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Monday, May 21, 2018

Hi Everyone 😊
Hope you're all well!

I don't know how to explain, what I'm feeling right now.
Have you ever been away, just for a short time and think, did this really happen? Was this a dream?
Feel so at one with yourself and others.
Have someone say to you, you're amazing and say thank you. To accept a complement from a complete stranger and know he means it, is a big thing, especially for me. For many of us, it's hard to accept a complement. It's all about loving ourselves. Ever little inch! And, loving all our quirks, fears, anxieties, etc. (Things we want to hide from others.) I have truly came to this point! I Love Me!! And, it feels so damn good!! Lots of crying and there still is. When I came home and looked at myself in a mirror and said, you're amazing, the tears started to flow!

To have people come up to you and say, I love your laugh and give them a big hug.

To be you! To have others be themselves. To get along so naturally, so lovingly.

I feel like I have been zapped! And, it feels so good!

When I came home, I weighed myself, (I always do). Now all of you know, I was away for 3 days and two nights. I lost 6 pounds! And, I did eat!

Live!! All we are is this moment!
And, live with passion. So many of us want things and think things will change when we get them. Why can't we start living, like we already have those things?

It was truly an amazing weekend. And, I am hoping to do something like this again, maybe in September and October.

Again, thank you all for letting me share this and thank you for reading!

I'll probably only make one post this week. I have a lot of catching up to do with all of you.

Here are some photos from the garden.





Big Hugs
All Of You Are Amazing!!!! 

30 comments:

  1. Awesome! That's a wonderful place to be. Loving yourself is the first step to peace and loving others.

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  2. WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL news.
    And I love your garden too.

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  3. I am so happy that you are home Stacy. Your retreat stay seems to have been just what you needed! I can tell by your post that it did you a world of good!!! I am happy for you!
    Love your photos!!! You have a beautiful garden my friend!!!

    Hugs and love
    ❤💕❤

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  4. This is FANTASTIC news, Stacy! And I am very happy you are back and feel renewed as ever!

    The garden photos are gorgeous!

    HUGE HUGS!!!

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  5. Sounds like it was a weekend well spent indeed! I'm happy for you, Stacy.

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  6. I'm glad you had an awesome getaway time. It's hard to take time for yourself these days but we need to do it in order to connect with our souls. Beautiful garden pics.

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  7. Exquiste flowers. A friend and his wife have a pair of cabins in the back of their propert where they both go for individual retreats every year at least for a month. It does one good to look deep, you are such a lovely person and nice you are felling that passion for life.I do every day and am so thankful for all around me.

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  8. Accepting compliments has always been hard for me. After thanking someone, I always come back with some remark like, "This blouse is so old" or when someone compliments me on my new hair color, "Thank you. I really do need a haircut though."

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  9. Your garden is so pretty. Love the violas and the forget-me-nots. Glad you had an awesome weekend.

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  10. You are such a sweetheart.. a big hug for you..

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  11. Glad you enjoyed your weekend so much, and that you are learning to love yourself - that's the way! Your garden is looking fabulous! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

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  12. Such a beautiful post...full of gentle, knowing smiles XXX

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  13. Your experience sounds amazing. I am so happy for you Stacy! I bet you made some lifelong, supportive friends. :) The flowers are so pretty. We are loving our lilac right now. The fragrance is everywhere outside and it wafts into the house.

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  14. Loving yourself can be so, so difficult sometimes. That's amazing how you're all aglow with positivity right now! Yay you! ^_^

    Also, love the photos. Those flowers are gorgeous!

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  15. Stacy I am SO happy for you! I hope the retreat away from it all was more than you imagined and then some! :) We all have our shadow work to do and it never really gets put away. . . I think we just come to terms and befriend it at our best. . . as an ally, which it ultimately can be, but we are always on the edges of renewing that encounter. The work, like you have done, over time, brings us through it though and you are seeing the rewards of that work. SO proud of you!!! :)

    Your right on about us "wanting things" which at it's worse becomes the all encompassing downward spiral state of entitlement, feeling that we DESERVE them. I've always taken to the lesser-spoken, no nonsense approach that we deserve nothing, are owed nothing and that believing otherwise has led to more suffering and despondence than almost any other human trait. If we live NOW, for what we have and with where we are at, there is no other, no greater, no "more", threes just us, here, now. . . and we are complete. You keep right on being you and finding joy in THAT! It IS enough. For you and for anyone around you.

    BIG CROW HUGS!!!!

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  16. It sounds like your retreat was WONDERFUL and I am so very happy for the peace you seem to have found within. UGOGIRL!

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  17. So glad to hear your weekend refreshed, inspired and rejuvenated.
    Your garden is beautiful.
    Hugs

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  18. Such a beautiful photos, and the flowers look so pretty ^^

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    Let me know if you follow me and I'll follow you back asap!

    Xoxo,
    Erika

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  19. Oh Sweetie...I can't begin to tell you how happy I am for you!!
    You are such a beautiful person, and I think you should have been feeling good about yourself all your life! But, believe me, I do know how hard it can be to feel that way...I am 62 now, and I am still often filled with self-doubt...and even, at times, self-loathng.😐
    What I truly wish for you...is that you will be a lot better than I have been...and will never feel that way again.
    You are worth so much more than that, my dear Friend!!!😊😊

    All my love and hugs xoxoxo

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  20. You are amazing! I'm so glad that you're feeling good about yourself. You are a warm, kind, and beautiful person! Hugs!

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  21. Awesome news! And I love your garden photos!

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  22. I'm glad you are feeling positive, you are such a sweet and amazing person. Your garden looks so beautiful, thank you for sharing it.

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  23. I am so pleased you enjoyed your weekend so much.
    Your garden looks fabulous, lovely colours.

    Hope the week is going well for you.
    My good wishes

    All the best Jan

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  24. Your garden is looking fantastic and your words very uplifting!

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  25. Your retreat looks so good on you!! You sound wonderful and you have discovered such a truth about life! I loved reading you today.

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  26. Very true words, we should all remember them! So good to hear that your time away has been so uplifting. Keep up that spirit! Hugs xxx

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  27. Your garden is beautiful. I especially enjoyed the Johnny Jump Ups and blue forget-me-nots, flowers my grandmother MacBeath always had in her garden. I bet you have a magnificent laugh to match your spirit! I'm glad that you had a great time on your retreat. Its impact on you is wonderful.

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  28. Super-happy you had such a magical time away...sounds like time very well spent! Wishing you many new adventures ahead and massive sparkles always! Love those shots of nature...deeply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us all..shine on!
    Hugs
    Victoria

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  29. how wonderful! tho we all know that you are wonderful and it isn't a surprise to hear someone tell you that! Absolutely lovely flowers!

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  30. Yeah! I am glad you were zapped. Going away sounds like it did wonders for you. I am so happy for you that you are finding so much happiness from within. :) Awesome. You are awesome!

    Hugs!
    ~Jess

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