Happiness

Want to Re-Balance?

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in Happiness, Quotes | Comments Off on Want to Re-Balance?

I don’t know about you, but meaningful quotes (thank goodness!) seem to find me at just the right moments and re- balance me. When time is so short and demands are so high, leisure and lengthy reflection opportunities can be illusive. In those rushed moments quotes like these revive me, remind me of my purpose, untangle what my mind has made difficult, and return me to my  true self. Do these speak to you today? Life always gives us exactly the teacher we need at every moment. This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor...

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What Is Important to You?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Books Worth Meandering, Events and Happenings, Happiness | Comments Off on What Is Important to You?

Life moves along at a hectic pace these days. In just one day we are bombarded with and expected to process the same amount of information that a century ago was experienced over a two-year period of time. As many of you know, I have a three-year-old grandson who experiences autism. He is an amazing child who ‘marches to the beat of a different drummer.’ Passionate about the power of connection, I have felt drawn to him who has difficulty connecting, and have shifted my life to be close by to honor him in his world and hopefully expand his world to more fully include ours. In June...

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Quotes

Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Happiness, Miscellaneous Inspirations | Comments Off on Quotes

“The greatest gift we give ourselves or anyone else is the quality of our attention.” — Richard Moss “We have not been called to change this crazy world. We are called simply to love it.” — Maithri Goonetilleke Australian Doctor, Author and Poet More ‘Change’ Quotes  Today’s Story: ‘One For My Sister’ “When we serve, we see the unborn wholeness in others; others may then be able to see their wholeness for themselves for the first time.” — Rachel Naomi Remen MD “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunit

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Inspire Until You Expire

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Happiness, Miscellaneous Inspirations, Rhonda's Articles | Comments Off on Inspire Until You Expire

Have you even noticed for the first time something that you knew all along?  Here is one of those awarenesses for me…The first breath you take in life is when you are born. You in-spire, or inhale that first gulp of air. The last breath you take in life is when you expire, or breathe out for the final time. A truly amazing design! Perhaps I was pondering this because my 62nd birthday is May 31st! Several have celebrated their birthday around me lately. I have noticed how some people totally embrace their birthday and enjoy every opportunity to celebrate while others...

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Simple Kindness

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Happiness | 1 comment

To open a door, to let someone else cut in line, to pick up something dropped out of the reach of another… these can be huge gifts even though they appear like small kindnesses. Life is a group participation experience. There are over six billion of us walking around this planet and it seems unreasonable to think we are meant to manage life alone. No one need feel isolated if only we dare to reach out to one another. And yet, connection does little if it remains superficial and meaningless or only practiced if self-serving. We must dare, not only to connect, but also, in order to have...

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Oh, What a Beautiful Morning

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Articles and Stories by Others, Catch All Happiness, Especially for Women, Happiness, Miscellaneous Inspirations | Comments Off on Oh, What a Beautiful Morning

When you first open your eyes in the morning, what is the first thought that crosses your mind? “Good God, it’s morning!” or “Good morning, God.” Especially if fatigue permeates you or the pressures nip at your heals, it may be a challenge to ignite your optimism for the day. If you can embrace that your attitude shapes your outcome, and choose over and over the path of joy, even if step by step, soon sustainable joy will be a way of life, regardless of your circumstances. I find great joy in passing along the reminders that come my way to keep me on course. I am...

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I’m back…

Posted by on Jul 5, 2011 in Happiness, Rhonda's Reflections | Comments Off on I’m back…

I’m back. Well, I haven’t been gone really. I just have not been regularly posting to my blog because I was called to be present in any number of other places to learn, stretch and grow. Life has been full of tracking my grand nephew at age 2 through leukemia, and then my own grandson  at age 3 on a journey with autism. Both boys are doing well and now it is my opportunity to process all that has grown and stretched in me to refine what I am to give now and the form in which I am to serve. Yesterday here in the U.S. was our Freedom Day Celebration, the 4th of July. This morning I...

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A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Posted by on Jun 18, 2009 in Catch All Happiness, Happiness, Rhonda's Articles | Comments Off on A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste

How can we best describe what we are feeling as we sit just past the New Year with anticipation seeded with hope about the year ahead? I find it insightful that the ancient Chinese hexagram for crisis means both danger and opportunity. If we are wise we understand that we are the one who can influence the outcome. This year is in our hands. Stress is not a bad thing. What makes it good or bad is what we do with each obstacle or concern through our thoughts and actions. Whether we choose to react or respond is what defines it as a detriment or an opportunity. Crisis makes us alert. Danger...

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Plate Spinning and the Wild Goose

Posted by on Jun 17, 2009 in Books Worth Meandering, Happiness, Miscellaneous Inspirations | Comments Off on Plate Spinning and the Wild Goose

“You start dying when you have nothing to live for. You start living when you find something worth dying for.” — Mark Batterson (author, Wild Goose Chase) Whew! I don’t know about you, but my life has been very full. It has been said that life is a banquet. Well, my plates are very full! I have at times felt that my life is split. I feel pulled between the needs of my grandkids (one boy with autism, two with ADHD, and a 7 month old grand-daughter on the brink of crawling, all living in Los Angeles), my passion for developing my work and sustainability in a way that is...

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It’s Not Our Job to Fix Anyone

Posted by on Apr 16, 2009 in Happiness, Miscellaneous Inspirations | Comments Off on It’s Not Our Job to Fix Anyone

Dear Happy Travelers, Parenting (and grand-parenting) has its bumps and detours, and through it all offers so much joy. Being a grandma is as much fun with less responsibility. Still, one of my greatest challenges is to balance self-care with my urge to care for them. I want to spare both my babies and grandbabies from any hurt and would like to think that I know best. Here we walk a fine line between Divine Order and Ego Expectations. It is hard to discern sometimes  when to actively help, or when it is best to ‘help’ by ‘not helping.’ Sometimes we guess right and...

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