I am Grateful ~

Christmas feels different to me this year. I am on my own and for the first time, in a very long time, I feel relaxed. It feels uncomplicated, and I like it. I have so much love in my life and for that I am grateful. I have a very colourful circle of friends and an amazing family.

I have wrapped the Jing Tinglers, Flu Floopers, Tar Tinkers, Who Hoovers, Far Ginkers, Trum Tupers, Slu Slumkers, Blum Bloopers, Who Wompers and Zu Zitter Carzays! I am ready for Santa! I am also ready to pack on a couple of pounds eating shortbread and sipping Bailey’s coffees. Felize Navidad!!

I am embracing those who have stepped into my life in an unconventional way with acceptance and love. My circle is expanding this year and that’s exciting. I am teaching my kids to be open, aware and accept what the Universe brings forth. Life challenges us with change, allowing us to grow and unfold as human beings. It’s how you deal with change that matters.

I have so much to be grateful for…

I have two incredible kids who I adore and LOVE spending time with. I am fortunate to have two amazing parents who are still in love after 60 years together. I am grateful for the unconditional friendship and bond I have with my kids Dad. My girlfriends make me feel blessed, supported and never alone! I love my man-friends who continue to make me smile and keep me somewhat grounded on my path to never say never land…and last but not least my furry friend who is the sweetest, most loveable, kind, crazy companion I could ever ask for…even when she pee’s in the basement and shreds her bed 😉

The spirit of Christmas is about giving, so please don’t forget to share what you are grateful for with those who are less fortunate this holiday season and all year round!

“Sooooo Santa I have nothing on my list this year, and it’s not because I think I am on your naughty list it’s because I have everything I need. Believing in the magic is what I will pass on to my kids this year!

My Christmas wish is pretty simple…a day filled with lots of love, ear to ear (((((smiles))))), twinkling eyes, warm long hugs, lingering kisses, spirits that soar to the moon and back, breathtaking aromas, full bodied wine that makes one giggle, a full tummy, a content heart, conversations that fill the room with chatter, happiness, joy and no dishes to clean up!” 

Take a moment to remind yourself what you are grateful for!

Svaha ~

 

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Svaha Spirit Series ~ Postcard from Gusto

My day starts with a ‘Note from the Universe a ‘Postcard from Gusto‘, a message from ‘Abraham‘, a soft toe touch from my daughter who is usually lying next to me, and then around noon a smile and hug from my son. My day just keeps getting better from there!  I choose to ((((((smile))))))

I am a true believer that you choose each day how you want to feel. You also chose your thoughts and as I am reminded by my Note from the Universe each morning…’thoughts become things choose the good ones’. I wanted to share this with you todayLove…

…and here is what was on the back of the Postcard from Gusto~

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Touch Me ~ Hug Me!!

TracyI was enjoying coffee with a couple of girlfriends, sharing stories, when one of them admitted to being really touchy.  Not sensitive touchy but touchy feely.  I did actually noticed that she was very touchy a few times, but it felt nice to me, in a platonic kind of way.  It didn’t make me feel uncomfortable or anything like that, it was a fleeting thought really.  To be completely honest I love when girlfriends are touchy.  It make me feel like there is a real BFF bond there.  It automatically brings you closer to the person.  But when she was explaining that she was touchy, she sort of apologized for it.  I felt bad after that she was associating her touch with a negative feeling.  It’s really something you should naturally feel good about, being affectionate.  Most of us crave affection because we just don’t get enough.  That’s an underlying problem I think in most relationships but that is an entirely different topic.  We all started talking about how people hug and if they hug like they really mean it or like a stiff board.  Oh, we have all had the stiff board hug from someone who has hug repellent on.  It’s a horrible awkward moment.  I think the stiff board hug goes with the back pat!  I love hugs, they are such a uplifting gift to give and receive.  They are free and have absolutely no calories !!

hug couple rainHugging is a form of physical intimacy that usually involves holding your arms around another person or group of persons.  The hug is one of the most common human signs of love and affection, along with kissing.  I posted about Kissing XXX awhile back if you missed it check it out !  A hug can be given or received either publicly or privately without stigma in many countries, religions and cultures, within families, and also across age and gender lines.

A hug can be a romantic exchange between two people or just a sign of support and comfort.   We hug when we feel affection and emotional warmth towards someone .  Brief at times, it is used to show many levels of affection.  Hugs are not just exchanged between humans, many species of animals also engage in similar exchanges of warmth.  Hugging has been proven to have health benefits. One study has shown that hugs increase levels of oxytocin, and reduce blood pressure.  There is a good reason right there to start hugging the guy or gal next to you while waiting in a slow lineup at the bank.

hugsA simple conversation between friends can make us aware of those around us, allow us to be more in tune with our friends, provoke a thought which in turn leads to reaching out to touch someone…lol.  (Not there!)  No seriously though, flu or no flu I am going to start being more aware of connecting with those around me.  So if by next week I am known as the touchy feely lesbian, you’ll all know why.  I ‘m okay with that if it makes all of us more aware of the beautiful human being standing next to us in the line up for java.  So reach out and touch someone!  Better yet reach out and hug someone !  Sometimes all the person standing next to you needs is a little lovin, hug style.  We would all be much happier if we did have a little more human contact.

~Peace Out ~

Love this Video !! Free Hug Campaign goes all the way to Oprah!

Free Hug Campaign Website

Sick Puppies “All The Same”

Free Hugs on Oprah

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