Monday, May 5, 2008
1 Thessalonians 5:16 ReJoice Evermore!
How fitting and cool is that? This is from 1 Thessalonians 5:16 and i wanted to share it with the world! I can't add to this so please take from it as much as you can and incorporate it into your daily lives!
So, lets talk New York Posse Meet-up. I am glad to be able to share some pics with you! I think you all know the people up above.
It went better than i ever expected. I am going to guess about 50 people showed up. I was able to travel with Karen and she kept my nerves at bay. We had fun on the train ride watching some kids run around and do chin ups and just be kids. When we got off the train at Union Square there was no way we couldn't just walk on through the wonderful green market so we took a quick look.
We arrived at Bonobos to a wonderful gathering crowd. The first person i saw was Beth standing by the door greeting everybody. Then my friend and fellow group leader Amy. She was working hard giving out pens, name tags, questionaires, and raffle tickets. Things were going smoothly and the nervous feelings i had started melting away.
I suddenly realized everybody was there for the very exact same reason. Camaraderie, connections, meeting Kris, a bit of laughing, coconut water, live food, and loving life! At least thats why i was there. :O)
The event was pretty much planned out for various things to take place. Some basic introductions of myself and Amy by our esteemed Beth. Beth, by the way is working closely with Kris right now to establish these posses across the country. Beth is a doctor as well as a patient. Wonderful, smart woman. Then eating some lunch, some people already had their food. Then *drumroll please* there was Kris. It was as if she was really there all along but somehow knew the right time to show herself.
It was kinda funny actually. People stopped what they were doing and crammed their necks to get a look at this woman who in my opinion is a pioneer and angel all wrapped into one. Kris is very pretty and tall and skinny! She came with hubby Brian who is a cool dude. Very supportive and always there encouraging her. So Kris spoke to us for about 30 min telling us her "story" and what she is up to now and what she is planning for the future. She pretty funny too! Then it was Q&A time and both Kris and Beth fielded questions from the posse. Good intelligent questions. I even learned a thing or two.
Raffle time! I can share now. Here's what was raffled off. A wonderful totebag from Pure food and wine actually Sarma prepared it so thanks Sarma! It had a signed book, goji berries, macaroons, almond treat, hemp washcloth, teeshirt and pens all inside the tote. Very nice and there was one lucky winner. Next, a years subscription to Get Fresh magazine. Next 3 bottles of E3-Live 1 bottle to three winners. Next a nice goodie bag from Nutiva then some amazing chocolate from my friend Vanessa over at gnosis chocolate. Excellent, i urge you to order some today! And lastly, 1 lucky winner got a breville juicer! Sweet!
And it was sweet. Everybody had a success story to share. Everybody was so appreciative of all the hard work that went into bringing this New York Meet-up to life.
I would really like to thank Kris for letting me be a part of this. It really means a lot to me and i think i have made some good friends and contacts.
I would like to thank Beth for working so hard to make this event a success! Let's give her a hand! Amy too! She really worked hard at this event, never even taking the time to sit down and mingle.
Also, Philip dude do you know how much you ROCK? I thank you for coming and making the meet up a success! Your presence was calming to me.
S, thanks for being there! Means a lot ya know?
Tomorrow is another day. Life goes on but memories stay with you.
Posted by Michelle at 12:38 PM