I love my family and friends, meeting new people, travel, food (Gluten-Free, please), and laughing. My mantra is HAVE FUN EVERYDAY. I am grateful, blessed and adventurous. I like to do NDBs (never done before.) I love to share my FUN life.
Dolphin hotel– There is a man pacing and talking aloud — obviously using a wireless microphone . I see two men who look like to other men I know. There’s a painter, a cleaning man, a construction worker, and many people milling about. People stare up at the big wall hanging. People hug and kiss; then wipe off the kisses. Some people are tall, some people are short. Some people are very thin; some people are not. Most of the people look happy, busy, preoccupied, friendly.
The rushing sound of the fountain drowns out all the conversations, rolling rubbish bin, screaming kids and hammering in the great room.
Disney Springs is different. Organized people and places. Strollers abound. Parents attempt to: keep peace, stuff mouths with teeny bites of food, shade the little faces from the sun and have some fun. The bus drops off and picks up guests from neighbor hotels in proper line-winding fashion. There are food and cocktails galore. There are live shows that capture imagination, wit, guts and glory (Cirque du Soleil) and guitar players singing their hearts out to every genre of music ( House of Blues).
Big plus: there are GLUTEN FREE goodies & options at most food outlets.
This lively, lovely place was spared by hurricane Irma’s mass destruction. Vacations, conferences and careers continue.
“Only good lies before me.” said Louise Hay. She was a visionary, author, thinker and classy lady. Ms Hay passed away 30 August 2017.
I have begun internalizing this statement for myself. Ms Hay also teaches, what you think and believe, you get. So, understanding that thoughts create actions which create your life, I choose to think positively. I know there are sad, bad and unkind things happening in the world. I’m not discounting any of it; I choose to find the good in it. I believe the Universe conspires to our happiness, therefore the Law of Thinking will bring ‘us’ to find good in what happens in the world.
Recently I’ve experienced good coming out of bad. I’ve been the witness and grateful recipient to goodness arising from heartbreak. I believe in goodness. I will keep sharing and spreading love and goodness as long as I’m breathing.
One more quote from Ms Hay: “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” I believe loving others works miracles in our lives too. Our lives are a treasure ~ live that.
In times of hurricanes, flooding and loss, I pause to send good vibes to everyone affected. I pray for safety, rebuilding, strength and community. I am grateful for the resilience in humans, the love shared by all, and for friends who help friends.
Building a new hotel (outside of my apartment living room) requires many talents: fork lift drivers, crane operators, soldering torchers, contractors and financiers. You must have a strong foundation to build a hotel that will safely house guests and employees while they are under the roof.
A strong foundation applies to us too: our families are our first step. My family in Dallas is a tight-knit group. They brunch together monthly; they celebrate holidays in their homes; they come when needed. I feel the bond within my family when I’m in Dallas. At the heart of the group are my mom and dad. They recently celebrated sixty-one years of marriage.
My family consists of my hubby and me and our two adult daughters. I love the connections we share and our times together. As I scan old photos, I believe we provided a strong foundation of love, support, encouragement, and inquisitiveness to set them out into their world.
Many thoughts go through my head when I identify these photos, and photos that my parents have. I’m grateful for them and the events they represent.
To be sure: hold on to memories, rather than possessions. That’s where the treasure is. To be continued….
I came up with a reply to the “Thank you, Denise, for helping us move.” I said, “That’s what darling daughters do!”
“What is done in love is done well.” Vincent Van Gogh
My parents are moved in, semi-unpacked, comfortable, eating three delicious meals daily and making new friends. I’d say that’s a mission accomplished // fait accompli!
I am safely back home, after a melody-filled ten-hour drive. I am grateful beyond words: my Jeep was speedy, steady and smooth. Gasoline was readily available all along the way. My HH greeted me in the garage to help me unload my treasures.
Going through closets, drawers, cabinets, albums and pockets, I find memories and stories. Everything triggers her memory.
He watches the news. The devastation of hurricane Harvey in south Texas captures our attention and we pray for our friends down there and those we don’t know.
The gas stations posted signs around dinner time, Sorry, out of gas.
Today is moving day. Mixed emotions fill my head and heart as the daughter. know their minds and feelings are whirring too. Prayers for peace, smooth transitions and speedy recoveries to all in S. Texas.