Thursday, April 7, 2011


Yesterday was all about happiness for me. The weather in Georgia was a perfect 69 and sunny. It was the type of day when all of life seems to come together and make sense, and the sense that I made out of it was that all that has ever mattered was and is experiencing life in the Moment. Not living in past or future, just the here and now.

I took a beautiful and joyful three mile walk while listening to some of my favorite songs. Music has a way of lifting me out of any kind of funk I might find myself in and setting me back down into my heart.

When my husband came home from work, I was making dinner and listening to James Taylor Radio on Pandora. He and I ended up sitting on the couch talking and listening to music for a couple of hours. It sounds so simple and basic, yet it was such sweet and perfect joy. Every song was fantastic. Life was good.

Happiness is all about perspective. My father always told my sister and I that a person is as happy as they want to be. That really drove me crazy when he said that, but he was right. Yesterday I chose to be happy.

Happy music:



  1. I believe that too. Everything has its good points and its bad points, and it is up to us which we chose to dwell upon. Happy works for me every time. Glad you had such a wonderful day and evening.

  2. Davida,

    I agree with you, happiness is all about perspective. I am so glad that you had a very happy day! Enjoy your weekend.

  3. It does sound like it was a fabulous time. Ah, a walk sounds good.

  4. An interesting blog. Congratulations on your new step forward...(I am studying part time for BA Psychology with intention to be teen/young adult counsellor some time...)

    I agree with the quote "You are as happy as you choose to be"...very apt indeed...

  5. Hi Davida,
    Was just wondering if things are going well for you. Miss your wonderful writings, and wish you the best as spring is upon us.

  6. I'm trying really hard to change. I'm usually a pessimist but I'm trying to rewire my brain to think positively. It's just a lot of hard work. Dang it.