"It's as if a great bird lives inside the stone of our days and since no sculptor can free it, it has to wait for the elements to wear us down, till it is free to fly." Mark Nepo

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dream Come True


A young woman leaves the east coast and the life it represents, driving across country until she finds herself in Portland. Not even her original destination, but a place of new beginnings and green everything and her sister's presence. She has little but her dogs and a cat and big dreams. Before long she finds herself with a multitude of friends, a developing plan, and a feeling of flow–finally.

Yesterday, six months from the beginning of her pilgrimage, my friend Jennifer Lynch opened Portland Smoothie Company in Portland. I'm tempted to say she did it on her own, and in a way she did. It was her dream, her determination, her heart that made it happen. However, she also asked for and received help from anyone who had the expertise to move her closer to the manifesting of her goal. Her sister became her partner in this endeavor in ways many of us can only imagine might be possible.

So, the next time you're downtown Portland, on Southwest Third Avenue between Stark and Washington, stop by the sweet pineapple colored stand. Treat yourself to the best smoothie you'll find in these parts, and to Jennifer's joyful energy.  Not only will you be feeding your body and your spirit, you'll also get to be a small part of this amazing miracle.


Jennifer and Carrie on opening day. 

12 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

Congratulations to your friend! Oh, I wish I were close enough to visit.

Lorna said...

Love the realization of dreams, and that your friend had the courage to pursue hers. If I ever get to Portland, will visit her smoothie shop! In a heartbeat.

MangoPeanut said...

Oh Deb! Thank you so much :-)
LOVE!

Tabitha Bird said...

Here's to dreams and heart to make them happen. and asking for help. I am learning to do that. I think it is braver in many ways then going it alone. Congrats to your friend.

patti said...

How cool is this? WOW. Portland is one of MY FAVORITE U.S. cities. I WILL go see her next time!!!

Blessings,
Patti

Arti said...

Congrats to your Friend, Deb!!!I love Smoothies but i am in India...would love to eat there some day in the future..Have a good day..

She Writes said...

I will be looking and I will tell her you sent me :).

T. Anne said...

Awesome! Portland is someplace I plan to visit someday. I'll be on the lookout for one of her delicious smoothies! =)

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Ack! Wasn't expecting to see myself when I came here!

Love this, "She has little but her dogs and a cat and big dreams. "

GREAT post! Great smoothies! Great human, that Jennifer!

fullsoulahead.com said...

What a cute photo! Congrats to your friend.

M said...

A reminder to me of how a sister can be such a great encourager to help one achieve a dream. Thank you.

Love

Mark

kario said...

I'm coming this summer and you and Carrie and I will all go have a smoothie! Sounds perfect to me!