How to Get Happy (for Real)

I have been thinking about joy and happiness for a while and how that relates to health.  Yes, HAPPINESS brings health and wellbeing!...more
Willybeach: I am glad we found each other! Somehow when things are difficult and you can still ...more

The Joy of Candles

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#100HappyDays and 24 Hours of Happy

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#100HappyDays Challenge

What Makes YOU Happy?

I have spent the majority of the day on the computer. I have been working on my blog, trying to find new readers and trying to reach out to read the blogs of other people....more

Happy it's Finally Spring!

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Dear God

Dear God,I am getting married in a less month! (Of course, You already knew that). In the midst of all that is going on, I wanted to take the time to thank You.  I know I don’t have to write You, but I best organize my thoughts when I write them down, and I don’t want to leave anything out.You have been such a Faithful presence in my life, even when I was angry with You. You never left. When I felt the lack of Your presence, it was my fault. I turned away....more

New year. Revised definition of happiness.

Remember when we were very young and thought “happy” was our birthright?  As the years went on, we’d do a lot of things just to get some of that.  Today I think “content” or “peaceful some of the time” will suffice. I don’t think of these as compromises, but rather as more likely-sustainable states of mind....more

A Stranger among Us

My daughter is Wink Martindale. She wakes up fluttering near the edge of nirvana, and her mood surges steadily upward from there.Naturally, her father and I are horrified.It’s not that we don’t enjoy our daughter Sadie, it’s just that we don’t know where she came from. Obviously not from us. We aren’t terribly joyful people. While the optimism train was pulling out of the station, we were back at the terminal trying to buy Excedrin....more

Five Steps To A Happy Baby!