Lives Well-Lived

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.  - Tennessee Williams

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose. – Tennessee Williams

I was catching-up with my dear friend Jo the other day.  It’s always so up-lifting to talk with her.  She had many wonderful stories to share.  It had been too long since we’d last spoken.  That’s what happens when an ocean separates friends.  But the friendship stays true and strong.

So she was telling me that her parents are having a party this year to celebrate their 70th birthdays.  She sent out the invitations earlier in the year along with a request that the invitees forward her photos and stories of their friendships with her parents.  She’s been compiling the memories in a book and told me what a delight it’s been to see and read the stories of how these two  people have touched (and been touched by) the lives of so many others.  What a wonderful project.  “They’ve had a good life,” she said.  I could hear the smile in her voice.

That really is a good life:  to be turning 70 and have a host of friends and family to celebrate with.  To look back over the years shared together with joy, love, and pride.  Lives well-lived.  I can’t imagine anything better.  I wish that for us all.

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Pinned this this morning

Pinned this this morning

A year or two ago, my friend Laura told me about Pinterest.  She suggested I explore it.  She’d been getting lots of good ideas from it, as well as inspiration and just generally a whole lot of fun.  “But be warned,” she said, “it’s like falling down the rabbit hole.  You can get lost and the day will go by…”  So I checked it out, but just didn’t get it.  Didn’t know what to look for.  Felt a little overwhelmed with a whole lot of nothing.  Since then it’s come up here and there.  Nancy keeps all her recipes on Pinterest.  Ellen pins her knitting and gets ideas for future projects.  Laurie finds awesome quotes.  So last week when Marleigh and I wanted to make a project we signed-up.  And we found a lot of great stuff.  And we had a ball creating what we’d learned to do there!  Hooked.  Since then I’ve been exploring.  In fact, Sunday I really fell down the rabbit hole.  I found amazing images from around the world and started a board called:  Places I want to experience.  I peruse that board and begin the travels I’m always dreaming about.  Another board I created is:  Places and Spaces I’d Love to Live In.  (I know, ends in a preposition…)  It’s rooms and homes that my dreams are made of.  But I’m telling you all this because this morning I started a board of “Healing Images and Thoughts.”  It’s just begun, but it’s an inspiring place to visit.  Thoughts, ideas, images of health, healing, growth.  Check it out, and let me know what you think.  Enjoy.

Mandy Meyer-Hill

NYS Licensed Massage Therapist

Stairway Healing Arts Center

1 Washington Street
Cambridge, NY  12816
518-265-7889
StairwayHealingArts@gmail.com

 

 

Thank You, thank you, thank you

Cape Perpetua, OR. Thankful for this great trip and my amazing friend, Patty, in Oregon! Love you, Patts!

Just counting my blessings.  Something I TRY to do every day, not just this honored holiday of giving thanks.  So Thank You.  Thank you to all my wonderful clients, and may I have a positive impact on your health and on your life.  Thank you to anyone and everyone reading this and may I inspire you on some level to take good care of yourself.  Thank you to my beloved daughters, and may I bring you as much joy as you bring me!  Thank you to my extended family and may you feel as loved and supported by me as I’ve been by you.  Thank you to my circle of friends and may we continue to be the family we’ve grown into.  Thank you thank you thank you.  Life is great!

Wishing you peace, joy, comfort, and good health today and always.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and take really good care of yourself.