Monday Raves: What’s Going Right in Your Life Today? March 4, 2013


Woman At Dinner

It’s Monday ( in the US, anyway), but anytime is a good time to rave about what’s good in your life. A rave is just taking time to notice and get excited about the wonderful things in our lives. If you are new to raving either check out my first raving post or go check out Lola Jones, I learned raving and much more from her.

I found this video really inspiring.  I don’t know anything about Diamond Dallas and can’t say anything one way or the other about their products, but Author…he is inspiring.  He decided to make changes and he did it.  The support is important, but that spark inside him and the determination is what got him there.  One step at a time.


My favorite quote, “Just because I can’t do it today, doesn’t mean I’m not going to be able to do it someday.”  We can all start were we are and look at what we have going for us now.  We have enough to rave  about and enough to move us where we’d like to be.  If you want to make a change follow his lead and take one little step at a time.


Here’s my list for the week:

1. A “clean bill of health” from my physical this morning.

2. Our wonderful babysitter Dena, who is so sweet and always there when we need her.  The kids are excited to see her and the goodies she brings and my husband and I can relax knowing the kids are well cared for.

3. A wonderful day on Saturday with my kidlets shopping and eating at Whole Foods and Yogurt Mountain.

4. A wonderful date night with Hubby, dinner at Ruth Chris &  TV snuggled up at the Crown Plaza.

5. Sleeping in Sunday morning with hubby then going for breakfast and shopping.

6. Sending out a quick writing contest entry from a rejected submission to a magazine.

7. Finding some new places, that fit my writing, to submit to.

8. New Shoes!

9. Finishing 2 new short stories.

10. Cowboy burgers from whole foods and deviled eggs. I had a lot of good food this week. 🙂

How’s your list coming ? I know we all have at least ten things we can rave about in our lives.  I’d love to hear what you are raving about. You can it post here, or e-mail me If you want to rave privately.  I love it when you leave 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.

THE WINNER FOR MARCH IS……… Kristen Michelle Brown.  I’ll try to contact you, but if you see this feel free to e-mail me. Thanks to everyone who commented in February.  I received 4 times the comments that I had in January and that makes me rave!  It’s so much fun to read and learn from your comments.

Love and Alchemy,



    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      Thanks for the shoutout! I love, love, love your story about your weekend miracles! I really enjoy your blog! 🙂

  • Thank you so much for the inspiration, Michelle! I so appreciate your support and the fantastic energy you bring to your life and all you do!
    Much Love,

  • ninagrao says:

    I’m raving about your wonderful weekend! Glad ya’ll had a great time.
    I love to read everyone’s raves, it feels good to be in the raving vibe.
    I love that I’m eating breakfast for lunch.
    I love the bean felafels I made I made this weekend, so satisfying.
    I love my comfortable home!
    I love planning for my 20th anniversary.
    I love all the good that’s coming into my life!
    I love that my friend is visiting me this month from Houston.
    I love walking into town.
    I love thinking about maybe going this year to visit my family.
    I love the Monday Raves!
    Thanks Michelle!

  • Michelle Dobbins says:

    Thanks so much! I love how you phrased your raves with “I Love.” I love your list! 20 years together is wonderful, bean felafels sound yummy, and I love visits. So much good stuff! I love that you shared it here!

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