This blog is intended to be a way for me to take notice of the great things in life and to share those great things.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Gone So Long

It has been toooo long since I've updated this blog.  I clicked on it and BOOM! it made me happy to just read it!  I have drifted, so far, from the things that I was doing to make me happy.  I have landed in a dreary place.  I need to make me some happy!

Here is one of my happy makers, Percy.  We finally got a real snowfall in Michigan this year and there is almost nothing better than labs in the snow.  I had my muck (capitalized?) boots and ran around the yard with the crew = instant happy.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Early Bird

When I started my run this morning, I felt faster and stronger than I usually do. I slowed down as the run progressed, but it felt great to start out strong! I ran for 32 minutes, mapped out to be about 2.85 miles on and it included a big hill by our house. I actually like doing hills, as long as I remember to take my time.

I saw beautiful birds while running this morning, including a blue jay, which is one of my favorites - they just seem to have such attitude!

Here's to waking up early (4:55 a.m.!) and starting out the day with movement, appreciation for wildlife and feeling stronger!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Exercise = Happiness!

Sophie took this photo of me this morning - I felt so happy, so calm after a great workout. My little sister has started a running program, the one I did last year, and she emails me of her progress. This email exchange has gotten me back into working out and even though I couldn't run today (Steve had an early appointment, can't leave Soph home alone), I got 22 minutes on the stairs with Mamma Mia on in the background - it was fabulous!!

Feeling good, feeling energetic and feeling happy!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Quotes that make me think, make me happy:

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
Maria Robinson

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day with Sophie!

Sophie and I spent Presidents' Day together - reading, playing Littlest Pet Shop, doing some origami. Steve had to teach, so it was just us 2 gals - and the dogs, kitty, snake and turtle.

Nothing makes me happier than spending time with my fabulous family!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


These are the words I read yesterday in "The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching":

Waking up this morning, I smile.
Twenty-four brand new hours are before me.
I vow to live fully in each moment,
and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Snakes = happiness??

Ok, one more snake photo.

I was going through emails and this is the photo Steve sent to me of Sophie with the boa and as I looked at my daughter's face I couldn't help but smile. She is so different from me! No way would I have allowed this when I was her age, nor did I have the curiosity about reptiles that she has. My god, I just love my child!!