Today is finally the day to have my husband's 40th semi-surprise birthday party. I have been planning this event for months and coordinating his 6 siblings and families has been quite the task. However, I'm so excited and happy to see how everyone has gotten involved and how much they are all looking forward to it.
But, me being me, last night I started getting all anxious and crabby. Here I am at the finish line and I should be able to relax and know that I've done all that I can do. I woke up early and I'm still feeling a little jittery about the whole thing. So, I reached for my deck of 50 Grace Cards by Cheryl Richardson (see image of one at left) and thought boy, I really need the message Relax today. And wouldn't you know, out of the 50 cards in there that was the one sitting on top? The back reads, "Breathe. Everything is happening exactly as it should be." It was more than a little eerie and I had to laugh because it's true, I need to just relax. It's going to be a great day.
As for Cheryl, in case any of you want to know, I found her through her podcast on Hay House Radio several years ago when I was dealing with my miscarriages and the then breakdown of my marriage. I love her no nonsense approach to life and how important it is to take care of yourself - or as she puts it and writes about in her book (also very good!), The Art of Extreme Self-Care. Apparently she's also been on Oprah, if that generates any interest for you. :)
Cheryl is a fascinating woman who also shares of her own past personal struggles with addiction and she also has no children. I've yet to find out the back story on why she may or may not have decided to have children, but this is lady is a natural mother. She has literally made a career out of nurturing both men and women.
I've leave you with my favorite part of her website called A Touch of Grace. You can go there anytime and receive a comforting message about whatever is weighing on your heart, mind and soul today. It always makes me feel better. Check it out: http://www.cherylrichardson.com/wp-content/themes/crichardson/TwinkleStars_intro.htm