Feeling Your PINKitude?

Living Pinkitude Mary Kate Kopec

Happy Friday my beautiful wonderful happy SQUEE-Peeps!

I’ve been working hard on my new biz, and it’s going well, and I’m feeling down right giddy about it.  I’m helping people again!!!  And it feels so soul-soothingly wonderful, PINK, and totally SQUEE!!!  My soul absolutely moves every happy shade of PINK when I help my students be their awesometacular selves … with big, bright, shiny smiles and all!!!

I read an article this week about a Canadian woman who died in her fiance’s arms during the recent London attacks.  My heart gasps at what kind of horrible pain that must’ve been, and my thoughts, love, and intentions go out to her fiance, family, and friends, and all the people who are affected by yet again another horrific happening in the world.

I want to take a moment to remember this woman, as she will most certainly be missed along with her wonderful PINK spirit and all the help she gave to those in need around her.  Her name was Christine Archibald, and she was a “talented social worker and exceptional human being who inspired all who worked with her.”  She worked in a homeless shelter and she helped those in need.  She is remembered as a “bright light,” and we needed her.  The world needs so many more wonderful bright spirits willing to help, especially in these hard times, when so many are feeling lonely, isolated, lost, and depressed.

If you’d like to read more about Christine’s story, click here.  And if you feel so moved to help make your community a better place, #Chrissysentme will let the family know.  :0)

It starts with the smallest of things.  Our PINK hearts and smiles.  Hold a hand in need.  Be the ear for a friend or a stranger.  And hug your family.  Our community starts at home with our loved ones and our friends, and grows bigger from there.  Big Hearts my SQUEE-Peeps!  The world needs our bright, sunny, and SQUEE Big Hearts!!!

Love you,

Mary Kate :0)


Silver Linings …

Hi all my beautiful wonderful happy SQUEE-Peeps!!!  It’s Friday once again, and time for some spreading of SQUEEness!!!  Many of you just got dumped on with snow again, and that sucks.  WTH happened to spring, right???  I truly hope the sun and warmth is fast on the heels of your snow showers, and that your days brighten right back up!!!  :0)

kiss my tulips Mary Kate Kopec

On my end, I just went through a lil bit of a health scare, and it has reminded me how important it is to keep smiling and focusing on the goodness in my life.  For me, I’ve always found that goodness to be in my love, friendships, and nature.  Oh, and chocolate!!!  lol.

This picture is especially for my honeybun, Paul.  When you look at the PINKness of my heart, you will definitely see him, and I am so very thankful and lucky to have him right by my side, holding my hand and giving me love and support in all that I do and all that I face.

I gotta say, I got really fortunate in my life when my path stumbled across his.  <3 :0)

And for my friends who reached out to hold my hand, cheek kisses and the SQUEEest and PINKest of hugs to you!!!  You helped me so much!!!  And I am so thankful <3  <3  <3

I am reminded to breathe, relax, love, see brightness, exercise, channel positive healing energy, sleep well, stay hydrated, eat nourishing foods, smile often, do good things, do fun things, share my life and my SQUEE, and to stay focused on the goodness in my life.

I got a gift out of this scare: a very clear picture of what is important to me.  And now that I know, I’m doubling down on making my life be exactly that, while loving the journey.  It’s funny, I’ve known for a really long time that health and love and friends and laughter are they essentials of life.  I’ve known it.  But I’ve never felt it like I do now.  I guess that’s the silver lining of getting the shit scared out of you by a doctor letting you know that all is not well.  So I’m facing that and moving forward, with my focus clearly on the good stuff.  <3  :0)

Happy Friday!!!  I’m thinking of you with SQUEE in my heart!!!  <3

Mary Kate


PS: I took this picture at the 2017 Philly Flower Show.