Yesterday, I presented my first Team Building Drum Event to a new group being formed at the Mayo Clinic. My friend, Terri V., headed up the experience and created a Retreat for the team. Part of the retreat was held outdoors at Hannah Park – despite our Polar Vortex that week.
The theme being nature and outdoors was perfect for a drumming circle toward mindfulness and personal discovery.
We had the brilliant idea to collaborate on a Christmas Party with 2 other couples. Since we talk the talk about unity and community and collaboration being the ‘collective consciousness’ and ‘the way,’ how could we not do something together.
So, Kate & Richard, and Judy & Vince joined me in planning this year’s party. We ended up with over 30 merry party-ers, lots of food, music, and fun.
A mix of new friends, long time friends, and family made this a wonderful night for all.
We sang Christmas Carols by each picking a card with only half of the title on it. Whoever had the other half had to sing along with the other person. It was fun……well, for some of them. 🙂
Then we had 2 musicians – Mark and Ben – show up to bring in some live action….We had drummers, dancers, and howlers…perfect night.
So loved doing the candle ceremony bringing the entire group together in a circle and just witnessing each other and marking the moment.
Even a newly engaged couple, Kay & Andy. Kay is my reason for being here in Ponte Vedra Beach……I followed her shadow!
The new year will be blessed by all the happiness in this house.
Nancy lights up my Tuesday a.m.’s and my life…as yoga teacher and friend.
When Angels drop in — they come in 3’s. 3 of my new friends and fellow journeyers — Lori, Marci, and Karen.
Tonight was Franky Baby’s (my husband) night. For me, it was a time to EXHALE since I had been keeping this night’s theme a secret from him.
Frank was the recipient of the President’s Award within the industry of Heating and Air Conditioning. Quite a nice recognition and very special since it was presented to him by his son, Scott, who is soon to be the ‘head honcho’ – if retirement ever comes. Frank is the CEO and Owner of Howard Services, Inc.
We had a great time, great food, great music, and a beautiful location at the Timuquana Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida.
No more secrets for me this year. To think, Frank didn’t even want to go …. he said ‘I have nothing to wear.’ HA.