Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tidbit #12: Keep Trying

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.

I've been trying to make a quilt since 2004. It's been a slow process mostly because I don't prioritize it enough. I have a friend who also wanted to make a quilt but figured she would never have to time to finish, so she chose never to start. Now 13 years later. I have an almost finished quilt and she has nothing. It might take you a long time to finish whatever it is you want to do, but if you don't try you will never ever get what you want. Put in small steps; make mistakes; have setbacks; but most importantly try. 

Finding Your Happy Place: Part 14

Do good.

Today I found a post on a social media website advertising a free dryer. "Just come pick it up." the ad stated. So, I grabbed the baby, put him in the stroller and walked over there to check it out. While I was walking I called my sister to tell her about it. She was elated and hopped in her tiny car and headed over. We were both standing in the front yard staring at the thing trying to figure out how to get it from Point A(it's current location) to Point B(the house). We had pretty much decided we were going to try to precariously balance it one the back of the car sticking out of the trunk and just walked behind it the two streets over to the house, when the woman who lived there came out and offered to have her and her husband deliver it for us. They said it was a blessing for them to be able to do something nice for us. We were thrilled and accepted their kindness with gratitude. And now sister has a nice new-to-her dryer and our backs are not dead. How amazing people can be. Thank God for good neighbors.

 In study after study, any form of generosity -- simple acts of kindness, donations, or volunteer work -- raised happiness levels. It is true in this case. That the kindness our neighbor showed to us made us happier and based on the conversation we had with them it also made them happier by knowing they were giving this piece of equipment a new home, rather than a spot in a landfill.

There are lots of ways you can do good. Some big, some small. Some require money or time, some don't. Look for ways you can make a positive impact on the world around you. That's one step closer to your happy place.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Tidbit #13: Dance In the Rain

"Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain."

Enough said


Monday, April 15, 2013

Finding Your Happy Place: Part 13

Play to your strengths.

I have a confession to make, I have had trouble staying motivated at work lately. Being unmotivated makes me bored. Being bored makes me sad. Being sad makes me unmotivated. And, it's a vicious cycle. So this week, I decided I needed to snap out of that cycle and play to my strengths. My most usable strengths at my current job are discovery of new information, customer engagement, and infusing fun into dull situations. I made it my goal to use each of these on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. How did I do that?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Crazy Dream: Straight out of Sci-Fi

This is my dream sequence from a couple of nights ago. It's just a little gory so if you have a weak stomach you may want to refrain from reading it. If you decide to write a book or make a movie about this please be honest and give me some credit and maybe a cut of the profits, haha. I have wondered if a movie that looked as lucid as a dream would be profitable. I mean they did it with inception, but those dreams were so crisp and organized they didn't even look like dreams. Anyway, here's the adventure, enjoy:

Relocation Whoa!

Obviously I haven't written much in the past few months. So many things have happened, it's been a whirlwind adventure. In, October, the S.O. got a new job, in a new state, which has meant a lot of work for me. I quit my job, packed up the house and moved across three states back home to Texas. Yay!!! I have been pretty busy since then trying to organize the new house, get settled in, and find a new job.  I think I've finally gotten enough things done in my life to start writing again. I apologize to all of you, I know many of you were reading every post I made for awhile and I'm sure you've missed it, I know I have. Anyway, I'm back!!!! YAY!

So, about relocation. It sucks and it's exciting. Here's why:

1. Got to get rid of all my old junk, but had to pack up everything else.
2. Got to make some new friends, but had to say goodbye to some good ones.
3. Got to upgrade into a bigger place, had to clean both places.
4. Got to spend more time with my family. No negatives there.
5. Had to quit my job, haven't found a new full-time one yet.
6. I am so much happier in Texas. :)

Have you ever had a relocation experience, or thought about having one? I want to know, tell me.


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Finding Your Happy Place: Part 12

Count Your Blessings

One of my favorite sayings and the catch phrase of my blog is, "Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll."  In other words, you should count your blessings, not your "curses." If you concentrate on the things you have to feel gunuinely happy about you'll be far happier than you would be by dwelling on the negative things.

Try to think about things you have to be happy about. If your in a deep rut you might have to start by being happy you can breathe or grateful the hands on your watch can move. Eventually if you keep thinking about it, you'll realize you have a whole lot to be happy about.

Much love

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Finding Your Happy Place: Part 11


This post can really be summed up in that one magical, powerful word.  The simple act of laughing releases powerful endorphin's and makes you feel good and happy. Laughter is also contagious, when others laugh with you it creates a social connection which will also increase your happiness quotient.

So do whatever you have to do. Read a web-comic, or a daily joke. Listen to the comedy station on the radio, or watch a funny movie. Tell the person sitting next to you at the coffee shop that silly joke you haven't thought about since grade school, even if it's cheesy it'll probably make both of you laugh.

Fill the world with the sounds of he-he-he, ha-ha-ha, e-haw e-haw e-haw, hic-hic-hic, etc.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Eve of DISCtruction

Picture on the dry erase board
I got for the captains to explain
the game to the new players
 and  show strategy. 
I'll bet your probably thinking, what a weird title. Well, that's the name of Daniel's ultimate frisbee team. Since, I can't play this season, I've designated myself official cheerleader and photographer, and plan to carry out these duties to the best of my abilities for each game I am able to attend.

This week they played against Dark Slime. It was a hard fought battle, both teams played really well and the score was too close to matter. Especially since it was a pre-season scrimmage match. But, there were still prizes to be awarded.