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Seize The Moments

Last week,a friend and I had planned on getting together for a leisurely conversation at a coffee shop, but the “to do” list began to grow and suddenly, there wasn’t much time left before school was out and she had to pick her son up.

I suggested we meet another day and she said,” Let’s seize the moments.”
Both of us jumped in our cars, raced to the coffee shop and for 45 minutes, we laughed, cried, hugged and talked.

It was wonderful and spontaneous and just what we both needed. It’s what friendship is about.

That brings me to something I’ve realized..that so often, we make reasons NOT to do something , instead of reasons we can …find excuses, place limitations, expecting everything to be “just so” before we go do it, making sure it’s “okay” with everyone and everything else first.

I know people that live such a scheduled life, that they won’t take time for little excursions, or to do anything at the spur of the moment.

Yet, we miss out on so much by doing that. We miss out on the dance, we miss out on opportunities, and we miss out on life. We miss out on building relationships because we are concerned about what others will think…which is often the reason we deny ourselves the pleasure of company.

I’m learning to seize the moments , though, and to say “YES!” when I’m asked to have breakfast, to go for a walk, to dance with a stranger, to try a new wine, to open my home up….because I want o to live my life with anticipation, with an open heart and a willing, curious spirit ….and unless I say “YES” and seize the moments, I’ll never know if I’m missing something great.

So, next time you have 45 minutes, why don’t you text someone you’ve been thinking about and say, “I’ve got 45 minutes. Wanna meet me someplace?”

I promise I will…and if you ask me, I’ll say “Absolutely, yes!”

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Meant to be.

I’ve learned a beautiful lesson over the past few years….It’s something that I struggled with in the beginning and that I embrace now, although I will admit that there are times when I still wonder….but, the doubt is erased as the Universe shows me, time after time, to trust in the process of life and love.

What I’ve learned is that the people that are meant to be in my life, as friends, as clients, as kindred spirits will come to me.
I’ve found that I draw in the people that have an open heart,a deep capacity for love, and an profound interest in living an authentic life.
These people find their way into my studio, and into my heart because it is quite simply just meant to be.
I’m at the place that I am because of several beautiful relationships that lead the way….one leading to another…and together, bringing me to a place of blissful contentment and
deep desire.
The universe has bought me exactly where I need to be and it’s given me the people that belong to me.
It’s meant to be.Meant to be my clients

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Right now.

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I found this while searching for wisdom to write on my cards that I send to clients and friends….and the more I reflect on it, the more it touches me .
Tuesday afternoon,I massaged a lady and after her two hour session ended, she wrapped me in a hug and said,”Thank you for making me feel cared for.”
And I felt tears brim in my eyes as I assured her that I did, indeed , care about her.

So rarely these days, do we give our full attention to the one we are with; we juggle our phones, our mind wanders, we become engrossed in the TV and the person we are with begins to feel like they are just one of many distractions…
When I am with someone, I put on my imaginary blinders and all my focus is centered on the one I am with-they notice and it matters.

That’s why the most important time is right now, and the most loving thing we can do is be fully present with the most important person-the one we are with.

It’s that simple.Right Now

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Beginning today

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Let me begin by saying that I believe deeply that  the words of C.S. Lewis are profoundly true.
I had this art created for my massage studio, after a beloved friend sent me the quote, saying that it was a perfect representative of my spiritual and physical beliefs.