This past week was full of fun times with family, friends, and special family friends. After a wonderful turkey celebration all together in Calgary, I indulged in a few days of nostalgia visiting my old hood, beautiful Vancouver.
Being in this rain-happy city again, I had no idea quite how much I would enjoy visiting all of the old sites and â€˜hoods (it also helped having some special folks who were so keen and generous to show us some of the cityâ€™s best!)as I did. The city really is beautiful. And while biking in Stanley Park, crossing the Capilano Suspension bridge, and sweating it up the Grouse Grind, I enjoyed some quiet reflection time being in nature.
It sounds cheesy I know â€“ but I really did feel as though I was in an episode of David Suzukiâ€™s â€˜The Nature of Thingsâ€™! And two thoughts came to mind:
Like trees, we all need roots to grow and, like birds, we need wings to fly.
Roots to grow.
Where we come from, our upbringing, our childhood experiences â€“ theyâ€™re important. They help shape who you are, and should be recognized and appreciated. Â And even though we may grow up to be something very different than when we were young, itâ€™s important to never forget where we came from. As good olâ€™ J Lo would say: â€œ…no matter where I go, I know where I came fromâ€.
Wings to fly.
Whether it be support from family or friends, or a walk in nature to both humble and inspire â€“ we all need to be surrounded by people and things that build us up, bring a smile to our face, or give us courage to go after our dreams. Donâ€™t underestimate the power of these things ~ we all have wings capable of flying.
Iâ€™m afraid itâ€™s going to be short and sweet this week, folks! (or perhaps youâ€™re all breathing a sigh of relief right now!) as it’s time to get to one of my oldest and bestest friends bachelorette party :-).
Have a FAB week, everyone!