“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Once upon a December

Guess what?
it's birthday eve for me....!
I get so ridiculously excited for the day..
and this means it's probably 
YOUR un-birthday!
which also means you should get a present.
I'm going to have a giveaway and you can win
some silly stuff to celebrate your (not-birthday) day too.
just leave a comment.

I have many plans..
I'm going to wake up and let the day unfold..
I'll have Stephen King DVDs playing
hot coffee brewing
and childish excitement coursing through me.
(and frosting...lot's of frosting)

 This year has been one of the most challenging I have been through in a long time.
But It has also been the most magical... 
There is beauty and love in everything..everywhere..
we just have to look.
It's not always easy to find...
but it's there.

Let's recap..
my dad passed away near the eve of 2014..
In July
My daughter (and niece)
moved away to attend college in another city. 
In November
one of my closest friends betrayed me and left my little girl and me alone, to fend for ourselves.
In June of this year
I had a medical emergency that required surgery and an extended hospital stay.
We've lost pets...our home..other family members
and while all of this sounds terrible..
I have to come to truly appreciate this wild, wonderful, surprising life of mine.
I have friends that I never imagined having.
amazing, inspiring, beautiful friends.
 There is magic, it does exist.
I hear it when I'm watching Helena sleep and she starts giggling from a silly dream.
I see it when the moon rises and it's beauty takes my breath away.
I feel it when I read words that make my heart skip a beat.
Look for it and you will find it!

Tomorrow is a celebration for me..for my girls..
but every day should be one..even if it's itty bitty.
The more you celebrate the more you're given to celebrate.

So go, be happy, find magic, inspire others!
and love, love, love!

see you soon!