MILESTONES and MEMORIES--They are Priceless! by Feng Shui Long Island

Home Stager with Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island #888

Feng Shui Long Island ConsultantMilestones.  It's funny that we can't remember all of ours but I have profound memories of all my children's milestones and was fortunate to be there to see almost every single one of them.  Actually, my son's first steps were caught on our video camera.  We were filming outside that day and got his very first steps on tape.  You can still hear the thrills of our voices on it.

My daughter was speech delayed and while I don't have her first words on video, I remember it SO clearly.  I had determined that this child had gotten away with pointing too long and if she wanted something, she was going to have to ASK for it...and when I finally won, it was because she desperately wanted Cheerios (which came out something like Cheero).  It wasn't Mama or Dada but she was talking!

Back at 100,000 points I posted about having a small write up (actually a note of recognition I wrote to someone was published) in Woman's Day.  She was someone who first told me of Feng Shui and encouraged me to look into it.  I was hoping Deborah Rose would find the article or my post:

100,000 Points and One HECK of a Journey: DETERMINATION....A Feng Shui Story

Instead, I had this shocking email come to me; it was from my long lost cousin who had moved away 14 years ago and we had lost contact not long after.

You Can't Always Get What You Feng Shui Long Island

I did not know how she was doing or what she'd been doing for many years.  She did not know I had become a Feng Shui Consultant although she has an interest in it--and just happened to be reading Woman's Day Magazine that morning.

I had the absolute blessing of reconnecting with family just over the holidays.  I not only got to see my cousin but her husband and daughter along with her sister (another cousin) and her husband.  I thought to have it at my mother's house so she could see them as well and my other Aunt and my children showed up.  It was a wonderful reunion and you would have thought we'd all seen each other yesterday!  My children were able to meet their second cousin and we've even discussed trying to get the entire family together for a whole reunion.  What a nice thought!  I was very close to my cousin Mary, we have stayed at each other's houses growing up and while we remembered some of the same things, we also had some different memories of so many occasions it was difficult to fit it into the day...They were only visiting here from Virginia.

When I hit ‘submit' on this post, it should be my 200th post....another milestone.  And I wonder what I had to SAY through so many posts.  But I couldn't think of anything nicer to post  then a reunion with someone I love so much....Thank you, Couz; and Thank YOU, Activerain for allowing me to post this!

*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island, providing quality Feng Shui Consultations for New York City Apartments, all of Long Island and for those at a distance by phone.  Feng Shui Consultations are available for homes, apartments, businesses, offices, corporations, Realtors, renovations, pre purchase and new construction.  All consultantions are personalized and affordable.

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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 



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Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

I think the older we get, the more we appreciate family or so it seems to me.  Guess there is something true about blood is thicker than water. 

Congratulations on your 200th post.  I'll be here cheering you on when you reach 300 so get going.  :0) 

Jan 15, 2008 12:59 PM #8
Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate Broker





Congratulations my fair friend! 

Jan 15, 2008 01:33 PM #9
Curt Fletcher
Fort Worth, TX
aka "The Likeability Guy"
Congratulations!!!  That is a neat story.  Funny what a small world this really is.
Jan 15, 2008 01:34 PM #10
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
Boy -- active rain is an incredible journey.  Enjoy your family and reconnection.  What a wonderful beginning to 2008!
Jan 15, 2008 03:22 PM #11
Kris Wales
Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center - Macomb, MI
Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI

Carole, congratulations on all the happy events in your life! 

"Milestones".  You made me pause and think this morning, thank you for that. 

Jan 15, 2008 08:36 PM #14
Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
Carole--Congrats on your 200th post and all of the rewards this journey has brought to you and your family!  Here's to the next 200!
Jan 16, 2008 12:16 AM #15
Trace Galle
Designs by Trace - Kelowna, BC

Hi Carole,

Congratulations on your 200th post way to go!! Thanks for sharing! It is nice to see that you have reconnected with your cousin. 

Jan 16, 2008 01:52 AM #16
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Jo, Thank you for the flowers!  I was thrilled to see both my cousins, we had SO much fun!  We are thinking to try and get the whole family together again at least once---that would be a LOT of people.  I can't imagine how much fun that would be :)

Carol, Thank you, we are keeping in close contact with phone calls and emails, it definitely won't happen again. And you're very right, the memories are sweeter!

Kathy, Thank you for the kind words.  I am having so much trouble getting pictures on my posts for some reason and I have so many I wanted to share.  That will prevent me from writing so I will have to call someone in for an overhaul on this computer.  SOME of my older posts were good, some were Awful :)  I don't even want to go back and look :)

Sally, I LOVE your little 'happy guy/girl' !  These pictures certainly light up my posts.  I wonder when I will be all written out :)

Kathy, It's hard to believe, I know.  I wonder how many hours that translates to :)  If my computer problems persist I won't be posting at all :(

Sonia, Thank you so much, I wish the very same for you, a year filled with blessings.

Susan, Thank you for your comment.  This site was an amazing find for me, I never knew I had so much to say :)

Cynthia, Many things that have been coming up for me I believe are age related---being happier and finding more beauty in everything.  I think we gain more of an appreciation as we go along--for everything.

