The magibette.com website has been up and running for many years, but the time has come to dust it off, streamline the pages, and give it a face lift.
The old site was built with flash components that prevented some people from accessing the pages, due to the latest security threats, so I decided it was time to say a fond farewell to the sundial and high tech goodies.
Sometimes, you find that less really is more.
Also, it is time to begin posting some of my thoughts. On my other website in the 90’s I often included articles, personal perspectives, and stories, but now sharing on the internet in this way is called a blog. This won’t necessarily be a blog in the commonly accepted definition of a blog, as comments cannot be posted from outside the website in an effort to simplify matters.
For my initial “blog” on the newly revamped website I would like to steer clear of astrology and talk about GRATITUDE and APPRECIATION.
I want to break a bottle of virtual champagne over the bow of the new and improved magibette.com and dedicate this new venture to all of the people in my life who deserve my most fervent thanks, gratitude, and appreciation:
First and foremost, my husband is a wonderful person and his open ended support and encouragement brightens every minute of every day. He is never too busy to answer the phone or stop for a loaf of bread and always strives to keep the lines of communication open. I want to express my appreciation to him for never criticizing, never arguing, and never disappointing. I am so grateful to have someone of such fine character and honesty as my partner in life.
My children have become great helpers. I have grown to rely upon them in several facets of my work and I am extremely grateful to both of them for their reliability and trustworthiness. I appreciate everything they have done through the years and the fact that I have been able to entrust them with important matters on many occasions without one iota of concern.
The President of the Magi Society has opened so many doors for me in so many ways; materially, intellectually, and spiritually. I am eternally thankful for his trust and support through the years and the opportunity to serve the astrological community as well as the chance to learn so much from a true master of astrology.
The Members of the Magi Society continually lighten my heart and keep me on my toes by asking questions and sharing their lives as well as their interest in astrology. I am so very grateful that the Magi Society attracts such very “nice” people. In all of these years, I can count — using only the fingers of one hand — the number of people I have met through this organization who have been inconsiderate or rude.
There are so many people and things to be grateful for in my life. There is my assistant who deserves special thanks for handling all the myriad details efficiently and who frees up my time to do other things. There is someone I have worked with for the past six years who has given me a chance to hone writing skills and become more financially secure, there is my talented sister who is always “there” when needed and has shown up to help move a household, bake some bread, or wield a paintbrush. There are so many clients who have provided support as well as validation over the years, who have in some instances grown to be like “family.”
Then there is Fergus.
Fergus arrived in my life two years ago as a little bundle of orange fuzz that fit in the palm of my hand.
This two week old kitten appeared in our yard without a mother or siblings, crawling along and mewing piteously, and needed to be adopted. My daughter nursed him with a bottle by hand and this adoptee has grown into a very large and affectionate cat. Somehow God brought this fellow into my life just as many other beloved companion pets were passing on from old age. I had decided that when the last Siamese cat ( the last of three in a truly delightful family of pedigreed cats) passed away after her allotted twenty years, that we would not get any more pets.
Fergus, however, appeared out of the blue and demanded attention as well as affection. It was almost as though God wanted to remind me that life goes on, that changes occur, that you may mourn the past but the new things that are brought into your life can be rewarding in a different way.
There are so many blessings in my life that, like Tiny Tim, I have to say “God Bless you each and every one.”
My the stars be with you,