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I Love…

  1. the sound of rain on the rooftop on a late summer night
  2. when my son gets excited about learning something new
  3. the way my three dogs take over the furniture
  4. making someone feel so special, they can’t help but beam with smiles
  5. white lights
  6. the look of lemons in a jar
  7. a good glass of wine
  8. getting a card in the mail
  9. that I’ve learned that whole “love is patient and kind, not selfish or boastful” saying actually is true and does exist
  10. seashells
  11. bear hugs
  12. kisses on the forehead
  13. realizing someone is truly a great friend
  14. a pair of sexy high heels and somewhere to wear them
  15. technology
  16. the smell of a baby’s head
  17. puppy breath
  18. water: the ocean, a lake, a pool – just put me in it
  19. food
  20. coffee
  21. the smell and feeling of clean sheets
  22. making jewelry
  23. word games
  24. a fire in the fireplace
  25. oysters
  26. my family
  27. my Ford Expedition – especially when it’s full of sand, beach chairs and towels
  28. my Stand Up Paddleboard
  29. the euphoria of running and finishing a marathon
  30. my sons’ smiles, especially when they are proud of themselves
  31. sparkly things
  32. snowfall
  33. finishing a good book
  34. bravery, not bravado
  35. a good workout
  36. paying bills
  37. working hard
  38. meeting goals
  39. decorating a Christmas tree
  40. a good view
  41. rocking chairs on porches
  42. the color purple
  43. overcoming adversity
  44. helping someone who doesn’t even know you
  45. getting someone that perfect gift that you can barely wait to give it to them
  46. driving fast
  47. seeing clearly
  48. watching something grow
  49. order among chaos
  50. being a Mom

What do you love?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love Your Life

Every other month or so I get together with a wonderful group of women who are in similar fields and own small businesses. The “PR Chix” are each others’ Board, executive team, shoulder to lean on and friends. We share ideas, wisdom, triumphs and heartache. Although I only see these women a few times a year, and always in a a mentor/mentee-type atmosphere, I love and rely on and respect them. Immensely.

At the last meeting we had, one of the women was talking about her summer and how she took some time for herself and spent a good deal of it surfing. She talked of her car full of sand and wet towels, and I felt like I was watching a movie. The other two talked about new romances, skiing, days at the beach and dating. They spoke of how they have both run marathons, international summer travels and going out in Boston.

It was so romantically glorious in my mind, picturing them all so carefree. I said to them, “Your lives are so interesting; you are so lucky, I never go anywhere.” They of course said, “Yeah, but we all want what you have.”

I am the only woman in the group who is married or has children. (Despite this, we have so much in common.) So when I hear of their lives I envy their freedom; when they hear of mine, they envy my stability/family.

When I came home, I told my husband of their adventures and how they all got to go to all these places all summer, had already run marathons (which I want to do), etc.

Boy did I feel dumb when he reminded me of all our travels in the previous year that I had forgotten to mention: San Francisco (All Star Game), Vegas (“Rocktober” with friends), Tampa/St. Petersburg (amazing stay at the Don CeSar Beach Resort with the kids) Hilton Head, Michigan, etc. – both with and without the kids.

And then, a few weeks later when he gave me this amazing gift (which had already been in the works), I felt even more dumb that I had not been more impressed with my own life to share it with my friends.

This is certainly a lesson I will never forget again.