The Lily Connection May 2010

The Lily Connection

May 2010

Theme for the month:

You’re the TOPS


Remember those colorful metal toys that spun ‘round and ‘round?  They were enough to make you dizzy while watching them, but I figure there must be a good reason why they were so popular.  Shucks, they were regarded so highly, if someone said you were “tops,” that meant the best, for sure!  So, what do these tops DO, exactly, to award themselves such high regard?  Let’s take this whole idea for a spin…


If you were to walk up to a top on a table, it would be sitting there, tipped to one side, motionless.  Brightly colored in geometric design or maybe some stripes, but still, a bit of a curious site, I must say.  At this point in time, it does not DO anything.  But when you notice a cord to be pulled or a button to be pressed, then you have a choice.  You can take action and watch what happens.  Your input makes the top come alive!  The colors are magical!  The energy is contagious!  The top seems to be laughing and dancing and putting on a show!  Am I crazy or is this a paradigm for life itself? 


Every day, we have choices.  We choose what to think about, what to do, and what to pour our energy into.  Yes, I know sometimes it does not feel like a choice, but it is!  I have been playing a lot with popular sayings lately and I am thinking, in addition to the phrase “Choose your attitude,” I say “CHOOSE YOUR ENERGY!”


 YES, let’s choose to give energy to the most beautiful significant components of our lives and watch the colors swirl!  We have the power to produce the most amazing positive energy and in my book, you are the tops, for sure.



***Rejuvenate Your Energy this Magnificent May***





Dancing Tops… if this picture is not viewable, click here:

Dancing Tops on a Cosmic Stage « Inspirationfromlilyandcuckoo’s Blog


Behind the theme: 

I am so weird.  I mean really, where do I come up with this stuff?  I heard the song ”Spinning Wheel”  the other day and my mind has been spinning colored tops ever since.  And I think about the cycle of life A LOT, just because, that’s what I do…  I think about Life and Love and Humanity and Purpose and People and this whole idea of ENERGY came into my head.  The ripple effect of our actions is astounding.  You do something, it affects another and WOW.  It just goes and goes.  The concept is as big as the Universe.  Then, I thought OH MY GOODNESS, we can choose where to put this energy we have and if we choose to put our energy only in those things that will have positive effects for ourselves and for others, what POWER we have to do GOOD and feel good!   I know it seems like we have known this all along, but isn’t it wonderful to hear it again and celebrate it again?  GOODNESS is good.  Over and over, and ‘round and ‘round.  It never tires.  Goodness is good. 


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I have added a few new items to my collection of inspirational items that I make and sell!  “Believe” crystal earrings are now available and hand-made “Good-Luck” knots, too!


Featured product this month:  ***GOOD LUCK KNOT KEYCHAIN***   

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Good Luck Knot and Monkey Fist Keychains


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Secret Place to say a little bit more:

I wonder if it is even possible to see how far the positive energy chain can travel.  At this very moment, as I think about it, I wish we could have a visible sign.  Like those construction paper chains we used to make as children to hang as garlands on our Christmas tree.  If every positive action was a colorful link, I would love to watch the chain go ‘round and ‘round the whole world.  Just picture the earth as a giant top and we are decorating it as brightly as we can.  Every item added is hand-made and comes right from the heart.  I think we can make it shine as bright as all the stars in the sky.




©2010 Elizabeth L. Theodore 

Author and dreamer of the Lil Cuckoo Company®



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What goes up must come down
spinning wheel got to go round
Talking about your troubles it’s a crying sin
Ride a painted pony
Let the spinning wheel spin

You got no money, and you, you got no home
Spinning wheel all alone
Talking about your troubles and you, you never learn
Ride a painted pony
let the spinning wheel turn

Did you find a directing sign
on the straight and narrow highway?
Would you mind a reflecting sign
Just let it shine within your mind
And show you the colours that are real

Someone is waiting just for you
spinning wheel is spinning true
Drop all your troubles, by the river side
Catch a painted pony
On the spinning wheel ride

Someone is waiting just for you
spinning wheel is spinning true
Drop all your troubles, by the river side
Ride a painted pony
Let the spinning wheel fly


~Blood, Sweat and Tears, 1969

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