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Go fly a kite

When was the last time you flew a kite? Seriously.

I’m on vacation at a reunion with my husband’s family in Hilton Head, SC. With 17 people including 8 kids ranging in age from 5-18, we’re having a ball. Bike rides, tennis, playing games, body surfing in the waves, building sand castles, and flying kites.

We all headed to beach one evening after dinner with an assortment of kites that were either shaped like diamonds and really inexpensive as well as kites that were more technologically advanced, one was even a dragon fly.  flying kites on the beach

It was so fun to watch both the adults become kids flying those kites, zooming them left and right in the sky, and the younger kids with their big, wide eyes taking turns trying to get their kites off the ground and soaring. That look of anticipation in their eyes and the excitement in their giggle when the kite takes off and flies up is priceless.

There was no distinction between the adults and kids. Bright eyes, excitement, expectation, laughing, smiling. In the moment.

To be a part of it and watch at the same time… awesome.

Go find a park or a beach on a windy day, fly a kite, and just enjoy. You won’t be disappointed.

When was the last time you flew a kite? Leave a comment on the blog below, or email me, coachwithsusan@hotmail.com.

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Get Outside and Nurture Your Life

Find the Ease

This is the third post in the 3-part series about

Finding Your Fulfillment

In the past two week's posts I talked about Feeling the Pull, then Following your Excitement. Today I'm going to delve into Finding the Ease.

Do you remember the last time you took inspired action towards a change you want to make in your life or a goal you wanted to accomplish?  Really think back. Did you notice doors opening up that surprised you or crazy coincidences happening to help you? I don't believe in coincidences, or what some people call random happenings. I believe in synchronicities. This is how the universe  conspires to help make your goals a reality.

Finding the Ease

From the last two posts, let's return to my former client Sally who felt her pull to join the PTA and followed her excitement by wanting to use her creativity to put on a festival at her kid's school. She was welcomed with open arms to the organization, the person who headed up the festival from the previous year had just stepped down and they needed a new organizer, and she found just the right people at just the right time to help her with her projects. On the day of the festival, everyone she needed to show up and help out were there to do their jobs and fill in when needed. The carnival was an absolute hit with the kids, the parents loved it, and my client, though exhausted, felt so fulfilled.

As she sat in my office and recounted the events above she was grinning from ear to ear. She said she felt energized by the experience as well as having a sense of contentment. She was able to use her talents in way she enjoyed, bringing both joy to others and herself. That my friend, is finding the ease.

No Work required

This is what happens when you are traveling on the right path for you. It's feels fun and there is a sense of ease around it. When trying to get what you want the pieces of the puzzle all fit together perfectly. It's almost like you don't even have to try.

Maybe you are searching for a friend you have lost touch with and you spend some time on the internet hoping to find information that will lead you to connect with them. When you aren't expecting it you see a story on a tv show about a resource that helps people connect with people from their past. Or you get a phone call from a friend who out of the blue tells you they just heard about the person you are trying to reach and has a tip that will lead you to the next step. That is what I call synchronicity in play.

Where have synchronicities shown up for you?

Think back on your life and find a time when you were excited about something. It could be a project you were working on, planning a vacation, or cooking something new for a dinner party. Anything. Got it?

Now notice the ways you were able to get what you wanted and needed to move you forward with your plan. Really think about it...

What did you come up with? Did you find that some information you needed came to you without you really trying or that the timing of when something arrived could not have been better, even if you had planned it all out. Everything comes together, just so.

My clients and friends say this happens to them a lot. It happens to me too.

And that is where fulfillment is found

There is a pattern here. 3 steps. Feel the pull, follow your excitement, and find the ease. Maybe you did find your long-lost friend or the dinner party was successful, and you felt fulfilled. But fulfillment is not only found at the end of the journey, when you accomplish what you set out to do. It can be and is found in each step along the path.

When you feel the pull, you yearn for or desire something. That feels good. When you follow your excitement, you are doing something pleasurable and having fun. That feels good. When you find the ease, the puzzle pieces fit together without work and any effort is inspired. That feels good. Don't wait, fulfillment is right in front of you.

Where do you feel pulled now?

My Own Ease

Writing blog posts for you feels relaxed and fun. When I sit down to write, the ideas just flow. If I get stuck, all I have to do is walk away for a little while and will invariably read something in a book or hear someone say just the right word that I need to jumpstart my creativity again. I just have to be open to it happening. And it work because I felt the pull to write, followed my excitement in creating a blog and coming up with a bazillion ideas for posts, and find there is ease in the process of how it all unfolds.

If you were to ask me, I'd say its magic!!!!

And all you have to do is follow what feels good. That's all I do.

This completes the 3-part series about Finding Your Fulfillment. Join me next time as I get into what fulfillment really means.

Thank you for spending some of your time with me today. I really do appreciate it and hope you found it helpful. 

As always, take from here what works for you, share with your friends if you think they might benefit, and the rest, you can leave behind.

Bloom On!

Susan

P.S. I’d love to hear about what ease you have found when working towards something that excites you; what cool synchronicities have come up that just seem like they could not have been planned better? Leave a comment below or email me, coachwithsusan@hotmail.com

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