Recipe for Happiness

Here are some words that inspire bad feelings and thoughts: Bitterness, Apathy, Fear, Pessimism, Selfishness.  Wow-I don’t want to even write any more words like that.  Let’s cleanse the atmosphere with positive words that bring light to the world. Here are some: Tranqulity, Compassion, Courage, Creativity, Dignity, Empathy, Forgiveness, Generosity, Gratitude, Hope, Love…. Wow-I could […]

Recipe for Enchantment

   “Also notice what perks your magic up and relieves apathy or fatigue.  When you hit upon it, you’ll experience a more-alive feeling, an excitement, or simply a gentle interest: these are signs of life force in your work.   Spend more time in these areas.  Document them in your journal.” —    © Positive Energy […]

Recipe for Happiness from Benjamin Franklin

Gretchen Rubin has a great blog called The Happiness Project. She quoted Benjamin Frankin today, saying: A quotation from Benjamin Franklin. [Of his plan for achieving virtue, which I used as a model for my happiness project] "On the whole, though I never arrived at the perfection I had been so ambitious of obtaining, […]

Recipe for Fun

I heard today about a great game that children play.  It is called ‘GiggleBelly’ or ‘Ha-Ha’ and apparently a lot of kids learn it at camp.  You lie on the floor and each person puts her head on the next person’s belly.  Then someone starts by saying, "Ha."  Then the next person says, "Ha-ha."  Then […]

A Negative Recipe for Happiness

Negative Recipes for Happiness can be very destructive.  Some of the worst are giving our girls, tweens and teens a Negative Recipe that goes something like this: Buy all the popular magazines about celebrities and pour over them.  Start to think about your body, your face, your hair and nails all the time. Try to […]

Looking for Small Miracles

One of the ways to be blessed with Happiness is to find the small miracles that surround us on a daily basis.  Some of these miracles we just take for granted, like life itself.  But we can practice becoming more consciously aware of the events that are part of our lives that certainly have a […]

Easy Recipe for Happiness

Dear Folks,   A friend of mine was mentioning that when her mother-in-law visited many years ago, she took the little girls out in the carriage for a walk.  Being a friendly person, she naturally talked to strangers.  On this day, she began to talk to a neighbor who looked a little tense.  It turned out […]

Another Recipe for Happiness

I noticed that Donna in a post at wrote such a lovely list of what brings her happiness.  She didn’t call it a Recipe for Happiness, but indeed it is!  Enjoy her list, read it as a sample Recipe for Happiness and then see if you can come up with your own Recipe!  "There […]