My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Being Happy is the Goal

Pretty pink and red roses fabric gives me joy.

Another post from over a year ago. I'm being lazy this week!!

I thought of something today. Being happy and peaceful, especially at home but also in any place where you spend a lot of time, is the goal: stimulating the senses is one way to start. Learn to "tease" yourself into doing necessary and useful tasks by stimulating your senses. Think of the fountain pen squeaking across fine white paper. Smell the fragrance of the ink. Feel the smooth pen in your hand. Have a light bulb ring with the glorious scent of plumeria; you'll think you are in Hawaii. These oils can be bought for very little in many natural food stores or on line or ebay. Put a lovely small french style lamp on your writing table. Have a lovely little antique footstool under your desk for you feet. Set up the task so it will be pleasurable for you.



  1. Hmm, I need to work on that. Having had the "come over to my house" contamination, you can see I still have a lot yet to do to make it to my style. I'm sure popcorn and pretzels all over the floor only stimulates the frustration senses and stretches out my vaccuuming arm.

    Maybe I can set chocolates under my pillow without the Farmers or Hubby finding out? But then again, I just might nip them during the day!


  2. Ahh! Thanks for the tips of adding special touches to ordinary tasks--makes the 'work' ever-so-much more fun!!

  3. Hey Connie! Girl, I love pretty fabric too, and It does have a tendancy to make me feel happy. This is a great are an inspiration. I agree with you friend. Happiness should be our goal in life and alot of times we have to make a consicious (sp?) choice and choose happiness. I'm always glad when I do!

  4. My sweet friend I am not even going to try to let pics load today, it's just not working on dial up today. Ugh. But I love the post!

  5. What a fabulous stash you have!! I'm just green!

    Why don't my stacks look that good??

    Aunt May's Cottage

  6. Connie...

    I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to leave comforting words on my post the other was hard to share all of that..I don't like feeling that didn't have to take the time to care...but you did..and that means alot to me..thank you..


  7. Good ideas Connie! I definitely agree with you! Have a great evening!


  8. This weekend I found the elusive "mandarin green tea" airwick refill. Mmmmmm small pleasures.

  9. Hi Connie, I wish I had that stash ! Where do you find most of your fabric ? We only have 1 fabric store left in this town !

  10. Being happy should be a goal for everyone. Happiness is contagious.


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