taste it. I decided in 2019 that the only thing I could really control, at least what I thought was the only thing I could control at the time, was my health. I lost over 50lbs and Diet Coke had to hit the road.

It is crazy to think how much that silly delicious drink controlled my life.

Now don’t laugh too hard at that, but it’s true. I would wake up and the first thing that would happen would be, my husband doing our morning routine of driving through the drive-thru gas station, ordering my two 44oz crushed ice diet cokes, a donut, and his drink. That sounds silly, right? It was real life for us. When they would close on Christmas, I would stress myself out wondering what I would do for this goofy addiction I had. I would order two right before they closed Christmas Eve and not put a lime in them so they would taste ok Christmas morning. They would go in our fridge…I would have my 12 pack in the fridge for the day. Can you even believe this? Some of you might be doing this same thing, I may not have been alone in this struggle. 

When I took control of my health, I also told myself that I would never let anyone else control who I am or what I do.  As you go along this journey with me and our promise to meet up more often, you will hear more about that.

I will share with you my highs and lows. I will share with you my greatest accomplishments and my failures. Real-life…the struggles, and joys that come with having a large family, losing a business, and gaining more knowledge than I ever thought was possible.  I am a real person that has taken a huge loss and found the good in it. I am a person that just tells you how it is.

It is my hope and prayer every day that I am a better person today than I was yesterday. That I am kinder today than yesterday. I want the same for you. Being kinder has changed my way of thinking more than ever. I thought I was already a kind person, but now I have an intention with it. 

My eyes have been opened to what Kindness really means.

I start my day with GRATITUDE. Without GRATITUDE, I would not be the person I am. The old me thought I knew what gratitude was. When you have hit rock bottom, had the rug pulled out from under you, been punched in the gut a few times along with a few stabs in the back, I had to be humbled real quick. I now have a bigger and more powerful meaning behind the word Gratitude!

I am standing with you today taking full ownership of everything that has happened to me and my past business. I no longer blame others. No matter what happened or what is still to come out of it, I am better today than I was then. 

That right there my friends is the biggest blessing I ever could have received.

So, with all of that, I am glad you are here. I hope to bring happiness to you. I hope to share information with you that will open your eyes, give you a different perspective of situations, cheer you on, and offer encouragement. The biggest thing I can give you is Kindness. That is key.

Now that I have done the talking, tell me a little about you. I can’t wait to connect!