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Tribute Tuesday: Happy

Finally just jumped in and did this. I absolutely love this song.  Please, music world, write more of these songs!  (Maybe someday I will, too!)

And thank you for indulging my desire to sing. 🙂



Happy Thoughts

Image courtesy of zirconicusso /

Image courtesy of zirconicusso /

5 “Happy Thoughts of the Day”, starting with the most recent:

5. Pumpkin Ice Cream (Non-Dairy!)  Brian made it with frozen pumpkin puree, frozen bananas, Shaklee 180 (vanilla), almond milk, pumpkin spice, and vanilla extract.  (Lovely 10pm snack! :-))

4. Reading Bossypants on the couch.  I have renewed this book (as well as 2 others) 3 times!  Which means I’ve had it for over a month and a half.  And before tonight I had about 5 pages read to show for it.  FINALLY, I got to it today, and I’m really enjoying it.  I was having a bit of a love/hate relationship with it for a while:  “Fey is the funniest ever!. . .  Ooo. . .  that one was mean; maybe not my sense of humor. . .”  But then I jumped around in the book and realized it was indeed pretty funny overall, starting up again.  I can totally see why my improv teacher recommended it.  Fey makes some very good improv points.  Besides the enjoyability of this particular book, it is also so nice to just be sitting here, reading, for fun.  I’m finally allowing time for it.  (Gotta finish this post so that I can get back to it!)

3. Got some important things accomplished today, simple things: post office, buying toilet paper, and getting the litterbox completely cleaned out (TMI?), but I am celebrating the small things!

2. Animal love.  Got some bonding time in with the animales today.  Chased Link around a bit when he was in his crazy mood and cuddled with all 3 of my lovies at some point or another throughout the day.

1. Did some exploring and decided I want to be a dance therapist!   I’m afraid to get too excited about it —  because I have the tendency to get super excited about something and have second thoughts soon after — but I read up on the profession, and it sounds right up my alley, combining something I enjoy (physicality/dance!) with helping others (therapy).  I’m going to talk with Cindy about it during our next phonecall.

What are your “happy thoughts” today?

Bookly Advice

"Magnifying Glass" courtesy of winnond/

“Magnifying Glass” courtesy of winnond/

I originally titled this post “If Books Could Talk”, but then I got to thinking: “What if books could talk?  What would that be like?”  So, I saved it for later.

Purpose: To impart wisdom through stories and advice.

Hypothesis: If I accept that I create my own destiny and choose my own perspective, then I will choose faith and happiness and live in peace for the rest of my days.

Materials: Old Man Attitude; Fannie Flagg’s Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven; Ralph L. Wahlstrom’s The Tao of Writing; Serge Kahili King’s Urban Shaman

Procedure: 1. Be exposed to excellent literature through my grandpa, my library book club, and recommendations from Writer’s Digest and my life purpose coach.  2. Read pivotal parts of said literature all at the exact same time, which happens to be your period of doubt and despair.  3. Take the hint that the universe is trying to work with you.  4. Follow its advice.

Results: The first two texts (short anecdote and novel) eerily echoed the exact same message: life is what you make of it, so choose to be happy.  I noted this and was heartened.  The third text mirrored what I’d been finding in my own writing practice — a need to find my special writing place (the kitchen table), free of clutter and open to the rest of the house — which happens to be the same area the author had chosen for himself.  He also talked about the importance of using enjoyable supplies, which I’ve been thinking about.   Everything in the 4th text resonates with me.  Eventually I will devote an entire post to it.  Most recently King wrote on the futility of criticism, resulting in me exclaiming — “You mean, my struggle with constructive criticism is normal and in vane?”

Conclusion: I have decided today that I choose faith.  I relinquish control and needing to know what will happen tomorrow.  I do the best I can today and trust that the future will take care of itself, and the universe will take care of me.

Karaoke Queen II — A Poem

Last night I sang my heart out.

The last karaoke crooning of 2012.

And I realized I needed it,

As much as I needed to breathe.


Because when I’m there

Singing on stage

Or listening/singing along with my crew,

Nothing matters.


I’m not a teacher,

Not a tutor,

Not a writer,

Not a workshop leader.


I’m not a disciplinarian,

Not a help-you-catch-up-and-hope-you’re-having-an-“on-day”- and– that-I’M having an “on-day” – ian,

Not a struggling artist,

Not a pulling-myself-out-of-the-house-because-I-need-the-money-and-this-is-my-way-of-life-ian.


I . . .  just. . . am.


And I’m happy.

And at times like these, I know if I were taken from this world,

Right in this moment,

I would be ok. . .

Because my life is complete.

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