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Dr. Proust Questionnaire – Join The Wave!

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This is all David Kanigan’s fault.  You know David, don’t you? Over at Live and Learn?  Well, if not, click right over there because when I read all the questions that he answered, I felt like I wanted to do the same.  Oh boy, it’s like one of those chain letters.  Remember those?  You liked the idea of getting them at first and then when you had to sit down to do them, it was harder than it seemed!  Well, this isn’t mandatory, but I will say, it sure was fun – fun to read other’s answers and to get to know them.  Then, I found it was insightful when it was my turn to sit down to answer the questionnaire myself.

So feel free to hop on the bandwagon and copy/paste/link.  David refers to it as being a part of the wave in a stadium – at least that’s how he got me to post it.  LOL  But please let me know if you join the wave because I’ll definitely want to stop over to see your answers!

  1. What is your current state of mind? Contemplative
  2. What is your favorite journey? To the beach.
  3. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Having my sons with me, no matter where we are, but home is perfect and Christmas morning is my favorite!
  4. What is your greatest fear? Death of loved ones. 
  5. What is your most marked characteristic? Every emotion shows on my face.
  6. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Unworthiness.
  7. What is the trait you most deplore in others? Cruelty.
  8. What is your greatest extravagance? Horseback riding lessons.
  9. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Orderliness.
  10. On what occasion do you lie? When I’m talking with loved ones with Alzheimer’s.
  11. Dislike most about your appearance? Wish I were thinner, less wrinkles.
  12. Which living person do you most despise? Despise, no one.  Dislike sometimes, yes.
  13. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? I’m sorry.
  14. What is your greatest regret? Being a ‘good girl’ instead of doing what I wanted.
  15. What or who is the greatest love of your life? My sons.
  16. When and where were you happiest? Jr. year abroad – Spain
  17. Which talent would you most like to have? Healer.
  18. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would be healthy.
  19. If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be? Nothing.
  20. What do you consider your greatest achievement?  My two sons.
  21. What is your most treasured possession? Our cats, if they can be called possessions.
  22. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? The hopeless.
  23. Where would you like to live? Not sure yet. Would like to try a few different places: a farm, on an island beach, Europe again. 
  24. What is your favorite occupation? Teacher.
  25. What is the quality you most like in a man? Kind, loving and honest. – whoops, that’s three.  Sorry, I can’t choose just one.
  26. What is the quality you most like in a woman? Grace.
  27. What do you most value in your friends? Truth.
  28. Who are your favorite writers? Too many to list – Kaitlin O’Riley, Jodi Picoult, etc.
  29. Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Scarlett O’Hara
  30. What is it that you most dislike? Liars.
  31. Who are your heroes in real life? People who have overcome the odds, no matter how big or small.  The ones who listen, who share, who accept and love with their whole hearts.
  32. How would you like to die? Fall asleep in my home, preferably in my favorite chair, reading a good  book.
  33. If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? A cat.
  34. What is your motto? Find The Presents of Presence.

The Proust Questionnaire has its origins in a parlor game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature.  (Source: Vanity Fair)

Thank you David!  I loved the questionnaire.  I’m always learning something over at your blog!  I hope others join the wave!  If not, then at least I got to know you better. 🙂

Shine On!

xo

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Genius!

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Gadzooks!  Eureka!  That’s genius!

Have you ever been given advice or learned something new that was completely mind-blowing to you?  Have you ever found an invention that you thought was genius?  Have you ever realized something that you found to help you and in turn felt like shouting Woo Hoo!?!

My life opened up in sparkling rare form when I began my journey spiritually.  I realized the genius in simplicity, kindness and love.  I had always known that I thought differently than others around me.  I saw things that others missed.  I had a knowing that I couldn’t explain why or how I knew what I knew.

For example, back in the olden days before caller ID or even message machines, I often had a feeling just before the phone would ring and I would often know who it was.  My family laughed when I told them, disbelieving my gift.  So after awhile, I just stayed quiet.  I didn’t try to expand the gift of knowing.  Instead I put my intuition on a shelf and let it get dusty from non-use.

I also experienced deja vu from a young age and would recognize strangers’ faces or maybe even their souls, but not be able to place how I knew them.  This caused unrest in me when I felt darkness in them.  But how do you explain that to others without sounding crazy or fearful?

It’s just in the last few years that I have begun to re-emerge by allowing my gifts to blossom again.  Feeling safe to do so has done wonders for the expansion of my spiritual toolbox.  Finding like-minded people has helped too.  I am pretty much an open book when given the opportunity to shine so I have begun to show myself a bit more slowly.

Empathy comes easily to me, probably I have too much empathy if the truth be known, by giving more than the chances needed to others who may not have deserved them.  Seeing how they felt when duality was evident has caused me much pain.  I have always wanted to see the good, the essence of good in people.  Forgiveness for myself and others has been healing to me.  I am not a perfect being though.  In a few situations, I’m still rough around the edges on certain points at this juncture in my life.  But, time is healing my wounded soul.

I enjoy bonding with others who are courageous enough to be vulnerable and to allow their heartlight to shine.  Closed-minded people who hold superficiality above all do not interest me.  It is with love and light that I surround myself now.

And that to me, is genius!

Shine On!

xo

 

 

 

The Popular Rabbit, Rabbit!

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I have a bunch of popular posts which I could have never imagined would be the ones that are clicked on most in my stats.  Seemingly innocuous posts are the ones which get the most traffic.  Does that happen to you?

Examples:  My grasshopper one – you may remember, I found a grasshopper in the house.  Or the one about the owl who kept me up at night?  That’s another popular one according to the stats page.  Seeing a shooting star comes up a lot too.  The angelic ones do tend to bring traffic to my site as well.

