I am still feeling jazzed and empowered by the event two days ago! It was filled with what I call good "estrogenic energy"—the energy and synergy that seems to spontaneously occur in a gathering of women.
My dear friend Mary had just read the book Queen of Your Own Life: The Grown Up Woman's Guide to Claiming Happiness and Getting the Life You Deserve by Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff. And she decided to have a "crowning party" for some of her close friends to celebrate life, friendship, adventure, and being in charge of our own lives. And what a party it was! Mary is a great event-planner and had thought of every detail, including a crown and scepter for each of us!
We shared experiences that shaped us, names of women we admired and the attributes we liked in them, the aspects of ourselves that we admired, those friends on whom we could count for honest and caring support, and so much more. We celebrated accomplishments and set goals. Plus we just plain had fun!
We all left Mary's house feeling grateful for life, grateful for who we were and grateful for the gift of other women in our lives who provide inspiration and support.
If you haven't done some celebrating lately, consider how you might bring that good energy into your life. I have read lots of inspiring books but I haven't yet read the one Mary read. It's on my list now, though!