Author Archives: Janai "Grandma Boom" Mestrovich

Janai Mestrovich

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Honored to be Nominated by International Women’s Festival Pacific Northwest

Forty years of creating/applying/dedicating my specialty approach of 3D learning to children as young as 3 has been and will always be a passionate heart endeavor. And aging retains a huge dose of enthusiasm with this work being active in my life. I am feeling honored to receive a nomination for an award regarding my [...]

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THE Single Funniest Event of my Life Happened This Morning….and, Yes, I Wear a Wig!

THE single, funniest event of my life happened this morning. I’ll set the stage for you….The grandies spent the night. That means I set up sleeping pads and blankets on the floor in my bedroom so it’s like a campout. Once everyone was awake this morning, we were having a sweet little chat. My grandson [...]

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Changing My Perspective and Thoughts Created Magical Transformation

Finding pure MAGIC in my thoughts last night made a major change in perspective manifest a whole new experience immediately. The YMCA pool closed for weeks/maintenance. It opened back up but the pool was COLD, not heated well yet. I touched the water with my feet. WHOA!!! I felt shriveled on the spot with so [...]

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Reflections on a Freezing Evening: Scenes, Stories from the Homeless Shelter at Xmas

(Every photo of the homeless taken below was done so with permission of the individuals.) The wind is howling tonight and will bring 12 deg. temp. I think about the homeless – the ones I meet and talk to at Christmas when I deliver packages to them as the Christmas Fairy, waving my singing wand [...]

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First 2017 Surprise: Notified I am in a Marimba Commercial!

Eeehawww….First 2017 surprise….I was notified by a marimba band, Rutendo, that I am in their commercial filmed at the Green Show last summer in Ashland. Considering I was 8 months post total hip replacement surgery and 67, it is a fun confirmation for my having dancing as one of my goals when recovering. Did it! [...]

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Magical Atmosphere Created at New Year Night Labyrinth Walk

Launching/Finding/Creating/Experiencing Magic in 2017 is part of my Awesome Aging approach this New Year. Walking the Labyrinth on New Year’s Day after dark, I felt the magic in the atmosphere so beautifully choreographed. The air of magic added to my intention to release the old and bring in the new, to be at peace and [...]

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From the Ocean Fairy, Wishing All a Happy New Year 2017 Freedom Flight

The Ocean Freedom Fairy sends HAPPY NEW YEAR wishes: May you Flourish as you Fly Freely Going Forward and TRUSTWARD with Purposeful PASSION! May you be surrounded and heart filled with LOVE and the deepest GRATITUDE that keeps you humble while confident in the journey of your spirit. And may you feel more alive with [...]

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Homeless Man Gifts the Xmas Fairy in the True Spirit of Christmas

The true Spirit of Christmas IS alive and well. When delivering packages of necessities of warmth, hygiene and food to the homeless shelter last night dressed as the Christmas Fairy, something very unexpected and so deeply heartwarming happened. I received a gift from a homeless man. Please see the video link below. http://grandmaboom.com/awesome-aging/the-gift-from-the-homeless-man-to-the-xmas-fairy/ Thank you [...]

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Maybe Because Elf Work is Magic is the Reason it Happened……

Magic hit again tonight. The green orb on my head….kept showing up in pictures and we could NOT find a rational reason for it. Yes, I believe in magic! Meanwhile ElderElves, Lisa Manyon, Roni and I dedicated a whole evening to putting packages together for 40 homeless who will receive two packages hand delivered by [...]

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One Regret I Will NOT Have When I Die……

He shared that he had been homeless last year when I was paying for some items for the Xmas Fairy Homeless Project today and explained why I had so many of the same items. We talked as he rang up the redundancy of products. He said, “God bless you” as he finished my pile of [...]

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