Gratitude Challenge week 52

“The gratitude that we encounter helps us believe in the goodness of the world, and strengthens us thereby to do what’s good.” —Dr. Albert Schweitzer

I am so grateful!

What a beautiful year of gratitudes expressed and shared. Every single one of you has filled my heart with love and compassion and such deep gratitude.


I’m so grateful for our deep connection and I’m excited about the new programs and offerings I’m putting together for you now. I’m starting a Year of Generosity and will be inviting you to join me in that crazy wonderful practice in the first January newsletter. Stay connected!


I am so grateful for the beautiful sunshine, cold sunshine, cold winter sunshine.


I am grateful for the ongoing decluttering project. Yesterday I actually decluttered and cleaned my fridge and freezer! I have one of those freezers on the bottom, and I had to remove everything, including the shelves/drawers and then clean it. No more spilled pomegranate juice. Sigh. It’s only been like that about six years.


I am grateful for going with a friend to see The Wizard of Oz on the big screen, at Oakland’s gorgeous deco Paramount Theater. So much fun! Of course, now I can’t stop humming the tunes and quoting the Lion (my favorite character).


I am grateful for friends and games, for fun. I got to play Mah Jongg again this week, can’t believe how much fun it is.


I am grateful for every one of your comments on the blog, and for every time you’re moved enough by what I’ve written to share a post or a newsletter with your community. Thank you!!


I am grateful and excited about the new Magnolias West website that will be launching just as soon as we can finish it! The figure that follows is one of the library of original figures painted for me by my cherished friend Jennybach.


And I’m excited by the new logo and branding that you will soon begin to see on everything I send. Here’s a sneak peek!


New Year’s blessings and huge love to you!


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I’m a barely tamed hippie, sage, seasoned, sarcastic (not all the time any more, but still). I’m a mom, a daughter, sister, a neighbor, and a friend. I’ve been on this meandering journey — like you, probably — seeking a better connection to and experience of peace, harmony, and fun in every bit of life. I’m single, quite good at it, and mostly love it. I’m here for the conversations I get to have with you, which these days center on exploring the mystery and beauty of life, work, health, aging, and creative expression. Want to know a little more about me and my journey? Explore the site. Read the blog. Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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