Rewind four years: Malana Ashlie, my Honduras writing sister and dear friend, wrote The Threaded Gem Adventure: How to Connect the Jewels in Your Life, to celebrate the ONEness of life and friendships.
|Malana Ashlie, 2013|
From the book's Introduction: “This is an idea and project that brought me joy. I want to spread the joy by sharing it with you. The idea came to me while I was trying to find a way to connect with all the people I care about for my 65th birthday. I was as many miles from them as they were from one another. How to connect with all of them brought the idea that I share with you here.
I wanted her to know how much her inspiring idea touched me.
I wanted her to know how brilliant she was.
I wanted to experience my own threaded gem adventure!
Always the generous soul, Malana sent me her book as an early birthday present.
|Porch time and the last time I saw Malana, 2017. (L-r Ginny Monroe, Malana & me)|
This spring she left her earth suit to meet her heavenly friends and family. My words gratefully go to all my friends and family who joined me on this adventure. I am grateful to celebrate 64 turns-around-the-sun, I AM!
Should you choose to undertake this threaded gem adventure,
you might encounter these 7 gifts:
|4 am * Yeah! No more waiting! No makeup either.|
It was tough learning that it was mental flagellation to continue asking, “Why hasn’t ___ replied and sent me a bead or told me they’re not participating?”
In time, I did release the squirrel chatter and found peace.
Who and what showed up was perfect, and so was everyone who didn’t show up.
|Listening for the Whisper to tell me which envelope to open...|
|My mom Clare, treasure necklace co-designer|
|Gratefully celebrating the "jewels" in my life!|