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Think Happy, Be Happy

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I don’t mind that people get it twisted…I’ve learned that negativity is a drug for many however, me…I fired my pusher years ago. “If it does not serve you, remove it from your life.” Happiness is not a cheap commodity, but it is attainable with the right perspective.

Me, let’s just say…I am an independent and authorized distributor of happiness.

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Perspective…a word with a view!

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A smart girl should only marry a man; who allows her to paint outside the lines, who is willing to play beyond the scope of their bedroom, and who isn’t overly attached to the length of or how she styles her hair.

Certainly, I was fortunate to find a mate who always chooses find the good in me, who opts to laugh with me, but has never laughed at my expense. I appreciate that he supports my endeavors, especially the crazy over the top ones and 9 out 10 times he is right there beside me working to help me reach my intended level of success. In a word, he has been and continues to be my biggest cheerleader.

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Of course, our marriage is a two way street of giving…at my urging he took college courses and surprised himself. He applied for a higher level position twice and was successful. We’ve both had moments when obstacles fell in our path blocking both our view, but never our perspective…we’d face one another, join hands fingers interlocked, smile knowingly and prepare to soar.

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These photos are from Memorial Day 2013 we played like any two kids on the playground…w/o care or concern

 

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Nothing is as simple as one perceives 😊

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Married Folks Humor….

So my hubby went to work Man-D overtime today, and I signed on for a home project (singular) 

He just called saying “they tried to keep me, but I fought a good fight and won!” (meaning he’d escaped)

The conversation quickly turned to what I was doing. So, how far did you get on your project today?

Well…what I will tell the court is what I initially thought would be a simple and rewarding project (sanding our 10×24 deck) quickly turned into a very very tedious & back breaking project. Admittedly, after about ten minutes of sanding, I began thinking…this is one of those “hire out” projects. ROTFL

As was typical of me, I had seen only the “A & C” (the beginning and end) of the project without really considering the “B” aspect before leaping forward into the project (that B is always outside my realm of thought).

Did he gloat…nope, he looked at the chairs I had painted and said, I see you wanted to put your “accomplished” stamp on something today!

Hindsight: a woman should marry a man who makes her laugh, keeps her smiling, never views her as a workhorse and understands that her happiness is paramount to all things first and foremost.

So my hubby went to work man-d overtime today and I signed on for a home project (singular). very tedious & back breaking project. Ten minutes in I was thinking…this is one of those “hire out” projects. ROTFL

As usual, I saw the “A & C” of the project, however I never really framed the “B” in the project (that is always outside my realm of thought).

Did he gloat…nope he looked at the chair I painted and said, I see you wanted to put your “accomplished” stamp on something today!

Hindsight: one should marry a man who can makes you laugh, keeps you smiling, never views you as a workhorse and sees your happiness as paramount to all things first and foremost. 💕

Revisited 5/19/2017

 

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Things that I do when I am lying awake…

awakeIt is just mere minutes before 6am according to the clock on my iphone. I have been awake for the last two hours laying in bed catching up and reading both blog post that I follow and panning new ones. I was awaken by the snow trucks coming through and then I hearing the pitter patter of tiny feet on the carpet (hey, I have mother,s hearing) and saw a tiny head appear in the shadow of my iphone light. After a potty run, a kiss and tucking him back in his bed he had driffted off to sleep and I again lay awake…scrolling. Then I realized that I was 1) hungry and 2) dying to write something…and I managed to do both in just 8 minutes. Smile

 

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Listen to your whispers

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Yesterday was a very good day. As usual morning arrived early awaking me with a gentle whisper.

Morning, as she is known to me sat back quietly and patiently watched as I drifted back to the warmth of my slumber. After twenty-five minutes, I was awake and refreshed. As I lay there in the comfort and warmth I must admit, I did consider not getting out of bed, but bailing on work, but then commitment entered the room lifted the corner of the bed sheet and pulled them back. Without a word she sat down beside me on the side of the bed and “poof” the thought was gone.

So, as I drove into the office I begin to think about the number of situations we live in yet possess little to no control over in our daily lives. A quiet smile crept across my face, because I knew that this decision was my own and on my terms. I hadn’t awaken in a cold sweat of panic, I wasn’t even losing sleep over my decision. The truth was although I had my concerns, I was also resolute in my decision and prepared to close this chapter of my life.

This job from the very beginning had felt as if I was shoving my size 8 foot into a miniature size 4…it wasn’t a good fit and as time passed the obvious pain and daily discomfort had created more than it’s share of callous on my spirit. Understand, I did not feel as if I were leaving empty handed. I had acquired a profound respect for the clients who entered through our doors, many embarrassed and ashamed, but in need. I felt that I had again acquired tools that would be welcomed additions to my toolbag.

This morning was like any other, except that I arrived to a box of peppermint candy canes and a sweet ice tea on my desk which my coworker had so thoughtfully purchased. Several of my coworkers (and my supervisor) surprised me by taking me to lunch with me. I had accomplished my goal of cleaning all the previous tenants junk out, wiped everything down with Clorox wipes and completed my final work task prior to days end. Throughout the day, I sang a number of my favorite childhood songs many which seem to come from Sesame Street. I started the sing song with Sing, topped with a dash of Mah na Mah na and concluded the day with a showing stopping performance belting Hakuna Matata as I danced around the office inciting laughter and hugs.

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Live life on your terms and never be afraid to say good-bye….Hakuna Matata

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2013 in happiness, perspective, work

 

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Take the next step…Forward!

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Never be afraid to bring something that does not fulfill, strengthen or empower you to a close. Don’t sit by and allow yourself to be drained empty, close that chapter and start anew.

There are far too many of us selling ourselves short by staying in unfulfilling relationships, at dead end jobs, or _______ (fill in the blank) and these are the very things that will pull us under as we continue to be slapped around repeatedly by endless tides.

Please, don’t misunderstand me this isn’t supposed to be easy, anything worth effort rarely is and, after all, you’ve built “it” up, made “it” bigger than life, given “it” your power…ask yourself, really is the “it” all that?

If life is to be lived without regret than you must at some point be willing to fly without a parachute, without a safety net. Go ahead, take a deep breath, jump off the high dive and yes, you should expect to get wet, drenched, maybe even swallow a gallon or more. However, if you’re willing to fight, kick and kick some more…you will survive. And that is the point of it all.

Be the Phoenix in the flame, the heroine of your story, the role model instead of the model, you are your story. All that is required now is for you believe in you!

 

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In the beginning…

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Everyday, something incredible happens it may happen to me, to you, or even a complete stranger, but something incredible happens.

I was just thinking how nice it would be to be on the making it happen end of things. Three hundred and sixty-five days of giving, listening caring, doing, and sharing.

 

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