Thursday, August 17, 2017

Just because I want to send a bit more peace into the world

I love singing and in light of recent events, this song really spoke to me. I post it here just because I want to show how peace can start in each of us. I send everyone much love and peace now and always.  (Please note that I altered the lyrics slightly from the original song. The original lyrics can be found here:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Never give up

I saw this video of this song called "Never Give Up" by the singer Sia and it really touched me as it seems especially pertinent now. The song reminds me that even when everything might seem so wrong and despite whatever evils exist in the world, people don't give up. So I post this song here just as encouragement for everyone who works to promote peace and justice, to stay strong!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Look back and smile

"Look back, and smile on perils past."-Walter Scott
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The novelist and playwright Sir Walter Scott was born today in 1771. When I think of the times in my life where I thought I was facing difficulty, for the most part I do smile because I know now that I got through those difficult things and the good things I have now seem much sweeter as a result. I think that people have a wonderful capacity to get through a great many things and while I can say that there are some things that may leave people scarred, I still think it's awesome that they got through those things. So I celebrate the fact that people do get through things as that's well worth smiling about!


Monday, August 14, 2017

Just because I needed a little silliness today

I really needed some silliness today so when I found this video it really made me laugh and I hope it has the same effect on others! Happy Monday everyone!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Happy Day!

The other day I was walking down the sidewalk and I happened to look down and I saw the words Happy Day carved into the pavement. I really like seeing things like that because they remind me that there is happiness in each day.  So, to that end, I wish everyone a very happy Sunday!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Even dogs can sweet talk

I love dogs so when I saw this joke I had to post it because it made me laugh. Apparently even dogs can be romantic!

Three handsome male dogs are walking down the street when they see a beautiful, enticing, female Poodle. The three male dogs fall all over themselves in an effort to be the one to reach her first, but end up arriving in front of her at the same time. The males are speechless before her beauty, slobbering on themselves and hoping for just a glance from her in return.

Aware of her charms and her obvious effect on the three suitors, she decides to be kind and tells them "The first one who can use the words "liver" and "cheese" together in an imaginative, intelligent sentence can go out with me."

The sturdy, muscular black Lab speaks up quickly and says "I love liver and cheese." "Oh, how childish," said the Poodle. "That shows no imagination or intelligence whatsoever."

She turned to the tall, shiny Golden Retriever and said "How well can you do?" Um. I HATE liver and cheese," blurts the Golden Retriever.

"My, my," said the Poodle. "I guess it's hopeless. That's just as dumb as the Lab's sentence." She then turns to the last of the three dogs and says, "How about you, little guy?"

The last of the three, tiny in stature, but big in fame and finesse, is the Taco Bell Chihuahua. He gives her a smile, a sly wink, turns to the Golden Retriever and the Lab and says, "Liver alone. Cheese mine."

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Happiness is a direction!

"Happiness is a direction, not a place."-Sydney J. Harris
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I was never good at directions. It seems like every time I go out of a room in a large building (particularly a bathroom, I tend to go out of it the wrong way and get all turned around so it takes me a while to get back to wherever I was before. However, if I could give someone a direction, I'd use happiness as a direction. I'd tell people to use happiness as guide to take them somewhere where they feel like their best selves. I know that I feel happiest when I'm going to see my family and because I'm happy going there, it makes arriving home all the sweeter. So here's to happiness and finding the best way using it!