Archive for April, 2012

A beautiful gift blew into my “IN Box” this morning. It came from one of those friends many of us are familiar with: a person known through joys, concerns, comments and hilarity shared via facebook or email. Someone I’ve never had the honor of physically hugging. (Those who know me also know that I’m a hugger. I hug my friends, I hug my patient’s, and I hug strangers; when they allow me to!)

I realized this morning that there are other ways of hugging someone. Especially when many miles appear to separate us physically. An email hug in the form of a note – a posted hug on facebook: … and I am sure there is a plethora of other ways we hug one another from afar!

So this morning, I received the most wonderful hug from my friend Sue. (Thank You, Sue!) It was in the form of an awesome video produced by PBS. I truly feel blessed by the beauty shared in this 2 minute video, which is actually a commercial for PBS. A very creative and beautiful commercial.

And as I watched the beauty, the colors, the animals; I also became quite aware of the feelings that these images elicited from my heart. I began to wonder to myself.

I wondered; “What other images of beauty, love, serenity, tranquility (and so on) move the hearts and souls of others. More specifically; I wondered what moves YOU…my friends and fellow readers/bloggers!

So my question to YOU today is… What moves YOU? What images inspire those wonderful feelings that emerge; just from the sight of them? What images inspire feelings of love, gratitude, peace or any other wonderful feeling that is special to YOU?!

Blessings Upon Your Day!


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“Middle Aged”


I AM Fifty, Fabulous and Happy!

I remember one day (way back when) as a youngster; sitting on the couch in the family room with my Dad on his birthday. As I recall, he was turning 40 that day, He looked over at me and said; “Oh Jacqui, I am OLD!”  I couldn’t imagine my Dad being “old”.  I really couldn’t! So I looked at him and said;  “Daddy, You aren’t OLD, in fact, you’re not even middle aged yet!” To which he replied; “How do you figure that?” And using the common sense of a person MY age, I said; “Well…..50 is half of 100!” So here  I AM, on the morning before my 50th birthday, and I AM remembering this conversation from long ago that I had with my Dad about aging.  And I continue to believe that 50 is half of 100 . . . and rather than be sad about how “old” I AM; I’m actually rather elated to be able to say now, that I AM 50! I’m “middle aged”!  More than this though; I AM happy, I AM content, as I continue this awesome journey that I call My life and I AM excited to see how the rest of it unfolds! Excited to see what’s around the next corner! And so it is, that as I peek around the corner that is tomorrow (when I become officially “middle aged”) I hold the same intention for You as I AM holding, knowing and claiming for myself…Enjoy middle age – Explore middle age – Be FabulousBe Happy as Your Life Unfolds in Perfect, Interesting, Awesome and Divine Order! Woo Hoo!

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