Tag Archives: Writing

Walk. Write. Watch the Sun Set.

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This is the letter W of the ABC’s of Genuine Happiness.    Every few days I will be posting a phrase beginning with the next letter of the alphabet seeking your opinion or view on the phrase and how it relates to genuine happiness.

Here we go again. Love, love, love all three. I think for all of us here writing makes us happy or is a form of therapy. And nothing is better than a long walk while watching the sunset. I love the heat here in Texas, but can’t wait for the fall season when the time changes. It allows me to be home when the sun sets. It makes me happy just to think about it. But I love the sunrise too:

What is your opinion on the letter  W:  Walk.  Write.  Watch the sun set.

Leave a comment, write a post on your blog and ping back to me or tag your post with “ABC’s of Happiness” so I can find you in my reader.

Until next time … be thinking about the letter X: Xerox your happy face.

Share Your World

Share Your World – Week 12


What is your most favorite smell/scent?

My favorite scent is lavender.   I had a relaxing aromatherapy massage today and went with lavender.  It absolutely amazing!  My favorite perfume back in the day was Happy by Clinique.   Nowadays it is Poppy by Coach.

How do you write: computer, longhand or other?

I doodle and take notes in longhand.  When I think of something catchy I write it down.   I write on the computer or on my phone.   I have been trying to read more blogs on the computer because you get so much more from the WordPress Blogs when you view them on a laptop.  For example, my sister blog Every Day in 2014 has music when you read the blogs, you can’t get the full effect when you view it on the app on your phone.

Your favorite blog post that you have written? (add link)

Probably the one I started with:   For Mom or wait, maybe The Proposal  Help me decide:

What’s one of your favorite books from childhood?

Sigh.  This keeps coming up.  I don’t remember reading a lot or being read to much when I was a child.   One of my favorite stories I read to my boys is a book called “Love you Forever” by Robert Munsch.   My favorite books were those written by Judy Blume (Deenie was the best!), the Nancy Drew / Hardy Boys mysteries and of course the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.   Am I aging myself here?

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful for my sanity and a somewhat smooth week at work.  I’m looking forward to a little getaway to New Orleans with my bestie next weekend!

Liebster? I’m not even German!

liebster_awardThank you Scott for nominating me for a Liebster Award. I know it has been a long time since you nominated me and I’m sorry. What’s that phrase? Better late than never?

Part of receiving this award includes answering a set of questions that Scott has prepared for me.  I will do my best:

1. Why did you start your blog? I started my blog as a way to express my feeling and emotions in situations when I otherwise would not.

2. If your life were a movie, who would play you? With my curly hair everyone referred to me as Shirley Temple as a child. But if I had to choose someone today I would pick Julia-Louise Dreyfuss because she portrays sarcasm very well.

3. Describe yourself in five words. Funloving, honest, sarcastic, happy, loved

4. What is the next thing to do on your bucket list?  (If you don’t have one, why not?) So don’t have a bucket list. Isn’t that for old people?

5. What was the best day in your life thus far? Has to be the day I was born 🙂

6. Who was your childhood hero? I’m not sure I had one. I wasn’t exposed to alot of greatness.

7. If you could have any “superpower” what would it be? To be able to touch and feel my loved ones from miles away.

8. Coffee, Tea or “Just leave me alone in the morning”? (What gets your day started?) Coffee … Cinnamon Dolce Latter from Starbucks if I’m not running late.

9. Who is your closest family member (not living in your house) and why are you so close? Oly. Because she is only 3 and thinks I’m greatest Grammo ever.

10. Describe the perfect vacation for you? Silence. No technology. 80 degrees. Alone.  Anywhere.  For Days.

Now, for my nominees. I have chosen bloggers who do not appear to have won this award before who have sparked my interest in one way or another.   And I am limiting it to only five:

Virally Yours
365 Photos One Day at a Time
Marla’s Musings
Self Wonder

And my questions are:

1. Are you happy with yourself?
2. What was your first job and what is your occupation now?
3. What was the make/model of your first car?
4. Why did you give your blog the name that you did?
5. What are your favorite sports teams?
6. What is your favorite color?
7. Do you think all bottled water is the same?
8. Are you always right? Or never wrong? Tricky, yes? 🙂
9. Early morning or late night person?
10. Rate yourself from 1 to 10.

Now it is your turn.  In a new post:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their site.  (That would be me at Better Than Reality)
2. Answer all of the questions.
3. Nominate at least 5 new bloggers with less than 200 followers, be sure you let them know in a comment pinging back to your site.
4. Compile your own list of questions remember to be creative.
5. Sit back and enjoy the interesting blogs.

Houston Round Up – Yee Haw

round upAs a Zero to Hero participant my 23rd challenge is to publish a “Round-Up” that links posts to at least three other blogs, and to tell you why I love them and why you should read them.

This really does not seem too different from the other “challenges” of late.  But here I go, these are the blogs I am going to include in my “Round Up”


3-Word Wisdom  Short, sweet, thought provoking.  Simple reading on a daily basis.  Well, almost daily.


365 Things I Love About My Husband – Seriously? I just want to see if she can do it.  So far .. not so good.  But we have 341 more days.  It could be interesting if we prod her along in her blog.

cropped-angel_by_vampirenish1Serendipity – Truly sick writing.  In a truly sick way.