Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Don't Say It!

These words come from Rev. Sally Robbins:
One of my former teachers challenged my class, "For the next week, don't say anything unkind, untrue, or unnecessary." None of us made it past one day without breaking that rule, much less a week. It's amazing how much comes out of our mouths that falls into the category of being unkind, untrue, or unnecessary. That exercise made me much more aware of my words, and it helped me clean up my speech.
There's a challenge for us! Are you willing to at least give it a try? I am!

Monday, November 19, 2012

And the trip was awesome!

My trip to Italy totally re-affirmed one of my favorite sayings: "I lead a charmed life, especially when traveling." We had a superb tour manager and bus driver, the weather was mostly great, we saw many beautiful and historic sights, our accommodations were exceptional, and we had a great group of folks to meet and enjoy. The food and wine were bountiful and delicious. I learned enough about olive oil to become an "olive oil snob." :)
The artwork that had the biggest effect on me was the original statue of David by Michelangelo in Florence. The energy of its magnificence was so wonderful to be immersed in. 
A friend asked me what was my biggest "aha." I said, "Do it while you can." Follow your heart's desire, explore, do that bucket list while you're still healthy and vital.
As Nike says, Just Do It!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

An adventure of joy!

A friend and I are about to embark on a trip to Italy, a cherished dream for both of us, and a prominent part of my vision board display (another one nailed!).
Yesterday's Daily Guide in Science of Mind magazine, written by Rev. Sally Robbins, gives me a mission for my trip:
"You never know the ripples that you create in the universe by choosing the highest levels of energy such as joy, love, and peace. Your joy is contagious, and the more you give away, the more you get to keep for yourself."  Affirmation: "I choose happiness today, knowing that my happiness is contagious and spreads to those in my world."
I'll be back here in a couple weeks to report how awesome the trip was!