Beyond Blessed: A Heartfelt Birthday Thanks

Angie Abundance, Appreciation, Believe, Birthday, Blessings, Celebration, Champagne, Chocolate, Coffee, Cooking, Faith, Family, Feelings, Food, Friends, Fun, Generosity, Gratitude, Happiness, Health, Journey, Joy, Laughing, Learning, Life, Love, Pampering, Party, Passion, Peace, Positive, Present, Rituals, Time, Traditions, Universe, Writing 0 Comments

“The cake had a trick candle that wouldn’t go out, so I didn’t get my wish.  Which was just that it would always be like this…” ~Janet Fitch Dear Universe, Today is my birthday.  Before the day gets started, I just wanted to say thank you for the gift of another year. My life is full of things I am …

Treats, No Trick

Angie Appreciation, Chocolate, Generosity, Gifts, Giving, Halloween, Insight, Intentions, Kindness, Receiving, Spirit 0 Comments

“For it is in giving that we receive.” ~St. Francis of Assisi Dear Universe, On Tuesday, a student walked into class with a bowl of candy.  He immediately approached me and offered some.  Having the sweet tooth that I do, I gratefully accepted and took a mini-chocolate bar. “Take another one!” He insisted. “That’s okay.  Thank you, though!” He remained …

Freebies

Angie Appreciation, Chocolate, Food, Friends, Fun, Going Out, Movies, Opportunity 1 Comment

Dear Universe, I like free things.  Well really, who doesn’t? I like the free beauty samples that the friendly checkout girl at my drugstore always includes when she’s packing my items.  These last couple of months I’ve scored shampoo, conditioner, hair treatments, toothpaste and lotion. I like when you place an online order and the package arrives with perfume or …

Joie de Vivre

Angie Appreciation, Chocolate, Fashion, Friends, Fun, Going Out, Inspiration, Jewelry, Joie de Vivre, Paris 0 Comments

Joie de Vivre… Joy of Living Dear Universe, You know I love Paris and all things French.  More often than not, one can find me wearing my “joie de vivre” necklace.  For me, it’s a reminder that each day is a gift and a joy.  Each day is meant to be enjoyed. The French know how to live.  Specifically, they …

La Dolce Far Niente

Angie Balance, Chocolate, Comfort, Friends, Fun, Peace, Relaxation 0 Comments

“La Dolce Far Niente–the sweetness of doing nothing.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert Dear Universe, Sometimes you need a day. A day where you allow yourself to not think about anything.  A day to simply sit back, relax and revel in the sweetness of doing nothing. These days are pretty much impossible to come by.  There’s always something to get to: laundry, cleaning, …

Kiss, Kiss

Angie Celebration, Chocolate, Fun, Kisses, Love, Passion, Romance, Summer 0 Comments

“A kiss can be a comma, a question mark, or an exclamation point…” ~Mistinguett Dear Universe, I’ve heard of Arbor Day, Flag Day, National Twinkie Day and even Penguin Awareness Day. But every now and then I hear of a random holiday I never knew existed.  That’s what happened yesterday. I was on Twitter when I noticed “National Kissing Day” …

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Angie Chocolate, Fun, London, Music

Dear Universe, Thank you for making me feel like a kid again. Last night (New Year’s Day) I ended up in Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland.  I can’t remember the last time I went to a fair or carnival. I strolled around and loved seeing the crowd enjoying themselves, still celebrating from New Year’s Eve.  From the young to the old, …