By Rachel Awes on August 20, 2012

our family just returned from a paradise trip to kauai, hawaii.
this was huge. never have the four of us traveled like this.
we adventured far + wide.
+ i lept ~ even though frightened at moments.
i lept because i was there. because i could. because i felt my heart beat when i did.
+ i am left with gratitude. + left with knowing we all have it in us to leap.
+ rainbows really do show up when we do.
(if you have an extra 22 seconds, take a peek at my leap link at the bottom of this post)

(click on link for 22 second leap video)

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  1. That video made me smile from ear to ear… Fantastic! You took the “leap” with such ease 🙂

    I love the idea of creating rainbows when you leap… Beautiful imagery.

    It looks like a magical vacation… Thank you for sharing!


  2. aimee says:

    oh it looks wonderful!! i’m so glad you took the leap! xo

  3. FANTASTIC! now you can do ANYTHING!

  4. Mary says:

    Oh my gosh! Was that a blast?!! Oh you brave woman you!

    So glad you had such a wonderful trip. It’s an amazingly beautiful place!


  5. Yael says:

    Beautiful photos Rachel! And YES you did it! Oh, I am not sure I would be as brave! NONSENSE, of course I would!! 🙂 I did so many metaphorical leaps in my life, so probably I would be brave enough for a physical one, wouldn’t I?

  6. Lisa says:

    Rachel, I LOVE rainbows–and I need encouragement to LEAP–So thank you for this beautiful reminder. I watched your 22 seconds of leaping–WOW!

    Good to hear you had a wonderful vacation with your family.

  7. Kelly says:

    Awesome and so inspiring!! Your video maybe be my new vision when I’m feeling nervous about a leap. There were rainbows there….lots of rainbows!

  8. angie fraley says:

    I love that you had a giant smile on your face as you took the leap!

  9. christy says:

    way to go, smiling, flying rainbow girl! glad your family had a dreamy vacation in a magic land of rainbows and trees and seas (oh those dolphins!!!!)

  10. Amanda Fall says:

    Eeeee! What a joy-boost! Rachel, I am so thrilled for you and your family…a time you’ll all always remember. I bet you are all filled up with beauty + laughter + togetherness. Nothing beats that!

  11. Wow, so thrilling…and keep leaping!

  12. Kim Mailhot says:

    You do make rainbows when you leap !!! Your gratitude and joy oozes form this post. I actually made me cry to share it with you.
    Enjoy the ride and safe and gentle landings !

  13. Piarom says:

    You are such a big inspirering :))))) what a great ride you did…I can feel the joy and the wind when you leap…never stop making rainbows ;))

  14. Tammie Lee says:

    oh! it looks as though you had a marvelous time! I also smiled when i watched your film.

  15. denthe says:

    Love the drawing and the text that goes with it! Such beautiful pictures too. Sounds like a lovely time!

  16. Julia says:

    I’m smiling SO big right now, Rachel! Weeeeeeeee! SO FUN!

    You make me braver and smiley-er.



  17. my heart leaps at the dazzling light
    of your leaping!!!
    what a brilliant reach you have:)
    thanks for sharing
    the beauty
    of the artful life
    you and your lovies
    are living:)
    loving and leaping alongside,

  18. Meghan says:

    and, at the end of these rainbows …
    there we are …
    brilliant pots o’ gold …
    every-one of us …

  19. Relyn says:

    YAHOOOOO!!!!!! Keep leaping, my friend. I’ll leap along with you in my heart.

  20. Jenny Blair says:

    Wheeeeeee!LOVE seeing you leap..you do it with such ease :)How wonderful… a trip to Hawaii!I have been dreaming about that very place..its calling me, then I come here and find you adventuring there. Love the synchronicity 🙂 HUGE rainbow leaping hugs to you xx

  21. Wow, you really DID leap! So brave of you, Rachel. You look so calm! And I love this piece–making rainbows when we leap.
    Catherine Denton

  22. What a fabulous trip. I also love your rainbow art.
    Hugs and blessings

  23. Too many colors here in my small room because I am leaping around for joy with you!!! How utterly spectacularly beautiful and wonderful! Enough beauty to fill many lifetimes. Oooooh, what a great zip!!!!


  24. Relyn says:

    How incredible! I am so very delighted you had this chance. YAY!!

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