All posts tagged: happiness


In the steam that rises as I pour boiling water into my coffee cup, In my favorite song that for some reason always sounds better as I ride along in my car listening to the radio, In an unexpected smile from an unfamiliar face at the grocery store, In the satisfaction of completed tasks at the end of my work day, In the warmth of the sun as it touches my skin and wind that strokes the hair from my face as I walk to and from my car, As I cook chicken marsala and celebrate my risotto came out just right, In the amnesia induced my my favorites books, films, and t.v. shows, Those fleeing moments, barbecue with family on a warm night, sweaty beers dripping on the brass table, The discussions we have with our friends that challenge us to think differently and more deeply, In the embraces of those we love, a kiss good night, these moments that fill our hearts with joy, peace, feeling in that moment we are right where …

Morning Recluse

Morning recluse Jolt out of bed, with a new hope, possibilities then dread The day’s responsibilities run through my head. I say wait! The morning sun shines like a spot light through my kitchen window A stack of clean glimmering dishes on the kitchen sink, courtesy of my husband Wheezing sound of the tea kettle, warm sweet coffee and buttered toast served I look for a resting place on my couch; My cat looks for a resting place on my lap Outside, neighbor’s engine is starting, the sound  of car motors rushing then police sirens. I say wait! Journal in hand, book of the hour on the table, ukulele on stand by, mind is awake, inspiration alive The day will have to wait just a little longer

New year, happiness is my aim

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2015 I know I am a little late. But I am all about resolutions and goal setting. Let’s face it most of the time  we make same resolutions year after year dressed in new language.  For me this year I would like my focus to be happiness everyday if possible. I am in the process of trying to figure out what that looks like for me. But a start would be aiming to increase my activity of things I love to do each day. 2014 was wonderful to me, but at a certain point I felt like I got caught up in my professional endeavors, and the daily hustle. By the end of the year of found myself in thirst for a different kind of life, one of freedom in creative expression. I want to have everyday be a meaningful day and not just another day purchased from me and resigned by me so easily. This year I vow to try my best to play my Ukulele, sing, draw, paint, redecorate, watch funny movies, cook,  photograph things, read, …