Monday Raves: Whats Going Right in Your Life? March 18, 2013

Enjoying the sun

Another brand-new, sparkly week to rave about.  Hope everyone is excited about all the new possibilities ahead of us.  Here’s something to get us started with a smile. I love this video of some unlikely friends. If they can get along, then so can we.

A cat and an owl that are friends? So much fun!

Here’s my list for the week:

1. Spring is just a few days away.  The flowers are blooming here and it was 75 beautiful degrees this weekend.  I love springtime and the signs of new life everywhere.

2. Geocaching!  Our family had our first geocaching outing of the year this Sunday.  It was so much fun. If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it. It’s like the world’s biggest treasure hunt. You use GPS to help you find hidden caches. Some have goodies hidden in them. If you take something, you leave something of equal value. My kids love seeing whats inside, so we usually pick the larger ones. There are more than 2 million hidden all over the world, so there’s bound to be one near you.

3. The retired couple who volunteers at the Sulada Shoals Park. They come out on the weekends and set up a table with all kinds of nature goodies to teach the children in the park. We enjoyed chatting with them so much. The kids loved the bird feathers and the bones they shared with them.

4. Speaking of feathers, I was doing one of the experiments from Pam Grout’s book, E-Squared, and I intended to see a white feather.  We were driving home from our day trip on Sunday and we got stuck in slow-moving traffic.  As we were moving along at a snail’s pace, we noticed hundred’s of white feathers along the side of the road.  This went on for at least 5 miles. There were thousands and thousands of white feathers. I don’t know if a truck full of down feathers had a spill or what, but it was crazy how many feathers there were.  Then, when we arrived back home, there was a single white feather laying on our welcome mat.  I’d say that experiment was smashing success.

5. Speaking of Pam, she was kind enough to interview me for her blog. It was great fun to answer her questions. I’ll let you know when it’s live.

6. Berries. I love berries of all kinds and I’m so happy they are coming back in season. We had strawberry and raspberry shortcake this weekend. Heavenly!

7. Having a husband of almost fifteen years, whose hand I still hold on a daily basis. We’ve had our ups and downs over the seventeen years, but we always work things out. I just love the feeling of safety and contentment I get from our relationship and I love that we get to spend so much time together.

8. All my kidlets are healthy and happy. The yuck is gone and nothing remains but a large case of spring fever, but I have it, too. Only eleven days until spring break, but who’s counting? Me!

9. I love Fel’s got swag’s love letter to money.  Seriously, go read it and then write one to someone or something in your life that deserves some TLC from you, even if it’s you. Fel left a comment on my blog and I went to her site and Bazinga! I loved it. She has a unique voice and there’s a goldmine for any creative person on her site.

10. I love all of you who read my blog and especially those of you who are kind enough to comment.  It touches my heart. My main goal here is to raise the vive of everyone who stops by here, but you raise mine, too. So thanks so much!

What’s on your list this week? If you need someone to help you rave or soothe your soul, remember Crystal Nuding is always available, if you need some extra help. So is this blog. I’d love to hear your lists, so post them here (or e-mail if you’re shy). I love to hear any of your comments. To prove it, I’m giving away one of my Angel Card readings (see service page) to one of my commenters during the month of March. I’ll put everyone’s name in and choose a winner to be announced here around April 1st. Then I’ll email the winner with the details if I have access to their e-mail or you can check back here around the first and e-mail me if you’re the winner.



  • ninagrao says:

    I loved your raves! I especially love your white feather rave. That’s amazing!
    I love your blog, and my vibes are raised by coming here and reading and participating.
    Yesterday my friend said to make a list of all I want in a garden and that he’d make me my own garden. What a friend!
    I love that I found and joined the Alisa K. 21-day Challenge to keep me focused on what I want.
    I love that I’m doing so much raving these days, that’s part of the 21 day challenge and Monday Raves.
    I love that I found Rhonda Byrne’s new book, The Magic. It’s all about gratitude and it’s amazing. She takes the reader through a 28 day journey to experience the magic.
    I love that everyday I feel more and more powerful!
    I love that there are so many people who are helping raise the vibes of so many in this world.
    I love that I’m going back to the states for a visit this year! I’m so excited!
    I love how the Universe shows me everyday that it’s on my side.
    I love to hear how you and your hubby still hold hands and how you’ve had your ups and downs, but have smoothed them out. That’s the same with me and my hubby, it’s been a roller coaster ride, but it gets better and better.
    Here’s to a great day and fantastic week!

    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      Nina, I love your list! Sounds like you got a ot of vibe raisers in the works. I love gardens, too. I’m intending to find an easy way to have one this year. Thanks so much for your comments. They always make me smile.

  • I can’t wait to read your interview on Pam’s blog! We are thoroughly enjoying her book. Thanks for sharing her with your blog.
    Life is so good and exciting. I’m thrilled to share it with so many like minded people all over the world. Thanks for being one of the bright and shining lights in the US.
    Love you, Michelle!!!

    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      Thank you, Crystal! I’m glad you are enjoying Pam’s book. It is so fun to meet so many people on the same path. All this positive energy we’ve got going is changing the world.

  • Harish says:

    Thank you for a wonderful post!
    I love the question that you ask of what’s going right in life.
    A lot of things are going right!!
    Very deeply grateful and appreciative of my wonderful wife and awesome little girls 🙂
    Spring is creeping up and my farmer genes are in overdrive! This year it is going to be an organic garden to remember and rave about!
    Deeply thankful for the daily inspiration to write…it has been a great journey and it gets better and better!
    Backyard chickens…did I mention the hens we have! Since the days have become longer, we are getting 6-7 organic eggs a day! And they are so much fun to watch…truly they know the meaning of living in the moment. Now I know what the backyard chicken craze is all about here in the US…
    Deeply grateful and excited about the books I am writing: non-fiction for now but have been inspired to write for a while and finally taking BIG action
    My morning hour-of-power practice: my unique blend of cardio, deep gratitude, affirmations, yoga, pilates and meditation..thank you!
    Green smoothies!!! Chocolate peanut butter chia yogurt banana spinach…ahhh awesome
    My students for their deep commitment to learning the difficult subjects of Math and Biology…
    Google Plus and Pinterest…love the new kids on the block!
    I could go on but I think i will stop now 🙂
    Thanks again for this wonderful opportunity!

    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      I love your list! Yeah for hens and organic eggs. I love them! Happy family, yoga, commited students, writing, Whats not to love? Thanks so much for sharing your list and boosting my mood this morning. 🙂

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