Hello there + I will begin by simply writing "Happy Everything" to you - Happy New Year, Happy Valentine's Day, Happy Karneval + Mardi Gras, Happy Year of the Goat, and any other holidays I might have missed!
The past weeks have been very full - with many good things happening and some challenges sprinkled in too.
We celebrated my daughter's 9th birthday
and we sampled delicious treats for the German Karneval - or Carnevale in Italian or Mardi Gras in French !
I've been drinking plenty of tea to stay warm, while writing stacks and stacks of postcards
and I've continued to work on my 100 Days of Collage project too. I'm currently up to Day 91, yoohoo!
There have been some complicated things to deal with lately as well: health issues, new European sales tax laws (fun!), our daily family chaos, and so on.
But I keep trucking along, making progress, planning new classes, and I'm doing my best to show up each day and enjoy the simple things in life.
As Pema Chödrön eloquently wrote: "It's also helpful to realize that this very body we have, that's sitting right here right now...with its aches and its pleasures...is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive."
In the end, I suppose we are all works in progress, and it's important to stop now and then and appreciate that our "messes" and our experiments can be beautiful too.
I hope you are having a "Happy Everything" day today!
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Sending sunny greetings to you from Berlin today,