I had an awesome birthday this week which has left me feeling very grateful for things big and small, friends and family.
First of all I had my child to celebrate and eat chocolate with and my mother, who survived cancer this year, was able to visit.
I received calls from Australia, California and Bermuda and wonderfully thoughtful gifts and cards from my team.
My horoscope said that “You may be of the opinion that there is nothing you can not do – and you are absolutely right. A Mars-Jupiter aspect on your birthday and tomorrow’s new moon in your sign indicate great rewards for those Scorpios who dare to take chances. Be one of them.”
Well, anyone who knows me knows that I do dare to take chances and always encourage others to do the same. If you’re an entrepreneur as I’ve been since the 1980s, you have to be someone who is continually willing to step out of your comfort zone and take on new challenges. To me that’s part of the thrill of being alive.
I love when the universe sends me little signals, and as if to confirm my generally feeling of gratitude (and if not to also confirm my horoscope), on my drive home the rain stopped and the sun poked out.
Looking eastward towards my neighborhood there was a huge arch of a rainbow against a darkening sky with the ending just where I was headed. Miracles like this really are little gifts from God, and I never tire of the beauty and colors that can be found in nature.
I also saw the rainbow as a metaphor for what’s important to me, home and family. “Real estate”, which I talk about often, turns a home into an investment. But it’s the only investment we can actually live in and how we live in it is so important.
Does your home envelope you in comfort at the end of the day, or does the clutter, chaos and state of disrepair leave you stressed out? When people move they look for their dream of the ideal home and as home stagers we create that environment for them to fall in love with.
We owe it to ourselves to create that same feeling for ourselves in our own homes.
Debra Gould, The Staging Diva®
President, Six Elements Inc. Home Staging
Home Staging expert Debra Gould also known as The Staging Diva knows how to make money as a home stager and has taught over 1000 others to use their decorating talents and run their own home staging business.
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