Friday, July 29, 2011

{Because Smiles should be present in this Life!}


I needed a song to set my mind in a good place. Funny I know,
but I think music can change one's mood to happy, or inspire somehow...

...so this girl is giving it a go and finding her happy place and smile brightly...just because! :)

Life has just been too busy with work (Yes, I need work-life balance as I can get caught up in work and that is not healthy...honesty is the first step, right?!). I am so grateful that I have work and never wish to take it for granted...., ever, but I doubt a post of my office interior would "WOW" another's soul. {Wink!}. I realize that fun moments and down time should matter too. Life should matter and the people we care about should matter. So, declaring to find time to enjoy life too.

I'm posting this song, because is just a good song, and the words are worth listening to. They each smile much throughout this video and seem to be having just a great time and well, I love how their voices sound singing together in unison...., pretty amazing! I want to smile like that in life as life should be funky-cool-creative with others, and inspiring and happy like that. So, if this video brings a smile to your day too, well then, that would be really great.

Please turn off music below if you wish to listen and well, the concert version is at the end, so if you do listen and watch, do give it a chance to play it to the end.

Sending you Smiles and many bright wishes Your Way for a Wonderful Weekend!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Very true....

image via: found

Thursday, July 21, 2011

In All Friendships...

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and 
let those few be well tried before you give 
them your confidence. True friendship is 
a plant of slow growth, and must undergo 
and withstand the shocks of adversity before 
it is entitled to the appellation. 


-George Washington

Monday, July 18, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A little Peachtree Road Race fun!


"i guess if you don't jump, 
you'll never know if you can fly."

 - miranda lambert

Where are my hair & makeup people? Ha ha ha!

No, no, that was not me up front running like an agile-cat 
with Sammy Kitwara from Kenya that ran the race in 28 minutes, 5 seconds,
which is something faster than a gazelle, or the speed of light I am certain.
I must say it is pretty amazing and beautiful to watch the group
of people in the front run in person.

Anyhoo...

 My number was somehow "misplaced" in my great city mail system.
After much coordination I got a new number sent to me.
But it was my original number that finally showed up.
They had me logged in the system finally. Yay me...
Or, so I thought....they still have me in there with the new number which means I ran it in 
"0-minutes/0 seconds"....so, even though I was a little back in the sections,
and not with a seated number this year, I won!  Yay! Not so much.
There is NO truth in my winning, and I am not even kidding you.


However, a guy friend of mine that I had not seen in a very long time,
came out of nowhere and clipped me with a huge "I am so gonna beat you" smile 
coming into the finish-line final stretch!
Yes, he is very athletic and a great runner, and a man, but
he started it so........
what was a girl like me to do, except totally leave him in the dust? : )
It was seriously great to laugh hard in the final part though
with my friend from long ago that is as competitive as I might well be.

After many emails, talks and giggles with a kind lady from the Atlanta Track Club,
here is possibly one of the only images they have of me running the race. 
It looks like the paparazzi once again caught an image of me sans makeup!
I have to giggle!


One would wonder if the guy behind me in this image has his hand up because he is flagging down an ambulance, or a taxi..., whatever it takes to get to the finish line is all I am saying!

Next year I plan on running with the Kenyan team (Insert giggle here, but speaking it no-less!).
If a girl wants to run like a gazelle, well then, a girl must have her goals!

Have a beautiful week!