October 11, 2012


Happiness is a muscle.  It must be exercised daily.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t just wake up happy.  But, when I do wake up, I tell myself that I will be happy.  I have to tell myself all day long that I will be happy:  Because I am so blessed and have everything I need.  I am happy.  I believe it with all my heart.

Now, sometimes I let doubt creep in, like on my day off, and realize there are no days off.  Happiness is a lifestyle and you can never let yourself get away from it or take a day off.  Who would want to, when you think about it.  Choose to be happy…all the time.

Now some will say, but what do you have to be sad about. You have everything.   A person’s life is no accident.  It may look perfect from the outside, but believe me, they are living with the choices they made and no one else knows what torment lies within.  We all make wrong choices from time to time, but also we are human and we can forgive ourselves and choose happiness and peace, and your life will be just that.  No one person has better luck or less luck or whatever, than anyone else.  It is their CHOICES that form their life.

Wake up in the morning and believe that you have the right to be happy.  But with that, also believe and pray for everyone else to be happy.  Happiness and peace are to me, the greatest gifts GOD has given us.

May 27, 2012


My son’s Senior Prom was this weekend and wow did it bring back memories.  With all the differences, it is really the same.  14 were in the group and they rented a limo which took them to dinner, then to the prom, then back to a friends house for an all night party.  “The group”, my son’s friends that hang around, is such a dynamic group.  They really are stand out young adults.  I love them all.  They are all driven and know who they are, well as much as 17 and 18 year olds can know themselves.

Back in my day, we didn’t hang around in groups or rent limos.  That’s what they do now.  I like it because they seem to all look out for each other.  I wore white to the Prom, my son wore white to the Prom.  He had no idea I had done so. Nice dinner.  The dance wasn’t that fun and the band wasn’t that great.  But the after party was the best.  I echo all those sentiments. 

But most of all, it was a night of memories, either good or bad, and a time to spend with your friends which you might not see for a long time.  One of those memories to file away and remember 30 some odd years later and go “Ohhhhhhhhhh”.

May 20, 2012

Happiness is hard to find yet it is the simpliest thing in the whole world.  It is honest and pure, actually everywhere, free, abundant and offered to everyone.  It has no barriers, except the ones we put on it.  Free for the taking, but humans choose not to take it and run. Choose not to enjoy and relish this wonderful “thing”.  I am guilty, but guess what?  I want to be the most selfish person in the world (in this one area) and take as much of this free thing as I can store!  Happiness changes ones outlook on this gray, dark world.  Take a look at yourself and decide to be honest about who you are.  Try to make yourself better, the world better.  One of the things that steals my happiness is being selfish, feeling sorry for myself.  Yes, I may have bad days, but no more excuses.  The reason this world is dark and gray, isn’t because everyone else is so bad, it is because I choose not to make it a better place.   Period.  What have you done today, this week, to make the world better?  If everyone did one thing for someone else, just think of the impact.  Stop blaming and do something.

May 18, 2012 Teenagers are amazing

May 18, 2012

I volunteer in the Attendance Office at my son’s high school.  My way of keeping an eye on him until he leaves for college.  Today, I had the most wonderful experience and the exchange I had with a student was another reminder that our young adults of today are so amazing!

This junior in high school is looking at colleges and getting her resume ready to send off.  We were talking about prom, dresses and food, that kind of thing.  Then it went to studies and actually putting the different categories on her resume.  She said prom would not be one of them!  I got a huge laugh.  Then she said that she had COMMON SENSE down as one of her SPECIAL SKILLS on her resume.  It threw me off for a minute.  But she had a point and proves to be very wise.  Adults today don’t common sense, so a teenager stating she has common sense (or even realizing there is such a thing) just made my heart so big.  What an amazing young woman?  Yes, I vote for her.  I may even “copy” her and add it to my resume.


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