Posted by Dr. Judy at 3:03 am
When was the last time you had a week, or 8 days, if you want to make it a
baker’s dozen, yummy whirlwind week? Did it feel like you ate too much?
Or did you belch out a pause, breathe, and eat a dynamite desert?
These last 8 days were mine! A strengths scavenger hunt! I may have bitten
off a bit too much, but I will start my rest diet tomorrow! It was seasoned
with savor! Days I wanted to “get there.” Days I wanted to get past; even
with all the savoring. Days of holding my breath, releasing agony and ecstasy,
chaos, joy, and sending over a 1,000 emails (no kidding!). Movin’ and shakin’
days that banged the drums to quite a lusty Cuban rhythm.
Best? I held hands with my team of players, without whom I would never have
been able to do the Happy Dance! And OK, I shed some tears along the way.
But I had arms holding onto me from here to Bethesda, MD (and all over the USA)
to Mexico, Hong Kong, Nepal, and to Australia. REAL LOVE I will never forget.
Appreciation of all YOUR kindnesses spread out to me like a BEST SELF
smörgåsbord. The support and generosity from caring family, friends, and
colleagues was overwhelming. You are ALL my family of the heart and soul.
Last week, I thanked you all and the universe for blessing my book with
bestselling Amazon rankings. THANK YOU!!!
This week, I thank all the women leaders of the Manitowoc chapter of
“Women in Management” for inviting me to speak to them. What a fantastic
network event! I am thrilled you loved hearing about Dr. Marty Seligman’s
PERMA (Positive Emotion, Engagement, Positive Relationships, Meaning, and
Accomplishment). I cheered when you clapped appreciation after taking Dr. Ed
Diener’s “Happiness Quiz!” You are one happy bunch. I was thrilled so many of
you enjoyed the Cuban slide show and swayed to the salsa music. Special thanks
for all who bought my book, too.
Also, I smiled this week at your interest in my slide show presentation and book
signing at the Manitowoc Public Library. What a gorgeous facility. What a delight
to answer your terrific questions. It was a double dip of fun to see so many old
friends. As my dad would say, “It was like “Old Home Week!” And to be honest,
I choked back a happy smile seeing Ken and my name etched on the “Sponsor”
glass in the library entrance. Love of learning? Nothing better than a library!
The support staff at the Holiday Inn was super; as were the extremely
accommodating library staff. To see my book on out library book shelf in my
city was a humble thrill. I think it really was the first time it hit me,
“I wrote a book!” No kidding. (Sigh)
You bet I paused to savor. Staff told me there was a waiting list to read the
book. Wow! I am so grateful and again, humility course through my soul.
Most of all, I am grateful to my incredibly creative assistant, Melissa Lake. She is
my rudder when I head off to Rocky shores. And thanks to Annie Pfeffer, my dear
friend, who has attended every book signing event. Today when I teased her that
she was a glutton for punishment, she so sweetly told me, “But honestly, Judy,
I learn something new every time I come, so I keep coming!” How authentic and
charming. Thank you, awesome Annie.
I still think it is a myth, but if you call me, and I don’t answer, or email and I am
not there, know that for the next couple days I will be in my garden for peace
and solitude. Letting it all sink in.
Thanks for sharing the cacophonous joy!
Please flash me an email and tell me about a joyful, whirlwind strengths
scavenger week you have had. I love to hear your amazing stories. So glad
you didn’t get blow away, either! Unless it was your mind that was blown,
just like mine!
Experience the amazing adventure in Cuba that set off this whirlwind!
Photo Adventures in Cuba ~ Unlock Your Power of Positivity!
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