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What Makes You Happy?

April 22nd, 2012
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While I’m pretty sure winning the lottery would be thrilling, there are so many ordinary things that make my heart, and my life just wouldn’t be the same without them.

Happiness is found along the way.

Here are some that come to mind as I write this:

A hug and a kiss from Tim. He’s an incredible hugger! From the moment of our very first hug (which lasted quite a while), I felt like I had ‘come home.’ I knew that’s where I belonged. When he takes me in his arms, I feel loved, safe, and as though everything is completely right with the world. You can’t put a price on that.

Seeing my kids succeed in making their dreams come true.

Watching Madison do “silly puppy.” She rolls onto her back, legs in the air, and wiggles around. She does it when she’s happy and/or trying to earn a treat. You just can’t help but smile when you see it!

When BlackJack’s tail wags. His whole body wags with his tail, and you just know he’s a happy boy!

Feeling the sun on my face, my toes in the sand, and listening to the waves.

Having a good hair day. (Wish this happened a bit more often.)

A good cup of coffee.

Watching a butterfly flitter around.

When the people I love are happy.

None of the things I listed above cost money. No lottery winnings required.

Today, our car wouldn’t start. Not sure yet where the money will come from to have it fixed, but, it will be fixed eventually.

Tim started a new job on Saturday. And I became an Independent Avon Consultant (aka “Avon Lady”). Good things are happening. One glitch isn’t going to stop the momentum we have going!

We are so often surrounded by negativity. I am an optimist by nature, so I’m always looking for the bright side of a situation. I still believe, even under stressful times, there is some good if we just look around for it.


What makes you happy?

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The End of My Rope

September 21st, 2009
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Did you ever feel like just giving up?

The expectations (from others as well as yourself), the hectic pace to do it all (and do it well) just leaves you mentally and physically exhausted all the time.

You see no way out.

Unless you are willing to admit defeat and let it all go.  Or at least let parts go.

Is dealing with failure better than pushing yourself beyond your endurance (just waiting for the proverbial shit to hit the fan–big time)?

I wish I knew…

Ten random things I’m grateful for at this moment:

  1. My G1 is coming this week!
  2. I get paid Thursday.
  3. Wednesday is me and Tim’s three-year anniversary!
  4. My car is still running (knock-on-wood).
  5. My children are safe and healthy.
  6. My fur and feather babies are here with me.
  7. There is food in the fridge.
  8. I have a great life with my Sweetie!
  9. I love my laptop!
  10. I’ve had the opportunity to reconnect with some old friends recently, and I missed them!

What are you grateful for today?

The Change

June 12th, 2008
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The Change

One hand
Reaches out
And pulls a lost soul from harm
While a thousand more go unspoken for
They say what good have you done
By saving just this one
It’s like whispering a prayer
In the fury of a storm

And I hear them saying you’ll never change things
And no matter what you do it’s still the same thing
But it’s not the world that I am changing
I do this so this world will know
That it will not change me

This heart
Still believes
The love and mercy still exist
While all the hatred rage and so many say
That love is all but pointless in madness such as this
It’s like trying to stop a fire
With the moisture from a kiss

And I hear them saying you’ll never change things
And no matter what you do it’s still the same thing
But it’s not the world that I am changing
I do this so this world will know
That it will not change me

As long as one heart still holds on
Then hope is never really gone

I hear them saying you’ll never change things
And no matter what you do it’s still the same thing
But it’s not the world that I am changing
I do this so this world we know
Never changes me

What I do is so
This world will know
That it will not change me

*Recorded by Garth Brooks
*Written by Tony Arata and Wayne Tester

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