I hope you’re enjoying your Friday. We’ve got a little something special for you today to mix things up a bit and invite you into and exciting new season. Spring and change are both definitely in the air.
It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.
Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, the day after Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, and the first day of Lent, a religious observance for many liturgical church traditions. People are always surprised to learn that Mardi Gras actually started in my hometown of Mobile, AL, not in the famed, bluesy streets of New Orleans.
There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.
Before we get going, I thought it only fair to circle back around to my last post and cut all that paralyzing suspense regarding my test last Tuesday. Drumroll, please…. I passed!!!!! EEP! This is good news for us both I can assure you as I’ll move on, quit my moaning, and focus on far more interesting things for us to talk about here. I didn’t realize how heavy a burden the whole process has been throughout the last 18 months. The stress of it bled over into other cracks of life, sucking away energy, ease, and time I’d forgotten I had. So, after taking a week off the blog for some much-needed self-care and rest, I feel massive relief and anticipation for more creative space to play around with other projects I’m ready to push forward.
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done
-Kenny Rogers (The Gambler)
The reason so many of us are obsessed with being stars is because we are not yet starring in our own lives. The cosmic spotlight isn’t pointed at you, it radiates from within you.