Happiness is …

April 4, 2009

Loka Samastha Sukino Bhavantu.
Loka Samastha Sukino Bhavantu.
Loka Samastha Sukino Bhavantu.
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

May all the beings in all the worlds be happy.
May all the beings in all the worlds be happy.
May all the beings in all the worlds be happy.
Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

vedas – world peace prayer

We are as happy as we want to be.  It is a choice.  We can easily get mired down in the muck or, like a lotus, we can rise above into beauty, light, peace, happiness.  It doesn’t have to be big stuff that makes us happy.  Sometimes it’s the littlest things that do it.  Other times, big things come into our lives and warm us up from deep within.  Just a few things this week that have made me happy as I can be …

  • Kripalu yoga 4x a week.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, it is complimented with an aromatherapy touch by my beautiful instructor, Linda.
  • Having sushi with Megan and honoring ourselves as we put the seat cushions on the floor and ate there instead of in chairs.
  • Seeing my redbud tree bud out.
  • Walking downtown with Stealth and Duck.
  • An early birthday present (thank you, Megan.  Be sure to check out her Etsy shop and her website.)
  • B spontaneously offering to bring home dinner.
  • Al-Anon
  • Not looking like this.
  • Increased flexibility of body and mind.
  • Butch, Spook, Autumn, Robbie, Mr. Kite, and Apollo – the amazing animals we spent time with while volunteering this week at CMHS.
  • 14¢ organic dark chocolates from Peace Nook.
  • Sewing book covers in my newly revamped sewing room.
  • A new bright pink tank top.
  • Reading in bed nightly with a hot cup of tea and a heating pad warming the sheets.
  • Curry Cauliflower soup
  • Bird songs
  • Daily affirmations
  • lilac candles
  • a visit from my brother
  • doing something special as a surprise for him (I’ll write about it when I know he’s gotten it.)
  • Cowbell
  • Finding a long lost DVD
  • Buying a new book of daily meditations
  • Red toenails
  • reading aloud with my children
  • spa music
  • adding a 2nd gym location
  • gaining acceptance and continuing to replace resentments with forgiveness.
  • Hank kisses

What is bringing you happiness right now?

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