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Traditions for a Positive, Happy New Year

Angie Blessings, Fun, Future, Gratitude, Inspiration, Intentions, Letters, New Year, Resolutions, Rituals, Superstitions, Traditions, Vision Board, Wishing, Writing 0 Comments

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.” ~T.S. Eliot Dear Universe, The end of the year is fast approaching and that can only mean two things: you are feeling panicked or you are feeling excited. The start of a New Year can create a cascade of emotions. It means a fresh …

Taking on Traditions

Angie Balance, Blessings, Celebration, Christmas, Family, Friends, Giving, Gratitude, Happiness, Holidays, Peace, Positive, Time, Traditions 0 Comments

“…There are often many things we feel we should do that, in fact, we don’t really have to do.  Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a major milestone in the simplification process.” ~Elaine St. James Dear Universe, The holiday season is a time filled with traditions we love. It’s also a time to reflect on …

A Little Idea; A Whole Lot of Gratitude

Angie Abundance, Giving, Gratitude, Messages, Mindful, Soul, Spirit, Thankful, Thanksgiving, Traditions 0 Comments

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”  ~William Arthur Ward Dear Universe, There are so many times I find myself inspired by an idea.  I hear about a book someone’s read, and I want to read it. I hear about a spiritual practice, and I want to try it. …

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 …

Why Wait?

Angie Changes, Choices, Future, Gratitude, Guidance, Hope, Intentions, Journey, Life, New Year, Open Mind, Rituals, Signs, Time, Traditions, Universe, Winter, Wisdom, Writing 0 Comments

“The days are passing by—much to our joy, much to our dismay. We change and grow, sometimes just the way we want, sometimes in ways we never imagined—much to our joy, much to our dismay.” Dear Universe, It just hit me.  The new year is literally days away.  Days away. It was because I saw this tweet: “If you haven’t …

London Lesson: Loving and Trying

Angie Adventure, Appreciation, Blessings, Camden Market, Gratitude, London, Love, Traditions, Travel, Try, Universe, Vacation 0 Comments

“Trying is always enough.” ~Patricia Briggs Dear Universe, Leaving Italy was sad, but knowing I was heading to London—a home away from home—made me excited. The thing I was looking forward to most on this last leg of the trip was sharing the experience with my friend, who had never been to London.  It would be up to me to …

Old School

Angie Appreciation, Books, Family, Gratitude, Inspiration, Joie de Vivre, Joy, Keep Calm, Memories, Past, Photographs, Reading, Relaxation, Rituals, Stories, Traditions, Vacation 0 Comments

“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” ~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Dear Universe, I’m a bit of an old soul. I listen to songs from way before my time, I love wearing my grandmother’s jewelry and looking through old black and white family photos makes me content. So …

Spring Fling

Angie Beginnings, Celebration, Changes, Dancing, Family, Friends, Fun, Gratitude, Healing, Light, Positive, Rituals, Spring, Time, Traditions 0 Comments

“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.”  ~Proverb Dear Universe, Spring is in the air.  I can feel it—or at least I am pretending I can feel it! The other day it was a tropical 40 degrees when I woke up to the sound of birds chirping.  At first I thought I must be hearing things, …