Saturday, June 28, 2014

award season

song pair: Fancy by Iggy

June was a big month. so much happening. i glanced back at my calendar, grinning with pleasure at the full weekends. i was very centered in June. i felt balanced. southern gent was quite action-packed (my new word in place of "busy"). His role has changed at work and we are feeling the difference. it's a wonderful change, just takes a bit to get accustomed to. thankfully our communication increases during these times and we don't let a day go by without acknowledging gratitude for one another. we started a new healthy habit. before meals, we each mention something we are grateful for. it doesn't have to be poetic, just a moment to recognize the positives. it's quite lovely, i must say.

June was award season. 

i happened to win one myself. can you say exhilarating?!
annually, The Independent, publishes a 'Best Of' edition. The polls are open for a couple months and locals vote away. i managed to do some self promotion which landed me the top spot. 
southern gent and my mom joined me at the afternoon party. restaurants winners were giving away complimentary samples. i was uncertain what promotional item would best suite my profession. after a brainstorming session, i reminded myself that i love quotes and questions...anything thought provoking. i had recently purchased another set of Table Topics, this time the Happiness Edition. i use these cards often with clients, as Positive Psychology is a large part of my practice. so i stapled 100 of my business cards to 100 of the Table Topics. that afternoon, we distributed the merged cards to other attendees and stated, "Enjoy a positive thought." We evoked many smiles that sunny Saturday.

my good pal Kate also won an award in June. Her recognition was through the Triangle Business Journal for the 'Top 40 Under 40' A couple friends gathered to celebrate her victory. it was a lovely lunch with some serious pizzazz!
to be in a large ballroom with so many successful minds, was contagious.

my take away messages from that afternoon were:
"When given the chance to choose being right or being kind, always choose kind"
-Kate D.

"I maintain success by surrounding myself with people who are smarter and more successful than I am"

both of these quotes resonate with me and fuel my soul.

life is very enriching these days. my hope and wish is that you are feeding your soul with all things positive! 

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