Monday, August 20, 2012

leaping

our family just returned from a paradise trip to kauai, hawaii.
this was huge. never have the four of us traveled like this.
we adventured far + wide.

+ i lept ~ even though frightened at moments.
i lept because i was there. because i could. because i felt my heart beat when i did.
+ i am left with gratitude. + left with knowing we all have it in us to leap.
+ rainbows really do show up when we do.
(if you have an extra 22 seconds, take a peek at my leap link at the bottom of this post)
xox



(click on link for 22 second leap video)

24 comments:

Kristin Dudish said...

That video made me smile from ear to ear... Fantastic! You took the "leap" with such ease :)

I love the idea of creating rainbows when you leap... Beautiful imagery.

It looks like a magical vacation... Thank you for sharing!

xo
Kristin

aimee said...

oh it looks wonderful!! i'm so glad you took the leap! xo

her father's daughter said...

FANTASTIC! now you can do ANYTHING!

Mary said...

Oh my gosh! Was that a blast?!! Oh you brave woman you!

So glad you had such a wonderful trip. It's an amazingly beautiful place!

xxoo

Yael said...

Beautiful photos Rachel! And YES you did it! Oh, I am not sure I would be as brave! NONSENSE, of course I would!! :-) I did so many metaphorical leaps in my life, so probably I would be brave enough for a physical one, wouldn't I?

Lisa said...

Rachel, I LOVE rainbows--and I need encouragement to LEAP--So thank you for this beautiful reminder. I watched your 22 seconds of leaping--WOW!

Good to hear you had a wonderful vacation with your family.

Kelly said...

Awesome and so inspiring!! Your video maybe be my new vision when I'm feeling nervous about a leap. There were rainbows there....lots of rainbows!

angie fraley said...

I love that you had a giant smile on your face as you took the leap!

christy said...

way to go, smiling, flying rainbow girl! glad your family had a dreamy vacation in a magic land of rainbows and trees and seas (oh those dolphins!!!!)

Amanda Fall said...

Eeeee! What a joy-boost! Rachel, I am so thrilled for you and your family...a time you'll all always remember. I bet you are all filled up with beauty + laughter + togetherness. Nothing beats that!

Becky Shander said...

Wow, so thrilling...and keep leaping!

Kim Mailhot said...

You do make rainbows when you leap !!! Your gratitude and joy oozes form this post. I actually made me cry to share it with you.
Enjoy the ride and safe and gentle landings !
xoxox

Piarom said...

You are such a big inspirering :))))) what a great ride you did...I can feel the joy and the wind when you leap...never stop making rainbows ;))

Tammie Lee said...

oh! it looks as though you had a marvelous time! I also smiled when i watched your film.

denthe said...

Love the drawing and the text that goes with it! Such beautiful pictures too. Sounds like a lovely time!

Julia said...

I'm smiling SO big right now, Rachel! Weeeeeeeee! SO FUN!

You make me braver and smiley-er.

Adoringly,

Julia

Jennifer Richardson said...

my heart leaps at the dazzling light
of your leaping!!!
what a brilliant reach you have:)
thanks for sharing
the beauty
of the artful life
you and your lovies
are living:)
loving and leaping alongside,
-Jennifer

Meghan said...

and, at the end of these rainbows ...
there we are ...
brilliant pots o' gold ...
every-one of us ...
xo

Relyn said...

YAHOOOOO!!!!!! Keep leaping, my friend. I'll leap along with you in my heart.

Jenny Blair said...

Wheeeeeee!LOVE seeing you leap..you do it with such ease :)How wonderful... a trip to Hawaii!I have been dreaming about that very place..its calling me, then I come here and find you adventuring there. Love the synchronicity :) HUGE rainbow leaping hugs to you xx

Catherine Denton said...

Wow, you really DID leap! So brave of you, Rachel. You look so calm! And I love this piece--making rainbows when we leap.
Catherine Denton

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

What a fabulous trip. I also love your rainbow art.
Hugs and blessings
Kelly

Bella Sinclair said...

Too many colors here in my small room because I am leaping around for joy with you!!! How utterly spectacularly beautiful and wonderful! Enough beauty to fill many lifetimes. Oooooh, what a great zip!!!!

xoxo

Relyn said...

How incredible! I am so very delighted you had this chance. YAY!!