Monday, April 15, 2013

Party Planning!


Gentle readers,

Today someone did something really crappy and hurtful.  I stumbled on the news while bopping my way around Twitter and immediately said cuss words and teared-up in sympathy. 

This kind of stuff happens, somewhere on this splendid blue-green sphere most days.  I don’t like it.  I makes me angry and horribly sad, but if I get stuck in those emotions or the thoughts that accompany them, I cannot be happy.   I’m sure that today’s events in Boston will make for a very busy news day.  I will not be watching or reading that news, not because I don’t care, but because I care deeply and I want to make my little corner of the universe safer, happier and better.  Immersing myself in these stories does not bring out the best in me, it sours everything I do and touch and often immobilizes me.

So, today, I will do what I try to do every single day.  I recognize that there is hate, violence and suffering out there, I recognize that I am just one person with a limited reach and I focus on the positive things that I experience and the good that I can sow.  I must stay focused.  I must stay positive.  I must collect perfect moments.

If you’re wired like I am, I hope you’ll enjoy today’s positive post and perhaps even share a perfect moment in the comments!

Perfect Moments:

  • Yesterday I got very little editing done on Magic All Around because I sat on the back porch in the sunshine for hours!  It was 48F and marvelous!  Jeb had a great time, too.
  • My relaxing interlude in the sunshine generated lots of creative energy and I began planning my Twitter Launch Party for Magic All Around!  Whoopee!  I’m excited and having a blast (and perfect moments) planning games and prizes.  You should know, this launch party will have fantabulous prizes!  I’m going to procure high quality, professionally vac-packed Alaskan salmon to give away.  Yup!  Also, I think we’ll need some Yummy Chummies (salmon dog jerky made locally) and other cool stuff!  As I gather prizes, I’ll send some photos out to whet your appetite!
  • Over the weekend, I got a record number of visits to my blog (over a hundred hits!) and a bunch of you read the first chapter of Magic All Around.  If that’s not an ENORMOUS PERFECT MOMENT for a newbie author, I don’t know what is.  Seriously, thank you for reading and for all of your feedback.  I’m over the moon to be sharing my words.
  • Finally, I’ve had a few perfect moments of happy anticipation as I look forward to seeing Arlo Guthrie live in concert in a couple weeks.  For a folk-music loving, hippy-dippy gal like me, it’s a very big deal!

Facts:

  • YOU are invited to my Twitter Launch Party for Magic All Around on Monday, May 13th from noon-2p.m. AKST (4-6pm Eastern).  Please let me know if you need help sorting out the time zones!  We’ll be using the hashtag #magicallaround