I don’t know why I Love Them but I do. They’re such a simple little flower but they have great big power … well at least on me they do.

They make me smile.

They make me wanna roll around in a field of grass and soak up the earth.

They make me wanna laugh and skip and sing.

They just make me happy !
and I could use some extra happy right now ~ I’ve had a rough month

So I’m going to ring in the Spring of 2012 by surrounding myself with daisies and happiness. I think I’ll go buy myself a bouquet tomorrow. But for today I’m going to simply think of Happy Daisies and put a smile on my face, a two-step in my gait and a tickle in my heart.

Hope you have a wonderful spring, a wonderful day and a wonderful life !

And won’t you take a moment and share with me what makes you happy?



In fact, I have an idea ~ let’s celebrate spring and happiness together !

Let’s take a week and do something special for ourselves every day. It doesn’t have to be anything huge or expensive, just something to remind yourself that you matter.

And let’s meet back here and share what you did and how it made you feel.



It happens – even to the best of us. I mean, we’re human after all.

We do our daily best to keep our heart and soul on our goal. We can see it, we can feel it, we’re experiencing it in our mind’s eye and then …

Something happens to cause us to worry, wonder, second guess. You know … obstacles … life’s little interruptions and irritations.

Oh I just hate when they sneak in at my moment of weakness. But then it’s at those moments that I’m delighted to remind myself of such things as :

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” ~ Henry Ford ~

Ahhhh, pep talks, whether they’re athletic, professional or spiritual, we know why we like them … they work !


“How well am I able to meet people in their time of difficulty”

That was the Mentation Question posted today at the wonderful site of my dear friend Dr. Loretta Standley. As soon as I read it a tingle went across my body, a thought raced across my mind and a song played in my head.

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Close your eyes, breathe gently and think about that Mentation Question for a moment.

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So often when we hear of another’s moment of difficulty we lend judgment rather than support. I often wondered why. Is it that hearing of another’s moment of pain and struggle brings to the surface our own difficulties we’re trying to get through and perhaps have buried unresolved? Why is it when someone shares a misfortune in their life or thrashes out with a comment during a moment of pain, we respond subjectively rather than objectively?

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There’s a lot to ponder in that question so let me post it here again . . .

“How well am I able to meet people in their time of difficulty”.

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As soon as “I” read Dr. Standley’s Mentation Question for today what came to my mind was a very powerful song. I remember the first time I heard it my skin tingled, I stopped dead in my tracks and just said “Wow” !

To me, someone else’s difficulty isn’t about Me – it’s about Them. So the next time someone, anyone, shares their moment of difficulty with you, thrashes out with a verbal assault while in pain, stop for a moment and ask yourself, “How well am I able to meet this person in their time of difficulty.” And instead of making the moment about YOU and becoming a critical know-it-all, ask yourself “Can I make it better?” And then . . . 

“of the million things that ran through my mind, only one I could say …”

Listen here – and try saying this next time – quite powerful!

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If you never try, you’ll never know.

Here’s what happens when one makes a decision without knowing the facts . . .

Squishy Foods

She was 17, a delightfully joyous young lady, a friend of the family. As I prepared the evening’s meal it was an honor to set a place for her at the table.

Then the truth came.

As she glimpsed the evening’s culinary creation she hesitantly confessed – in an almost subtle voice of repentance for what I could tell she felt was a disrespectful reply to dinner – “um…I don’t like scallops.”

“No problem,” I assured her. “There’s always a refrigerator full. We’ll simply prepare you a different dish.”

Her silent sigh of relief filled the air…and amused me.

But I wasn’t letting her off that easy.

Teasingly I inquired … “Have you ever had scallops?”

“Ah, no!”

I grinned. She gulped … hard.

“Then how do you know you don’t like them?”

“I don’t like squishy foods,” she delivered with ligtening speed.

“Oh!” I accepted.

We both turned to go about our business…me with dinner preparations…she socializing with my son. Until…

I beckoned her to the kitchen.

Feeling forgiven and off the hook, she returned with the innocence and energy of a budding young adult.

Then stopped short and in horror of the sight before her.

There sitting alone on a lunch plate was a scallop. I handed her the plate, a fork, a napkin and these words of wisdom…

Go into the other room. Try the scallop. If you don’t like it, spit it into the napkin. But when you return you will be able to say with confidence whether or not you like scallops.”

I could hear her sweat.

We both turned to tend to our business.

Shortly she returned. Plate empty. Napkin … full.

“I don’t like them,” she shivered.

We both laughed.

“Well, at least now you can say ‘I don’t like scallops’ with confidence and experience.”

She giggled in agreement then thoroughly enjoyed dining on…her favorite leftover pasta dish.


A Painless and Pleasant Procedure

It was truly a painless and pleasant procedure. She was hesitant … she experienced … and now she knows.



Life is filled with nothing but choices ~ which culminates in

a life filled with the results of your choices

So if you have a choice then like a positive addiction …

“Accentuate the Positive ~ Indulge in Optimism”



Apparently there is nothing that can’t happen today !

~ Mark Twain ~




Some people Inspire Us while others frighten us.

It’s May 21st – if you’re reading this, guess what, YOU’RE ALIVE !


Were you frightened by the notion that the world was going to end today !

As Joan Rivers would say – “P-A-L-E-E-Z-E !”


Someone reminded me last night a bit after midnight that the world was going to come to an end today. Well, I slept in (that’s how worried I was), the sun is now shining (and that’s been a rarity in Boston lately) – and well . . .

It’s a beautiful day to be alive – as is every day !


And here’s a option that joined me for coffee this morning !

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.  ~ Douglas H. Everett ~

Be Not Afraid – You’re Here – Get Moving – There’s Lots To Do !



Dare to be Different ~ Dare to be You

Dare to Be !


(As an aside … stop worrying … when it’s YOUR time to go, there ain’t nothing YOU can do to stop it !  Enjoy life because one day it will be over)