It’s Happening

party.jpgSomething I used to be incredibly self-conscious about is that my right eyebrow and eyelashes are dark while my left eyebrow and eyelashes are blond. I’ve had them dyed since I was 13 years old.
(This is why I have virtually no pictures of myself – it’s easy to spot the difference in photos for some reason.)
For most of my life, I went to one person to have my lashes & brows dyed. Every month for an hour and a half I would sit in my aesthetician’s salon chair while she applied dye to make my lashes & brows appear normal.
Sometimes I wondered what would I do if it weren’t for her. No one does as good a job as she does. No one gets the match quite right; no one else cares as much as she does. No one else makes me feel as beautiful.
And then she went to Europe for the summer. Which was potentially devastating, as I’d relied heavily on her to feel good about myself.
But then I met Renae. Who did an even better job than my original girl! I never dreamed it possible to improve on the service I was already receiving, but there it was. Even better than before! I wouldn’t have thought it possible! But it was undeniable. Even better than before. How lucky am I?!
And now Renae has injured her shoulder and isn’t working.
Instead of being devastated, this time I know there is another good surprise in store for me.
This is what I’m thinking of as I reflect on 2007 and look forward to 2008. This last year was amazing in so many ways, that I wouldn’t think it possible to improve on. If I didn’t already know better, that is. It really CAN get better! In fact, it DOES! That’s how it works.
Three years ago when I was dating online every guy I met was even better than the last. It was surreal!! I don’t think I stopped smiling the entire summer! I tell people all the time that I had so much fun that summer I’m sure it was illegal.
So I know it can get better than it already is – even when it’s already fabulous. I also know that as I reflect on how wonderful it is, it can’t HELP but get better. That’s how the system works.
Life is already SO good, what more could I ask in this upcoming year? 2007 treated me very well … I can’t imagine what more to look forward to in 2008. But then I remember Renae.
And I remember life just keeps getting better.
Better and better.
Are you ready? Are you ready for it to get even better than it has been?
Because it’s coming.
Actually, it’s happening already. In every moment, it’s getting better. Can you feel it?
It’s happening now.
Here’s to 2007, and 2008, and all the wonderful years ahead and behind us. Aren’t we the lucky ones?!
See how your year was wonderful, and you’re automatically a guaranteed shoe-in for another one. Namaste, my friends.

  • December 31, 2007
  • Good Vibe Coach says:

    Ha! Everyone but me probably knew that, John. lol

    Leah, I love the “another ordinary miracle” thought! It fits right in with my intention to stop saying “unbelievable” – because I really do believe anything is possible, so the word unbelievable would have no place with me. Ordinary miracles fits right in!

    And also thanks for the life is GRAND. I’m using it, because it is so much better than “good”! Thanks for posting!

    Ancilla, thanks for dropping by and for sharing your new year well wishes! It’s an honor to have you here!

    As for Koda, he’s a stinkerhead who didn’t get proper love from me this morning since he refused to come in last night. (It’s like 11 degrees farenheit here overnight! – and he has arthritis in his back legs! He shouldn’t be out in this cold!) AND on top of that he barked a LOT last night. Stinkerhead.

    I froze my BUTT off trying to get him in! Stubborn willful chow. What a STINKER!

    But my gosh he is so cute. He’ll be happy to hear you asked about him. At least SOMEONE is flowing positive vibes toward him this morning! ha!

    In fact, just seeing him through your eyes is helping me appreciate him again. And there it is – just like that I’m back to the good vibe! ha! It CAN be that easy sometimes. Thanks, Ancilla! 🙂

  • Ancilla says:

    hey.. just dropping by from blogcatalog.

    first, happy new year 🙂
    second, i will come back since this is a positive blog. i have to be remind how to keep optimism. hehehe… it’s easy to say, but hard in fact.
    third, is that your dog? so cute!

  • leah says:

    I totally appreciate that….I can feel it too. The sheer excitement knowing that it just gets better and better and better… I was wondering what to improve upon and then it happens. Another ordinary miracle… sigh… life is grand.

  • Peregrine John says:

    Whoops, am I being overly obscure again? It’s a song from West Side Story (music by Bernstein, lyrics by Sondheim). Streisand and others have put it on various albums, but seeing it in the show is best, I think.

  • Good Vibe Coach says:

    What a great song this would make! Thanks for sharing it, John.

    I especially like the part:

    “Will it be? Yes, it will.
    Maybe just by holding still,
    It’ll be there!”

  • Peregrine John says:

    A response, from Stephen Sondheim:

    Could be!
    Who knows?
    There’s something due any day;
    I will know right away,
    Soon as it shows.
    It may come cannonballing down through the sky,
    Gleam in its eye,
    Bright as a rose!

    Who knows?
    It’s only just out of reach,
    Down the block, on a beach,
    Under a tree.
    I got a feeling there’s a miracle due,
    Gonna come true,
    Coming to me!

    Could it be? Yes, it could.
    Something’s coming, something good,
    If I can wait!
    Something’s coming, I don’t know what it is,
    But it is
    Gonna be great!

    With a click, with a shock,
    Phone’ll jingle, door’ll knock,
    Open the latch!
    Something’s coming, don’t know when, but it’s soon;
    Catch the moon,
    One-handed catch!

    Around the corner,
    Or whistling down the river,
    Come on, deliver
    To me!
    Will it be? Yes, it will.
    Maybe just by holding still,
    It’ll be there!

