Sunday Morning Reverb10

Prompt 8: Beautifully different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different - you'll find they're what make you beautiful
~ Karen Walrond

This is so entirely tough. On the one hand, I want to believe in beauty. (And different? Oh I am. So very.)

But taken from the angle of "what I do that lights people up" ahhhh. Now that I get. But I don't feel it makes me different because I feel it is (or should be? Ouch.) universal: I empathize. I care. I show my emotions and love. Giving people feedback about how awesome they are (and how strong) and genuinely believing it -- I get it back in return when I need it most.

Isn't that universal?
Prompt 9: Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.
~ Shauna Reid

We had a "kick off our farewell" / birthday party for Remy last May. Not only did our house look its almost very best (it was on the market three days later, we did spend the next 48 hours working!) but we had so many of our very best friends from Mobile join us along with a few family members. We ate yummy food (including cupcakes! The start of my cupcake obsession!). We had fun talking to our people. The kids had fun. It was casual and low key and awesome. Just our style.
Prompt 10: Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out?
~ Susannah Conway

I don't think it comes as any shock that the wisest decision we made was to move. (It's a series of decisions, really). We needed to leave and we did it. We gained so much in this move but the most amazing is the difference in services for Remy. That just can't be compared or denied. He's flourishing here. It is incredible. This is exactly where we needed to be.
Prompt 11: 11 Things. What are 11 things your life doesn't need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life?
~ Sam Davidson
1. Shoulds 2. Injustice 3. Meanness 4. Competitive envy 5. Excessive consumerism 6. Dullness 7. Sleep loss 8. Brussel Sprouts 9. Lack of motivation 10. Lack of follow through 11. Excess weight

The how seems obvious. Cultivate the qualities I do want (and continue not buying brussel sprouts). Decluttering. Letting go.

The gain? More of the awesomeness of life.

Prompt 12: Body integration. This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn't mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present?
~ Patrick Reynolds
I found that in the hoop this year. And in dance and yoga and floating on the river Styx and being at the beach and in countless moments that are too private to share here.

But the newest integrated moments came from being in the hoop. And that's been an awesome discovery!