Category Archives: Happiness

“River, take me along….” Nurturing Thursday

The  magic and beauty of nature… the magic and beauty of rivers… the nurturing presence of waters flowing gently past… nurtured by a river nurtured along ~ nature nurtures ~ ~ The last 2 stanzas from a beautiful river song, … Continue reading

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“Vonnie….she’s our girl!” … joyful and inspirational Vonnie, our Irish – Australian girl

“Vonnie, she’s our girl!” Vonnie, delightful Vonnie! I’d like you to “meet” this inspiring person… One of our fellow travelers in Ireland a few weeks ago Vonnie… an inspiration! 89 years old…. 89 years young! as cheerful, optimistic, strong and … Continue reading

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Away we go…. keeping calm and carrying on….

~ ~ ~ I’ll  be leaving Sunday morning for several weeks of vacation…up into the sky and then “on the road, again”……traveling around southwest Ireland. For much of the time we’ll be on a small tour with a few other … Continue reading

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“Let’s all sing like the birdies sing”…nurturing lightness, brightness, laughter, playfulness and joy

~ ~ We have a family of  baby chickadees in one of our birdhouses… chirping….tweeting away… safely nestled inside that birdhouse… …lively voices… tweeting sweetly away! ~ Their sweet little chirps remind me of a playful song… sung along so … Continue reading

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The kinder we are with ourselves… the happier we’re going to be…and passing it along

~ ~ Perhaps some of us who tend to be “helpers” or “nurturers” may not be offering as much kindness or compassion to ourselves?  Maybe we’ve “misunderstood” or  misperceived, and think it’s  bit “selfish” or “self absorbed” to be more … Continue reading

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???… “Setting senior slumpers on a straight path” …???

A headline from the Saturday Contra Costa Times newspaper… ??? what are they talking about ???? ??? what ??? ~ ~ ~ ~ Well….. who are those “seniors” ….???? ~ And “slumpers” ….??? what is a “slumper” …??? uh oh? … Continue reading

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“Explore, Dream, Discover….” Mark Twain

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