Thursday, January 22, 2009
YES WE CAN share our anniversary with Mr. President and First Lady (and apparently a few others around the world)
Wow, we were on CNN the day after. They used our Anniversinauguration party video as an example of people who like the affection displayed between the President and the First Lady. We certainly were swept up in the moment of love, hope, and the endless possibilities that change brings. Within 5 minutes, our views jumped from a few to over a hundred. We've always loved Dancing with the Stars.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
CNN showed this movie tonight around 6:50p.m.! We noticed about 15 emails from people who saw us on YouTube. One was from Sweden.
Barack and Michelle, Kimberly and Eric, and a few close friends celebrate Kimberly and Eric's 2 year anniversary and national history in the making. It was so much fun, getting together with friends. We all watched Obama and Michelle do their dance-with-a-turn.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
If you need some inspiration, please see my grateful blog, updated daily, at iamgrateful4.blogspot.com. You can also see Kim's grateful updates at goodprints.blogspot.com. Subscribe if you wish.
I am grateful to Heather, who suggested this. Thanks!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
We hiked up Mt. Batur in Bali with the students from our yoga retreat. It was the last day of retreat and after dinner, we slept for a few hours before we got up at 3a.m. to hike to the summit by sunrise. We had guides or we would have lost our way. It was so beautiful there. There was a make-shift kitchen at the top, monkeys, a bat cave, and we descended through the lava flows from the last eruption. We are going again in June, 2009, to teach another yoga retreat - Find Your Inner Guru. Thanks, Eric and Kimberly (shadetreeyoga.blogspot.com)
Monday, January 5, 2009
Our yoga retreat students took surf lessons in Seminyak, Bali. It was so much fun! First were the land lessons, then the issuing of boards, followed by last minute drills, and then their shining moment standing on the water. Thanks for watching and Namaste, Eric and Kimberly.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Pride (Ego's glow) came by this weekend to say, "HELLO!" Here's how it transpired:
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I love New Years Day. It is most likely one of my favorite days in the year. It reminds me of what happens after a hurricane here in Florida. Hurricane holiday comes blowing through then the calm of New Years Day brings an opportunity for a fresh new start. New Years resolutions can be a great time to change habit patterns and create new ones. But why do so many of us struggle with this? I feel compelled to share Buddha's words of wisdom:
The speech turns into action,
The action turns into to habit,
The habit hardens into character,
So watch your thoughts for the good of all beings.
Sounds simple right? It is, if we are gentle with ourselves and bring awareness one breath at a time, one moment at a time, one day at a time refocusing again and again. Gentle persistence. This becomes the path, the journey of shape-shifting your ordinary life into an extraordinary life, just by shining the light of awareness here, now, in this moment, pregnant with infinite possibility. Which thoughts do you want to nourish?