Archive | April 2016

Believe in the Power of Magic

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When we think of magic, what often comes to mind is a master magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat or other tricks on stage. However, the magic I am referring to is the “meaningful coincidences” or synchronicity that happens in life, where unrelated events occur that seem to be importantly linked, yet have no apparent underlying connection.

For example, in my book, I relay a story about a woman who met her future husband, by spilling the contents of her purse on the ground, after running into him on her way out of a New York City salon in tears. She had just received a terrible haircut, and poor treatment by the highly regarded stylist, and he happened to be perfectly placed for their encounter at just the right time.

Or, we may have less epic life changing events, such as when we suddenly start thinking about someone we haven’t seen in a long time, and they call us ‘out of the blue’ or we run into them somewhere we don’t usually go.

In retrospect, we can probably reflect on many situations, where if any of the events that occurred had not happened the way they did, we may not have met our current partner, have the career we value today, or any other number of life circumstances we enjoy.

Anything that positively lines up, can be considered a matter of ‘luck’ or ‘being at the right place at the right time’ but either way it’s magic when it happens!

What magical “coincidences” have you encountered?

 

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Get Inspired

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I recently shared this quote on my Facebook page, and like so many others, this one gets to the heart of things in a few words.

It’s actually wonderful to see so many people posting, and sharing all kinds of heartfelt phrases, and expressions on their sites to inspire those who visit.

The topic of why people are so drawn to quotes was recently discussed on Super Soul Sunday with Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, and the story behind the movie of the same name.

She says, “We’re hungry for consolation, we’re hungry for inspiration and the truth. And what a quote does is it delivers in a very concise, powerful form that little jolt of that thing you needed to hear, that thing you forgot, the thing you knew, the thing you didn’t quite understand that’s now been articulated.”

Well said.

What are some of your favorite quotes?

 

Acknowledge Someone Today

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It is easy to get busy or forget to acknowledge important people in our lives. It isn’t that they aren’t thought about or cared for very deeply but time has a way of slipping by, and sometimes our thoughts don’t get verbally transmitted.

However, today can be the day we look around and take the time to appreciate and thank those who add meaning to our life.

To that end, I would like to acknowledge those who participated in the recent giveaway, and to all those who have entered kind thoughts to this blog over the years.

Sometimes the smallest of acts, or briefest of words, can have the greatest impact.

Special congratulations to Susan Shane for winning the drawing!!!

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