Thursday, July 28, 2011

Really Seeing

Being aware of our senses and their benefits to us as we explore the world around us is a really big deal. A few blog posts and many days moving into weeks ago I share a post about discovering our senses and promised to share more. My plans were temporarily derailed. Back again, intending to expand on the subject.

As I recall building imaginary walls around myself to protect myself from the many pains of my childhood, I wonder how much of the world around me I really missed seeing. Really seeing. It was so easy to stick my nose in a book and escape on someone else's adventure than it was to participate in many of my own. I remember my mother encouraging me to look at "all the beautiful scenery." An invitation I often ignored.

With all the mental details flying through my mind, it often requires intentional effort to "take it all in." I've done much better with this, but it still amazes me at how easily I can have tunnel vision, drive down the street with my mind engaged elsewhere and miss everything. I'm believing I am not alone here. Our hurry up world with its super-sized demands on our time and attention can be an incredibly large distraction for taking time to view the details and beauty of the creation and the created all around us.

How do you make time to see this happen in your life? (pun intended)

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Footsteps In Eden Reflexology Announces Winner!

A huge THANK YOU to all who participated! The 4th of July was the day for our BIG winner to be chosen, and today is the day Footsteps In Eden Reflexology reveals who wins the two Orla Fallon (at the Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center) tickets. We went out to Herb Parsons Lake yesterday morning for a leisurely early morning breakfast picnic and walk around the lake. We took the basket with all the entries (and there were hundreds of them) from our newsletter recipients and our Facebook followers. (We even made a video, but that was glitching out on here...sorry.) One individual had around 30 entries!!!! The winner, though, had just one entry. It was the only one she needed! And the winner is: JENNIFER CARDONA! Congratulations Jennifer!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Footsteps In Eden Has Chosen our Winner

We have chosen the winner of the Orla Fallon (at the BPAAC) tix. We will be bringing you another post announcing the winner as soon as that person has been contacted. Stay tuned!

Yes, this is the original picture of the basket. We added lots more names over the past few weeks. Forgive us for not having that photo to post.