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Flecks #9

As in flecks of reflection from the week: what I'm learning and celebrating.

Things I learned this week:

  • All you have to do is ask. Yesterday morning I said I would love to bump up to 100 likes on Facebook before the end of the year and invited readers to click that button. They did. And by 5:00 p.m. the same day, I was at 100. WOW! Thank you so much for listening. What a gift you gave me. (And if you haven't yet, I invite you to like my Facebook page, too.)

  • My body is trying to tell me something. I'm not yet sure what and I'm doing my best to listen. I've experienced a lot of back pain this week. A LOT. Pain in my shoulders and even my right arm all the way down to my fingers. So now I'm being more cognizant of my actions and I'm spending some time moving, stretching, and resting.

Things I'm celebrating this week:

  • I've mentioned that I'm working behind the scenes on this site, right? I haven't said much, but I'm taking the next step in my life work by bringing more of it here. (Hmmm... is that sufficiently perplexing?) Well, guess what, people? This week I approved a logo! Yeeeeeeeeek! I'm really excited. Stay tuned...

  • New posts on this blog everyday this week, including Sunday, and two posts today. What?! I love that I'm getting some time to write each day.

Things that are resonating with me this week:

A Feminist Defense of Princess Culture by Andrea Phillips.

4 Secrets That Can Lead to Self-Acceptance by Anne Lamott.

What Havi Brooks said about taking smaller steps in this post: Friday Chicken #279: It’s the tautness.



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