05-11 The Lily Connection May 2011

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The Lily Connection
May 2011
Theme for the month:

Grow.

This may or may not come as a surprise to you, but I am completely absent-minded when it comes to what’s growing in my yard. I have what you call a “natural” approach to gardening. Weeds are considered an additional sort of decoration to the overall flow of the area. It fits with my world view of appreciating the beauty of all things and it certainly fits in with my idea of less work and more play when you are in the fresh air of the outdoors.
I am blessed in so many ways, and one of them is the way these beautiful new beginnings pop up in my yard all by themselves. Near my front deck, there are clumps of weeds that are a mound of grey shoots all winter long and then out of no-where, these gorgeous green leaves force themselves through all the grey. The leaves are shaped like little roses. Every year, they come out and surprise me. It takes my breath away every time.
In the back yard, I have a “wild patch” of an area, where I never know what is going to come up next! One year, up sprouted a tree! Yes, a whole tree! I love where it landed, too. It is a baby from a tree I admired in a neighbor’s yard. So, all by itself, some seedling floated over to this wild patch area and decided to grow there. I love that tree.
Today, I looked over at that mysterious growing oasis and spotted these violet crocuses, rising up from the madness of vines and bushes. They are so sweet and new. They are like a little vision of hope. No matter what the jungle may bring, these little blossoms grow. Grow.

*** OH HAPPY DAY~
Let’s all grow little visions of HOPE this May ***

Behind the theme:
It is a beautiful sunshine Saturday today and I went outside to take a picture of my cat walking through the yard. While I was out there, I stopped to look at these things growing in my yard, walked in the house and sat down and wrote this “Connection.” I spotted the green leaf-roses first. I knew right then, this was the message. I already had my camera around my neck when I walked to the back and saw the crocuses. I zoomed in and there they were. What a glorious sight. When I see something like that, I think about the beauty within and in an instant, all the mysteries of life feel connected and complete. In an instant, I feel at one with the world. I am filled with hope and harmony. As this feeling of happiness fills my head- almost deliriously- I rush to my computer to get it out, put it into words, and give it to you. This feeling fills me up so much. And I always want to share it with you.
The Fortune Cookie:

This May 2011, Lily says:

“When Life hands you a jungle, make like a vine and start swinging.”

©2011 Elizabeth l. Theodore

WORD PUZZLE:
New Rule: If you find a mistake in the word puzzle (a word is misspelled, for example, or a completely different word is entered in its place) you hereby have permission to make the appropriate change on the puzzle and win the free bookmark for sending it in!
Lucky YOU: If you DO find a mistake and send the puzzle in, you will receive TWO bookmarks. I might even throw in a mistake on purpose from time to time, just to keep you on your toes!

The Sharing Place:
I have TWO very special and FUN events coming up in MAY~ If you are in the mood for a fantastic day ocean-side in Mystic, I would love to see you!

Saturday May 14, 2011 and Sunday, May 15, 2011
“Enders Island Spring Fair”
Enders Island (follow the signs while in Mason’s Island): This is a very special place. The event takes place at St. Edmund’s retreat and will be under a tent, so it will happen rain or shine. The view of the ocean and the feeling of tranquility will take your breath away! To see more about St. Edmund’s, here is a link to the web-site:

Welcome to Enders Island | St. Edmund’s Enders Island
Mystic, CT 06355
Saturday From 10am – 4:30pm
Sunday From 9am – 3:00pm
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Saturday May 21, 2011 and Sunday, May 22 2011
“Greet the Authors”
Olde Mystic Village (exit 91 off Route 95) I was invited to participate in this event as a member of CAPA (CT Authors and Publishers Assoc). We will have authors at tables in front of nearly every shop to talk and do book-signings and there are close to sixty shops! If you have never been to Olde Mystic Village, it is a fun network of quaint little shops connected by walk-ways and a cute duck pond at the center. Also included are restaurants, a general store and every sort of shop you can imagine! There is even a shop called “Imagine” that sells all 60’s memorabilia (I love that place!). Check it out at:
Olde Mistick Village – Mystic, Connecticut
Mystic, CT 06355
Saturday From 1pm – 5pm
Sunday From 10am – 5pm
The Secret Place to say a little bit more:

Hi. So, here I am, feeling this wonderful flow from all this beautiful music we are sharing here and I have my new “Serenity Cards” rack sitting on top of an old bread box next to my computer where I am typing at this very moment and I am thinking of what else to share with you.

My very last thought I had was that these cards sitting next to me seem to be emitting some sort of energy~ I can feel it coming over to me, right here, right now! Just like that seedling that sprouted up a tree! The serenity cards are floating over to me and planting seeds of happiness. Do you know the actual definition of “serenity?” Well it means, unclouded, tranquil and bright.

It fits perfectly with the idea that inside you are like a little piece of sunshine. Yes, you are~ so…
SHINE ON!

See you next month!

©2011 Elizabeth L. Theodore
Author and dreamer of the
Lil Cuckoo Co.
Crazy Cool Happiness
from the Inside Out.
P.O. Box 288
Mystic, CT 06355

Lil Cuckoo Mission Statement: To share the happiness and pure joy in life through a free flowing spirit of hope, love, laughter, and oh yes, just a little bit of cuckoo…

SMILE… Everything around you lights up when you smile. ~ E.L. Theodore

***BELIEVE*BE HAPPY*JUST BE***
***KEEP SMILING***
Let the cuckoo out.®
©2011 Elizabeth L. Theodore

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