Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Very Happy Halloween!

I only have a moment but I'm determined to get in my "rejoice" post on time! It seems that I have so much to rejoice about I don't have time to document it all! So I will mostly let the pictures tell the story.

If you look closely you'll see bats that were cut out of black construction paper in an attempt to make the porch "more spookier." I think with the black cobwebs, black bats, and scary pumpkin we did a good job! All in all it was a spooktacular day! And I am rejoicing in all of it!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Far Niente

I think I wrote about the Italian notion of "sweet doing nothing" earlier this year, but I really can't remember the last time we had a day with nothing planned in it. We are taking care of a neighbor's dog, so some walks are mandatory, but it is also a pleasure. I loved looking up and seeing that the sky was the most beautiful blue and the leaves, resplendent with autumn colors, were a gorgeous contrast. Today I am rejoicing in far niente!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Other Gold

A long time ago I used to sing “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.” in rounds with my Girl Scout troupe and it really stuck with me.
This week my “gold” friend of 30+ years drove many miles to see me and celebrate my birthday. (A true BFF!) Neither of us had a camera to document the event, so I dug up an old photo from over 25 years ago, when we were 15.

My friend gave me a card and wrote how remarkable our friendship is for its ability to bring out the best in each other. It seems that we have always been able to see each other’s truest, wisest selves. That kind of friendship is a true gift.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Very Happy Birthday!

I turned 40 on Monday the 5th but I have a custom of celebrating my birthday for as many days as I've been on the planet. It started last Friday October 2nd, so I have 31 more days to go. I've already had such a blast. But the highlight so far was my son singing me the Happy Birthday song.

This week I'm rejoicing in many wonderful days of joyful celebration!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Unstoppable Power

Another rejoice post in a day late! But I have a really good reason - I spent the weekend at Christine Kane's "Unstoppable Power of Intention" Retreat. Christine has become an amazing mentor to me and my business.

I liken Christine to a speedboat that pulls me along on my skis - I am amazed by how much distance I have covered in such a short time. I appreciate the inspiration, guidance and support I have received from her so much.

This week I'm rejoicing in feeling unstoppable (and a great mentor).