WE CAN ONLY MOVE FORWARD

 

July 25, 2016

WE CAN ONLY MOVE FORWARD

Today is our fire-versary. Four years ago our house burnt down. I still cannot believe it has been that long. I still have panic attacks sometimes when I flash back to that day. That evening when we dragged ourselves to the holiday Inn my husband and I looked at each other and made a pact. We said almost at the same time “we can only move forward”.

Every year we “celebrate” our blessings on this day. We are grateful that no one was hurt, sad that we lost our beloved Fiyero but mostly grateful of all the gifts that came out of the experience.

Along the way many people came forward to help and many were friends we had not talked to for years. I personally learned to “receive” which was something I was not very good at. That was a huge lesson for me. We even got a small giggle that day. Standing in front of our smoldering house and deciding where to go from there with the help of the restoration folks, my son’s friend Schyler drives by and shouts out the window “Miss Kim what happened?” I look at him in disbelief and hold my arms out and look at the house like “really? you can’t figure this one out?” Then I laughed.

Does every year get a little easier? Yes. Do I still think back to the day and wonder if I could have done things differently? Yes. But once again “we can only move forward”.

So angel friends, the only thing we can do is “move forward” because I don’t know about you but my time machine is on the blink at this moment! Count your blessings. Send gratitude to the universe even if you are having the worst day ever. Decide to “move forward” because all we have is the present and using our thoughts and emotions in the now to move forward.

Have an angel filled day!

Kim

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ARE THERE BASKETBALL ANGELS???

If you are living on a remote island with no media I will let you know our news! We here in Cleveland Ohio are so proud that our Cleveland Cavaliers are the 2016 NBA Championship winners!

Now I will say that I am not a sports fan. I am proud to even have the knowledge that the Cavaliers are a basketball team. I have been educated by my awesome boss on the team and have been caught up in my boss’s excitement as well as the whole city.

So how does this relate to the angels? (Everything does!) I pull angel cards every morning and pulled one from a deck that is not an “angel deck” but a deck by Pam Grout The Oracle of E: An Oracle Card Deck to Manifest Your Dreams Cards. Here is the card I kept pulling.

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Now for you folks not from Cleveland this has been our theme since the season began. So last night the championship became ours in an exciting game after a 52 year draught.

 

Everyone was crying and cheering. My whole neighborhood came out and cheered, rang bells and ignited fireworks.

Even a not so knowledgeable sports fan like me got excited!

Did the angels have anything to do with it? My feeling is yes! I really feel like they have a sense of humor too saying to me “have faith we are All In”.

 

This is all about energy and intentions. I think the team knew it was possible and the faith and energy of the fans helped them along their way. We are now calling Cleveland “Believe-land”.

So there you have it. I do think there are basketball angels.

We will be riding this energy for some time now here in Cleveland so I say to you that your angels are always “all in”.

 

Have an angel filled day my friends!

Kim

 

THE GIFTS JUST KEEP COMING WHEN I ASK

THE GIFTS JUST KEEP COMING WHEN I ASK

May 19, 2016
Greetings angel friends. Lately I have been asking for a ton of guidance! And you all know the rule, “all you have to do is ask”. My angels never fail me (ever).

During my ride this morning I noticed some army folk standing at the end of the trail. I looked to my left and there were runners all with the same army outfit on. Each runner was individually shouting out “I can do this”! I watched for a few minutes and started clapping and cheering them on! They were waving and accepting the help.

I cannot begin to tell you how good this felt. (and I almost did not do this thinking it would feel silly ) I even started tearing up. Then it occurred to me. I was given a gift today. At the exact moment I pulled up and unloaded my bike I was able to stand and encourage folks I had never met. My heart swelled with so much love it is difficult to describe.

The angels told me the more I ask the more the gifts will come. So who in your life needs encouragement? Have you been moved to encourage someone you consider a stranger? That is also a gift. Take the risk and offer up that bit of support. Listen to your angels and do it!

Today take a moment to look for and ask for opportunities. I guarantee they will come. I cannot wait to hear about your adventures! Your heart will be filled with joy.

Take a moment today and just ask for that gift. You won’t be sorry!

Have an angel filled day my friends.

Kim

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I ASPIRE

May 15, 2016

I ASPIRE

This has been a weekend for dis harmony. This morning was no exception. My relationships lately have been filled with disagreement and negativity. Yesterday I relapsed into some behavior I learned as a child and spent the evening beating myself up about that.

Feeling myself sinking into a hole I head out for a bike ride to clear my head and get some answers praying the whole way. As I pull into the park I see my message from the angels. Yes they do like to deliver right away you know!\

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As I looked at this license plate the girl owning the car came up to me after her run. She told me her story of running and how the angels have helped her many times.

I strapped on my helmet and away I rode. The angels started chattering as they always do because I was finally open to hearing their message.

