With our late-October freak snowstorm, four-day power outage, and the start of National Novel Writing Month all hitting at about the same time, the degree to which I’ve over-scheduled and … Continue reading Perspective
…the rest of my family (cats included) curled up asleep on the big hotel bed, even though that means there’s no room for me and I need to sleep on … Continue reading Happiness is…
I’m not shining brightly today. Not remotely. I’m not going to list all of the things that are bringing me down because even in my stormy state, I recognize that … Continue reading I’m a Little Storm Cloud
…a farewell party hosted by a dear friend and attended by so many other dear friends, green grass for the kids to run around in while the parents chatted, big … Continue reading Happiness is…
Usually my “Happiness is…” posts include one thing I’m happy about along with a picture. But I’ve noticed (yet again) that I’ve really been focusing on the dark, not-so-pleasant things … Continue reading Happiness is…
Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project (and inspiration for my happiness project and this blog) tweeted this post by Ron Gutman from the Forbes blog: The Untapped Power Of Smiling. … Continue reading Smiling: Does it Count if You Fake It?
My kids bring a smile to my face. Well, not always. Sometimes they make me gnash my teeth. But a lot of the time they make me smile. Today, my … Continue reading What Brings a Smile to My Face
Thank you to Tucker for this quote. Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it … Continue reading Happiness: “see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.”
Finally, time for a little fun! Not only is December all about parties and celebrations, but it’s also my birth month. All of my life, I’ve looked forward to December … Continue reading December is Fun Month!
I’ve been having fun spending a lot of time on my posts every night, but tonight, I decided to give myself—and you—a little break. I happened upon this poem tonight … Continue reading Poetry Break
As I’ve come to expect at this point in the month, I’ve started losing my zest for my resolutions. I’ve not done much decluttering this week since my mom left. … Continue reading Week 12 Review: The Dangers of Openness
I’ve been thinking a lot about home lately, and apparently I’m not alone. My friends Victoria and Maggie have both blogged about this in the past couple of days. Victoria … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home