Today is the first time since I've started the blog where I just really didn't feel like gathering up five things. I've been up at Lake Tahoe at an artists' retreat with a fabulous group of women and all that sharing and learning and creating and conversing and fresh air have just wiped me out. I want a big glass of red wine, my feet up on the couch and exquisite quiet. However, I am committed both to this course of action and the reporting on it so I'll share a really nice quote written by Angela Berenstein, the creator and writer for a blog entitled "The Energy Budget" which helped me get my sh*t together tonight:
"When I uphold the integrity of my commitment to myself, I build an intangible power within myself. I hold this and it feels great. The more I keep my integrity in times of temptation, the more power I build, the more it accumulates in my being."
And so it goes. With a great feeling of satisfaction, I've put the following five items in the "to go" pile this evening:
1. A huge heart shaped cookie cutter
2. A pair of shot glasses that say "Goodbye 1999" (I say, "Goodbye shot glasses")
3. A sugar shaker
4. A cup designed specifically for left handed people
5. A small Aladdin thermos for soup in your lunch box
Woo hoo! I did it.