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.