Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ahh Happiness

Ah the week is more then half over and I have a feeling it will fly right by. Tonight is the GATE Program graduation and I enjoy going to that. It is something I find that is good for the soul and I like to feed my soul whenever possible.

I was reading recently something someone wrote about learning how to be happy and I thought wow that is strange because if you have to teach yourself to be happy then that means that at some point in time you must of made the choice to not be happy? And why would someone choose to not be happy? Now this is not to say that every single moment of the day must be fun and happy and 24/7 constant smile but why choose to be unhappy? I like some of the tips that were provided in finding ways to be happy and I thought ok let me share this because actually some of them are stuff that I believe and agree with.

Tip #1

Enjoy your own company. Embrace everything about you! Without a doubt, it’s the most important step towards being a happy person.

Tip #2

Smile, Giggle, Snicker, or Chuckle! Smiling releases serotonin in the brain which gives you an instant mood lift.

Tip #3

Sing out loud! Ok but like when you do this please do it in the privacy of your own home or space with the shades down and make sure there are no other human souls around to hear you. Just let it loose.

Tip #4

Indulge in dark chocolate. (This may be my favorite tip of all!) Savor a small piece and watch your mood improve.

Tip #5

Believe that something wonderful will happen for you today. The universe is waiting to shower happy blessings on you.

Last but not least

Tip #6

Meditate, Pray, and Chant. Research shows that people who are more spiritual are happier then those who are not.

So there you have it some simple easy ways to be more happy. If you run across someone who you feel is generally unhappy all the time I would say just wish them well and wish for them to find happiness. Maybe send some happiness down their way. Hopefully their spirit will be receptive towards it.

Have a great day folks and

Stay Tune

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Remembrance day of the dead is vastly approaching and some also call it Halloween which is also fun but last year I decided to take this day to remember and thank all those loved ones that have passed on. I wanted to thank their spirits for being in my life when they were alive. I often think of mom, dad, brother, grandparents, friends who have passed on and sometimes even though they are not with me in the physical form I feel a little better in knowing that maybe from time to time they glance down from the heavens and smile. I especially find myself thinking of their smiles when stressful times approach and that provides comfort so I suppose it works for me.

I am also looking forward for this weekend because we are going to not just one but two Halloween parties! The first one is Friday night and it is a fundraiser event for The Gold-Diggers and I love me some Gold Diggers! It is for a good cause and it even made the Society News?? Gosh one would think I hang out with the rich and elite ha ha ha.

Then on Saturday night my friend Tina is throwing a Halloween bash. Well originally her friend had asked her if she could use her place to throw a Halloween party and well since it is Tina's place she gets to invite people too. Last time Tina came to my brothers house for one of his weekly "Get together parties" it was pretty wild (yeah and like when is it not?) . Well she totally loved it that is really up her alley mainly because her brother throws equally wild parties so this Saturday will be the gathering of her brother and his entourage and my brother and his entourage, all I can say is it will be one wild night in Cutler Bay. I cannot wait! Oh yeah there is an Elktone gig that night too. No sorry I will sadly miss that gig but hopes are that the Tones will finish early enough and one of the Tones can come to the party.

So now in my early morning meditating, contemplating and just hoping for a great day I ran into this poem and I figured it could not hurt to post..Enjoy

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,When the funds are low and the debts are high,And you want to smile but you have to sigh,When care is pressing you down a bit Rest if you must, but don't you quit.Success is failure turned inside out,The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,And you can never tell how close you are,It may be near when it seems afar.So, stick to the fight when you're hardest hit It's when things go wrong that you mustn't quit.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friday I can smell you

Ah I like Thursdays yes I do because it is that much closer to Friday which I really like too. This week has been rather good. I have had a pretty steady busy week at work but not overly horrible. I went to a Moose ceremonial event and it was nice because I actually like the person they were honoring and everyone seemed to be on their best behavior - even when the head woman said "Thank you all for coming we don't have a good lodge so it is really good to see you all." Yeah she said that - and then she wonders why she is always getting into disagreements with people and they want nothing to do with her. Yeah I don't know why either. But I have learned about giving and giving and giving and then if you stop to breathe the masses get mad. So, when I go to meetings I sit there I charm them with taking minutes because apparently no one types them up (not sure why) and they end up on sheets of paper handwritten in scribble. So when I go I actually type up the minutes and email them - wow what a concept. Occassionally I may volunteer to drop off some bags of salad or other quickie Publix pick me up and they seem happy with that. I know they would like more out of me but sorry girls my days of putting extra efforts into organizations are long over and I will not make that mistake again.

Nick recently turned 23 and I am like wow I have a 23 year old son? How did that happen. Stop it I know HOW but where did the time go?

The holidays are quickly approaching and I am already on the internet hunt doing some shopping I have some ideas but no final decisions. I am also going to start looking at Boss's Christmas gifts because well that is the kind of person I am.

Have a great day folks and

Stay Tune

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Greetings from the past. I know time is a trip I have spoken of it often and it has been a trip. I found myself getting wrapped up in all sorts of stuff and almost felt a new direction of the spirit moving but then I was reminded to stop and re-center and focus. I thought I would share simple steps in focusing and centering. The hopes is that when I lose my way I can read my own words and go DUH girlie wake up.

We all need time out to center ourselves and take a deep breath or two or three. When you are feeling stressed, pressured or stuck in a rut it is important to take time out and give yourself permission to enjoy life and do a simple easy meditation. This is what I like to call Meditation for Dummies (OMG you think I should write a book titled that?). I wonder if there is a book with that title? ok wait re-focus back to basic steps to meditate. Some may not understand the benefits of meditation but I have found that many times it brings clarity and focus and also can bring insight - at the very least it will not hurt you.

First find a place that is comfortable and sit in a position you find comfortable.

Allow your eyes to close slowly, relax the muscles in your face and begin to focus on your breath.

Now breathe. Yes breathe. Take in the source of your life. Exhale. Exhale the carbon dioxide oh yeah and all negative energies too, and anything that upsets you and may take your breath away. If there is something that just bothers you and takes your breath away just let it go at this point.

Now continue on this same trail...Breathe again. Yes just sit there and just breathe. Take in the oxygen, nutrients, and healing love. Now Exhale. Exahle that part in you that is holding your breath that holds you back and makes you feel stuck or cornered. If there is a part that doesn't want you to embrace life or anything just exhale it. See it leaving. Maybe it's an event see it going away. Exhale it all away.

As you do this just relax into your breath and know that air is flowing free and smooth in you. Just sit there and do this in total silence and quiet.

Mahatma Gandhi once said "In attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness."

So meditate in silence. Don't be surprised if you find the mind wandering around this is normal let it wander and then bring it back in and continue to breathe and release.