I woke up in a super pumped mood because the SUN WAS SHINING this morning!! The cherry blossoms are starting to make their debut and life is good here in Kitsilano. Already in a happy, feel good mood because of my lazy Sunday sun stoke, I checked my email while eating breakfast and drinking a good ol’ cuppa joe (one of my favourite morning routines, especially on Sunday). I was blown away by an email I received. A wonderful lady who has recently started reading my blog sent me a message. She asked if she could donate 100 pairs of socks for us sock ladies to hand out. ONE HUNDRED PAIRS!! That is 1000 TOES!!! I honestly shed a few happy tears. I was awe struck. I wrote on my list of goals we’d be handing out 200 pairs of socks this challenge, not knowing where they would be coming from, and now I’m sure we’re pretty far past that. I’m sitting here just stuck for words.
I sent an email back, in shock, THANKING her and asking where abouts I can pick them up. Even more blown away with her response – she is shipping them to me from California. And the best part: the ‘sock shopping’ is her reward for achieving her weekly goals. This couldn’t get any better!! THANK YOU! I am still blown away with complete gratitude and amazement. There are so many good people in this world! I feel so blessed to have so many in my life. Thank you for bringing teary eyes to my wonderful day and for helping keep 1000 toes warm and dry! Amazing.
After receiving this heart smiling message, I ventured downtown to meet Mandy at the Outdoor Adventure Show. The whole time I was in awe of how beautiful this city is. Smiles were everywhere on this sunny, crisp Sunday morning. On the way, I stopped for a super big bear hug from JC’s awesome mom, who we all call Mar because she’s just that awesome!! Thanks Mar for yet another great start to my day!
Mandy asked me last week if I wanted to go to this Adventure Show which was being held at the convention centre downtown. Without knowing much about it, and being the yes girl that I am, I was in. Another crazy vision board story for you – I was helping close the store at lululemon last night and had finished my section so was just taking a brain break and gazing at the community board. I looked down and noticed some free coupons to the Adventure Show. Score! How random is that! And the best part is, the ticket read at the very bottom: Your adventure starts HERE! Exactly the same sentence in the same font that’s on my vision board. Things are starting to happen!
I love it. Doing what you love, saying yes, and just going with the flow. I loved the vibe at the event today. Lots of outdoorsy families, happy and energetic people all there to feel inspired and to share their passions. We fit right in! I’m finding that the more I’m saying yes to things that just feel right, the better and better life just keeps on getting. Wonderful people, amazing experiences and more new hobbies and adventures to try.
This exact picture of Mt. Kilimanjaro is on my vision board too. Next year we’re going to hike that thing, right Mandy??! Just to help us put it out there, we got a picture for proof! The more I put myself out there and follow what feels good the more crazy adventures seem to make it onto my never ending list. Life just keeps getting better and better. I’m learning an optimum balance of staying grounded and calm, working hard and enjoying as much as life has to offer. There is so much out there to EN-JOY!!! Whatever puts you IN JOY, do THAT!
Smile with your heart!
Is it just me, or did this city get ten times more exciting since the Olympics? Granville Street was closed off today for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. How awesome is that!!!