What if you just stepped back 3 feet from your life and thought to yourself, “My goodness gracious! It just can’t get better than this!”
And then it got better.
What if juuuuust when you thought you had it all figured out, the game changed, the rules were different and the coach called a “Time Out!”? I reeling and spinning and twirling and having a grand old time right now and it feels as though I have rediscovered LIFE all over again.
I don’t know how to describe the satisfying giggles I feel inside every time I get to the traffic light juuust as it changes to green. It’s as though “Life” had been expecting me to show up just at that moment. Like the red carpet rolled itself out for me.
I needed to find an apartment–a new place to live. I found out just last week. The other day Jimmy and my brother came over for dinner and Jimmy said, “I’m going to find you an apartment.”
The next day he sent me a number of a place to check out.
I called it.
Checked it out.
And I’M MOVING!
Poof. Just like that. One number. One phone call. One visit. It’s done.
You know what else? It’s EXACTLY the picture I had in my head of how I wanted it to be. Oh sure, it could be fancier, but I just need something until I settle in and get myself a house with the kids.
I wanted a loft that would have an island where I could do workshops and smoothie parties and host people in my home to teach them about raw food. For a little cozy workshop, this place is PERFECT!
It’s about a 7 minute walk from where the kids go to school. (Right now I have to RUN at top speed with a jogging stroller and sweating like a pig to get them there in under 30 minutes. It takes us an hour to walk one way.)
It’s 1 block away from a HUGE outdoor swimming pool and big public park.
It’s 2 big blocks away from one of the best organic food stores in Montreal.
It’s 2 blocks away from where Mika and Seb play soccer in the summer.
It’s about 8 minutes walk away from their dad.
It’s a 2 minute walk to a metro (subway) station.
And it’s on the main floor so little Sebastian can make as much noise as he wants with his feet aaaaand it’s a loft so he can set up his little hockey net and PLAY HOCKEY in the house!!
I LOVE IT!!
I’m going to buy bean bag chairs and keep things simple. I’m going to load it up with plants, paint in soft, warm colors. I’m super, super excited about this little cozy nest for the 3 of us and I can’t wait to get it spiffy and take pictures to share with YOU!!!
Today I don’t have words to describe how big and beautiful life looks through my eyes, but I know that every day it just keeps getting bigger and more beautiful. When I look on the streets i wonder if I could feel more love than I do for the people who walk there with me. If I did, I’d start hugging strangers spontaneously. That would certainly make things interesting…
There are so many things we value in life; relationships, possessions, good food, sensations of one kind and another. We have values and morals and beliefs about things that we cling to, but there is one thing that has value for me above all other things. It’s the universal solvent. What excites me the most about life and living it, is an ability to communicate effectively with others. Sounds simple, but it’s not. It’s the one thing that drives my insatiable thirst to discover, to learn, to improve myself.
Those two 3-letter words look harmless enough, but if you drop either of them on the table at a family dinner, you never know what’s going to come out. What does it take, when we all see things so differently… when we all have so many different things that set our buttons off…what does is take to communicate across the barriers of misunderstanding so we can hear each other? so we can understand each other?
It doesn’t matter if you’re Hindu or Buddhist or Christian or Scientologist. As soon as you think YOU are right, and “THEY” are wrong, you’re stuck. You’re stuck in a place of not being able to see past your own nose. This week everything I thought about life and living changed. I thought I knew. I thought I had figured things out. But whooooooa, Nellie, was I ever wrong!!!
This week I found myself all over again and it was delicious. I just had to wipe the slate clean, start fresh and push “reboot”. I wonder what it takes sometims to peel away the layers of what we think and who we think we are to find out who we *really* ARE. Just like the first time you heard about “Raw Food” you probably had a lot of ideas about calcium and protein and things like that–you probably had a lot of ideas about what “good nutrition” looked like. Some of those ideas may have changed now because you have new experience that shows you this.
What you think you already know immediately stops you from learning something new. Whether we’re talking about food, nutrition, life or spirituality, stay open to the possibility that you do NOT have all the answers–stay open to the possibility that things may not be as you perceive them to be, because when you do that you avail yourself to a whole new world of possibility and of things to discover or uncover.
And this isn’t to say you should give up your beliefs, or compromise your values, I’m just saying that don’t hold on too tight to what you think you know, because when you are willing to listen and learn and when you are willing to experience ANYTHING in life, then you take the roof off what you thought was possible and even Life itself tastes better than old fashion cherry pie.
For today, that’s all she wrote, my lovelies.
Now go kiss a loved one.