Thursday, December 21, 2006

Some holiday thoughts

One of the great pleasures of living in Arizona is the endless sunny days.I thrive on the big skys and sunny days that the desert povides. This time of year when the nights are long and the days short and cold it takes a little more effort to keep my spirits high. I really rely on my vitaimins and antioxidents even more than usual. I know that for me getting enough omega three oils and isoflavens in my diet are essential to my happiness factor.I also rely on lots on vitimin C this time of year to keep colds and other breathing problems away.
Yeasterday my husband Victor and I went shopping and spent the day enjoying all the Christmas decorations .We bought some presents and holiday food items then came home and put up our little Christmas tree. I really felt it was Christmas season for the first time with our little tree up.A couple of Christmas traditions that always ring in the holiday are the decorations and lights and the holiday music that I still enjoy after all the years.I would add that being with my family was always the greatest joy of the holidays for me in the past but now I have my little family of dogs and cats and my sweet husband. I appriciate the good life that I now have and am looking forward to a great holiday.Happy holidays to everyone that reads this post!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Happiness factors

A lot of lifes satisfaction relies heavily on the happiness factor. The big question what really makes me happy.Many things can play into this but after concentrating every evening on three things that made me happy that day, I have realized that most of my happiness comes in the form of small daily accomlishments and quiet observations on the beauty of nature and life going on around me.I have filled my home with dogs and cats which have given me endless entertainment and love.Often I have picked small accomplishments like bill paying or closet cleaning as the things that gave me happiness. I have been suprised to find that I have not picked anything I bought or ate that made me happy. Sometimes I am happy because I was able to do something for someone else or happy that I did something that I put off .I am finding that my happiness comes from sources that I did not expect. I though that I would find more satisfaction in having new things .That has not been the case.This has been an interesting learning experience on my path of self accualization.
I still have my big goal of doing art fairs and paying off my bills. Maybe this is why I am not so happy about making purchases.I really want to be debt free.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

An important goal to set for life

I need to commend myself in my everyday life .Give thanks to everything around me and remember to see joy in daily life. I want to give thanks to my son Marcus who set up this web site for me to enjoy.Where I can save and share my ideas and experences.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

A new day 11/29/06

Yesterday I started a new habit.I read an email from my sister Karen about a happiness study.In the study people think of three experiences they had that day that made them happy then think of what they did that lead to that experience.When I went to bed I started thinking of three things that I was happy about that day and what was my part in creating that experience.Just remebering and concetrating on the best and happiest parts of my day was very satisfing and i found myself adding many more than three happy moments I had experienced that day. What agreat way to end each day . Concentrating on the good life in its simplest form each happy moment one at a time.I am so pleased that Karen turned me on to this great idea.
I hope you will now go out and have a great day one moment one experience at a time.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Welcome to my web site

Welcome to my new web site . What a great day to begin my journal since today is Thanksgiving an all inclusive nondenominational holiday devoted to thanking God for food. Thanksgiving is the one holiday most associated with a big meal and lots of food. I want to refocus my life style away from gluttany and toward a renewed interest in many of my favorite past interests and great joys in life like Art, Music, Literature crafts and gardening.Then add new interest like my four pets my home hiking and tennis. I would love to add travel and all manner of life explorations to this list of activities.
Starting with a possitive attitude I began my day with my husband Victor and our dog Zippy hiking Shaw Butte here in North Phoenix.It has taken us a few years to discover many of the unique hiking opportunities within a couple of miles of our home. We hiked a little over an hour and enjoyed the beautiful views on both sides of the butte.The great thing about hiking with our dog Zippy is that she really helps me to live in the moment. When she is there I am more likely to fully participate in all the experiences surrounding me.There is so much to enjoy.There is the beautiful mountain views the clear sky and all the interesting people and there pets that we meet as we hike and there is the scent of fresh air and warm breezes.. I believe in giving myself every opportunity that I can to get involved in my great nieghborhood and the beautiful weather Phoenix has to offer this time of year.