Monthly Archives: November 2010

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Quick list of things I am Thankful for…

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you whether you are Family, Friends or Friends I haven’t met yet.  I slapped this list together in minutes, so I am sure I will need to add to it.  Please leave me a comment and join in sharing What are YOU thankful For?!

God
Family near and far ❤
Precious Old Friends <—–that’s you Belinda & Sheri!
School friends <———-That’s you Shel, Annie, Lar, Ang, Deb, Audry, Shawn & Kev!
Life friends <—–Tish & Carls!
Online friends <——-Lea, Suzie, Jules & Luci!
Wildly Delicious new friends <———That’s you Scarlett, Sarah L., Sarah B. & Asia!
health
shelter
food
Candles
books
music
gardenias
freedom
full Moons
bonfires
gothic things
smell of rain
forgiveness
thunderstorms
old cemeteries
fresh cut grass
tea
Fairies
beauty
sunsets
my mom’s homemade chocolate cake & creme brulee
Moonrise
gardening
people speaking in accents
graphic design
sidewalk cafes
black eyeliner
Vintage Victorian things
ghost stories
film noir
laughing till you cry
makeup
glitter
bare feet
hot coffee
Indie Business
dancing
pictures of faraway places
piano
jasmine
good red wine
vintage pin up art
floating on the river
lavender plants
pretty crystals and rocks
herbs
beer
holidays
parties
winter nights
barbecues
love
dry leaves crunching
unexpected kindness
friends surprise gift packages
dreams
forests full of green
vintage shops
big soft sweatshirts
pancakes with nuts
spaghetti
waterfalls and rivers and oceans
perfume
high heels
stars
swimming
palm trees
Pirates
sunshine on my skin
warm sand
silly cats
dogs
cool crisp sheets
waves on the shore
tiny babies
Bella’s art
smiles
sleeping in
staying up late
hot! showers
fresh soap
new places
how Scott can fix almost anything
crackle of a warm fire
birds chirping
fountains splashing
butterflies
Santa Claus
movie nights
chocolate
lullabies
color
purple sweet tarts
mentors <———-that’s you dM!
haunting cello music
summer strawberries
poetry
sealing wax
massages
aromatherapy
fireworks
massages
What are YOU most thankful for?!

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Get off your rich ass and help somebody

My friend and mentor Donna Maria shared this video, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you. The title contains the first (and probably last) piece of profanity I have ever used at this blog. I assure you, it’s justified. Watch this video, by Ron and Tasra Dawson, and you’ll see what I mean.

I agree with dM, “If you are among my regular blog readers, and you watched this video, and can now think of a single thing to complain about, then shame on you. And shame on me too, if I start feeling sorry for myself.”

While not every assumption applies to us all, the general premise does! A grateful heart coupled with hands that help is a VERY powerful combo indeed!

Follow Donna Maria on twitter and read her blog here.   Learn more about Ron at his Twitter page and his blog, and also at their Teen Identity Project.

Now get off your rich ass and go help somebody …

What will you do to make a difference for someone else???

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!



Remembering Veteran’s Day

We do not forget the sacrifice you have made and many continue to make. Thank you to ALL our Veterans and Servicemen & Women! ❤

“We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” – Winston Churchill

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Being vs. Having

Sometimes when I hear a phrase it strikes a chord inside my soul.  (Probably one reason why I love to read so much).  Who knows why we are attracted to certain words- whether it is because a certain saying applies to us or we wish to aspire to it or we simply love the way it sounds.

Here is one of mine tonight…

The most important things are not things at all.

To Have or To Be (1976) was Erich Fromm’s last major work. In it he says that two ways of existence were competing for ‘the spirit of mankind’ – Having and Being. Having is explained as longing for possessions to find meaning. Being meaning engaging in living “in the moment” and fining meaning in our relationships and what we share.

So are you having or being? Thinking back, it seems that a lot of people were their happiest when they didn’t have much.  A simpler life is something I am going to work towards.  A great example is kids loving the box the toy came in more than the toy. Remember those days???

What is a way you can practice being Happy?

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!