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Making Your Dreams Come True September 26, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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A short time ago, when I posted a post about Plein Air Painting, several readers requested that I share my paintings.

Since scanning hadn’t worked well, Tok suggested I photograph them.

Here’s one painted in 1998, ten years before we moved to FL.  If you look past the glare off the glass, it’s how I dreamed my life could be and would be:

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Listen to the mustn’ts child. Listen to the don’ts.
Listen to the shouldn’t haves, the impossibles, the won’ts.
Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me.
Anything can happen child.  Anything can be.

~ Shel Silverstein

Was it worth the wait?

You betcha!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Against The Wind November 14, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Fun & Games, Travel & Leisure.
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When storms brew in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans . . . most of us retreat from the raging currents.

Not so, surfers, windsurfers, and kitesurfers.

While Sandy marched up the East Coast, we swung by the Gulf Coast and enjoyed watching a kitesurfer sail through the air with the greatest of ease.

Well . . . it looked easy from where we stood.  On terra firma.

The first step in being happier is . . . to decide be happier.   To find things that challenge and inspire us and enjoy them.

When we control our thoughts (rather than letting them bounce around on auto-pilot, getting into all sorts of mischief), we control our lives.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Quote:  Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. ~ Winston Churchill

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We left you hanging with One Line.  Or Two.   To read Janna’s conclusion to that Trifecta Anniversary Challenge cliff-hanger . . . CLICK HERE.

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