Rise Up

Rise Up

Rise up with your arms, your heart, your head, your eyes, your thoughts.

Inhale. Close your eyes and pause. Exhale.

Bring your hands to your heart center, with palms touching each other. Feel the earth beneath your feet, as you are rooted in love. Feel the sun shine on your face.

Take this moment to feel gratitude for your breath and being alive. Think about someone else that you appreciate and wish them well, in your mind.

Enjoy this moment with whatever feelings arise as this is part of our journey.

Namaste and Happy Memorial Day, honoring those who have served others and have died and gone before us, with love and gratitude.

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Hindsight 2020

Itโ€™s 2020.

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I feel like playing with words after thinking about the saying that hindsight is 20/20. This saying means that itโ€™s easy to know the right thing to do after something has happened, but itโ€™s hard for us to predict the future.

What if during this Great Pause/Pandemic of 2020, we could look back to see what weโ€™ve forgotten during all our busyness up until this moment and we decided to apply hindsight 20/20 to our future 2020/2021?

What if we chose to set an intention about the path forward we wish to create once we are free from this time of quarantine?

As we get to choose how we want to live our happily ever after, what path are you choosing to make the most of your journey? I wish you well.

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป namaste ๐Ÿ’›

Making Memories


Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

I hope that you are enjoying making memories and celebrating this one beautiful life, feeling full of thanks for this gift called freedom, and eating some BBQ this celebratory weekend with friends and loved ones.

Thank you to all who serve and help others and who have served and helped others and work to make our world feel more connected and loved and protected. 

Hold hands. Give hugs. Protect each other.

namaste

Free to BE You and Me

 It’s Memorial Day and I am married to a veteran.  We take the time to reflect and remember that our freedom to BE is a gift from those families who chose to sacrifice and give of themselves and we are grateful. 

Today we celebrated with veterans in Santa Clara and smiled at Denny and his wife Marilynne who shared stories with us as we admired their courage and history in serving our country.  I loved this moment and loved their hugs and kisses. There was an instant connection through our gratitude and recognition of their service and I was touched by our spontaneous interaction.  I wanted to hear more of their story. Denny teased me and handed me his biography. He was decorated with several honorable medals, including a Purple Heart and a Navy Cross. He was a true gentleman and I admired his pride and character.

   
     

We are thankful for our veterans and their families, especially PopPop and MamMam, Algin Hughes and Elaine Hughes.

Life is good and we thank you, veterans. xoxo

Family Time

My sister and her girls came to see us to make memories together over Memorial Day Weekend. I am so happy they are here.

I love seeing the cousins playing together and being with my sister and just hanging out. We don’t even care what we do. I think the highlight of the day was pretending to watch a movie and taking a nap instead! 

I love the simple things and today was just right! 

   
 

   
   How are you spending Memorial Day?

Love from our family to yours. xoxo

Was Your Memorial Day Memorable?

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Who did you remember?

What gratitude did you feel?

Did you celebrate the day with loved ones?

We shared the day in Colorado with Jeff’s family before flying back to California. We were thankful to be able to be together and to honor PopPop, who wore his World War II Veterans cap.

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He had so many stories to share and our kids had connections to make from their travels abroad to places where he had served. History came to life and was tangible. Everyone was engaged and happy to be together.

We also spent some time at the Air force Academy in Colorado Springs, admiring the air show and beautiful views.

Thank you Aunt Debbie and Ken, Megan and family, and PopPop for spending time with us. We loved being with y’all!!

Happy Memorial Day!

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