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Opening to Spontaneity

I’ve become too fond of the regular and the familiar lately, I think. I find myself hoping for fun surprises throughout the day, but the real question is, am I willing to allow spontaneity into my life?
I’ve always been open to change; it’s the reason why the rooms in my house change labels frequently. My [...]

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Stillness, Friendship, and more Stillness

It’s only 1 in the afternoon but my day has already been so incredible. Lately I’ve started practicing stillness, and I find I’m doing it mainly because I enjoy the feeling so much – it takes me a while, maybe five minutes or so, but then it comes, that sense of expansion that takes me [...]

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Morning Pleasures

Photo credit: Carter Perrier

It’s been a beautiful morning – not sunny, kind of grayish, actually, but I sat in bed with my morning coffee and just luxuriated in the cool, crisp breeze coming in through the windows.
One thing I’ve been doing throughout this past “deadline” crunch week is making the time in the mornings [...]

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Three Beautiful Things

What better day than today to play Three Beautiful Things?
1. The brilliance of the chance for change.
2. The power of this breath of hope.
3. The eloquence of a new day, birth to a new era.
Life truly is just so incredible, isn’t it?

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The Big Draw – Day 10; Three Beautiful Things

Haven’t had a chance to post anything all day! I finished my deadline in time to dash out of here to pick up Hayley for her hair appointment. I got my nails done too while I was waiting, so that was extremely relaxing and now I have beautiful, short (I like my nails short, polish [...]

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Living the Spontaneous Life

Dagwa Rose. Credit: Michael Lorenzo

Two weeks ago, I went beyond my normal desires and decided on the kind of life I want to live: a magical, spontaneous life, filled to the brim with synchronicity and gorgeous surprises. In forming this intention, I began the process of letting go of a lot of old beliefs about [...]

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Finding Grace … Or, Opening My Eyes to Grace

Autumn Moon. Credit: Lynne Lancaster

This evening’s been one of those evenings where I’m finding grace everywhere. It’s funny how one doesn’t necessarily even get a hint of all of this wonder that’s to come. But grace did come, from all around me:
1. The beauty of the rain, drizzling down unusually, reminding me of Vancouver. Not [...]

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3BT: Relationships

Three beautiful things today:
1. After dinner conversation with my oldest son, loving so much who he is, how he’s growing and thinking, the person he’s becoming.
2. A gourmet meal on a Monday night, lovingly prepared by my darling husband.
3. Laughing and joking with my daughter, adoring who she is.

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3BT: Everyone’s Home

It’s been a beautiful Sunday, the end of a perfect weekend. What a wonderful time to post Three Beautiful Things:
1. Ward’s home, back from his karate seminar in New York. He was away for four days, and we missed him a lot! It’s great to have him home tonight – he’s behind me right now, [...]

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The Big Draw – Day 4, and Three Beautiful Things

Getting to draw today was a bit tougher – my mom is over for a visit, so we were kind of occupied for most of the afternoon. But we did sit down to draw (just not together).
Dylan’s Big Draw Day 4 Drawing
Dylan chose to draw an every day thing: a cup. Very simple, but [...]

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