    Come on, something, come on in, don’t be shy,
    Meet a guy,
    Pull up a chair!
    The air is humming,
    And something great is coming!
    Who knows?
    It’s only just out of reach,
    Down the block, on a beach,
    Maybe tonight…

    Who knows…

  • Good Vibe Coach says:

    Thanks for checking in, Kat! Isn’t it great how when we’re ready for change, all the resources to further it come forth?! I love how that happens!

    And I’m thrilled to be a part of your “tribe” of resources and support. Thanks for reading, and for posting!! 🙂

  • Good Vibe Coach says:

    Funny you would say that, Bound Down South, because that’s exactly what the new aesthetician I went to on Saturday said. ha!

    I thought, well, she might not pay attention to detail, but at least she’s kind. lol

    Your point is well taken. I think many of us have a habit of making things out bigger or worse than they really are. One of my favorite clients says, “It’s never as bad or as good as you think.”

    I think he’s got half that right. 🙂

    Thanks for posting, friend! And for reading.

  • Bound down South says:

    you know, i bet its not as noticeable as you think. I have a friend who has two webbed toes on her feet. its a genetic thing. Her bother has them too.

    We surprised her with a visit one night and she was embarrassed to be caught barefoot. i never would have noticed the webbed toes if she hadn’t said something.

  • Kathleen says:

    Here’s to you, Jeannette! My life has been greatly enriched this past year, by finding out [through “The Secret”], that there is actually a Universal Law that accounts for all the joy I have allowed into my life during the past five years. “The Secret” lead me to your wonderful blog, and the “VibeOverhaul” course. Through these, and “GoodNews”, I have met some great people, and learned so much about myself. Thanks so much for the great work that you do!


  • Good Vibe Coach says:

    You’re SWEET, Andi!!

    I can’t say I felt it last night, but I sure did this morning! It IS new. It IS changing. It IS happening!

    Here we are! On the crest of the wave!

    WOO HOO!!

    Here’s to those delicious possibilities, Andi. Thanks for posting (and reading)!

  • Good Vibe Coach says:

    Ha! I also have permanently blonde spots in my hair, but not in the form of a question mark! At least, I don’t think so. lol THAT’S cool!

    Thanks for pointing out perfect imperfections.

    And Kim, I love that we’re on the same page – seeing how it just keeps getting better! And I love even more that you’re helping others see it too. Mm mm MM!!

    Rick’s comments made me laugh, about how when we’re young we want to fit in, and when we grow older, we want to be different. I certainly feel that now. When I was young I used to dream of making it disappear, and now I wouldn’t trade it for the world – it’s how I know it’s me! Mole, inside right knee, yep – that’s me!

    Paulette, the paragraph after your declaration of what you’re finally going to do in 2008 gave me goose bumps! That’s the part so many of us (and I do mean “us” – myself included) forget to step into next. “Being” it now. Not waiting to feel that thing until it happens, but to embrace it NOW.

    And letting it be easy.

    It is so freakin’ easy.

    Here’s to embracing THAT! 🙂

  • Andi says:

    I can feel it! Last night, as the clock turned to midnight, I opened the front door and let 2008 in on a gust of enchanted air. It felt so magical, I could almost taste the possibilities that await me (and us!) in 2008.

    Thanks for sharing your beauty with us, Jeanette. You inspire me more and more each time I read this blog. (I KNEW there was something mesmerizing about your eyes!)

    Happy New Year!

  • Paulette says:

    Ditto on all!!! 2007 was a wonderful year.

    Leslie, I am loving “celebrating perfect imperfections.”

    This week, I have been having a blast with completing the statement “2008 is the year that I am finaly going to__________.”

    Now, all I have remaining is “being” and trusting in my higher power and the LOA — allowing and receiving; knowing and believing that “life just gets better and better.”

    It’s just that easy — it “simply gets better.”

    Happy 2008 everyone!

  • Rick says:

    Thanks for the reminder Coach; 2007 was fantastic and I can already feel the blown away vibe of 2008!

    What a lovely and laser sharp post, Leslie. As a youth I so wanted to be ‘like everyone else’ and as an adult I so wished I had something to ‘distinguish’ myself from the rest. Your reminder to celebrate and love myself is such a gift. Thanks!

    Kim, I have been that person: “It can’t be that easy. It can’t be valuable if it isn’t hard won.” and all the other lies. You’re right, it is simple. Thank you.

  • Kim Falconer says:

    Hi Jeannette and Everyone,

    Leslie, that is a wonderful perspective. Celebrating beauty in all its forms!

    And Jeannette, your blog gets better and better too…I mean, it’s just crazy wonderful –the synchronicity of it all.

    Yesterday, I was with a friend who was mumbling about something not being the way they wanted and I said, “Look around. Life just gets better and better and better, don’t you think?”

    They laughed and gave me a look that was both surprised and a little condescending… When I read your post, I had to laugh too.

    It does simple get better and better.

    Thank you, Jeannette and happy New Year 2008!


  • Anonymous says:

    You know what Jeannette, my nephew who is 25 has a white question mark in the back of his hair. I kid you not, in his dark brown hair there is a patch of white hair that forms a question mark. He has had that patch of white hair from the getgo. People always comment on it.
    I am always amazed at the markings on cats and dogs – and no matter how bizzarre or unusual they are we find them incredible beautiful. I think the same of you, that your markings are incredible beautiful and a sign of how very special you are indeed.
    May 2008 be a year for celebrating perfect imperfections.

    Love Leslie

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