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Monday, July 9, 2012

The Good, The Better And The Best

"No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you're keeping the man-child alive." -- John Cassavetes

(or in my case "woman-child")

It's been a while since I checked in with the 4 R's.  I like the idea of posting every day or, at the very least, every week.  Putting it into practice, however, seems to be another issue altogether.  Perhaps it'll just take some time for the idea to catch up to the actual habit of doing it.

Or maybe it won't.  Time will tell.

I've been happily traveling along life's trail since my last post at the end of April.

I've gone to a Red Sox game at Fenway park, celebrated a dear friend's 40th birthday in May, as well as my own 11 year wedding anniversary to my best friend. 

I've gone to graduation parties, holiday weekend parties and lots of physical therapy for da feet.  :-)

On June 1st, I was both honored and privileged to be a bridesmaid (bridesmatron just sounds too stuffy) for my southern belle pal, Sarah, as she exchanged vows with her sweetheart.

Perhaps one of the most life altering events that transpired since my last entry was meeting my brother, Howard, face to face (check out "Like Sands Through the Hourglass" for the scoop on that one).  As soon as we hugged, I felt connected.  Not only was he incredibly awesome, but his wife and son, Julian, are top notch as well.  It took a little getting used to, but now it feels natural to say that I have TWO brothers instead of ONE. 

Such a blessing.

I have been successfully growing my AdvoCare business, which makes me very happy.  When I first got involved last June, I had no idea it would explode like it has and I couldn't be more thrilled.  In fact, I pinned Silver in May, which is the first level of leadership!  Not only am I looking and feeling better than ever, but I'm making $1500-$2000/month on a part-time basis.  Thanks to the support of my sponsor and the belief in my distributors, I expect that number to double by the end of the year.  We are changing lives and it feels amazing.

The racing drought is OVAH too...sorta.

Cyndi Lou finally shook the dust off and ran a 5K at the end of June.  The Plaistow Old Home Day 5K was my very first race (June 2003).  It is the only event I have NOT missed since I first started doing races.  It wasn't the fastest time ever done by these two feet, but it was good enough to earn a 1st place trophy in the F40-49 division.  But, the best part of all was that the day was shared by friends, particularly my husband, who opted to run too.

Memories.  I love making them. 

I'm still honoring my "365 days of Thanksgiving" commitment that I made last September.  Today is day 301.  Time flies when you are appreciating things.

Usually, my blog entries consist of humorous anecdotes, stories or life lessons.  I experience something in life and feel led to write about it, in the hopes that it will reach someone out there that may need to hear it.  This one, instead, is more like cramming two and a half months of activity into several paragraphs.  It doesn't necessarily have a "beginning, middle and end" or a moral to take away.

I just wanted to share my joy.  I have lots of it these days.  :-)

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”-- Mark Twain