Autumn: A Time For Change

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autumnIf the fall season is known for one thing it is probably change. The temperatures fall and the days get shorter. All living things prepare for transition to the colder climate. Autumn marks the end of summer but with all endings, there are new beginnings.

The Drink Wine and Giggle gals are preparing for a transition as well. We are going to say so long for now to our virtual girlfriends and let the universe guide the ideas we’ve expressed for the last few years into the lives that may be inspired. The DWAG gals are saying goodbye for now as we transition toward new beginnings along our journey through life.

Our hearts are full of gratitude as we reflect on what it means to be a DWAG gal and for the opportunities we’ve been able to experience.

journeyFor this, our final blog post, we leave you with the top 10 things we learned during our DWAG journey:

  1. You can do what you set your mind to do. When we started thinking about writing a book of all of the fun and life-shifting activities we did when we were together, we never thought it would be published. In fact, we wondered if we could even write a book! Our beautiful book that we are so proud of was published in October 2012.
  2. One of the most important jobs in life is to take care of our bodies. We can’t do anything if we don’t start with a healthy body. Get enough sleep, eat and drink in moderation and keep moving.
  3. The best things in life are all around us and cost nothing. Take time to be in the moment, listen when someone talks to you, give them your time, be grateful for everything you have in your life.
  4. Trying new things is good for you. Experiencing something new and different will build your confidence, open your mind to new perspectives and bring more joy into your life.
  5. Life is a journey with only one “ending” so make the most of the journey. It’s not the “end” of something that is the prize—the journey itself is the prize. Don’t rush through life to get to where you’re going or you’ll miss the best parts.
  6. Women need girlfriends! Husbands and boyfriends aside, allow yourself to have a handful of girlfriends that you can talk to, share ideas and trust with your inner feelings. Girlfriends give us confidence.
  7. It’s best to let people live the life they choose without judging. Everyone is on their own journey and we don’t need to know why they do what they do. Trust that people are doing their best just as you are doing your best. Judging leads to negative thinking and ends up hurting only ourselves.
  8. Be genuine, all the time, and people will be attracted to you. No one else can be you and that uniqueness is the gift that others appreciate. Trust that being your true self will be loved.
  9. People come into your life for a reason. When the reason is fulfilled, they leave. Some people are in and out of your life in a short time. Some come into your life and stay forever. Don’t try to make people stay longer than they do. Don’t stay in relationships that no longer feel right because it’s probably time to move on.
  10. Take time to be a child. It’s been said that life is too important to be taken seriously. Laugh at yourself. Play. Smell the roses. Skip. Smile. Enjoy life’s moments, one by one.

Until we meet again…

The Drink Wine and Giggle Gals

4 thoughts on “Autumn: A Time For Change

  1. Hi Deb
    I am sad to hear this is your last blog ! I really look forward to your new DWAG ideas and have used a few of them here in BC and Mexico. I agree with your statement, people come in and out of your life. I am so glad that I got to meet you (even for one short summer at Muskoka Bay) Who knew you were a Zumba instructor? The girls heard me for 5 years whining about how we needed to try out Zumba. In fact everytime I hear that song “I’ve GOT A Feeling” I think of you and do my zumba steps….I do miss those jingle skirts.
    I am not sure what you are planning to do in the futre, but I wish you luck.
    I cherish your book and so glad that I met you and Julie. You touched my life

    • Thank you, Barb. It’s great to hear from you! We had a great time doing Zumba here this year but we miss you. You were mentioned a few times and always with a bit of sadness that you’re so far. I am glad we got to know each other before you moved. You are so sweet for your kind words. I will never forget you and hope our paths cross again…cheers.

  2. Drink Wine and Giggle gave me a gift for which I will always be grateful. It taught me how much I default to negativity. Since moving on I have made a conscious effort to be positive, to feed mind, body and soul all that is uplifting, and to be a funny-bone force for good ( DWAG also taught me that compound modifiers should be hyphenated). Positivity, growth and connection are what DWAG is all about, and the philosophy you both embody so well. You have made a difference. I wish you all the best.

    • We cannot have personal growth without change. When a door closes (and may hit you on the ass), another one WILL open. We live through the changes and come out better than before. We had quite a ride.

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