"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

* WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY *


The Ronald realized a long time ago that I am very easy to please, which is something I'd already known for years! We talk about it off and on in an abstract kind of way; wondering why some people behave the way they do.
 
Are we just born with certain traits or do we learn them? What exactly do we inherit from our parents and other ancestors?
 
I like to believe that my way of looking at life is a combination: I was born with some happy characteristics and I also learned by example. In my very young years, I was a bliss child. There was lots of happiness and smiles, laughter and love, and a general feeling of security and contentment in my home.
 
Taking these photos gave me great joy which continues every time I look at them.
 
I took this yesterday while driving to my chiropractor's office.

This is in his parking lot.
There were tons of gorgeous clouds, but I just couldn't get the right views.
So many were big, fluffy cotton-ball-like .....
and others were dark.
 
My old shell chimes hanging under our patio umbrella.
 
 
Vern lifting his paw. See him smiling at me!


Vern and his water cup at Sonic.
 
I took him there for an ice cream treat because
he had a traumatic time getting his nails clipped. Aww...
 
Double rainbow!

 

This one was taken from inside my car.

 

This one from outside my car.
I wanted to show how high the rainbow was
when it began to curve.
 
 * Click on the photos for a larger view. *


* P.S. June 25th: Susan, at Writing Straight from the Heart, surprised me by posting her interview with me! Please stop by if you're not tired of reading about my memoir.There's also a photo of Vern, so that's a perk! :)

 

It also gives me pleasure to smile and offer my help to others. So many people go through life in a kind of fog, and don't even notice the beauty around them. Am I saying that I'm always cheerful and exuberant? Gosh, no! But, how about 90% of the time? I'd say Yes!
 
 
 
"There is a voice in the Universe urging us to remember our purpose for being on this great Earth. This is the voice of inspiration, which is within each and every one of us." -- Dr. Wayne Dyer