Monday Morning Rave!

Spring is coming!

Spring is coming!

Raving is one of the best ways to get more of what you want. Look around you and notice what’s going right in your life. Much more than the little irritations of everyday living, we are surrounded by so much to appreciate.

When you take time out of your day to appreciate what you do have and what is going right for you, your mind gets on the band wagon and starts looking for more and more things for you to appreciate. The very same is true when you find things that irritate you. So be conscious of where you are focusing your attention.

It might take some practice but is well worth the effort. Get started with whatever is in front of you that you can’t imagine your life without. Once you begin to focus on the good stuff it gets easier and easier. You are essentially re-training your brain to focus on the wanted rather than the unwanted. Whatever you focus on, you get. No doubt about it. So start looking for what feels good and you’ll be amazed at what happens.

  1. I first want to appreciate Michelle Dobbins over at for featuring me in her blog on Friday. Michelle is a writer, mother and partner to her husband in their HVAC business in Greenville, South Carolina. She is a multi-talented woman and a blessing to everyone in her life. Her questions were so great that I created a FAQ page on my site with them. Thank you, Michelle!
  2. The weather has been absolutely beautiful here in Central Texas. My peach trees have already bloomed and there are tiny baby peaches everywhere. The tender green of the first leaves of spring warm my heart and remind me of the pure perfection of this amazing world we live in. We enjoyed working out in the yard yesterday, raking leaves and picking up the limbs and debris the wind has been blowing around.
  3. I’m looking forward to playing tennis this afternoon. Talk about something to rave about… TENNIS! It’s hilarious because we’re really not very good. But, it is a great workout and we just laugh the whole time.
  4. I LOVE hot tea. Delicious and doesn’t shake me out of my shoes. 🙂
  5. We spent a fantastic day in San Antonio on Saturday which was Texas Independence Day. On the way home, Dionne read (I feel a technology rave coming) to us about the Battle of the Alamo. We both cried and felt such love and appreciation to all of people, Texans and courageous men from all over that fought and died.
  6. Technology. How fantastic is that? We’re driving down the road talking about something(ANYTHING) and someone says, I’ll look it up. Out comes the smart phone and any information you might need is right at your finger tips. Amazing!
  7. I had a 2 hour Skype session with my little sister, Johanna Nuding yesterday. It was so good to see her face and hear of her Italian adventures. We laughed and talked forever. It’s been a while since we’ve gotten to chat and talking on Skype is almost like the being there. I don’t know what I’d do without it. YAY! Thank you technology.
  8. My son is healthy, happy, making grown up decisions and taking care of business. What a blessing! I truly can’t rave enough about that.
  9. I’ve created a Meetup group and we have our first meeting this evening!
  10. My biggest rave is my recognition of how the world works. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I get that what I focus on expands and I create my world on a daily basis. When something shows up I don’t like or appreciate, I say yes and thank you! Thanks for letting me know what I have going on in my vibration. I can feel what it makes me feel without taking it personally or too seriously. My life is my own and I am FREE.
  11. I also want to RAVE about the beautiful birds I get to watch outside my office window. Beautiful red Cardinals and Bluejays are some of my favorites. The joy I experience from just watching them is palpable. Nature is one of our greatest blessings.
  12. I almost forgot to RAVE about the completion of my new eBook 4 Tips for Living a Better Life! You can get it for free when you sign up for my newsletter or it will soon be available for purchase on Amazon Kindle. Plus, my book Navigating Your Life is coming along nicely and I’m feeling great about it. 🙂

Start raving today and see what happens for you.

Much Love,

What do you have to rave about?

For everyone that comments with a rave, I’ll put your name in a drawing for a Free Rave or Soothing Session. I’ll draw and announce the results on Friday!
Have a wonderful week!

16 thoughts on “Monday Morning Rave!

