Monday, September 17, 2007

MM 9/17/2007

Happy Monday and I think this is the last "official" week of summer.

Did you have a good weekend? We did. Saturday was the night of Auburn's big street party, the Black and White Ball. It was James Bond themed for the year, 2007, 007, get it? It was not a great theme for costumes because it was not easy to duplicate some of the most famous Bond characters. Dave did a great job as Emilio Largo and I was a 60s go-go dancer. It was fun. Roberta and Steve came from San Jose, and Mike from Alameda. Most ball goers were true to the party name and just dressed in black and white. Sunday, Dave made us a big breakfast and the rest of the day was for lounging.

I now want to comment on a realization I had this weekend and see if any of you have had similar experiences. I am sure you have all heard the phrase "first a whisper, than a shout, and then a brick." If you have not, it refers to the messages that the universe, or God, or just our inner voices (whichever you believe), sends us about what to do in any given situation. The whisper is that feeling you get, that nagging sensation that makes you think twice but usually, you go ahead as planned. The shout is the event that happens that appears to be a nuisance, something going wrong, but, you still go ahead. The brick is the trouble, that if you had known was coming your way with the whisper, you would have changed course all together. As a younger woman, I had to get to the brick step over and over on the same issue. This weekend, I got to the shout step, and boy did it impact me. My point is that, as I get older, it takes less to make me rethink my course of action. I guess this is not such a big realization, since as we grow and mature, we pay attention and realize that "it" can happen to us. "It" can be anything from an auto accident, to infidelity, to an untimely death.

So with that, listen to the whispers, don't worry about changing your plans and have a great week! Lots of love!

Kathy

"As you become more clear about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you - the first time around."
Oprah

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