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Chasing Butterflies


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Most of us spend time searching for happiness….

Happiness is like a butterfly:

the more we chase it,

the more it will chide us;

but if we turn our attention

to other things,it will

and sit softly 

on our shoulder.

Thoreau

…. there is enough happiness for all of us.

I choose to live with joy in my heart.

My word for today “CHASE!”

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Happy Mother’s day


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We would like to wish all Mother’s a very Happy Mother’s Day. And may all Mother’s who have passed away enjoy eternal HAPPINESS.

A prayer we said for all Mothers around the world, in church this morning:

 

God of LOVE

listen to this prayer.

 God of holy people, of Sarah, Ruth and Rebekha

  Holy Mary, Mother of Jesus,

bend down your ear to this request

and bless women of our families.

Bless them with strength of Spirit,

 they who have taught our children

how to stand and how to walk.

 Bless them with the melody of your LOVE,

 they who have shared how to speak,

how to sing and how to pray to You.

Bless them with a place at your eternal dinner table,

they who have fed and nurtured the lives 

that were helpless, but embraced in their LOVE.

 Bless the women of our families today,

now , in this lifetime, with good things, with health.

Bless them with joy, LOVE, laughter, and pride in our children

and surround them with many good friends.

 May the women who cared for young life

be carried one day to Your Divine embrace:

there for all eternity,

to rejoice with family and friends.

 This blessing and all graces, we pray,

 descend upon the women of our families. Amen.  

My word for today is “MOTHERING!”

I remember my Mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. Abraham LIncoln.

HEALTHY HABITS



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Happy People

Some people are lucky enough to be full of the joys of life. And it’s not always the people who are famous, money rich,attractive, slim,who are the happy ones. Real happiness is something which is deep in our soul, it’s attitude, it’s a choice we make. Not every day is a diamond but how we help ourselves to get through our dilemmas, and our gratitude for what we have is what gets us  in a better place.

 Here are some habits that can be made part of our everyday life:

DECIDE to be happy.

Embrace and cultivate the positive.

NOURISH our physical body.

Good food,sleep, exercise, fresh air, hydration are the keys.

NOURISH our .

Tap into your passion. Keep on keeping on. Love what you do.

Find “your” PEOPLE!

They’ll like you for you. Stay away from the negative.

Become GRATEFUL.

 Be thankful for big things and small. Keep a gratitude journal.

 Don’t COVET “STUFF.”

STUFF will not make us happy. It may only bring us debt.

FOCUS energy on what matters most.

Forget the past. Don’t fret for the future.

Don’t compare ourselves to others. We are our own unique selves.

Every day is worth celebrating.

 Bring out the “good” tableware, wear the nicest dress/shirt.

Donate our unique talents.

 Volunteers report great happiness, better health,

connectedness to community and the wider world.

“Fall seven times, get up eight”- Japanese proverb.

Problems are only temporary setbacks, learning curves, NEVER defeat.

Let HURTS go! They only hinder happiness. 

Throw away the trash

Give up chronic stress. BREATHE EASY!

Look for GOOD in all people.

 Be generous with our compliments. Be kind to all whom we meet.

Lift others up…. lift up ourselves.

RELAX…….be Happy!

from an article in Better Homes and Garden

Practice Positive Thinking


 

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Get a happiness fix.……

 

Being a success:

 is liking yourself,

liking what you do,

liking how you do it. 

…….hang out with a happy person.

Your chances of being positive and happy will automatically rise.

 

My word for today is “SUCCESS!” 

Different Needs


 

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Sometimes people’s needs…….

 

People don’t always need our advice.

 Sometimes what people need is

a hand to hold,an ear to listen and hear,

and an understanding, and loving heart.

……. are not we perceive them to be.

My word for today is “LISTEN!”

The Treasure of LOVE


 

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Keeping loved ones always in our hearts and minds………

 

Those we love

don’t go away

they walk beside us every day…….

unseen, unheard,

but always near,

still loved,

still missed,

still thought about,

 and still very dear.

 

……. keeps their love always close to us.

 

My word for today is “LOVE!”