A few weeks ago I posted a blog about the joy of ritual, vision boards and setting intentions for 2010. Well over the weekend I held a little brunch with some girlfriends where we all came along to create our own vision boards for the year ahead.
We had a wonderful afternoon, magazines all over the floor, champagne, food and some great chats. Some even stayed at my place into the evening, creating their vision boards, talking about what each picture or series of words meant to them, discussing dreams and goals and also offering advice and support to others in the group.
It really was an inspirational, creative and exciting day… I felt exhilarated by the end of it and I know others were too, excited to get their boards up on their walls at home (either publicly or privately) and most importantly a great start to making things happen for 2010. I’m pictured above with mine, which is not finished yet!
The other lovely little idea which we repeated again this year was to bring an inspirational gift worth $5 or less, wrapped and also including an inspirational anonymous message inside. We all sat down with a glass of champagne and randomly received presents. We then went around in a circle each opening our gifts and reading the message out loud. It was so lovely to hear what friends had written and given and everyone felt a warm fuzzy feeling inside.
To also offer ongoing support we will also circle back regularly using a private group feature on a community we site we all use to track progress, discuss thoughts and support each other with completing everything on our boards for 2010! Cant wait for when we all get together again to see how we are all doing.
this made me WISH i lived near you and was one of your peeps.
how wonderful was that?
i think if i did that with any of my friends where i live, they would look at me and croak.
(still building my community but it seems to spread all over the universe…not much locally…actually, not locally at all)
you are a GREAT friend.
i love this idea and the inspirational gift i might just have to steal.
thanks for sharing this idea.
Hello Louise, this looks like soooo much fun! What a brilliant idea to follow up, and continue to track progress and celebrate each other's dreams!
i second everything my dear, dear friend Chrissy wrote!!!
you are blessed to have that community as they are CLEARLY blessed to have you!!!
wow!!! are these girls you have known a long time??? i find it hard to find friends that have these types of goals/dreams….i am not sure what they would think of me if i had a "vision board" party…maybe i should just try it…hmmmm??????
i love this and your pictures…ALL OF IT!!
You truly are an INSPIRATION! So much Gratitude….
louise, i too wish i live close to you! I would love to join you and your girlfriends on such a wonderful inspirational day! Oh i want to work on my inspiration board over the weekend. Have a lovely merry happy day and loveto yoU!
This is great!
A couple of years ago, my partner and I made vision boards by re-framing a large piece of cloth-covered bulletin board, topped with a bit of chalk board. We'd tack our images/words onto the bull. board, or write/draw them on the chalk board. Unfortunately, they didn't make the cross country move with us this last fall.
This is wonderful! It is so great to set your intentions, vision boards are the best. It looks like you had a blast. It is so great to have these types of friends in your life. Lucky girl! I wish I could of been there!
Thanks everyone, i've really enjoyed reading your comments and Im soooo happy this post had this reaction…friends and i are still in awe of the afternoon we spent together doing our boards. 🙂
Louise, this is so beautiful. I am struggling doing this on my own since it came up in the fishbowl and I think its just great the way you have done. Its got me thinking who I can ask to join in with me. Thank you. 😉