Living in a new place means everything is NEW to me. This week was no exception.
I enjoyed a cello concert in a lovely room/building in a park.
I saw “It’s a Wonderful Life” for the first time, in an enormous movie theatre, with new friends.
I ate an intimate restaurant called Three Monkeys, yet there were no real monkeys in sight.
As this year ends, I am reminded of all I’ve learned, the new friends I’m blessed with, the long-time friends I reunited with, the good health I have and my friends and family have, the trips I took, and the four seasons I experienced (I still only like two of them.)
Building new friendships, foundations and FUN will be my mantra for the next year.
My SoCal trip is ending; it was so great to be here. The palm trees, sun, and ocean made my head and heart so clear. Seeing Tara was such a treat, pure joy that filled my heart. I’ll see her again very soon; in our family, she’s always a part.
I reunited with a few dear friends, like no time has ever passed. I’m grateful they are in my life, treasures that really last!
Thanksgiving comes every year, but everyday I say a little cheer. Thank you for my wonderful life; I’m grateful to be the momma and wife.
Some ways to feel good are bubble baths with candles, trips, meals with loved ones, shopping, driving nice cars, cooking good food. I like all those too, and seeing my daughters and dear friends.
I have been in California for three full days and have experienced heart-filling joy, serendipity and love. The first day I was here we went to see our old neighbors who lived in the house right below us. What began as a five-minute visit turned into longer chat, meet their kids and tour their RV.
Then, while experiencing a pre-Black Friday shopping spree, we ran into our former kid sitter when she recognized me just walking up an aisle. I haven’t seen her since her wedding over 10 years ago. We visited with her and her mom and her son (who I haven’t seen since he was a baby.) That beautiful serendipitous event of joy and reconnection really warms and fill up my heart.
Meeting up with two girlfriends for lunch also feels my heart and rises the meter! I am so grateful for my girlfriends. Another girlfriend even chased me down on Facebook to meet me somewhere for a chat. Lucky me!!
Tip: Stay connected…. it’s a heartwarming experience.
Over the weekend, we saw a remake of the movie, “Murder on the Orient Express.” Last night I saw the new movie, “Lady Bird.” Anyone who knows me knows my mantra: a movie is incomplete without popcorn…so, I ate a lot of popcorn in the past 48 hours. And the movies were entertaining.
Does this count for a Film Club? I miss Cinema Space and Leading Ladies.
I must declare: I’m ready for a FUNNY movie, with a spot of dancing and singing.
What movie have YOU seen lately? Any recommendations?