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My good friend, G, sent me a gift! She had misplaced the charger I let her borrow, and I got this in the mail!  Thank you, G!

(For 2/28/15)

imageIt has been a very long time since I’ve done a good long walk, but I became excited once I saw this view from the path… about 2 miles from my starting point, because I knew I was near!

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And this was my reward… a place of serene beauty where I was able to reflect, breathe in some clean air, stretch, meditate, and pray.  So grateful for this amazing views.

imageHave you ever purchased something really awesome, but realized later on that maybe it was meant for someone else?

I really love the message on this wall art, but it has been in it’s box for many months. Why didn’t I put it up already?

Shortly after purchasing it, I realized that one of the ladies at work had a print out of this saying on her wall. I think we bonded a little because of it.

Every time I thought of this art frame or the words, she would pop in my mind. Every time I would see her, I thought about the art frame. More so now since I have been feeling a little sad because her husband is battling cancer and I find myself not knowing what to say.

I have decided to gift this art frame to her, and I hope that somehow it will help her during this most difficult time in her life.

Today begins a new 365 day project for me.  For the next 365 days, I will publish something that provides me with either happiness, love, discovery, or inspiration… maybe even all of them at once.  It will be a project to celebrate something awesome each day.

2015/02/img_0516.jpgI visited my brother and he gave me an early birthday present.  He knows I love tea, and that I can’t seem to stay away from places like Teavana.  His exact words when I opened the gift was, “I know you like things like that.”  HaHa!

So for day 1, I would like to express my gratitude for this funny tea infuser from my little brother. Thank you, A!

20141013-205422.jpg“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”–William Arthur Ward

Today marks day 365 of my 365 days of gratitude project. Besides completing a bucket list item, I can honestly say that this gratitude project has changed my life, for the better…

Knowing how much gratitude has gifted me with a different perception about myself, others, and the world around me, how can I stop? 😁

So to another 365 days of gratitude! 💕

“When you arise in the morning think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love…” –Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

20140920-080141.jpgExpect miracles! They are always waiting for you to see them and receive them. Be open. Be ready–one is on its way right now!

I am grateful for the unexpected gift from Dad. It is truly the unexpected that makes fabulous presents.

20140801-215819.jpgWe met Lalah Hathaway last night!

I have known Sheilani (or “S” in previous posts) since Junior High when I first moved to Northern California, but it was over the last few years that we have gotten closer, and she has helped me a great deal through a couple of rough patches with men and dating and most especially with my Spiritual growing pains. To find someone who could relate and even understand my Spiritual growing pains was truly a gift to me.

Sheilani is also a local musician with a strong background in Jazz. She was instrumental in introducing me to Jazz music and to a lot of local performers and musicians.

One night, a year or so ago, she took me to a Lalah Hathaway show. She is one of Sheilani‘s favorites. I truly enjoyed the Jazzy, R&B, and Soul event, and Ms. Hathaway was not only an incredible singer and performer, but hilarious as well.

A few months ago, I happened to read one of the event e-mails from Yoshi’s Oakland. It was not a norm for me to open e-mails for adverts or announcements (I still have got 9000+ I need to delete from my inbox), but I read Yoshi’s that day. It had the lineup for the Summer season, and Ms. Hathaway was performing.

So I bought the tickets immediately, and the Meet and Greet portion of the event.

I still remember the text (it is also still on my phone HaHa) when I told her of her early birthday present. She was flabbergasted.

Last night, we met Lalah Hathaway personally and had premier seating to her show. We had one of the best views and experiences!

I am grateful that I was able to gift Sheilani with a present she could truly remember. She has been such a gift of a friend… no… Soul Sister to me, and I am honored to know her.

Links:
My favorite Lalah Hathaway song

Sheilani’s website

(For 8/1/14 – what happens when two good, female friends meet up and hang out? We ate fried snacks, sweets, and gabbed until the wee hours of the morning! That is why this was late. 😁)

20140730-162530.jpgThanks to Bodymindspirit1021 via instagram for sharing this image. I had to regram it!

“Everyone is scared of being the one who cares too much, love too much – this is why relationships fall apart.”

How true is this? Love is a gift, but it is also kinda scary.

I, for one, have the capacity to love and care deeply and that is especially scary to me. We need to learn for ourselves how to feel safe and secure to care and love deeply, regardless of the outcome.

To share love is a beautiful gift. To share love unconditionally is the ultimate gift–certainly to the other person, but more so as a gift to our own selves.

It means that our hearts have expanded and we have become aware of love and the connection we all share with each other.

This gift makes us more empathetic, kind, grateful to one another, compassionate, and considerate to one another. We would, in our own way, help make this world a better place not only for ourselves and our loved ones, but for others too. How cool is that?

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