They told me it is ok to have feelings. It is ok to be a work in progress because then we are always in motion.

When I got home I looked up the definition of “aspire”.

This made perfect sense.

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verb

verb: aspire; 3rd person present: aspires; past tense: aspired; past participle: aspired; gerund or present participle: aspiring

  1. direct one’s hopes or ambitions toward achieving something.

So what do you “aspire” to do, be, have? Something to ponder. I aspire to be a human in process and I aspire to forgive myself when I stumble and make mistakes. Be kind to yourself and aspire to be in the present and be human.

 

And as always “don’t forget to ask”. They really do answer!

Have an angel filled day my friends!

Kim

 

Angels at Taco Bell??

As I have often told you, angels are everywhere and so are gifts. Sometimes we get caught up in “life” as I have been lately. Mostly I have been just plugging along with the usual duties I have along with some extra that life has handed me. I am not into complaining and really try and give myself a pep talk now and again that all is well and to look for the gift.

So I kept asking, “ok angels where is this Gift?” and “I could really use a break here”.   SILENCE!

So basically on with my day and every Monday before yoga I have gotten into the habit of stopping by Taco Bell in North Royalton for coffee. I know what you are thinking. Yuck! Let me tell you it is really good coffee! (yes I am a coffe-aholic , hey it’s my only vice!)

Every Monday over time I am cheerfully greeted by Justin who either has a camera or looks out the window because he always gives me this personal “hello” knowing it is me again. We always joke about the “only” cream that is available (which is also really good) and gives me a “stir knife” because taco bell has not given him stir sticks yet.

Last Monday I found myself smiling and feeling uplifted as I drove across the street to teach and it occurred to me that is how I feel every time I pull out after getting my coffee.
LIGHT BULB MOMENT!!!

My gift over these last few weeks has been Justin consistently and with great joy serving up my coffee! (did I mention how good it is?) Really the coffee might not even be good but this young man has chosen to put Joy into my experience (and my coffee) every time.

I even drove through a second time the other day asking to take his picture and telling him that I need to blog about this experience! He was ok with it

 

So the gift? Finding a gift where I least expected it along with an earth angel who probably is touching others’ lives as well. The other gift? You might be one of these folks who is making a difference and not even know it! Something to ponder.

If you are ever in North Royalton OH in the morning, drive through and treat yourself to a coffee as well as a visit with Justin the earth angel!

You will be glad you did. Have an angel filled day my friends!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!Give your inner child a treat!!!

Give your inner child a treat!!!

February 14, 2016

 

Hello angel friends! Here in the Midwest we have had unseasonably warm weather but finally got hit with the Cleveland winter we all know and love! So of course when you are sent snow what do ya do??? Make a snow angel of course!

I did mine this morning, then walked my labyrinth, made a heart in the snow for valentine’s day then my snow angel…..yes it was really cold but I can’t help but feel like a kid when I fall back in that snow and make my snow angel.

 

So that is your assignment for today! Your inner child will love it!

Have a happy V day!

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The gift of music! (a total surprise for me!)

August 25, 2015

It always seems I do my best thinking on my bike and today was no different. I thought I would switch it up and play my “race list” on this ride. (Don’t worry I only put one ear bud in)

I have not run or raced in almost 2 years now and I do really miss it. A knee injury moved me into cycling which I am every so grateful for. The last two years have been me attending races with my family and being the photographer which is sometimes a little sad for me.

Listening to my “race list” really brought back memories of my running and racing days and at first I was really sad listening to these songs but then I really started to “listen”. These are really good songs! Really motivational!

My mood started to lift and I was reminded to look for the gift. I am still healthy and now cycling. I was able to volunteer at a race this past weekend as the cyclist who “sweeps” the trail during the race. I have made some really good friends through cycling.

So today’s gift was subtle but powerful and I am in gratitude right now!

So I thought I would share my race list. My motivation during races and also for life and cycling! Have an angel filled day folks!

I Gotta Feeling (Synth Remix)             

Run the World   Beyoncé                               

I’ve Got The Power   Karen Drucker 

How Could Anyone Ever Tell You       Karen Drucker 

Don’t Stop Believin’ (Glee Cast Version)              

Defying Gravity (Glee Cast Version)            

Celebration        Jump5      

Step One             Kinky Boots Original Broadway Cast Recording

Defying Gravity (Eurodance Mix) (Wicked)                  

Footloose (Dance Remix) (Footloose)         

Soldier Of Love           Donny Osmond (what can I say? What is a race without Donny?)

You F**kn Did It (Live)     Jason Mraz       

Carmina Burana Fortuna                                                  9

Carry On (iTunes Session)            Fun

Rockstar             A Great Big World    

Not Afraid                    Eminem    (explicit lyrics but gosh this song jams!)

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