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Architecture and the jewel of a New York skyline adds beautiful ambience to an evening walk, the view from a hotel room, and at the top of a hotel bar.  Its changing view in different settings, and the shade shifting of day and evening light, make the Empire State Building in Manhattan a view to behold and cherish.  Perfect for fine dining or a toast, or even a morning espresso, the icon makes any mood more special.

 

 

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Festive is not a day.  It is a state of mind.

It is the fizzy anticipation of seeing a Broadway show. The delight in dressing up, or choosing a fashionable accessory that makes one feel good, is a cause for celebration.

Awareness of the seriousness of life is never far away from me, so moments of joy deserve to be treasured and savored.

Giving a gift chosen with care and watching the recipient’s face is a special occasion.

Delight in the moments of unbridled happiness.

My mother raised us to make memories.  She also raised us to always take photos of the table before it gets messed up….     😀

Celebrate ~ Engage ~ Sparkle ~ Laugh ~ Appreciate ~ Enhance ~ Radiate

Joy, Enthusiasm and Gratitude

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I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am.
– Sylvia Plath

“How do you tell if something’s alive? You check for breathing.”
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

In one of those rare moments when I rose above the pain, I realized that I was breathing. It was not just one of those shallow breaths that we hold onto for too long; it rose above me and out towards the world.

I had been holding my breath for so long, or trying not to, that I did not know how good it would feel.

This was a moment when I realized I could see beyond the grief. Once I exhaled, I realized that I had clarity in my mind as well as my body.

These moments are to be treasured for breathing is no simple task. Holding onto our air and diving deep, or being submerged with no known way out, takes more effort. It costs more, it feels more, to withhold our breath.

My grief and loss took my breath away and I did not know how long it would take to get it back. Once I did, I realized just how long I had been under the ebbs and flows of pounding waves, and how long it had taken me to come out to shore. My feet pressing into the Earth was a reminder that other parts of my body denied attention were still there.

Trying to ground myself deeper into being reminded me that those whose lack of empathy or compassion was truly hurtful no longer deserved my attention. It was my own once again.

Even if it only happened once in awhile, I was miraculously able to acknowledge it, appreciate it, and wait for its next return.

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