Have you ever re-read a book? Me, almost never. Too many books, too little time. That said, there’s a book I read years ago which I am now re-reading. It is a memoir by the Madeleine L’Engle, the author of A Wrinkle in Time. Last night I finished the book I was reading and went to the […]
The Smiley Lady Blog
People were forever asking me how I got to be so darned happy. So I started speaking
to school groups and blogging about choosing to view life more optimistically.
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Someone recently asked me if I was always happy. Certainly not. But I do think I am almost always in a state of well-being. One can have a feeling of well-being even when feeling sad. Well-being comes from so many arenas. One of course is pleasure, the pleasure of something yummy or cozy or funny. […]
I’ve followed Mr. Smiley‘s career for years–and not just because of his last name! I had the good fortune to meet him last week. Here’s the picture. I chickened out about asking him to jump with me. Maybe next time! Sheesh, if Oprah is willing to jump, how could Mr. Smiley say NO to the Smiley Lady?! I bought […]
That Oprah would recognize me, on sight, really warmed my heart. We’ve only met one other time. As one of the founders of the OWN Ambassadors (the grassroots social media group supporting Oprah’s network), I have had the honor to be invited, twice, to say hello and break bread. This time when I asked if […]
We’re well into the 4th hour of the drama of the semi truck hanging over the edge of our steep, windy road. Two tow trucks and a gaggle of workers all trying to keep it from falling into the creek below. Amazingly, everyone is being jolly. So much so, they all deserved some cookies and […]
Today I am remembering a day when my three kids were little. They were in the backyard making mud with the hose, lots and lots of mud. They’d come up with the marvelous, incredible, never before seen, How Much Mud Can You Carry in Your Underwear Challenge. Unbeknownst to me one of them had run into […]
The happiest moments in our lives deserve more than a cursory nod once a year. I suggest that pausing for just a moment, every day, to remember the joy associated with these events, is a way to have a happier life. To that end, my cell phone sends me a little musical message four times […]
Instead of resolutions based on the premise that you are bad and need to fix yourself, I suggest resolutions to bring more joy into your life. 1) Wake up 10 minutes early every morning and luxuriate in the coziness of my lovey bed, instead of popping up and out. 2) Have a little bit of […]
Taking a rest is not a crime, not a sin either. I’m just saying. Everybody needs to lighten up about being critical of how others handle their TO DO list and how they handle their own TO DO List. Actually, everybody needs to lighten up about everything. Today I am going to attempt to lighten […]