Rainy days

What do you like about rainy days?  I love the quiet so that I can hear the pitter-patter of raindrops on the window and stare at the intricate patterns that form.  It is the promise that tulips will start to show their buds through the earth and grace us with their beautiful petals.  My trees in the backyard have already started to bud and I’m so excited to look out every day and appreciate every stage of its growth or sitting on my covered porch with a cup of tea and a blanket and lose myself in my thoughts and dreams.

Yes, I love the rain and it makes me so happy!

 

 

Happy?

Happy? It’s a conscious effort every single day! You wake up and get out of bed and the first thought you have can set the tone for the rest of your day!  Waking up everyday is a blessing all on its own and a thought we can get into another day.  6 am and the alarm goes off what is the first thought that goes through your mind?  For many it could be:

“Ohhhh, work…. I can’t stand my job!”

“Bills! Bills are due today!! How am I going to come up with the money??”

“10 more minutes!! Lunches to make…should have made them last night!”

I’m getting tired just typing that out!  Did you know it takes twice as much energy to think negative thoughts than positive ones??  Becoming stressed out about everything you need to get done today imbues so much negativity into your brain and really set the theme you’re going to be experiencing all day!!  It becomes a domino effect.  You wake up late, you miss your train or you get stuck in traffic, you spill your coffee on yourself at work, you realize you forgot your lunch in the fridge, you have a meeting you forgot to prepare for.  Let’s rewind back to last night!!

You made yourself a cup of camomile tea, you sat down with your favourite journal and pen and put your thoughts down about what your day is going to be like tomorrow.  Meetings you might have, things you’d like to get done.  You praise yourself for having made the kids’ lunches so it’s one less thing to worry about in the morning.  I wish my every evening was like that but it’s NOT! We’re aiming for doing our best every single day not perfection.  I must say however, on days that I meditate, journal, prepare the night before, going to bed and visualize what I want to manifest in my life, the next day runs smoothly, calmly and just plain HAPPY!

I almost forgot on Day 4!

I’m in bed just about to fall asleep and I remember that I almost forgot to do my daily blog post!! ARGH!!  Got out of bed and trying to find something totally inspiring to say at 10:25pm while I’m yawning bigger than a lion.  I spent the day out on various appointments which lasted until 9pm when I got home! Inspiring? Maybe tomorrow…but I will leave you with this:

So, I’ll go easy on myself for almost forgetting and instead be happy with myself that I tried… Good night jack canfield quote

The happy sound of silence

Today, I had the most awesome blessing of enjoying a day filled with silence.  Oprah once said: “Alone time is when I distance myself from the voices of the world so I can hear my own”.  The house was so quiet I could hear even the most subtle creak or drip.  It was a prime opportunity to spend the day in meditation and self-reflection.  I have never (until today) spent a better part of the day in silence.  I feel so relaxed and calm but most of all I have come to realize a better sense of direction for my life which not too long ago was at a crossroads.  I enjoyed beautiful visions during meditation and was compelled to create afterward.  I have included a pic of that creation.  Looking at it a little while later, I realize it is my life; a life more serene, more alive and one that is coming out of the woods, confident in the dreams I am compelled to pursue. A perfect day… I feel so happy!

What makes you happy?  Share your thoughts 🙂

Creative me

 

The beach…

I have an indescribable connection to the ocean, a great lake even a babbling brook.  It is where I can breathe life into my thoughts and my soul with just one breath.  I must have been a mermaid in a past life! Spring is here in our part of the world and we were so blessed to enjoy 16 degrees Celsius with warm sunshine today!  I recently took this picture and the warm sunshine today reminded me that summer is just around the corner and will be here before we know it! Days at the beach, in the water and having such a wonderful carefree time! In an effort to stop myself from rushing through every day and enjoy the moment that is spring, I sat on my front porch with the sun shining on my face and meditated for half an hour.  It was so warm and when I opened my eyes I could have sworn I saw clouds smiling. I don’t remember the last time I felt so alive and so full of energy! Life is so beautiful, happy and laughing!

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As an after note, I am challenging myself to blog something that makes me happy and laughing every day for 30 days!  🙂

 

Getting my writing mojo back!

I know, I know! I keep saying I’m going to be more frequent in my blog posts and then I disappear for months!  I’m sorry! I did, however, recently found my mojo for writing again!  SO Happy!!  Amazing what clearing out your clutter does for your soul! I have so many wild ideas for change regarding my blog, a website I want to launch which will include workshops I’ve been working on, and of course, writing, writing and more writing!  Someone I know once said: “We build trust through performance”. Those words ring true for me now as I set on a new writing journey and hopefully build your trust!  Hope you all come along for the ride. Not sure if I’m going to keep this blog specifically, revamp it or start fresh when I connect it to my website but I will certainly keep you posted along the way!  Until next time (which will not be in months from now! LOL)! Hope to see you soon!  Please subscribe to stay up to date on news and novelties on all things Happy and Laughing!

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still happy regardless…

I hope everyone had a great and happy thanksgiving weekend!!

I’m very happy I got a lot of likes regarding the handmade gratitude journal on Facebook and pintrest!  I’m a little disappointed that no one left any comments 😦 …that’s OK!

I’m still happy regardless and I still randomly chose a winner from the likes pile!

Lucky winner is Carm D!  Check your inbox!  I’ll be emailing you with details!

Until next time! Hope everyone is happy and laughing!!