November 6, 2012

Bella Sophia!

As you may imagine, there have been many famous people who have chosen to make live along the Amalfi coast, including Moet and Chandon as well as Fiat mogul Agnelli. And overlooking the little fishing village from my last post is a lovely villa once owned by Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti. Accessible only by boat, isn't it easy to see how/why she has always stayed in such fabulous shape? No elevators or stairmasters here people, just cliffs and flight after flight of steps. Gotta love that (and HER)!

"I was blessed with a sense of my own destiny.
I have never sold myself short. 
I have never judged myself by other people's standards. 
I have always expected a great deal of myself, and if I fail, I fail myself...
After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life." 
~S o p h i a  L o r e n~

 AND speaking beautiful, all this month, artist Dreama Tolle Perry is issuing a Gratitude Challenge. Like many of us, you may already keep a gratitude journal, and if so, you know that just being aware and noticing the wondrous little moments add up to a rich and abundant life. Joining in is easy - just take a moment to reflect on what you are most grateful for on this day/in this moment and share it on Dreama's website. You can read about her challenge and be inspired by her beautiful words and paintings here! 

My list of blessings so far...
#1 catching a glimpse of the moon brings me joy because no matter where loved ones are, I know it is always ours to share.
#2 pink gloves, green tea
#3 a toddler's giggle
#4 watching little hands turn big pages
#5 stepping into a new space in worn, optimistic shoes
#6 eyes that smile hello
#7 hopeful black eyes that dissolve into a quirky little wagging tail

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This is a wonderful post, with the beautiful painting and the information about Sophia Loren and the quote.... just beautiful!