Friday Reflections

a shark walks to school

Friday Reflections is all about reflecting on the week by observing our senses.  My hope is that this will be a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing and what we are experiencing weekly when journaling in general can feel so daunting.

Now, for this week’s Friday Reflections (with each sense as your inspiration, consider how experiencing it impacted your week).

Here is my sensory round-up for this week:


tasting ::  sausage, white bean, and kale soup, sour dough bread, tabbouleh salad, chicken noodle soup, garden vegetable soup (can we tell that I LOVE to make and eat soup), Panera’s Turkey and Wheatberry Salad, a mozzarella stick, celebratory cake at the Circle de Luz recognition ceremony, lemonade, boonanas, chili


hearing ::  gleeful children chirping Trick or Treat  in our town’s Halloween March, really inspiring and touching stores at the Circle de Luz Recognition Ceremony as one of our mijas shared why she chooses to be a part of Circle de Luz and one of our hijas shared how Circle de Luz has made a difference in her life    

smelling ::  the savory scent of warm soup stock in the house, the rich scent of crisp fall air

seeing ::  a shark walk to school, magnificent towers as Happy takes on building cool things with his beloved MagnaTiles

2019 Recognition collage

feeling ::  really inspired.  First, the Class of 2019 Recognition Ceremony for Circle de Luz was so touching– our new class just warms our hearts and it was delightful to meet their families and see their pride in their daughters/sisters/granddaughters.  Every class has its own necklace made by an artist- and this year’s class received the Marisol, made by Rachel Cecere of Girl Tuesday Jewelry.   Check it out (proceeds from necklace sales go to support our programming with the girls).  Also, I had a Passion.Purpose.Plunge retreat via Skype with a client who lives in Germany this week.  It is so exciting to help individuals discern the gifts they are meant to give to the world and then deliberately plan for them.  As delighted as I am with what my clients get out of them, I get just as much out of them, too.

wishing/hoping ::  for a really incredible Mission::Manifest workshop next week.  Participants will write powerful personal mission statements and creative personal manifestos after some thoughtful reflection exercises.  I have seen the difference that having a personal mission statement makes for my Passion. Purpose. Plunge retreat clients and so I am especially excited about offering this experience to a group.   Sounds fun but you don’t live near Charlotte?  Good news: Mission::Manifest is going viral soon.  I plan to offer it via tele seminar sometime before the end of the year.  Sound interesting to you?  Help me with my planning by letting me know what day of the week and time (include time zone you are in) would be best for you.  I want to choose a time that works for as many people as possible!

What about you?  What were your sensational experiences this week?  Please share!

This post was inspired by Teacher Goes Back to School who was inspired by Pink of Perfection’s Five Sense Friday.

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