I received this TUT’s Notes from the Universe on August 20th…and I’ve been inspired to open it every day since. I find words are so very, very powerful – whether I’m choosing them to describe what I want for myself or for others. A single word can evoke emotions, feelings, energy, ideas, inspiration…create opportunity and possibility. Ah, that I might choose them more consciously more often throughout my days.
|“When it comes to the words you choose, whether in your mind or amongst friends, let them be of what you like and love. What you care about and cherish. What makes you happy. What gives you wings. What makes you dream.”
My last post was another recent Notes from the Universe.
Santillana del Mar looks like a nice little town near Comillas (which I blogged about on my last post). Maybe a lunchtime trip…I thought it was interesting there’s an old saying that Santillana del Mar is The Town of Three Lies, since it is neither a Saint (Santo), nor flat (llana), nor is it by the sea (Mar) as implied by its name. However, the name actually derives from Santa Juliana (or Santa Illana) whose remains are kept in the Colegiata, a Romanesque church and former Benedictine monastery.
San Sebastian Spain
Comillas might be a nice alternative to Santander as an ending point of a visit to the northern part of Spain. Comillas is about 40 minutes west of the Santander, and from Santander there are direct flights to Dublin.
Universidad Pontificia de Comillas
San Sebastian Spain
After the beautiful mountains and Duero River between Madrid and the northern coast of Spain (see previous post: Soria Spain), we’re thinking San Sebastian looks like a lovely place to plant ourselves for a little beach time. It’s in the Basque region of Spain on the Bay of Biscay and looks lovely. Just 45 minutes away is Biarritz France, which might make a nice day trip.
Related previous posts:
Jim and I were looking for a place between Madrid, where we’re likely to arrive in Europe on our 2016 summer vacation, and San Sebastian, where we’d like to go along the northern coast of Spain. We lucked upon the lovely town of Soria, which reminds us so much of where we stayed in the Duoro River Valley of Portugal in 2013 (no surprise since it is on the same river, only called Rio Duero in Spain).
Related previous posts: Kilkee Ireland and Lahinch Ireland
Jim and I are looking at Loop Head Peninsula in County Clare Ireland as part of our summer 2016 vacation. Lahinch looks like a possible picturesque stop (see previous post about another possibility, Kilkee, Ireland.) Too bad we don’t golf – looks like there’s an awesomely picturesque course.
I guess you could call traveling a hobby…my husband Jim and I have a great time exploring vacation possibilities together – almost as much as taking the vacations, and reminiscing about them when they’re done. We’re looking at Northern Spain and Northwest Ireland for summer 2016. One of the picturesque places I came across outside of Shannon Ireland, where we imagine we’ll fly into or out of, is Kilkee, a a small coastal town in County Clare. Looks stunning, no?
“You can never get to peace and inner security without first acknowledging all of the good things in your life. If you’re forever wanting and longing without first appreciating things the way they are, you’ll stay in discord.” ~Doc Childre and Howard Martin
* Photo credit: www.vanderbilt.edu
Do you see the sea blue sky with its heavenly white clouds?
Do you hear the songs of the birds in the yard?
Do you feel the breeze brushing against your skin?
Do you feel your lungs fill with oxygen and release?
Do you speak words of gratitude?
On this fresh new day, awaken.
This came to me on my morning run today. I’m sure it was inspired by a poem I wrote many years ago that I’ll be sharing as part of a leadership event next week: Awakening.
* Photo taken on Suomenlinna Island, Helsinki, Finland in June 2015.