Honey, I’m home!
Whew. My whirlwind tour of the midwest is over and I’m back in Arizona. I took lots of pictures of the kids with grandparents and other relatives and doing really fun things, a handful of the Michigan Cabin Retreat and various other things. And, you know I’d show them to you if I could but on the last day of my adventure I lost my camera. ::sigh:: I’m hoping I’ll get a call that it has been turned in but, now that the sick feeling in my stomach has subsided I’m accepting that I’ll just have to get another one and try not to think about the memories that were captured. I’m also thinking that I’m going to engrave my phone number on things like that.
Other than that, I’m back, refreshed, recharged and looking foward to some great things! A new team blog that I hope to get up and running next week for you. Two new book ideas. And beads! I don’t have any to show you but in Michigan I made the best bead I ever made. I’ve never felt so attached to a bead like that. I now know what love at first sight is like. I was messing around, demoing, not even knowing what colors would look like next to each other and not expecting much. The next day when it came out of the kiln, holy flying monkeys!
I still can’t believe what I did next.
I gave it away.
Now, that sounds like something you do with a bead when you have a special connection with someone at a retreat or something like that. (Kristen – Garden Girl gave me one right off her neck last year). But I gave this most spectacular bead to someone I don’t even know. You see, we have helpers at the cabin retreat that do the meals and clean up the kitchen after it. They work for beads. So we put them into a bowl and they divvy (how do you spell that?) them up as the weekend goes on. Well, one person had to leave early and there it went.
It was requested by the boss that I donate that bead. (I know if she knew how much I liked it that she would have understood if I didn’t want to give that exact one). The weirdest thing was that I could have pulled a very nice bead from the box of beads I brought but I heard a voice in my head (not the usual voices) telling me to do it…like it was the ‘right’ thing. I don’t know what that means but I just knew it. I don’t know if that meant it would be a good thing for me to let go and not hold on to something or if it was for her. I don’t even know if she knows what a great bead it is. It was a very interesting internal experience…still is.
Has that ever happened to you? You don’t want to do something but you know it’s the right thing? That’s what I’d call a God-thing. You can’t fight it no matter what your brain is telling you to do.
More went on throughout the week and I think this was a week of letting go. And you know what happens when you let go? You make room for better things to come. Bring it on!
Has that ever happened to you?