ISO Good Connection

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Happy weekend!

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“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” ~ Albert Einstein

Everyday Good Fortune

For awhile there earlier this spring, things felt pretty tricky to me. Whether or not kinda crappy things were actually happening seems beside the point.

I am the first to admit that I was allowing people and situations to have an effect on me. It’s an easy cycle to get sucked into, and being stuck in that place is far from pleasant. I sifted through (am sifting through) a lot of old stuff.

These days, though, I am working hard on being unaffected. On looking for the beauty. On trusting. On quieting. On choosing joy. 

I am currently feeling extremely grateful for:

*this gorgeous pocket of the world I somehow find myself living in (see pics below)

*road trips, big skies, open air, less phone time, movement

*an incredible group of Seattle friends (it’s funny to look back now on a time when I felt so desperate for plans and connections and mates to call my own)

*morning streams of sunshine sneaking through my blinds that wake me long before my alarm

*my music of the moment: Good Old War

*steady work and doing my most favorite part of my job, interviewing fascinating people who are passionate about seemingly random subjects

*the promise of summer—alfresco concerts, hikes, camping trips, visitors, weddings, travels, ice cream, flip flops, twinkly white lights

*quotes like THIS (and a group of supportive, amazing, inspirational women with whom I regularly swap such wise words): “There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.” ~Don Miguel Ruiz

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“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.”

| Pema Chödrön

Whistler, In Photos

 

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The future has already entered you

{Sun peeking out at Whistler this past weekend}

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“Fear not the strangeness you feel.

The future has already entered you.

It is pulling you through life by your heart.”

~Martha Beck

The Way Joy Makes You Move

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(^Isn’t my home lovely? Sometimes I truly can’t believe my luck at being able to walk two blocks from my apartment to soak in this gorgeous setting.)

 

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{I am off on a rather impromptu trip to Whistler early tomorrow morning. I’m really looking forward to some road trippin’, alfresco fun and the chance to temporarily reboot/unplug. In the light of all the emotion, anger and sadness of these recent days, I am trying to find gratitude for the reminder to cherish what really matters. Perspective seems an understatement. I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week!}

Words for when there actually aren’t words

For Boston today, and all of us:

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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” — Mister Rogers

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Light

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“The thing about light is that it really isn’t yours; it’s what you gather and shine back. And it gets more power from reflectiveness; if you sit still and take it in, it fills your cup, and then you can give it off yourself.”~Anne Lamott

Compassion

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Happy weekend, friends.

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