Being Grateful for the things you have in life is very important. Every day I decide to find something or someone to be grateful for. Spring brings on the flowers, sunshine, longer days, and my birthday! It took me a while, but after several events to pull together and then brag about I realized that I over looked how special a day my birthday is and almost forgot to be grateful for myself this year! I have a rich life, filled with an amazing family, several friends, a job that I love, clients that I adore and a city to live in that makes my heart beat at every street corner I turn. My life, my whole self has been a process and one that I am absolutely so proud of. These last 2 years I have turned my life into a dream. Luck has something to do with it, but being grateful has everything to do with it. Working on yourself begins and ends with loving who you are, opening your heart, being honest and loving life to the fullest every minute. I am so very grateful for the work I finally put into myself. It has made me a better, daughter, sister, Tati (aunt), friend, yogi, florist…I am a better human to this universe because I was better to myself. Writing this blog brings me joy and further commitment to myself and to my future. My promise to me, to you, to those that know me, to those that love me, or sit next to me on the train is this –
“I will always Be Grateful, be Love, be Sweet, be Honest, be Happy and be the best MARY I can be!”
My Birthday 2012 (l) My Birthday 2010 (r)
There are so many people that have been with me through this journey and words cannot express the “GRATITUDE” I have for them.
My mom & dad – Thank you for making me!
My Brother – For you patience, unconditional love and constant support
My Nephews – for still calling me TATI, and being my cheerleadering squad
My Cousin Vinny – Who reminded me to “ LAY Off the Fries Cousin Mary!”
My Yoga teacher – www.artofattention.com Elena Brower, your studio & all your teachers, www.virayoga.com, for 15 years of loving what you do, for being a sister that every girl should have.
Darren Orlando – The best boss I ever had! For your generosity, honesty & constant inspiration! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Optimism-Inc/192535297487449?ref=ts
Will Craig – For your dedication to my discipline & my integrity! https://www.facebook.com/HGLifeCoaching
My work that I LOVE! www.ciaobellany.com, my clients, my vendors & the Fella’s in the NYC Flower Market for being my biggest fans.
NYC – The concrete jungle where my dreams are made!