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Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Sometimes things/people have the most perfect timing.  Today, on my 41st Birthday, I received the Irresistibly Brilliant Blog award.  Sweet Melissa from Pen, Paper, Prayer passed this award my away--thank you so much, Melissa!  

And, in the spirit of giving and abundance, I have been asked to pass this along to six blogs that I think are brilliant.  It's a little tough to pick only six but I'm going to force myself to keep it to that number (otherwise this list could go on and on).   

I am overflowing with gratitude for the beautiful women I have in my life.

So, here we go...below is a list of blogs written by brilliantly brave women whom I absolutely adore.  I want each of you to know that what you do makes such a difference--thank you for passing around so much beauty &  goodness.  You are so loved.

1)  Brooke's Wild Road

2)  Alia's Inner Bliss

3)  Lisa's Happy Mama

5)  Lori at Lori (Happiness Through Art)

6)  Rachel's All I Did was Listen

Oh, and, speaking of brilliance, and sticking to the theme of passing around goodness, I want to share this video (thank you for re-introducing this to me, Melissa).  It is absolutely worth the 16 minutes and 24 seconds it takes to watch it.  I had tears almost the entire time.

Imagine a world where people didn't hold back...imagine if we took the time to tell other's how beautiful and loved & appreciated they are.  Imagine if this was the norm not the exception?  Oh, what a beautiful world it would be.

I so appreciate you, lovely readers.  


  1. Thanks so much Julia! What an honor to be part of your list!

    So perfect that you got that award today, as your birth is one that I celebrate! I love that video!

    Love, love, love to you!

  2. Oh I am so honored to be part of your favorites and in such a lovely group of amazing women. Thank you so much. I love the video too!

  3. Julia, once again, I am in tears of joy and gratitude. I can't even begin to tell you how honored I am to be included on your list. As Brooke said, how perfect that this award came to you on the day of your birth. So many divine signs coming right now. You are shining so brightly and soaring so high.

    So much love to you today and always.

  4. happy happy birthday, sweet julia! xoxoxo

  5. julia, i love to be in this sea of lovely women! thank you for sharing such a seat at your table. & speaking of YOUR table, happy birthday, BEAUTIFUL one!!!! looooove you! xox

  6. Julia,

    May your day be filled with love, bliss and inspiration as you celebrate your beautiful life. Happy Birthday!

  7. Happy birthday beautiful Julia!

    Today is a day when the angels are cheering, for you are their gift to the world.

    I am absolutely honoured to be included in your 6. Wow. Seriously amazing stuff.

    I love you xxx

  8. P.S. Wow! That film is amazing!!!

  9. Just wanted to say Hi to all you courageous divas. Love the film Julia - the tears are still rolling down my face.

    Love Nige

  10. I get goose bumps when I see the beauty of paying it forward. Celebrating each other is a blessing beyond words.


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