  1. It was 55 degrees and sunny in Bologna, Italy, today! I was able to open the windows and let the sun shine in. WOOHOO! I’m grateful for our chat yesterday and I can’t wait to see your face for a few days in April. I love you, sissy! xoxoxoxox


  2. I’m raving about your post today, just what I needed!
    I love technology too! I get to talk to my mom on the Magic Jack for virtually pennies a year, that’s priceless!
    I love that I can easily get great organic greens and veggies picked on the day and make my own green juices, just drank a green lemonade, yummy!
    I love that I was able to heal my mom’s little dog, I’m so grateful for this wonderful healing energy!
    I love that I was able to enjoy a movie yesterday called “Before Sunset”, really nice.
    I love that I have the opportunity to rave on-line.
    I love that it’s a sunny day!
    I love that good things are coming my way!
    I love that everything is temporary!
    But wait, there’s more, but I’ll quit for now and continue in private.
    Thanks Crystal! You’re wonderful!


    • Thank you, Nina! I love that you’re having a sunny day as well. Texas, Equador and Italy… we’re savoring it together. 🙂
      I love that you love to rave and your mom’s little dog is healthy again. Dionne and I watched a show on PBS called The Happiness Advantage with Shawn Achor. It was AWESOME! I’m going to find a link and post it on my site. 🙂
      I so love and appreciate you taking the time to rave with us today!
      Love you, Nina!!


  3. I love, love, love this and not just because you mentioned my blog. 😉 I love reading other things people have to rave about about. It makes me smile and think of even more great things in my own life. You have such a special gift for helping people. I’m so glad to have met you! I’m a big hot tea fan, too! I tried acia green tea this morning. So good!


    • Thank you, Michelle! I am so happy to know you as well. 🙂
      What a wonderful way to start off the week. I love reading your raves as well. I can’t help but think of more things to appreciate while hearing what others appreciate about their own lives. “Oh yea! I love that too.. and that!” haha 😉
      It sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! I see your week going even better.
      Much love, Michelle!


  4. oLLa & olā! what a great way to start the day, the week… responding to your PoST has me in a playful mood as I settle into my new home with Sally & Kurt & baby will make 3 in 9 weeks! and Sophia, the 17-year-old sweet cat. I am a RaVe’N with so many beautiful and magical thing to CRoW about… GRiN! I’ll share more on Facebook! Chat with you soon Crystal! xoxo, Julie


  5. I so love life and it is getting better every day. I love the beauty of nature that is showing off everyday. I always discover something every day that totally facinates me. I am so happy about my passion for working out. It is a big part of my day to day life and I so enjoy it. I am very grateful that people like you are reminding us of these things and lift us up! Thank you – Crystal!


  6. Yeah Crystal! Great post. Love it and love the reminder. Snowing here today (quite different from Texas :)) and lovely all the same. I love living in Maine and all the seasons and weather it brings. The cold snows of summer, make the sweet smells and feel of spring and summer all the better for me.

    Love to you



    • I love that Deb! I would also not be sad to have snow and cold weather… but, I live in Texas. 🙂 I can imagine how much you appreciate the coming of Spring after actually experiencing a cold winter. Enjoy! Sending much Love to you, Dameron and the family!


  7. I totally was excited when I saw your post, as I look forward to them! I look forward to the positive energy that flows through them to me! No matter the mood I’m in, your words always give me such a wonderful, different perspective of life and how things should be. I absolutely LOVE that I have a new friend, you!! I love having my wonderful husband and family as well! I am grateful and thankful for everything that God has put in my path – whether it be a lesson or something else. I’m starting to smirk a little when the nasty stuff comes along…just like you said to do! Reading all the raves and positive things you and other people state, just puts a smile on my face and starts me thinking of everything I’m thankful and grateful for! What a GREAT post, Crystal! Thank you! Lots of love…XOXOX


    • Awesome, Julie!! It really is contagious. Get on a roll and go! 🙂
      When we don’t take the “nasty stuff” so seriously it goes away faster, resolves with less effort and is just easier to handle. Good for you! Keep it up and rave about everything. Sending you ease and flow!
      Much Love, Julie!


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