Today I felt like a kid in a candy store at the Dollar Tree.
While this is not usually a store I frequent, I wanted to make a new box for my future manifestations (see the activity from yesterday).
Initially, I was thinking a golden-hued paper would be nice... and I actually thought I had some in my wrapping box at the office. Since I didn't what I was looking for, I decided to venture out into the 40 degree, cloudy morning before the shopping rush of the day began.
Pit stop along the way: Cal Java.
I mean, I've got to use my mini Christmas espresso mugs as much as I can this month! And, with the steamed chocolate milk to top off the double shot, I'm practically in heaven.
Upon my arrival at the nearly-vacant store, I perused the Christmas section. While I was tempted to buy so many cute rolls of paper, I kept to my mission: find something gold.
Nothing stood out.
It didn't matter though... I was unhurried, and un-rushed. I love that feeling! So rare, it seems, these days.
They had a white roll of paper... which I thought would be fun for my own artwork.... but I didn't really want to work that hard today.
I then ventured to the birthday section.
Ah-ha! A teal, Hawaiiian-looking practically jumped off the shelves right away! Pair that with the natural burlap ribbon and I was sold.
It took me another 20 minutes or so to checkout, as I wanted to explore all of my wrapping options before making the final commitment. I do like options, so I ended up with three rolls of paper, two colors in ribbon, and some snowman paper plates (for all of the delicious holiday treats I want to share with friends).
Before starting the long, pre-travel to-do list with Steve, I prepared my box.
Kai really wanted to help, as you can see in the photos!
Fast-forward past sunset, and I was finally ready to sit down, write in my journal, and get excited about the year to come. I had a surprisingly good list of about ten things I can do now to keep moving forward with enthusiasm. This included scheduling in time for myself to do yoga each morning, and purchasing a new web domain for an upcoming project (soon to be revealed!)
The list of things with which I have absolutely no idea how they will come about was probably double that size!
This actually got me excited, too, because I know I don't have to take responsibility to make them happen now. I know that by placing them in my God box, they will be taken care of! I can trust that Universal forces much larger than myself can start orchestrating the unfolding of these events.
And, as I wrote these ideas down on strips of paper, more ideas kept coming to me that seemed juicy and enticing! Again, no idea how they will manifest, but I'm always open to miracles!
Now that these ideas have gone from my heart and brain, to paper and into the box, it's time to get back to the business of having fun!
Looks like it will be making eggplant Parmesan for dinner and watching the Sunday night football game with my love!
Oh yeah, and enjoying my latest mocktail recipe. It needs a name, but here are the ingredients:
- 3 ounces blackberry Izzie
- 2 ounces fresh basil simple syrup (you can use honey or agave instead of sugar)
- juice from 1/2 of a lemon
- juice from 1/8 of an orange.
Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice, and stir until cold. (I suggest adding a shot of Bulleit Rye if you are in the mood for something stronger).
Pour in a new glass and top with a large ice cube.. or a few smaller ones if you don't have the jumbo, party size.
Cheers to another great day of having fun!