MKMMA Week 12 – Shopping for Umbrellas in Paris

I can tell when I’ve hit something I really want on my DMP. Tears build in my eyes and in my sinuses and down my face and I feel great emotion I cannot control.

I really want to go to Paris. I can feel it.


With the impending threat of El Nino this year, my whole family of Californians is going to need umbrellas. Not just one umbrella to share among us all, but many umbrellas. So, I’ve been doing my holiday shopping at the Madeleine Gely umbrella shop in Paris.

The internet is a wonderful thing. It’s allowed me to take many vacations, courtesy of Google.

I don’t have a fireplace, but my DMP does. I have the internet; the internet has Netflix; Netflix has a fireplace. Problem solved.

Today I want to sit in front of a fireplace……a crackling one with Christmas music playing, and do my Christmas shopping……..in Paris…….at the umbrella store.

In my head I am there! It’s as real as real can be. I am on a mission. This is not a year for sissy Dollar Store umbrellas. My daughters-in-law and granddaughters will need stylish umbrellas they will love to carry. My sons will need manly umbrellas capable of fighting off dragons if need be. Dollar Store umbrellas are meant to be used one time, or not at all. They are perfect for California.  They can be lost and never missed. They are usually pretty ugly.

I am not in California at the Dollar Store. I am in Paris surrounded by hundreds of beautiful umbrellas! I even have pictures! Would you like to see?

Every day has become a gift. The real gift is what I feel and what I have to look forward to. After decades of having my emotions dumbed down and forcibly removed by Life, Inc., I am so blessed to welcome them back.

As I daily change my DMP, and get it narrowed down to what I can FEEL I want now, before I move forward to bigger and better things, my mind has learned to think as if I am already having MY experiences……….like buying umbrellas in Paris.

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thompsonscott20 - January 5, 2016

Bravo! You can go where ever you want to go and feel it toooooooo! Awesome and thanks for sharing!

smoulesmkmma - January 7, 2016

Well done on transporting yourself to the place you want to be and using visual aids. Where you wearing a beret and eating french cuisine?

wesmasterkey - January 8, 2016

Nice beautiful.

masterkeyday - January 8, 2016

Oh, my goodness, I LOVE this post. I was actually there with you!

masterkeybron - January 9, 2016

Great blog! Paris, watch out, Cherylan is on her way! 🙂

masterkeygerhard - January 10, 2016

Your vision is so real I found myself shopping for umbrellas in Paris right along with you!

masterkeybillj - January 12, 2016

Love it! Shopping for umbrellas in Paris and feeling it. I’m envious of you deeply you are able to feel the feelings of your DMP. Powerful! Thanks for sharing.

daynag89 - January 13, 2016

This is wonderful. I bet Imagination is very far down on your Franklin makeover. Love reading your stuff!


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