Everything Miz Meliz, Tell Me Something Good

Don’t Be Afraid


Melissa the Mouse warns Princess about hanging out with fire-breathing dragons.
Melissa the Mouse warns Princess

“Evan says not to be afraid.” Said the little princess.
“What are you afraid of my dear?” Asked Melissa the Mouse.
“Practically everything Grandma-ma!” Princess answered abruptly. “Life is unfair for us mice. Nothing I do is important. Nobody listens to me. I’m afraid of the dark, of getting crushed, of making a mistake. It’s hopeless Grandma-ma!” The little mouse exclaimed. “I’m hopeless.” She said under her breath. “Evan says to be brave and never give up, but he is big and strong. I don’t know what I am going to do Grandma-ma. I am so small.”

“Evan sounds smart, too.” Melissa the Mouse said to her great great grand-daughter. “Is he a friend from school?”
“He is in my book club.” Princess explained. “He is very smart. And he tells great stories! Sometimes I feel sorry for him because he doesn’t fit in with the rest of us. But everyone tries to be nice and he doesn’t mind. He is very warm and very helpful.”
“I am very proud of you for making friends with someone who is different, Princess.” Melissa the Mouse told her great great grand-daughter, “It’s important to remember it is what is on the inside that counts.”
“Yes, Grandma-ma. I bet Evan has an enormous heart!!! I bet it’s bigger than all the mice in the book club combined!” Said Princess.

“He must be a very special mouse, my dear.” Her great great grandmother replied.

“Oh, he’s not a mouse Grandma-ma. Evan is a dragon. A good one. He is visiting here from up North. He keeps us warm with his breath. I know that sounds gross but it’s pretty cool.”

Evan the Dragon and Princess and Melissa the Mouse are copyrighted property of Melissa Reyes 2013
“My goodness Princess! You better be very careful around a dragon. Stay on his good side!”  Melissa the Mouse hugged the little mouse as she encouraged her. “I think you should listen to your new friend’s advice, and not just because he is a dragon, but it is good to persevere, stay positive and know that even a little mouse can make a big difference in this world.  You make a big difference in my life, my dear.  You bring me so much joy!  And, I will always listen to you.”

Are You a Victim?
If you believe that life is unjust, you are declaring yourself to be a victim. A victim resists her life, rather than looking at it realistically and moving on from that point. Consider the possibility that everything that happens to you is an opportunity to expand into a fuller potential, and a more powerful and meaningful life. ~Gary Zukav

Read more from Gary Zukav  if you are feeling like life is unfair.

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Melissa the Mouse Drawing and Photograph by Melissa Reyes Copyright 2013 http://mizmeliz.com
Melissa the Mouse warns Princess about hanging out with fire-breathing dragons.

May today be all that you need it to be.

May you have peace in your heart and may

the freshness of life rest in your thoughts,

rule in your dreams tonight and conquer all your fears.

May Love manifest itself today in ways
that you have never experienced.

May your joys be fulfilled, your dreams be
closer and your prayers be answered.

I pray that faith enters a new height for you,

I pray that your world is enlarged

and I pray that you step
into your destiny.

I pray for peace, health, happiness
and true and undying love for all.

Tell me something good.

What are some ways you have overcome fear? How do you stay strong? How do you keep the faith?

Everything Miz Meliz, Tell Me Something Good

I’m Engaged!


“I just can’t believe it!” Princess said to Mr. Sanders, her piano instructor. “Did you hear the news?”

“What is it? Did you practice your scales?” Mr. Sanders asked.

“My great great grandmother is engaged!” Exclaimed the young mouse.

“Oh, really?” He said cautiously. He always thought Melissa the Mouse would make a nice companion and tried to hide his disappointment that he missed out on a possibility. But he thought he knew the mouse well enough to know if she was involved with anyone and was surprised that she would be interested in getting married. He knew her to be quite independent. “Who is she marrying? This is exciting news for your family.” He said.

“I don’t know for sure yet.” Princess answered quietly.

“How do you know she is engaged?” he asked one more question, even though he knew he should be starting the lesson. He enjoyed his conversations with the bright young mouse and knew that she liked to talk to adults. He felt that she focussed more on her playing if he let her get it out of her system.

Princess opened up to the kind man and answered in a hushed tone, “I heard her talking to my mother about it. Mummy asked her why she works so much and she said she couldn’t help it if she was engaged. Do you think she is marrying a poor mouse Mr. Sanders?”

He did what he could to keep himself from laughing out loud! He let out a controlled sigh of relief and explained, “Miss Princess, when a mouse such as your great great grandmother Melissa the Mouse becomes involved in a project she puts in so much effort and gives all she can to help other mice, she becomes fully engaged in what she is doing. It doesn’t mean she is getting married. I’ve known her a long time and I am proud to say that is one of the admirable traits that she has always exhibited. I wish all my students would be equally engaged to their study of music!”

