I've been reading the book Dancing the Dream by Jamie Sams, but because of how it's structured and my intuitive need to read certain things at certain times, I have been reading it entirely out of order. Miraculously, the information I need has presented itself at exactly the right moments and this chapter proved that to be true again.
Each chapter begins with a quote and a poem, and the ones I opened up to after writing my "Age-Old Question" blog, was like a little booster shot of inspiration, the words of the author clearly working in harmony with the universe. Here they are for you to contemplate, and perhaps, hopefully, find your own value and inspiration...
I've been spending the last couple weeks wandering around areas of the Pacific Northwest, and have been finding myself continuously exclaiming "WoW!" Sometimes it happens so many times in one day, that I can't help but to laugh at myself when I catch my awareness of how often I'm proclaiming it; yet, I will turn a corner and immediately find myself affirming the same three letters that can barely capture the entirety of how awestruck I am at something I am experiencing visually, emotionally, or spiritually. Traveling helps revitalize your senses, keeping them in an almost constant state of encountering new sights, tastes, sounds, smells, textures, and feelings.
I haven't always been a huge fan of the Fourth of July, it's been a hit-or-miss kind of holiday in the past, but this year, I am bouncy with excitement. One of the joys of being in the northern, moister areas is that fireworks are legal (or at least, less regulated), so you can be sure that I will be having some fiery, sparkly fun. Lights and colors exploding against the backdrop of a dark sky is one of those experiences that never ceases to excite me; admittedly, I get about as giddy and happy as a little kid, every time. I'm sure that this year's celebrations and pyrotechnic displays promise to behold another phenomenal adventure.
So celebrating the 4th of not, I'm wishing all of you the happiest of holidays (or just any day for that matter); may your soul be lighthearted, your jubilees jovial, your revelries magical, and your fireworks filled with delight.
I love firsts! There is something so uniquely thrilling about firsts... From first kisses to your first car, your first road trip to the first time you swim in the ocean, your first day trying a new sport or your child's first steps. With the firsts of starting something new or experiencing something for the first time, there's a special sort of excitement and adrenaline that accompanies it.
We may not always have huge new firsts, but there are always first days of a new adventure, a new month, or a new day. Every time I depart from one place to set out to the next destination, or leg of my trip, I get wildly giddy and excited.
So, as I depart Bellingham, WA, on this idyllic first day of July, I just want to wish everyone a happy month and a happy Canada day :)
Have a good one, eh?