gratitude 3:13:16

Lake Minnetonka steamed today. As the ice melted and the warm air wrapped around its edges, Lakeshore Boulevard was enveloped in giant swatches of wispy fogginess. Spring has sprung in the great state of Minnesota, and no one believes it, it would seem, except me. Across the Twin Cities as I move from appointment to appointment I suggest changed weather patterns, a hint of global warning, shorter winters as the shape of things to come, I am laughed at often. How great, I think that I don’t really know what I am talking about. And that my customers love me enough to call me out on it.

Here’s some of the sh*t I am grateful to have let go this week:

  1. Forecasting my future in my mind as a way of trusting in the reality of the present moment.
  2. Piling on work for the sake of feeling accomplished.
  3. Over-thinking the motives of some fairly toxic people.
  4. I’ll go further, accepting invitations to dabble once again with people who do not have my best interest at heart.
  5. Self-Doubt (Really)

The essence of me is thawing out much in the same way as my beloved Minnetonka. And as I watch the ducks move and meander along the curvy edges of the newly revealed shoreline, I am reminded of the importance of collaboration, partnership, sticking it out and hanging with all of those people who have helped me soothe open my heart and begin to truly live the life of my dreams.

I don’t have to have it all figured out Thank God. And I do rest in the comfort of change, anticipating the delights, challenges and energetic nuances that lie ahead. So grateful to all of those that have my back, basking in the assurance of newness moving forward, embracing the beguiling, bewitching wonder that will undoubtedly manifest as the fog continues to clear.


About livebig365

Join me as I dive in to the deep end of the pool and challenge myself to live big and love big. What does that mean? In 2012 , I accepted the invitation to push myself beyond my comfort zone, at least once a day, and engaged and responded to my life, or a given situation in my life, in a way that would normally scare the hell out of me. Why did I do it it? Because it was time time to begin, and I was ready! Each day brought a new revelation, lesson, challenge, encounter, a teaching moment, that revealed to me that living big and loving big are uniquely interconnected. Welcome 2013, the year of lovebig 365. Each post was an expression of love experienced, witnessed, inspired, manifested. It didn't always make sense in the moment, and yet its sheer mystery hopefully evoked a beautiful affirmation of life and all of its shimmery brightness; broken up, lovely to behold, tender and full of purpose. 2014, jagged, bumpy, disjointed posts. 2015, silence, and plenty of growth within that silence. Manifesting 2016: The creation of a gathering place for gratitude. Join in the wavering, audacious, unequivocal fun. 2017: Reflection 2018: POWER, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION
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4 Responses to DAY 73: GRATITUDE/TRUST

  1. Linda R Neff says:

    Beguiling, bewitching wonder perfect for wandering and discovering. Thank you. xoxo


  2. Aunt Barb says:

    Was exactly what I needed to read this a.m…..Thanx a million, love you!


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