May 28th

Beauty in a rose

Loving these

I have a fundraiser I’m coordinating this weekend. It is magical to watch pieces of a destined puzzle come together: the musicians, dance troupe, food, wine and location were all donated. We have more than 80 people attending and I have a fabulous new cocktail dress I’ve been waiting to put out of the closet. Abracadabra! With any luck, we’re about to pull an organization-saving event out of our hat.

It’s like the community garden similarly coming together in a series of incredible events, with experts, tools, land, farmers and lots of energies joining with a synergistic effect. When something is meant to be — there is no stopping it. Like Finny reminds me in my frequent moments of impatience — the spring will come and the grass will grow. Regardless of what you to do force or prevent something from happening, what will be, will be.

I once watched a Bravo interview with a movie star who described how his rather difficult childhood prepared him for his current fame. Each step of the way, he was pushed to learn something that made him incredibly uncomfortable. Raised by his grandmother, he was forced to learn the piano, play on the football team, be a member of speech and debate. Later, he recognized each of these skills were instrumental in his rise to success through film that specifically required his talents. Without his grandmother’s insistence, these golden opportunities would have passed him by.

I am so thankful for the opportunities for uncomfortable growth that have put me right here, right now. Synergy, divine power, destiny, fate — call it what you will — it is a grace-filled moment to look back at life and see how the dominoes managed to knock each other forward to push you into the beauty of today.


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16 Responses

  1. How very true. Each life experience prepares us for another. Blessings on your day and your event.

  2. Beautiful. Well said! Good luck at your fundraising event this weekend. I believe in manifesting goodness in your life and creating a life of happiness, peace and prosperity.

  3. Donna Sherman May 28, 2009

    That was beautiful. Good Luck on your fundraiser, and

    god Bless.

  4. Bring on the book deal, Kel. That was beautifully written. And oh, so very true. 🙂

  5. Gorgeous flowers! And a gorgeous post too. I can’t wait to hear the after event wrap up because I have a feeling it will be an amazing evening.

  6. Beautiful written Kelli and so very true. The roses are as beautiful as you.

  7. I couldn’t agree more. Good luck this weekend and have a wonderful time!!

  8. Absolutely!

  9. I’m sure your fundraiser will be a huge success. Have fun!!!!!

  10. Good luck this weekend Kelli! xo

  11. Here, here! Yeah!!

  12. Very encouraging. I needed to hear that today! 🙂

  13. Tina in Duluth May 29, 2009

    All the best to you in your fundraising efforts. It sounds like you have planned a spectacular event.

    I’m so happy for your “can-do” attitude and how you share it, literally, with the world!

  14. nalani May 29, 2009

    From one fundraiser to another,

    Go get the dollars!

    And, of course friend raising is as important as fund raising.


  15. Wonderful!!!!! Cheers to your event and to you and your teams hard work…

  16. Good luck with your fundraiser! They can be such fun to part together can’t they?!
    I hope it is a huge success.