“Yes, Mr. Sanders. Maybe you should call Grandma-ma sometime. You have so much in common.” Said the perceptive young mouse and she began playing.

“Perhaps I shall, he replied. Now curve your fingers my dear.”


Miz Meliz Photo and drawing by Melissa Reyes Copyright 2013 http://mizmeliz.com from the Adventures of Melissa the Mouse 20130120-104256.jpg
Mr. Sanders explains to Princess what it means to be “fully engaged.”

“When the deepest part of you becomes engaged in what you are doing, when your activities and actions become gratifying and purposeful, when what you do serves both yourself and others, when you do not tire within but seek the sweet satisfaction of your life and your work, you are doing what you were meant to be doing.”

— Gary Zukav

Read more about Gary Zukav: http://www.oprah.com/quote/Gary-Zukav-Quote-Quote-About-Following-Your-Purpose#ixzz2DXqx6RDU

Tell me something good, when have you been fully engaged in something?

Everything Miz Meliz, Tell Me Something Good

What is Positivity?

I believe that being positive creates and grows abundance. Sharing positive thoughts and stories brings more positive experiences into your life. This creates an abundant life of positive stories with which you can continue to share.

When I think back to when I was a small child, I can remember my big brother calling me “Melissa the Mouse.”


He would say, “Melissa the Mouse went into the house to get a piece of cheese.”

Well it just so happens that Melissa the Mouse grew up and she had her own family. She grew old and was very wise. Many people came to her for help with their problems. Sometimes they just liked to talk to her. It made them feel better. The one she loved talking to the most was her great great granddaughter mouse, who was named after her. Although everyone called her Princess.

Princess was very petite and sweet and played the role of the innocent princess very well. She was still young, but she was a little bit mischievous. That is why Melissa the Mouse liked to match wits with her. Princess never held back when asking her great great grandmother questions. They talked about everything. Melissa the Mouse was very open and willing to share her thoughts with the young mouse.

One day Princess asked, “What is positivity Grand-ma-ma?”

Melissa the Mouse loved it when she called her that. None of her other grandchildren called her that, it was her special name that only Princess used, particularly when she was ready for a lesson. Princess fluffed up her dress and all of it’s ruffles, she liked to dress up, and sat herself down to listen.

“Why do you want to know about positivity?” Melissa the Mouse asked the young girl.

“Because I heard you talking about it with my Mommy and later she told Daddy that you didn’t know what you were going on about and it isn’t even a real word . . . and, well, I just want to know is all!” She said.

“Oh, I see. Very well then.” Melissa the Mouse patted her great great granddaughter’s tiny little hand and said, “What do you think positivity is Princess?”

“I think it is when you know you are right about something and nobody can tell you different, like when you are absolutely, positivity, sure you didn’t eat the last peanut butter chocolate chip cookie in the cookie jar.” She said.

“Very close, but not exactly”, Melissa the Mouse chuckled. Then she sighed a long deep sigh, just as she always did when she was about to say something the little Princess wanted to remember always.

“You know that feeling that you get in your heart when you give me one of your most special hugs? One of the extra tight ones? Or when your Daddy smiles at you when he sees you do your best figure eight on the ice? That is positivity. At least that is what I think it is.” Melissa the Mouse told her great great granddaughter.

“Is that all?” Cried the young mouse. “Then what is all the fuss about?” She asked.

“Well, positivity means something more when you can share it with others. If you are nice and show others that you are nice, they will be nice to. I believe the more nice you are the more nice things will happen to you all the days of your life. What do you think of that, Princess?” She asked.

Now Princess was sighing. “Do I have to be nice to the fi


eld mice and the rats too? They are mean and they tease me!”

“That is the most important part, my dear.” She told her. “Even if someone seems to be mean all the time and they tease you, positivity is about sharing how nice and loving you can be with them. Because that can heal them. Being positive and showing that you care will help you be the best little princess you can be. All the mice and even the rats should be able to feel that feeling you have in your heart when you give your extra tight hugs. Everyone deserves to know what that feels like. Don’t you think?” And with that, Melissa the Mouse got up, and continued with her business of tidying up or whatever it is that old wise mice do.

“I’ll have to think about it Grand-ma-ma.” Said Princess. “It doesn’t sound very easy.”

“That is true, my dear.” Melissa the Mouse answered. “It takes practice. But if you commit yourself to it, it gets easier. Just be yourself.”

Can you remember a time when your heart felt so good, like when you gave a special hug to someone you love or a when someone who loves you smiled at you to acknowledge something that only you can do? Share that story. Think about how it made you feel.

Tell me something good . . .