Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Un-Bucket List

  “Once the choice is made to live according to our truth, the path that follows seems so logical as to make us wonder why we took so long to walk it.~Ruth Fishel I have an Un-Bucket list… (no jumping out of parachutes for this gal)  and unlike a Bucket List mine includes a simple list of things. Things I must experience daily   Things that perhaps someone else might consider a little odd.  (not you of course)😉 This list looks something like… #1. Create a beautiful life. #2. Do one thing a day (or week) that stretches me as a person. ( i.e. preparing a new recipe, trying out a new hobby, expressing myself in a creative way….art, dance, music, blogging😘 etc. Lately I’ve  been very mindful about this Un-Bucket List and have given some thought on… #1. Creating that beautiful life. Creating a beautiful life is a pretty easy thing to do (once you … Continue reading

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Elevating Everyday Life

  “Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different. Enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes. (which it will) Being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way. (which it won’t)~James Baraz   Three things occurred this week that stirred my little gentle soul. in a wonderful way 1. Joe retired. 2. A dear friend turned 86. and… 3. I had an aha moment. I recently enjoyed a scrumptious Italian dinner at a friend’s home in celebration of her 86th birthday. While experiencing the joy of sharing stories and memories with her family I had an aha moment. I was reminded how everyday life holds many special moments. This past week I experienced moments of time that I want to experience more deeply. The pleasure of wearing a new pair of earrings recently given by a friend from her summer travels🚗 … Continue reading

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Just A Little

  💕”True friends are never apart. Maybe in distance…but never in heart.”💕  I have to confess that at times I might be a little too competitive. Only at times… (just a little) teeny tiny bit and… I’ll be the first to admit that where I live just might be a little difficult to get to. (Just a little) teeny tiny bit I mean seriously let’s face it how many people do you know who actually live between a forest 🌳 & 🌊 the ocean? most likely… (just a few) teeny tiny few Which could explain why we might not get that many out of state visitors just dropping in on us. Anyway getting back to this teeny tiny competitive nature I sometimes have. The most recent involves a rival with a guy named Joe (yes…my husband😉)who as you might have guessed happens to be a little competitive. again… (just a little) teeny tiny bit. This competition is about which of us will … Continue reading

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The Magic Of A Moment

    ” In magic -and in life – there is only one present moment, the now”~Paulo Coelho   Hi there! How was your week? Did you have a nice Labor Day? (Hope so!) Labor Day was really fun here.  It was the first time BBQ~ing in our pink cottage.  So now that everything has been cleaned and put away until the next time And before another week comes to it’s end I’m wondering if we might take a moment to chat. come on in… A few days ago as I wandered into the kitchen through the living room  I wondered about the small birdcage sitting quietly  I’ve got a quirky habit of noticing things that sit quietly (while wandering) and I began to wonder if I should paint it. spruce it up a bit and… So I did.  Then a little later (same day) when I was in the kitchen wandering for something (most likely yummy) I looked up and noticed the … Continue reading

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