Things I Love Thursday: Big Skies And Spring Fever

First up, can we talk about the utter gloriousness of this photograph? It’s got me feeling all swoony. (My husband jumped over a fence to snap the shot for me. What a peach!) Few things are as gorgeous as pink blossoms against a blue sky, don’t you think?

There is so much to be in love with this week, though really, that’s true every week. It just seems like I’m FEELING it more lately, and trust me, it is not lost on me that I started feeling really good about life around the same time I started writing gratitude lists!

It has been a wonderful week of socialising and seeing special friends from distant cities: Sarah Wilson, Shrinkle, Queen of Blending, and my coven lovelies. The weather has been incredible (I’m choosing to ignore the bizarre snow- and hailstorm we had on Tuesday night!), and life feels expansive and uplifting.

J’adore… Weird dreams about Paris Hilton Taking Sarah Wilson as my date to Gabby Bernstein’s Miracles Now event — go and see her, she’s on the road right now! Meeting so many beautiful radical self lovers Taking photos of cherry blossoms and daffodils wherever I go Selling old clothes and giving my closet a massive clear-out! Full moon rituals Rose oil and sigils Chanting (my new favourite thing) Doing interviews with sweet babes (my chat with Jess Lively is coming tomorrow!) Long, meditative walks Pulling The Empress and The Chariot (and by the way, Biddy is a blogcadette!) Gifts from Cynthia Rowley! Staying up late, listening to J Dilla and brainstorming Spending some time getting up close and personal with some very nice cars Antici…pation! Obsessive key-ring research (I get hooked on the weirdest things) — I am in love with this Kate Spade job Crazy-good hauls at Buffalo Exchange Selling out our San Francisco Blogcademy class! (If you missed out, be sure to come see us in Chicago!) Be Here Nowish Jazzed-up full moon energy Flowers, flowers, everywhere!

“Love is not enough; intelligence is not enough; powerful strength is not enough. You may put everything on one side of the scale, but if you are missing gratitude, you shall lose.” (Yogi Bhajan)

So, what are you grateful for today? Put it on Facebook, share on Twitter, tell a friend: you never know how a demonstration of thankfulness can change someone else’s day.


P.S. The title photo was taken with my awesome (and tiny!) camera, the Sony NEX-5N, which I totally recommend. I edited it using A Beautiful Mess actions: I’ve been playing around with them, and they’re fantastic!