Monday, June 3, 2013

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.

It’s Monday morning and I’m a little late in getting this post to you but I have a great excuse. It was my birthday weekend and I am still basking in the glow of love and laughter.

But let’s back up for a second here.  I also had a great session with my business coach on Friday and part of the discussion was about asking the Universe to give me signs that I’m doing okay.  This is why I love my business coach… we don’t just stick to the bottom line, we delve into all manner of creative business practices.

So interwoven throughout my birthday weekend was a myriad of signs that delighted me.

My day began with a 7:30 a.m. meeting in the driveway, in the rain, with Karen and her 5-year-old son who was dressed as Batman.  We loaded her car with our music gear and headed into town, as we were to be part of the West Vancouver Community Day Parade.  On the way in, Batman and I worked hard to make the clouds move over to the right hand side of the sky so the sun would shine.  We didn’t want anyone to rain on our parade!  It worked.  We hopped on the back of a pick-up truck, plugged in our mics, and sang to the community.  At one point, Karen enlisted the crowd to sing Happy Birthday to me.  That was a pretty cool moment.

On our way back to the car after the parade was over, we walked along the bike path.  Although I don’t have a bike, I said I loved to ride and that I should look for one so we could all go together.

Next it was off on an adventure with my friend Stephanie, who delighted me with a gift bag of lovely items that mean a lot to me. We enjoyed a nourishing lunch at The Naam.  We had meaningful conversation and both of us felt heard and healed by what was expressed.  Part of the dialog was around body image and my current working with that.  I excused myself to use the loo and when I walked in, the graffiti on the paper dispenser read “every body is beautiful”.  Not everybody, every body. 

Then it was back home to get ready for my dinner date.  He was the same handsome young man who I had paraded with earlier that morning.  We met in front of the cabin where he was standing by a bike (with his Mom and a friend).  It had mysteriously appeared up against my garage door with a “free” sign on it.  We were all astounded at how quickly my wish for a bike had been granted. 

Dinner included a decadent cake and as the waiter approached with it, lit up with candles of course, Karen got the packed house to sing Happy Birthday to me.  It was great! And my date held my hand as we walked home.  It was touchingly sweet.

Yesterday was fantastic too… brunch with family and friends at The Flying Pig in Gastown.  Our appetizer was the best French toast I have ever tasted.  Yes.  I said appetizer.  The main event was one of my faves – smoked salmon eggs benny.  I could hardly move after that.

The rest of the day saw me lazing in the sun with my son and his girlfriend.  Then a late-afternoon visit to a nearby patio for a birthday libation.  We had a great time, and talked about things that really matter to us.  Dinner followed, and then I was dropped off back at home, which by then had three fresh bouquets of flowers wafting their fragrances throughout my little nest.

And to top it all off, as I enjoyed a movie with my roomie, a little mosquito buzz-bombed me and I knew Dunc was with me too.

It was a very happy birthday.  Thank you all for your part in it! 

Branded by more love than I can imagine…


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