I think it’s interesting what brings people to our blog posts.  I know that for me, I have been following many of you for years and it feels as if we are friends, even though we’ve never met.  Perhaps that’s the empathetic soul speaking now, but when you blog about something sad or meaningful that has changed your life, I’m there.  When I say I’m keeping you in my prayers, I am.  And frankly, I feel that when you write those things too, you are truthful as well.

Surely this probably won’t be a post you would click on, but I saw the Popular – The Daily Post  prompt and just wanted to write today.

Before I forget, it’s the first of October!  You know what to do, right?

Say Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit!

May October be a beautiful month for you!

Shine On!

xo

Universal Crumbs

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Sometimes I think the Universe drops crumbs in order to help us through this lifetime.  Lately, much synchronicity has occurred in my life.  When I viewed the events as separate, there was no obvious correlation.   But when I strung them together in the path of my life in the last few days, they fit together like perfect puzzle pieces!

It’s a wonderful feeling to know that all we need to do is to be wide awake and aware of our days and nights.  To notice is to put together the puzzle pieces and watch as our lives unfold with support, positivity and love from God and the Universe.

Notice what happens all around you!  You think of someone and poof! they call you!  You go out of your routine and poof! you find out you missed an accident!  You know what I mean, don’t you?  The Universe simply drops breadcrumbs of experiences into your path to help you along the way.  It brings to mind the Law of Attraction at work!

There are many examples that illustrate the bread crumbs that we pick up to fortify ourselves along the path of our lifetimes.  For example, yesterday I had to pick up shampoo for the children, so instead of going to the grocery store, I stopped at Rite Aid.  While walking around, I saw a display for some new nail polish for Fall.  While it’s not my usual shade (I wear pink/red/wine), this one caught my eye.  It’s Essie Brand – name is As If!  Anyway, it’s a shade of blue that just made me happy, so I bought it!  As I was painting my nails last night, I watched a movie called The Last Keepers which you can watch for free with Amazon Prime (click here!)   I loved the fact that the characters’ story began in Fall with a celebration of the Autumn Solstice.  Watching the movie reminded me of a book I put down awhile ago that I was aching to pick up when I felt moved to read again and voila!  Last night before bed, I knew that I would be reading another chapter today – which I did!  Here’s the link to the book in case you are interested.

After reading the book this morning over coffee, I was thinking about a blogger friend of mine who would like the book.  Poof!  Out of the blue (pun intended), she called me and we were able to talk about it!  One thing led to another and we caught up on our lives and even had a little healing moment between us.  It was fabulous!  It even led to a mutual friend of ours getting a much needed message that helped her as well!

So what’s my point?  When I string together all the coincidences, I get a tapestry of life that leads me in the right direction.  Has this ever happened to you?

Do you want to share a few of yours?  Please do!

Shine On!

xo

 

 

via Daily Prompt: Crumb

My Blog’s Gone Wild!

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Oh my goodness!  Did you notice that I posted THREE TIMES yesterday!  I mean THREE different, separate posts???  I’ve NEVER done that in all my years of blogging.  You know that can only mean that the Universe has other plans or there’s a sneaky gremlin in my computer who thought he’d play a trick on me!  I mean, I didn’t even schedule those posts for yesterday (well except the first one), but somehow they all ended up posting!

How Bizarre!

Has this ever happened to you?  Did you think I’d gone off my rocker?  Did you unfollow me for posting too many times in one day?  Please don’t cancel your follow!  I don’t know what happened yesterday, but I guess the WordPress demons had a good laugh!  AND used up a few of my drafts that I was saving!  Joanna, can you please send me some help over here?  I remember when your blog acted up too!

Well, it’s all out there now, so I hope you enjoyed them!

May you have a good day…I will pray that nothing other than this post publishes today!

Ahhh…sweet peace!

Shine On!

xo

Honeybee Spirit Totem Animal Message

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I thought that yesterday’s post about my 3 encounters with the honeybee might interest you as to what I found the message to be for me.  Perhaps you’ve had a visit from a honeybee as well, so I thought I’d share what I found from here.

When the honey-bee spirit animal appears to you, it’s calling your attention to your everyday miracles. Just look at your honey-bee totem which is so small yet able to achieve so much.

The honey-bee symbolism is also of community and teamwork. Use your talents to help humanity and make your personal contributions to change the world for the better.

Add your voice to the collective consciousness. Raise the vibrations of the world you live in.

Wow!  Who knew the honeybee was such a powerful totem?  And as I begin my next chapter into uncharted territory, I am grateful to that sweet little honeybee’s message.  I love our community of bloggers and the friendships we have made.  I am hoping now that we are transitioning into our new home, I can begin again to write, to read, to comment and to grow our community.

Please join me in raising the vibrations of the beautiful world we live in!  It’s time to spread our wings, band together and fly like the darling honeybee!

Shine On!

xo

 

 

 

DP ~ Blogging Addiction

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Why do you blog?

Hmmm…

What a loaded question ~ why do I blog?

Well, blogging works for me because ~

1.  I love to write, but only in small increments.

2.  I can share what inspires me world-wide.

3.  I wanted to share my breast cancer and life experiences in order to help other people who are enduring illnesses.

4.  I enjoy connecting with all types of people in this journey of life.

5.  Blogging promotes a world-wide sense of community.

6.  I look forward to learning something new everyday through reading other blogs.

7.  I want to promote my SendOutCards business because I think everyone deserves a heartfelt card in their mailbox.

8.  Life is short and I want to make sure that we remember to enjoy The Presents of Presence.

9.  To me, blogging is like writing a short chapter everyday!

10.  I blog because it makes me happy!

Shine On!

xo

Daily Prompt: Million-Dollar Question

Why do you blog?

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/daily-prompt-the-question/