Story vs. Fairytale

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When I was younger my mom drilled into my head that lady is always a woman but woman is not always a lady.  Clearly she was using this as a teaching moment to encourage me to make the right choices in life.  For some reason her saying that to me popped in my head this morning on my run as I thought about a fairytale is always a story but a story isn’t always a fairytale.  Each and everyone of us has a story some of us have volumes of stories some are happy, sad, tragic, or dramatic.  That’s what makes us who we are.  If an outsider picked up your story would they label it a fairytale?   What would it take to make it one?  In my mind a fairytale is a story that ends happily ever after.   The main character finds love in a person, place, thing or lifestyle.  I’ve never thought of Moving For Love as a fairytale service but maybe it is…. Let us help you find your happily ever after.

 

 

Are you a philanthropist?

I recently received an email with this question in the subject line.  My initial reaction is that I try to be one and support great causes with time or money.  However, when I think of identifying someone as a philanthropist I think of people whose names grace buildings and foundations don’t you?

What I’ve never given much thought to the origin of the word, philanthropist.  It is derived from two Greek words, philos (loving) and anthropos (person): loving person.

If go even deeper, I would say that in order to help others and be a loving person we must begin by loving ourselves.  Summer is a time that love is in the air and in the movies.  It is a great time for us to remember that charity starts at home and if we are going to strive to label ourselves as philanthropists which is a wonderful goal to have then we must love who and what we stand for before loving others.

If there is anything about yourself or you life that you don’t love I suggest that you sit on the porch swing this summer and see what it would take to change that.  If you think your home or location are preventing you from loving your life please let our Moving For Love “philanthropists” aka personal move assistants help you assess your next move.

A Song that Says it All

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Last week I traveled to Florida with my family for Spring Break.  We began our trip on the west coast and then drove across Alligator Alley to the east coast to visit family.  As we drove through the everglades my kids would tell you that we tortured them listening to XM radio, 60’s on 6.  In full disclosure, that even predates my husband and me.  Regardless,  we knew all of the songs and sang along commenting on the simplicity of the lyrics.   You could imagine yourself on the same drive 50 years ago listening the same songs on the radio.

This morning I think I found the modern version of 60’s on 6.  I sometimes listen to Pandora radio when I run just for the fun and anticipation of what song might be next, call it my jukebox, to keep me going.  In an effort to get jump started I tuned in to Olly Murs radio.  I felt like a teenager as I experienced love, breakup, infatuation, and every other emotion associated with romance.  The lyrics were simple, the beat had a quick tempo and as the sun was shining I could just sense love in the Spring air.

If you are looking for that tune that makes you smile, turn up the dial, or reach for your loved one and are struggling to find it let Moving For Love  help you adjust your station or location.