Trees, Danglies & Counting

But back to blessings and gratitudes. I focused on the idea of wanting a card that would communicate counting blessings then drew.

The Magician? WHAT THE HECK, UNIVERSE? I said COUNTING not creating. sigh.

TarotofTrees_1MagicianToday’s card comes from a deck that has utterly charmed me. I don’t reach for it often enough so I think I’ll tuck it into one of my Baba bags so it can rattle around in my purse a bit.

I woke up today thinking, “I need to do a post on gratitude.” I’m in a Facebook group where all we do is post a daily gratitude. So simple. And so effective. It reminds me how to find joy in so many ways. So then my mind wander off to the idea that gratitude is counting your blessings.

Of course, this made me remember this song from White Christmas. Which I just realized I missed this holiday season. Grin, good thing they run it a lot late at night. 😀

But back to blessings and gratitudes. I focused on the idea of wanting a card that would communicate counting blessings then drew.

The Magician? WHAT THE HECK, UNIVERSE? I said COUNTING not creating. sigh.

Then I looked again. The magician’s tools dangle from his limbs. He has what he needs right there with him. And beneath him are a bevy of beautiful flowers.

Um, Universe?

Yeah. Sorry about that outburst. I guess this card is perfect.

The first place to start with gratitude, with counting blessings, with finding the WOW!Moment is myself. I don’t need to look further than my nose to realize that I am grateful for the ability to see my nose. I’m grateful for my fingers that type this post. I’m grateful for my tastebuds that tell me how yummy that cup of coffee tastes.

Then I expand out. I’m grateful to a son who asked me if I wanted coffee this morning. Then made some and brought me a cup.

And I could keep going. Keep tying the knots of things from one to the other to create (yeah, I hear you laughing, Universe) a net of gratitude that casts so far and so wide.

I may be a simple Pollyanna girl, but little joys that pile up into bigger ones are what sustain me.

What’s your most immediate gratitude? What does it tie to for you? Let’s make some knots together to create a worldwide joy net, shall we?

And did you know you can help me do one of my 100 Things for 2013? That’s one of the things from my workbook+planner that I’m so involved in right now. You can do a short video of yourself saying, “Seek Joy, Y’all” for me. I would love to have folks saying this in every language of the world. I know “y’all” is a Southern thing, but it translates into “all of you” basically. So how would you say “Seek Joy, Y’all” in your way? Philadelphians might say, “Seek Joy, Y’ens” while Michiganders might say, “Seek Joy, You Guys.” How would you say it in England? or France? Or Paraguay? Or India? I want to hear you/see you say it. Message me here if you can help.

Magician, Tarot of Trees, Dana Driscoll http://tarotoftrees.com/

Wow, Moments & 5 Dollars

Authenticity wows me. Her pictures are stunning, but her passion is beyond that.

fuzzyflowercloseToday’s card is a moment of wow that I found in someone’s yard. My friend, Vickie Lewis, is doing a 30-day course on The Wow Moment. I hope you will take a moment to check it out. 🙂 it’s $5 to take a course with an amazing soul. I’m so excited about it.

She’s got an amazing resume as well as a shining spirit that really amazes me. I am planning on taking this course with her. What a great companion to my Seek Joy, Y’all theme, right? Look for the WOW! Moment every day. Sounds like they were made to go hand-in-hand. She calls this a game and she says it is easy to play!

You don’t have to be a professional photographer, or have a big camera. A camera on your cell phone will do just fine. Anyone who pays $5 can play. That’s it. $5. No catches. Registration is open now.

So, how about it? Do you want to join me for this 30 Day Journey to Wow? Why am I doing this? Me, who isn’t a photographer but has dated one or two in my life?

It’s because of Vickie. I met her online quite recently. It was through Leonie Dawson’s Goddess Circle. (You can peek at how much I love this. It’s a video I did. I think I’m a dork, but you can let me know if you think I’m not. 😀 Anywho! Back to Vickie!

I met her on the GC where she shared her idea about the The WOW! Moment. She shared her personal story stating it was very hard for her to do. But she’s made authenticity a goal. Her story is mesmerizing. Out of all that she shared, this is what really moved me.

I have a Bachelors and a Masters degree in journalism. I was trained to be a photojournalist who remained aloof, objective, uninvolved. My cameras gave me access to unbelievable experiences, but at the same time, it kept me separate from the world. When I put my cameras down, it forced me to become a part of the world, not an observer.

Authenticity wows me. Her pictures are stunning, but her passion is beyond that. So plunk down a fiver and join me for 30 days of finding the Wow!Moment with Vickie Lewis.

I’m ready to show off my WOW!Moments with you.

Now then. What wows you? Visually? Audibly? Taste Budily? 😀 I’d love to hear about it.

Purple Flower, 2012, Arwen Lynch.