Monday, June 7, 2010

I DID IT AGAIN...and so can you...

Before I tell you what I am referring to, I will say this blog is pretty powerful. The more I follow all the guidelines and thoughtful suggestions I have set forth for others, my own life improves.


A few weeks ago (before all the talk of turning Japanese) my dear friend Lori told me not to make any plans for Saturday June 5th. She had a surprise, belated birthday gift for me. I circled that date on my calendar and carried on with my busy life; care giving responsibility to Aunty, and all my writing (including this blog). Then, as I mentioned, my cousin from Japan showed up, invited me to tea. He also brought me sake (labeled in Japanese) and a fancy fan. However, my friends believe my karma is so good, and because I don’t let obstacles keep me down for long....> fun, exciting, and extraordinary things keep showing up in my life.

I had been so excited about re-connecting with my cousin, expanding the Japanese theme I had been creating, and open to more, well, needless to say, another serendipitous occurrence…..

This past weekend, June 5th, I found myself with two of my closest friends, in an authentic Japanese tea room, called "The Flying Heron." It's run by a man who studied the art of tea with a Japanese sensei named Kaji Aso. Our sensei prepared a traditional Japanese tea ceremony just for us. My belated birthday gift had appeared!

I was treated to a meditative and tranquil tea (the green matcha powder whipped up slowly with a whisk in the most precise way). There was bowing, sipping, ooh-ing and ahh-ing. I was in my element,  soaking up the culture, and the froth.

My friends continued the celebration by ending the day at a nearby Japanese restaurant. On the way there we stopped in a well-stocked consignment shop where I spotted a piece of jewelry I had been searching for… a sky blue cocktail ring. That particular hue, the shade of the sky, is the color of the popsicles Uncle D would bring me as a little girl. The ring fit perfectly, and was well priced. I walked out with my new belonging, strolling in-between two friends. Later, while sipping one of my favorite drinks (a rare sparkling sake called Moon Rabbit) my new bauble sparkled too. More good fortune can not be too far away.

Things keep getting better when you know they will. Surrender…. Let everything go… So it can all fall into place just for you!

Arigato







7 comments:

Lynne said...

This is a great story and speaks to Ageless energy you have to create magical experiences in your life!

Kittie Howard said...

Renee, I totally agree with Lynne. You are the most positive, enthusiastic person I know, a real blessing, arigato. And I gave you a shout-out on today's post.

Vicki Rocho said...

Renee, thanks for stopping by my blog! I couldn't agree with you more. I am SUCH a lucky person. I do win an inordinate amount, but more importantly, things always fall into place for me. I lead a charmed life, and I think it's because I keep such an optimistic attitude.

Looking forward to coming back and reading more soon!

Vicki

whatever.. said...

I need to see the ring!

You look beautiful by the

whatever.. said...

You look beautiful by the way..

Talli Roland said...

I think you're right! If you are optimistic and treat others right, then it will come back to you!

Renee Gold said...

My friend just said... "That tea must have been pretty powerful.... you fell flat over on your face!" lol....

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