Thankfulness Week: My Cinderellas

In January of this year, full of hope and enthusiasm, I launched the podcast Sing With Your Feet. In the time leading up to the launch, it was a labor of love, the kind of thing that becomes the only thing you want to talk to anyone about.

My friends Jonathan and Eric had patiently walked me through how to get the thing off the ground. Seven Productions handed over some of the very very very best theme music anyone has ever heard, written by Claude Ekwe and performed by Matt Kugler. My friend Robin helped me think through some marketing strategies.

I launched the podcast into the universe without having any idea what would happen with it. I mean, does the world really need another podcast? And, of course, why in the world would anyone ever listen to me?

I was so tickled when LiElla Kelly, Death Doula extraordinaire, wrote that first letter to Lily, bringing her unique perspective as someone who walks with people through the process of dying, to our conversations about living the Ideal Life. LiElla is definitely someone I am thankful for this Thanksgiving.

I am so incredibly thankful this Thanksgiving for my listeners, my Cinderellas, who spend a half hour or so each week with me, their Fairy Godmother, as we all marvel at our Venn Diagrams together, seeking joy, learning to consent to our lives as they are today, and living the lives we were destined for based on the time, talent and treasure we have been given.

It is such a privilege to be invited into your lives and to be privy to your challenges and successes. (I especially love those success stories! Keep ’em coming!) I am so incredibly honored when you share the podcast with your friends. Thank you for trusting me with the people you love!

So, to my Cinderellas across the world: I am so thankful for you.

Love, Lily

PS. For those who have been adorable and asking how their Fairy Godmother is celebrating Thanksgiving in France? Today is just a regular day, so we have to go out of our way to make it special. I’ll be doing a Wool is Cool session in the morning, and working on some homework for the class I am taking. Thrilling, I know

But this afternoon will be better. I’ll take the boys to the Conservatory after school. While they are there, I’m picking up our guest of honor: a bucket of KFC.

From there, I will make some carrots with maple syrup glaze, mashing up some lofty potatoes, and baking an apple tart. I know it’s not anything special, but it’s what we can make happen.

But you can bet that all day, I’ll be thinking about you!!!!!!!!

Episode 40: Loving Yourself at the Holidays Sing With Your Feet

Talking Points: Unhooking ourselves from the expectations of others; the lowest common denominator for joy; imagining our ideal holidays; taking care of ourselves. A great big thank you to Seven Productions in Mulhouse, France, for the use of the song La Joie as the intro and outtro of the show; to Matt Kugler who sang it and Claude Ekwe who wrote it.
  1. Episode 40: Loving Yourself at the Holidays
  2. Episode 39: Leaving a Commitment
  3. Episode 38: Let's Do This!
  4. Episode 37: I Need to Think!
  5. Episode 36: What Isn't Working?

Published by Lily Fields

I am passionate about contentment. This is a challenge, because I am equally passionate about progress. I get up at 4:00AM to chip away at a solution to this monolithic problem: how to make progress on my contentment. Born and raised in the USA, I married a French philosophy teacher in 1999. We have lived in France since 2007. We stayed young and carefree until life threw us two curveballs in the form of little humans one after another in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Now I am a slightly older, slightly more exhausted version of myself, but with mystery stains on my walls and a never-ending pile of laundry.

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