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.
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” — Joseph Campbell
Following my bliss means enjoy daily sunshine, phone and in-person conversations, sharing a good meal, and expressing gratitude.
The more I have, the more I am grateful.
I connected two friends who live on opposite sides of the country. What they have in common, besides me, is they are Texans, love jewelry, and are both extraordinary women. Now they are friends. That brings me so much bliss and joy.
Today, Friday the 13th, is a GOOD LUCK day! The sun’s out, so FUN’s out. It’s the end of a hard-working week. It’s SUMMER and we can stay up late. It’s the beginning of a week-end. It’s a friends and family day.
Rain outside? Play inside. Too hot or too cold? Be creative. Organize your closet or meet a friend for coffee. Moving? Purge your goodies and share with the Universe. You’ve enjoyed the clothes, dishes, shoes, books, etc. long enough, now let someone else enjoy them. You learn so much about yourself when you practice this purge. The silver lining: you don’t need so much stuff. Trust me!
Travel is the best educator. You learn from places, cultures, and people. Just say “hi” to people: at the airport, sushi bar, meet-up party, gym. All the friends we make in our lifetime teach us. Another prize about friends is you’ll have people to visit. The silver lining: “Oh the places you’ll go!” Thank you, Dr. Seuss.
The summer is short, so to quote the oft misquoted John Heywood from 1546: “Make hay while the sun shines!” Go out, ride the bike, take the walk, fly the kite, swim the laps. Drink from the cup of joy; find all the silver linings.
Kicking off the day off, my HH and I headed out to the Katy Trail. Mark hasn’t been on a bike in about twenty years, so we were both excited. The ride was gorgeous: clear, sunny skies, 94ºF and smooth. We rode four miles out (to the car cemetery) then back home.
To continue filling up our day together, HH made Keto/Gluten-Free/Sugar-Free Peanut Butter cookies. They were gorgeous and delicious.
Our great day continued as we headed to some friends’ house for a BBQ. The men grilled steaks outside and us women provided everything else. Then we went to Frontier Park, Downtown St. Charles, along the Missouri River, for fireworks. I think everyone from this area code was there! The show was colorful and festive. A neighborhood celebration that was surely enjoyed by all.