Tag Archives: Happiness

Weekly Photo Challenge: ORANGE

Who doesn’t love orange? I certainly do! It gives me joy, sparks my enthusiasm, makes me happy. What’s not to love? Surely one of the reasons for the worldwide popularity of Hallowe’en is — PUMPKINS! Which are orange-est of the oranges. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas to All!

It seems paradoxical that the quintessential Christmas plant comes to North America from the tropics. Yes, the poinsettia’s heat and vivid color originate in Mexico. The cheerful flowers so delighted Joel Roberts Poinsett, first United States Minister to Mexico, that he … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CHANGE, or A Gift from Ginger Garden

My mother made two intentional jokes in her life. One of them was when she (Texas born) entered into a conversation about something-or-other saying, “Let’s talk about Texas. We weren’t, but let’s —” For my two sisters and me, that was … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Of Dragons, Tears, and Renewal

Although there are exceptions, most forms of renewal happen slowly. Think of the slow round of the seasons, the patience needed to follow the life cycle of plants. A human baby takes 9 months of growth to enter the world … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: HAPPY

Happiness is: A Boy and his iPad! At the Apple Store at the Holyoke Mall, right up front across from the Genius Bar (don’t ask), there’s a special low table for little ones, with iPads just waiting to be picked … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LAUNCH!

Here is Hannah at the moment of launching herself into space in the excitement and joy at a family wedding: Exuberance itself!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Self-Portrait, 2

My world at the Apple Store — it might be a collage if it weren’t actually a single shot— We spend a lot of time there, Frank and I, going one-to-one with the Creatives, those amazingly knowledgeable, patient, enthusiastic guides … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Possibilities, 2

To me this window tells a story, makes a promise, offers an illusion — If you come and buy these fine white garments, you will be ready to take off somewhere, flying high, to visit a tropical island where birds … Continue reading

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From a Single Candle —

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. The Buddha (With thanks to David Elpern’s thoughtful and provocative blog, Cell2Soul.)

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