Reflections from Cloud 29

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On September 27th, 2014 I turned 29 years old. Ive made it to my last year in my 20’s and I plan on making it COUNT. Its the end of an era leading into a bright new one. It’s the perfect time to let go of what has been and create space for what will be in the decade to come.

This past year has been quite the roller coaster ride: there have been accomplishments, there have been challenges, there have been adventures, and ah-ha moments. Throughout it all this is one thing I’ve learned:

“There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ―Albert Einstein

I think you can tell which perspective I take 😉 There will always be ups and downs in life, but ultimately, at the end of the day, that’s what makes each of us who we are.  Which is why you have to learn to accept both the good and the bad that falls on your plate with grace.  Because everything in life happens for you, not to you.  Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late.  For everything you lose, you gain something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something else.  You don’t have to like it, but it’s just easier if you choose to make the most of it.

Living a positive, present life is a daily practice. But it’s worth it. You are worth it. And its up to you to make every second count. So pay close attention to your outlook on life. Like Albert Einstein said, your attitude directly determines how well you live your life. Every day you can either regret or rejoice; it’s your choice. Good or bad, when you choose to celebrate every moment, you create a life of meaning and purpose.

I believe that birthdays are a chance to take a step back, reflect, and fully appreciate the miracle of being alive. After all, the birthday is a celebration of life itself; not just parts of it but of ALL of it. You’ve got to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you’ve got, and celebrate what you’ve had. 

In the end, loving your life is about trusting your intuition, taking chances, losing and finding happiness, cherishing the memories, and learning through experience.  It’s a long-term journey.  Laugh at the confusion, live consciously in the moment, and enjoy your life as it unfolds – struggles and all.   Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful and in every moment you can find miracles. 

What makes life amazing?  What makes a moment worth remembering? What are you choosing to celebrate today?

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And If you’d like to CELEBRATE life with me,  please join me at my Annual birthday bash benefit party at the W San Francisco. Last year’s ‘Palazzo’ birthday party at the Westin St. Francis was such a fun success that the birthday friends are getting together once again to host another epic event, this time with a heavenly “CLOUD 9” theme.

Urban Dictionary defines “Cloud nine” as the following: 

noun, Informal. 1. a state of perfect happiness (usually in the phrase “on cloud nine”). Perfect happiness to me is living in the moment and ENJOYING life with people I love 🙂

How do you dress your “heavenly” best? White and Blue cocktail attire and you can add angel wings, halos & any other ‘heavenly’ accessories if you want to get into the theme even more. Or spice it up and take the devil approach…. leave the stretchy pants at home and get classy with us!

We will have 2 floors, upbeat dj’s, Tim, Raj & Pang’s live band Rainbow Party performing & more special surprises.  100% net proceeds of our birthday party will benefit hackcancer and other local charities. Please feel free to invite other amazing friends too, the more the merrier and we can’t wait to celebrate with you! Click the link below for tickets :

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cloud-9-annual-birthday-bash-benefit-party-registration-13254521631?aff=fb

I just want you to know how grateful I am for each and every one of you. In life its not about where you go but who you travel with, the experiences you enjoy, and the memories you create. Thanks for being a big part of the journey 🙂 Looking forward to sharing this new year with you. 

With birthday love and gratitude,

Caroline

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