Exploring and Encouraging a Healthy Life Marked with Joy

Archive for June, 2013

Five Friday Happy Bringers (6/28/13)

1.  Fresh squash and spring onions sautéed in a little olive oil.



2.  Humor.


3.  My new boat.



4.  A dynamically fun group of international students in my brand new summer quarter class at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design).  They hail from China, Taiwan, South Korea, Bolivia, Hong Kong, Brazil, and Panama.

5.  This surprising, heartwarming video from America’s Got Talent:

(And Travis is from South Georgia!)

I propose that you have a beautiful weekend that’s singing-about worthy.

Summer Songs

Summer is here, and that makes me Happy!  I LOVE summer.


Even at my age (middle age?  late middle age?  okay, okay EXTREMELY LATE middle age–you really didn’t have to push it that far), I still get a THRILL thinking about the Summer Months.  I’m not sure why exactly.  Maybe because, to me, summer always seems to be brimming over with possibility, with adventure, with travel, with cookouts, with swimming.  With solving mysteries (The Hardy Boys–I read them all  one summer–okay, also Trixie Belden).  With extended visits with out-of-state family.  With homemade ice cream.  With camp.  With the 4th of July.

And with cool songs.  Here are a few of my favorite ones about summer:

“Summertime” sung by Lena Horne:


“Crazy Days of Summer” sung by Nate King Cole:


“A Summer Song” sung by Chad and Jeremy:


“Our Last Summer” from the movie Mama Mia:


Same song by the masters, Abba:


Do you have favorite summer songs?

Joyful Summer 2013!

A Priceless Truth

(From Abraham-Hicks Publications)

Yes!  I DO have control over my thoughts.  And since I do, I choose to think about that which is joyful, healthy, encouraging, solution-oriented.  I think GOOD.  The more I think good, the more I see good.

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