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“I’ve reduced a lot of the stress in my life.  I’ve gotten rid of a lot of things.  The light was turned on and a lot of the cockroaches started spinning.  I swept them out the door.  And sometimes you just have to throw things out because they carry a certain energy.”  Wesley Snipes

It’s a very cold, crisp day today, and perfect for an invigorating walk in the sunshine.  My Great Nephew came along with me to the playground at the park behind where we live.  I don’t know how he managed to talk me in to spinning on this silly contraption!  It was fun though, and he laughed up a storm when I got off and just about fell over from dizzyness.  A very enjoyable afternoon!

I like the quote for today – because I’ve been there, done that.  Most of those cockroaches were monsters I created in my own brain.  There’s still a few left in there – squiggling about every now and then . . . but it’s so much easier to squish them now than it was 10 or 15 years ago!  

Practice makes perfect . . . 



“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.”  Eleanor Roosevelt

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”  Mahatma Gandhi

The quote that I have chosen for today really resonates.  I completely, totally and one hundred percent agree that happiness is a by-product of your daily choices and actions.  In fact, I had to include a second quote to underscore the first quote . . . I’m a very happy person these days.  So much of my life is in harmony with who I am deep inside.  It has not always been so.  I’ve been on a journey to harmony in my life, and have seen healing and happiness in the lives of those around me as a result.  There was a time when I had division, discord, depression, unhappiness ruling my experience of life.  I am so fortunate to be in a place now where I am happy, healthy, and able to share that with the people I love.  

This photo was taken with my iPad as hubby, baby girl and I were out for a walk on a beautiful sunny Bay Area day.  I took it with an App called HDR Pro that creates the HDR right when you are taking the shot.  Thus it is a little fuzzy.  That’s Ella’s curly mop on the lower right.  

The little one was so happy to be out in the fresh air, walking, picking up sticks and playing with acorns that have fallen by buckets off the trees.  It’s one of those afternoons where everything is right with the world.  The birds are singing, the air is clean and crisp . . . and our only concern is keeping her from falling in the creek!  



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