Day 11: I am inspired by a lot of people on a daily basis. Some I know, some I don't. It would be tough to pick just one since many provide bits and pieces of inspiration for me that make up a whole. So I choose to be inspired by my surroundings that include lots of people who are doing the best they can every day. They are following their dreams. Reaching their goals. Looking for happiness. Finding happiness. Believing in others. Believing in themselves. Realizing they can do it. Understanding and working through pain. Healing. Knowing nothing. Knowing everything. Being honest. Showing up.
That's who inspires me...All of you who move in the world in your own way and contribute in your own style. As a result, you make big and small differences every day for me and for everyone around you.
Inspired by you,
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
|Mr. Wonderful's cat, Bib and Baby Girl back in the day|
Able to juggle and able to not,
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Day 9 - Five years ago, I was standing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art staring at this painting by Henri Matisse (oil on canvas) called "The Goldfish Bowl" that was created in 1921-1922. I do not own goldfish but I do love looking at them and the color and design they bring to art. This was painted in Matisse's apartment in the afternoon in Nice. I can see myself there.
Love to all the pretty goldfish,
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
8. From Where I Stand
I see lots of possibility and space. Time continues but no matter the daily challenge, I know that this moment is as precious as the next one that will be granted to me. So even though I'm sitting at my desk today, not standing, there is an inner rejoicing that extends beyond what I know and strengthens my hope for what is and will be.
|Source: Pics Champ|
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Susannah Conway has called us together again to share some LOVE in April (#aprillove2015). Read the full post here.
Since I'm just jumping in now (April 7), I'll share what nourishes me...Laughter...Love letters...Yoga...Books...The sea...A great quote...Letters or cards from loved ones...Smiles...Colors...Flowers...Coffee (cream only)...A phone call with my best friend...Kindness shown when it's least expected...
As for the other days I missed...Here's a quick catch up:
1 - My morning view includes lots of trees and usually my dogs running through them in the backyard
2 - My favourite flowers are hydrangeas and peonies
3 - An Inspring Quote I came across recently was from Thomas Jefferson, "Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine."
4 - Shadows: Love shadows of people in the sand by the sea.
5 - My favourite color is green...all shades. Green is such a soothing color and to me it represents growth and reminds me to go/keep moving forward because time does that with or without you.
6 - Touch: Hugs from my baby girl are among some of the sweetest touches I receive these days.
Stay nourished friends,
Friday, April 03, 2015
Had a great time with Thomas and Ashelee as we celebrated Thomas' 25th birthday but in real years, he's actually like 55. We went to Dubsdread in Orlando. I think we were the youngest people there. It was a good time, great food and happy hour (Guinness-style) was on!
So happy to be friends with two of the most thoughtful and sweet people I know.
To many more years,
The beloved VooDoo Posse (my rec soccer team) has started a new season for the Spring. So far, the team has played two games and won both. After almost a decade of being on this team, it's great to look back and see how we've all changed over the years and have some have not changed. We are known as the fun team and we are totally OK with that since at the end of the day, you should have a good time with whatever you do even in the spirit of competition.
Long live the VooDoo!
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
|Bonnie with Baby Girl in 2008 at the home of Geri & Lee Evans.|
I want to extend my deepest sympathies to Bonnie and her family. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you.
A big thank you to your mom for bringing you into this world, and for such a precious reminder that you are born, you blink and then it's over.
So sorry for your loss,
Monday, March 30, 2015
Happy Birthday to my dear friend Soluna! It's a special day since it's the day you were born. Even though we just got back from the Shire, I hope you continue celebrating and living life to the fullest the way you do.
Happiness is having a friend like you,
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Every year I try to do a little something different to celebrate another trip around the sun. Last year was DRIP which was quite unique. So for 2015, I decided to do something that would be invigorating and refreshing - YOGA & Brunch. Yes, happy birthday to me!
We all gathered at Sweetwater Yoga & Fitness on March 15th at 10 a.m. Nearly a dozen of the bravest souls of all varied experience levels showed up and did what was probably one of the most challenging warm yoga classes I've taken in awhile. After yoga, we headed to my place where Mr. Wonderful whipped up a beautiful brunch that included a new egg casserole recipe, asparagus, spanikopita, grilled parsley citrus turkey, pigs in a blanket, bacon, fruit and veggies. We also had cake from 4Rivers Sweet Shop! One double chocolate chip and the other green velvet (like a red velvet but all GREEN).
Thank you to Theo L., Rawesome, Lori, Laura, Katharine, Nicole, Brianna, Joelle, Catherine and Chaun for joining me for Birthday Yoga.
A special THANKS to Shannon for an amazing class and to her super handstanding hubby for taking the above picture and for just being so darn supportive.
And bigs hugs to my baby brother for showing up and helping Mr. Wonderful put on a good spread and for keeping every dish clean and probably washing a few of them twice or three times.
It was a great day full of love, warmth, friendship, laughter, fun, vinyasas and sugar!
To another year around the sun!
Monday, March 16, 2015
|The VooDoo and friends at the first Orlando City Soccer Club's regular season game as a new team to the MLS|
What a great day to be in Orlando. Beautiful weather. Great fans. And SOCCER!