So, what do you know? My last lunch of the year turned out to be at my favorite vegetarian Chinese restaurant and a new tradition was born! From now on, on the last day of the year, I’m always going to draw a “cookie” fortune for the new year.
Here is what I got today:
“You are capable, competent, creative, careful. Prove it.”
I simply love it. A lovely fortune to carry with me in 2010.
While I was slurping my noodles, I was also observing the lovely family sitting across from me. That’s when I overheard the 7 year old chat with his dad:
“Dad, to be or not to be. that’s the question? Who said that?”
“That is a phrase written by Shakespeare, a famous playwright.”
“I think it’s the most stupid question ever..” said the boy. “Of course the answer is to be!”
“Oh really? And why is that, son?”
“Because… (big grin) Because to be is an adventure!”
Here is my wish for you in 2010:
I wish for you “To be”
Your most authentic pure self
Capable, Competent, Creative, Careful, Caring
Happy Happy Happy
Archive for December, 2009
It’s totally her fault that I’ve started taking square pictures of my feet!
But how could I resist a snap of these cute bowling shoes?
That’s right! For my b-day I wanted nothing less than a good game of Bowling, something I had not attempted in some 15 years or so.
Yep. I know… When I first told my husband that’s what I wanted to do at 37, his face featured a giant question mark. (Uh?) And up until the last minute he kept asking me… Bowling… Really?
Really. And it couldn’t have been better! Let me tell you… Among kids and teens, we rocked that Alley! Hell yeah! Well, okay, not quite :) But we did score a few strikes! Most importantly, we were having so much fun that we kept ordering game after game after game. It was exactly the kind of lighthearted fun we both needed, and the kind of fun birthdays are all about.
As the end of 2009 approaches, I can’t help but feel giddy about all the fun I had this entire year. Fun totally requires commitment, but it is well worth it! So I know there are many things on your list for 2010, but if I can suggest one thing, one word, to incorporate in your life, no matter what your do, that word is FUN!
I’ll check back soon about the new blog starting in January as well as my word for 2010. In the meantime, enjoy these last few bits of 2009 ~
I hate to say it, but I’m not much of a christmasey girl.
I mean, I do love the smell of a real christmas tree, christmas lights, ornaments, baking cookies and cuddling by the fire. But the thing is, I’ve now spent about half of my life away from home and family, so for me (not to be a downer or anything), the best thing is to avoid the hype and just be merry in the snow or at home with my hubby.
And I looove that. We spent some lovely days snowboarding and now we have a couple of more days of nesting at home. It’s quite delicious really. No stress. No crowded stores. No traffic. No rush. Just the two of us, some jazz playing, and the cuddly winter inviting us to slow down and be merry.
I did want to thank you though, for all your Christmas wishes, gifts, all the cards with your pretty faces on it, your kids cuteness, your holiday letters… I sincerely enjoy every bit of it. In fact, one of my favorite rituals is to open each card and take in the magic, one by one. I am very grateful that you make the time to nurture our friendship, and that you stop by this blog and fill my life with goodness throughout the entire year.
Much love, peace, joy, success… and no stress, to you and yours!