Last week I walked into one of my favorite local bookshops (where I’m doing a reading in October!) and let my eyes linger on covers and titles, waiting to find just the right one, or for it to find me.
I left with the book, Soulful Simplicity, by Courtney Carver, and I’ve been immersed for the past several days. It’s all about living more soulfully with less in our lives. As I read, I’ve been inspired to create more space in our home and began where I usually do – at my overflowing bookshelf.
As I pulled book after book off the shelf, deciding whether it still served me, if there was someone who could use it, or if I should donate it, I found the beautiful gratitude journal my sister had given me last year on my birthday. I had intended to use it throughout the year but had only filled in the first few pages. I was about to return it to the shelf when several cards fell out of the back of the book. I opened each one and realized they were all birthday cards – cards from last year’s “big” birthday.
Here’s the Magical part.
They were all from friends and family who’d received my hubby’s request to forego sending gifts, and instead, gift me with an intention they’d hold for me for coming the year.
So here I am, one year later, rediscovering these gorgeous intentions and realizing what incredible gifts I have been given.
As my birthday gift to myself this year, I’m going to create new intentions for the coming year. With my son heading off to college, my daughter going through the application process, and me, putting a new book out in the world, I have lots to intend about!
I invite you to put this intention setting into practice. You don’t have to wait for your birthday to start. You can start today. What are your wishes, dreams and deepest desires for yourself and your family?
Creating and writing down our intentions is a powerful practice, made even more powerful when you begin your intention, I am so happy and grateful that…and then write your intention in the past tense as if it has already happened!
“I am so happy and grateful that my new book, A Mom’s Guide to Creating a Magical Life has touched the lives of women all over the world to live a more mindful and inspired life.”
Now it’s your turn!
If you haven’t yet, please sign up for this incredible summit! I’m live tomorrow, and with it being my birthday, I know it will be Magical and you will leave feeling inspired!
If you’ve never done an online summit before, it’s as simple as signing up and receiving the materials via email. Everything is recorded and available to listen at your convenience. Hearing the summit host’s gorgeous Aussie accent is worth it alone, but you will gain so much more!
I have a really special giveaway that will be announced at the end of my session.
I really hope you’ll give this gift to yourself and take advantage of this wonderful free summit!
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