Lisa, We have no fairs here now, you'll have to go and report back on yours!  And send some warm weather up this way :)

Curt, It is funny, two other people mentioned that they happened to see me in there--one was a lovely woman who has been helping me with my insurance claim and called to tell me--she never knew what I did for a living :)

Joan, We are all so connected, it's wonderful to see it!  My cousin had ordered that magazine because she had to choose a subscription--good choice, we can't believe what it led to!

Eloise, I was so fortunate to have been able to see their milestones, they are certainly thrilling moments that you never forget.  Having captured some on video is priceless.  This was my milestone, I never, ever thought I had that many posts in me :)

Deborah, Thank you, it felt like we never parted!  We sure had some wonderful memories to share and my other cousin didn't forget a thing!  What a wonderful surprise that was as well.  I have to say this year is starting off very well on many levels!

Kris, There are many and many of them are forgotten, isn't that a shame?  AR is like my online diary---that's what I was thinking the other day.  An account of where I've gone, what I'm thinking...I believe it is like that for many of us.

Teri, Thank you!  The next 200 seem very far off, I need to get to work on developing my new website; maybe that's why my pictures aren't loading on here, it's trying to tell me something :)

Jan 16, 2008 01:53 AM #17
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Trace, I LOVE that, we were cross commenting :)  Thank you so much, we had an absolutely wonderful time and will do it again.
Jan 16, 2008 01:55 AM #18
Elizabeth Nieves
The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group - Durham, NC
Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team
CAROLE-  AMAZING!!! It is stories like this one that further confirm what an awesome place this is and what an incredible opportunity we have to be a part of it. May God continue to bless you as you continue sharing your wonderful ideas, thoughts and inspiration with all of us!!
Jan 16, 2008 01:55 AM #19
Lola Audu
Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
Carol, A Hearty Congratulations to You on reaching 200 Points!  We've all learned so much from your stories and informative posts.  Continued Blessings & Prosperity to you in 2008.
Jan 16, 2008 08:46 AM #20
Candy Henthorne
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring Texas Real Estate

Congratulations on your 200th post!  WOW!  I have enjoyed them!

You are so fortunate to have your son's first step on video.  So many times we don't have the camera handy when they do these cute things and special moments.   

Jan 16, 2008 11:11 AM #21
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Hi Caole...what a great outcome from a small article! 200 eh! You make me feel like a newbie!

A lot of families set up a site on my pictures and news can be posted. You may want to check into it!

Jan 16, 2008 12:46 PM #22
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Elizabeth, Thank you so much...I think I get all MY inspiration from all the wonderful members on here :)  You are all very special people and this is a wonderful place to be.  GBU (see what I picked up from you?)

Lola, Thank you so much for the lovely words.  I have no idea how I made it this far but I love it here too much to leave :)

Candy, That was a wonderful day and my Grandmother had been holding his hand and let go...we were stunned and he continued to walk!  It's also wonderful that she's in there, makes it even more special.

Joan, I thought you must have as many posts but haven't looked.  I did set up a site on My Space but I don't do anything with it, I am signed up on so many sites I can't keep up but it's a wonderful idea for looking for someone, I hadn't thought of it for that!

Jan 16, 2008 01:25 PM #23
Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT
Carole-You are such a gift to all of us.  The moment I click on your link, I always know there will be so much inspiration waiting to be read.  Congratulations on your 200th post and for reuniting with your cousin.  Thank you for being the beautiful person you are and for always showing your heart. 
Jan 16, 2008 05:01 PM #24
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate
Carole, I always love your posts so keep writing as you have been and we will keep reading and learning.  Congratulations!
Jan 17, 2008 01:11 AM #25
Robert Monk
100% Realty, Inc. - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Florida Real Estate
HiCarole, I wanted to comment on your 200th post.  That's a lot of contribution to your readers, and we appreciate.  We also appreciate your great Feng Shui tips and advice.
Jan 17, 2008 06:03 AM #26
Donna Yates
BHGRE - Metro Brokers - Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains
Carole:  Congratulations on your milestones and memories and writing your 200th.  I'm glad to be a part a very small part of it by commenting.  How wonderful to reconnect with a long, lost cousin.  I've always heard that God gives us good memories so we can have roses in December.  You are a great lady.
Jan 17, 2008 10:00 AM #27
Maria Borci
Colfax Realty Group - Doral, FL
P.A., TRC, REO - Doral Pinecrest FL Real Esta
Wow Carole what a wonderful thing to have 200 posts already. Give us more Feng Shui in 2008, Thanks
Jan 17, 2008 12:49 PM #28
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Julie, You are always so sweet and positive, I'm sure every wonderful thing you do comes back to you multiple times!  It was wonderful to see my Cousins again--none of us for quiet for a second :)

Diane, Thanks so much, Julie's comment applies to you as well!  This is going to be one wonderful year for all of us (and then I can look back and say 'I told you so.' :)

Donna, What a beautiful saying, I have never heard that but that is exactly what I got!  Roses in December.  I will never forget that now, Thank You!!

Maria, I will try.  Some of Feng Shui as you know is so complex you can't really get it accross in just a post but Thank you!

Jan 17, 2008 10:52 PM #29
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