Closing the month of May

This month is over; I had a great time. I did some bucket list items.

I must say “a hui ho” to some more friends who are moving on.

As spring turns to summer and the Gulf water warms up, I am reminded of the great life I have here; my wonderful friends; the many unique opportunities and my health.

It is with gratitude that I say, so long May 2014. You are now in the annals of my timeline.

Let’s go make June more fab!

Aloha,

Denise

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Second NDB this week

Doing new things in a new place is so fun and very empowering!

This week I also went cycling on the Formula 1 Race track (5K each lap) with my friend Beth. We rode two full laps AND saw the sunset along the ride. What a fun evening!!!

Try something new! Do it with a dear friend and it’s all that much sweeter!

Aloha,

Denise

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Another NDB

This time it was indoor skydiving. I highly recommend it!

There are several places around the world that offer indoor flights. As part of a repatriation celebration for our friends moving back to the US, six of us donned the gear and flew.

Just do it!

Aloha,

Denise

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me indoor skydiving!

 

My certificate, suitable for framing.
My certificate, suitable for framing.

Full, grateful & abundant heart

Community is love.

Volunteering is love and time.

Friendship is love, time and trust.

Given the opportunity to volunteer in a community event, I build friendships and memories that last a lifetime. I honor and appreciate those events, friendships, memories. Yesterday was one of those days. I’m still smiling!

Gratitude embraces me…. I invite everyone to jump in!

Aloha,

Denise

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Who are you?

Who are you? Tigger? Eeyore? Fancy Nancy or Debbie Downer?

Are you inspiration and freedom or doom and gloom?

Do you act or react?

Are you kind, even when no one’s watching?

Who do you “BE” for others?

Do you attract or repel people?

How do you handle stress? Glee? Attention?

Are you happy with yourself?  Would you be your friend?

Aloha,

Denise

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Another of my favorite things

Another of my favorite things is dinners out with friends. Choosing a new restaurant. Trying new foods. Enjoying new conversations. Learning other people’s stories. Laughing.

When you say “hello, ” make the call, set the date and meet your new friends, worlds open. Conversations live out on the court.

How are you doing with your favorite things?

Aloha,

Denise

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New discoveries

On my way to place a dinner delivery order, I learned that the restaurant I chose doesn’t deliver from that location. So, rather than sulk or give up (not in my nature), I found another restaurant that has the same food, delivery, and friendly employees. Problem solved and a new restaurant discovered.

As I made my way back home, I saw a sandwich board sign outside a newly painted villa. Written on the sign in colorful chalk were the specials.  I went in and discovered a lovely, quaint, clean and happy place. Serving food, tea, coffee in a relaxing environment made me happy. I ordered a Masala tea to go and it was great.

I love new finds and sharing them. Search and you will find fun.

Aloha,

Denise

 

Mother’s day wave

After focusing on sending my wonderful mom and mom-in -law flowers, notes, emails, video messages and Facebook messages, I felt  accomplished and complete.  I rather forgot that there are two people in the world to celebrate me.

On the 11th of May, twenty years after I became a mother, I received texts, emails, Facebook messages, candles and a lovely card to celebrate yours truly. What a gift: my daughters!!

I am blessed, grateful and fortunate beyond words. My heart is overflowing and my world is full.

To me, every day is mother’s day. I love being a mom and having only two people in the entire world call me “mom.”

Aloha,

Denise

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