We had an 'abracadabra' day Sunday in The Encouragement Cafe! Annette Murray worked her watercolor magic teaching us how to create stunning colorful handmade holiday cards. Mary Peterson astonished us as she put together a beautiful flower and evergreen arrangement before our eyes and then helped each of us create one too! The laughter, new friendships and conversations linger in my mind long after everyone goes home.
The Encouragement Cafe is more than a story, more than a place in your heart, more than a studio in my home. The Encouragement Cafe appears - abracadabra! - anytime women get together in play and friendship to make things with their hands and to share what is in their hearts. The encouragement was flowing Sunday like an unlimited cup of coffee from woman to woman. And what is encouragement anyway but "I see you and you are doing great, keep at it!"
So, one of my holiday wishes this year right behind world peace is that you create your own local chapter of The Encouragement Cafe, like a chain restaurant, serving up nourishment anytime and anywhere women get together to create, to share, to laugh, and say, "I see you and you are doing great. Keep it up!"
The world can always use a little more encouragement, and 'abracadabra' you've created it!
'Abracadabra' as it is used here means “I will create as I speak”.
From my heart to yours, Judy