Rise and sparkle

In case nobody told you today:

Do you know what you are?

You are a marvel.

Pablo Casals, via Thoughtfulls

You are awesome. Have a marvelous day!

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What are you looking at?

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

antoine de saint-exupery

Have a lovely day!

It’s okay to ask for more

I continue to naturally lead with the positive, to choose joy, to see the best in situations, circumstances, and people. And recently, I was reminded by the universe that it is okay to take up more space. To want the more that I know is coming, sooner. It’s really not always so great to be stoic, and I don’t always realize that’s what I’m doing.

In my case, my patient excitement for an eventual home laundry room crashed up against my first experience of actually feeling unsafe at the laundromat. Ya know, I’m very grateful for not having to wash clothes by beating them on a rock at the water’s edge. And I know that our house build is going in the right direction. But dammit, this was really, really hard today.

It may not be laundry for you, and that certainly isn’t the only thing going on for me. Where are you looking at something through rose-colored glasses?


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Enjoy the good things

I received this pop-open card the other day, and it made me smile.

There was this magical message on it of directions to pop it open, so I did.

Oh. My. Goodness. AMAZEBALLS!! This totally made my day, and I keep it in my workspace (because then I see it every day)!

I have never heard of these, so I looked them up online. Thoughtfulls Pop-Up Cards. Who knew?!?

It’s kind of like Dove Promises chocolate bites meet pull tabs.

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One more, about This

I’ve really been learning about myself, with staying my upbeat self when faced with another’s negativity. First, there was This nugget:

Do not see myself as vulnerable to other people’s negativity.

Holy wow. Great, but I need an actual how to deal with the situation when someone is coming at me from all sides with their own immersed crabbiness. Then, I realized This:

There is nothing for me to fix.

Boom. That’s actually very freeing. And I thought I had enough to sit with, until I experienced this scenario:

Have you ever actually been the one coming at another, with all of your immersed joy and excitement about A Thing? And their response is to rain on your parade, to throw shade on your sunshine?

Yeah. Unlike the first scenario, I didn’t actually see this one coming. But the good news is that I still get to choose my response (even if I have to recover a bit, first). And I am now beginning to understand This:

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