My Compliments

**THROWBACK POST**

December 10 2013:

I am creating a blog post and video this week where I ask for big help. I rarely ask for help so this is interesting! Will let y’all know when it’s ready! Until then, may this bring a smile to your face …

My “compliments” from T & L last night.

Thomas: You make good meatloaf, You make good snowballs and I love you.

Lillian: I like your Christmas socks, I love your meatloaf, I like your way of improvising. I like your gifts, I like how you believe in fairies and I like your food. You’re Great!

Why not make a compliment card for someone you love today? We try to do it once per week! It just feels GOOD!

Looking at Lights Adventures and The Romano Duo and Amazing Lunch

December 19 2017:

Just back from driving around and looking at all the lights. First a stop for fries for Lillian and a chocolate shake for Thomas.

I had my treat with me already … A lovely big, box of soft tissues so I could blow my nose every few seconds! A nasty cold hitting me just as we finished Lillian’s book …. Hmmmmmm …. At least it waited until we were finished.

What fun seeing the blow up decorations dancing in the wind! The lit trees were absolutely beautiful!! Looked like lit dancing trees! xoxo

December 21 2017:

The Romano Duo have arrived! Team TLC and The Romano Duo Reunited! xoxo

December 22 2017:

Amazing lunch today!! Even more amazing company. Thank you Carolyn R Smith. I love you and am incredibly blessed by our friendship. Thank you for listening, loving, caring, and letting me do the same for you.

Totally forgot to get a picture of us. Yet! Got lots of pictures of the fabulous food. Total foodgasm!!!!

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Romano Duo Visit

May 8 2017:

We look like a blooming flower! Last day for The Romano Duo visit and I get a wee bit of respite.

Thomas and Lillian are off to enjoy swimming and dinner at The Nugget.

How much can I do (or not do) in about six hours? Letting go and finding out …. xoxo

Team TLC and Romano Duo 5.8.17

Respite: Twas a ride for sure!! I already knew I was going to stay home as I haven’t had the place to myself in a year and a half. So …. did a wee bit of yoga, sobbed and released, read, sobbed and released, wrote a poem, sobbed and released. I truly know how to party hardy!! HA!

It was a full day of much connecting and releasing. I even released in my sleep that night too!

Because I Like It and I Can

**THROWBACK POST**

January 28 2016:

Going for a walk and hanging out in trees. Thomas and I had a wonderful walk this afternoon.

Thomas’ friend told him that he should live in a mansion when he earns a million dollars. Thomas told him he’d be living in a tiny place just like where we live now. “Why?”, his friend asked. Thomas answered, “Because I like it and I can.” Love, sweet love. xoxo

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How to Let Go Through Ceremony

January 13 2017:

Top 10 Countdown Continues! The Number NINE 2016 CamillaDowns.com blog post with the most views (Three blog posts tied for this space. Here’s the second.): “Letting Go Burning Ceremony” ……. xoxoxoxoxo ……

Letting Go Burning Ceremony

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

.. from the blog … “We wrote stories, beliefs, habits, and fears on strips of paper. It was such a wonderful, blissful feeling sitting with both of them doing this. They really, truly understood the process and what types of things to write on the strips. I was so moved. There was a beautiful excitement in the air. A magical anticipation of ….”

 

Biggest Little Photographer Enters Reno Stores

January 4 2017:

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Top 10 Countdown Continues! The Number TWO 2016 blog post on CamillaDowns.com with the most views: “Biggest Little Photographer Arrives – We Did It!”

“This book represents the fruition of a desire. Yet, within that is the message that the steps along the journey of ones desire are what comprises life itself.

It’s sure to inspire with great quotes; almost all of which were chosen by Thomas ….. for ages eight to eighty and beyond!”

Biggest Little Photographer Arrives – We Did It

I Can Do Anything

November 6 2016:

I was drawn to watch this short 3 minute video just now. Although I have moved on from some of the roles and advocacy from this time in my life, this served as a reminder for me in this moment.

This is the video journey that accompanies the book I wrote and published in 2012, D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance.

I CAN do anything I decide and choose I’m going to do ….. AND …. so can YOU! And it will be a success as long as we do it from love and with love. LOVE will free us all … xoxo