Bags are packed.
The Center for Happiness is in Maryn's good hands. My kitty has her nanny arriving tonight, and the Airbnb will be well taken care of. The Happiness Sprinkling Project will keep on Sprinkling, and all is good.
That's a whole lot of moving pieces to dance with, as I get ready to leave my home life for a few weeks. Sometimes, I wonder if I am not making things too complicated. Is the "Simplify" sign in my kitchen a joke? Am I living my talk of living an Essential Life?
Then I remember: the goal is not to have the least amount of things / activities / movement. The goal, as I see it, is to live a life that is rich, that is mostly peaceful and more than anything, a life that experiences AND SHARES joy.
So, I look at that sign, I wipe the kitchen counter, I give my cat a kiss - and I go.
Island Bliss Retreat
July 12 to 19
Happiness Retreats in Italy
"Thank you for sharing your wonderful, heartbreaking, exhilarating experience with the world."
"Thank You Laura for sharing, for teaching and spreading loving kindness. "
"I think I love you. You bring good things into my life, or remind me of things I love and know, but have let go of."
"Laura, you are so good for me. I laugh and sniffle and get the shivers when I read your essays. Thanks so much for letting all your wonderfulness run around loose."
"Heart-achingly beautiful, your words and how you reveal your truth."
"Thank you so much for who you are and what you share with the world. Your mere being transforms lives as it has transformed mine. This particular post did to my heart what water does to parched soil."
"Thank you for your gentle words that are packed full of wisdom. I have been struggling with the concept of what words can do to another person when they are negative words. Your words are the flip side of our word power, and shows how delightfully powerful kind words can be. Thank you."
"Once again Laura Lavigne takes you on an adventure of the heart. She has a way of pulling you right in the car with her. Asking you to consider changing a fear to taking thoughtful action. Whether she's teaching a class, leading a retreat or heading for a happiness sprinkling, Laura will invite you to shed old ways of thinking and be completely authentic. Join in!"
"Essentially pure love.
I enjoy how Laura is kind to herself and to us other humans who dance in and out of each other's lives. "
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You can count on Laura for warmth, humor, charm, and a lift to your day and your heart. She inspires me to be braver than I am, and to love the world out loud. She's a gem, and a generous one at that!"
I write because this is the way I am able to taste life more deeply.