This Is Your Life…

It is the little reminders that can cast a HUGE net of love and hope and relief and forgiveness and belief and all-out i.n.s.p.i.r.a.t.i.o.n just like that!

Today is Friday.  The 10th of February 2012 – the year we are meant to DELVE deeper – deeper into our hearts for the REST to follow.

Today is also my NumberOneMan’s™ birthday.  We sipped on delicious morning nectar and ate good food, surrounded by lovely people.  We drove with our windows down – I let nature style my locks, au naturel aka bossie-kop!

I breathed in the sky, the sunshine and the breeze – I tried not to worry, think too much…about “stuff”.  I deliberately put my head into the day as it was – Friday, birthday, warm, clean air, a radiant city, good folk all about, alive, safe…fortunate!

My NumberOneMan™ ‘flew a plane’!  We landed at Kai Tak, in a storm;  It was brilliant!

We laughed with a best mate, & took photos of me inside a photo booth – fun!

We looked at boats;  I clung to a leopard print dress that threatened to expose my underthings every 2 seconds!  I laughed — instead of berating myself for terrible-windy-day-dressing — & knotted that dress down into a new style!

We snapped & let the video cam roll.  We sipped tea and wine, and supped on good steak!

Flippin’ sparkling day!

In short,  don’t worry too much about anything.  Do what you love when you can – if “always” & “forever” are not yet viable. Five minutes of bliss is totally bombastic!  5 minutes at a time can blow away anything you wish to cast off, for those 5 minutes or for good.  1 2 3 4 FIVE — get your feel-good game ON!  And have a FUN week following your FUN weekend!

In The Middle Of Things!

New Years’ resolutions.  I am not a fan.  It’s far too absolute – now or never – and far too much expectation!

Starting afresh…trying something new…editing, adding & subtracting…taking action…following up, dreaming up something new, something different…or simply trying again, now that’s more my style.  It still subscribes to the notion of the New Year’s Resolution, but it’s refreshing, encouraging and most of all, it can be initiated or kickstarted at.any.time!

No need to start on a Monday,  after the holidays or New Year’s Day!  Start whenever…just wherever you are – slap.bang.in.the.middle.of.things!

Because we live our lives every day – we don’t start it on a special occasion.  And we navigate the best way we know how, with all that we have around us – the knowledge, the resources and the support from awesome people.

So let’s not beat ourselves around the head or heart.  Let’s decide to be the head cheerleader on our TeamSelf!  Let’s laugh with it, around it, at it, and just have fun especially when mistakes happen & we slip up!

Because when we do, we can always start again – slap.bang.in.the.middle.of.things!  Bring on Wednesday, the beginning of April or that far-too-hot Thursday evening!

Beginning in the middle of things is cool.  It’s the best.

I have a whole bunch of stuff that I will be initiating, in the middle of things, and I’ve already made a start.  A week or so ago, I bought myself a brand new Moleskine – it’s the best incentive ever to start scribbling dreams & fanciful notions!*

I am excited because there is no pressure.  It’s purely some things that I want to action.  I’ve dreamed it up,  I let it simmer in my head for a spell, and then I simply got writing and intention-ing, all the while believing that it can & will be done, regardless of what the process may cough up.   After all, my get-out-of-jail card is to keep beginning where I am…slap.bang.in.the.middle.of.things!

So approach your New Year’s Eve celebrations with a sense of satisfaction, and a party spirit to rival the best!  Welcome 2012 – the year to DELVE deeper, exactly where you are…slap.bang.in.the.middle.of.things!

Here’s to swirling your skirts and kicking up those Kirkwoods in honour of a wicked 2011 wrap-up!

*Please note that the best ventures have started from fanciful notions!