How Not to be Sad

How Not to be Sad:

Happiness is a decision

As I was browsing through an old online journal I came across a piece I'd discovered and shared several years ago. I'm not sure where I originally found it, who wrote it, or whether it's about a real person (if anyone has any insight into its origin, please let me know), but as its underlying message resonates with me, I thought I'd share it here. ...more
 @alphabetsaladYou are very welcome. Keep them coming :-)more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake” Your Success and Happiness Is Possible 4-14-12

The status today is all about your direction: the “Who, What, Where, When and Why”, in order to achieve. A disappointment in plans appears, and sacrifices may be made.Opposing Energies: self doubt, selfishness, arguments, fearYour success and happiness is possible when letting go of limitations, and adapting new attitudes.Wide Awake Words™ for today: surprise, faith, appreciation...more

Joy In the Universe

A funny thing happens when you reveal your desires to the Universe. The Universe listens. I started this blog as a creative outlet, a hobby, a place to collect my thoughts, and a sort of spotlight to keep me focused happiness, Chasing Joy. I started with a list of things I have always wanted to do and I also took some suggestions from friends, family, and followers. I have a ways to go but have slowly been working my way through the list and chronicling my adventures/experiences here....more

A thank you from all mothers

In the early 90’s we hosted a Russian dentist, Galina Raguzina -we are the same age; she spoke no English, I spoke no Russian. Yet we could point to a word in the Russian/English dictionary and recognize exactly what thought the other was referencing. She asked to wash some clothes and when I took her down to the washing machine she carefully looked up the words “a thank you from all mothers".....raising both hands into the air (also the word “lazy” followed by a laugh)....more

My Happy Place

Long holiday weekend: soft sunshine and cloudless blue skies, crisp spring freshness in the air, precious time a gift for my enjoyment. Me: awake, clean, clothed and in my right mind. ...more

So what does it take to be happy?

Most folks think they need something (or some things) to be happy. Those of you who've been reading my ramblings for a while probably think I'd be happy if I were able to achieve and maintain a normal weight. And I must admit, I'd be pretty happy if that were to happen.But that doesn't mean I'm not happy now, most of the time....more

Laugh, Laugh, Laugh (cross post)

Those of you who know me personally know that I have one of those loud laughs. When things are funny to me, I have to let it out. Holding it in gives me the reverse effect and I get sad. You either love it or you hate it. When I worked in "corporate America," you have no idea how many people have told me to "keep it down" or how many supervisors have "called me into the office for a chat" because of my loud laugh. I have found that the people that love my laugh find it infectious...when I laugh, they laugh....more Hey Robin, I so wish that I could be at the BlogHer conference, but money ...more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake” And Think About What You Were Expecting 3-27-12

Life is getting on track.You’re now making your way.Forging on financially and most of your plans are beginning to bear fruit.Your spirits soar, your happiness is apparent.Opposing Energies: betrayal, disappointment, disruptionYou may be surprised by others’ behaviors to the point of disappointment.  This may not be all about them.Wide Awake Words™ for today: illusion, expectations, reality, loving-kindness...more