Visiting a vintage clothing store gives you the chance to try on more than just garments, but to imagine who you could be in those clothes. The great thing about fashion today is that you are in charge of deciding what’s the perfect fit for you and creating a fabulous look for YOU. It’s your choice according to your body type, style, color preference, occupation, and activity. The fashion magazines always carry glamorous back-to-school spreads this time of year featuring the latest hemline and neckline in hues, which sound good enough to eat like eggplant and cotton candy. I love looking at the layouts imaging myself in the different styles and various scenarios: elegant and sophisticated, or whimsical and playful. What’s your story and style?
Did you know August is National Inventors Month? Did you know you are an inventor? When you tap into your creativity by doing things your way, you are inventing your own life! As unique individuals, each one of us holds the patent on our own destiny. While some become household names and are synonymous with classic chic such as Coco Chanel, the rest of the world must be content in the knowledge that “I’m the one, the only and original ME!” Why not take a few minutes today to write and reflect on what 2010 has shaped up so far, and what direction you’d like it to pursue. I’m in awe of all the wonderful things that have happened to me and can’t wait to see what the future holds. What about you?
August is Happiness Happens Month – are you alert to little shifts you make to embrace the happiness in your life? I’m extremely happy that I received a “peachy keen” report from my surgeon as I near the 9th anniversary of my first breast cancer surgery. I’m happy and grateful! that I live where I have access to fresh food, clean drinking water and great health care. I’m happy when the phone rings and instead of a telemarketer I hear my Honey (husband) or my Sweetie Pie (daughter) on the phone. I’m happy to be looking forward to discover what another day will bring and writing about it. What about you?
July is Family Reunion month, but we don’t have to wait for a special occasion to celebrate those cherished memories. Family photos are everywhere in my house. Boxes of prints and hundreds of slides reside in my drawers and closets. Now that I’ve graduated to digital, computer files populate my hard drive. Polished and posed for special events – graduations, weddings, and baptisms family and friends return my gaze in my personal gallery along with lop sided grins and bunny ears at family gatherings. Candid moments and orchestrated tableaus tell the stories of my life. How wonderful to be able to revisit what was then with the perspective of who we are now. Happy travels…
Do you know that Gershwin tune from Porgy and Bess? It makes me want to grab a fishing pole and run barefoot down to the river abandoning all the e-mails demanding answers and the the next chapter in need of editing on my book. Yes, the day-to-day office routine continues while the rest of the world seems to be able to retreat from it all. Here’s a small mid-summer suggestion to help you achieve your own easy living…Take a Break! Don’t let the summer pass you by without indulging in at least an ice cream treat, a walk around the block, or even getting your feet wet in the ocean. Your stress level will go down and your productivity will go up after you give yourself permission to enjoy a mini summer vacation. Don’t forget the sunscreen!