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Like A Mandala April 27, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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Like a Mandala

We must let go of the past

As it emerges

How caught up are you in your story? How much time do you spend defending your reputation with others? Are you ready to let it all go?

Come into the present and Just Be. Notice the underlying feeling of pleasure that saturates the palette of your mind.

It has nothing to do with your story. It is unaffected by your reputation.

It doesn’t come from somewhere and it can’t go anywhere. It exists outside time and space.

It is always there and will never leave you. It is eternal.

When you let go of all thoughts and mindfully observe . . . you’ll catch a glimpse of this very subtle sensation of joy.

Aah . . . that’s bliss!

Hello Beautiful Day April 13, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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Life is a playground.

Don’t forget to play.

Be happy with your beautiful life.

Aah . . . that’s better!

No Better Time Than Now April 7, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness, People.
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Today is going to be awesome.

Love yourself and live your life.

Good Vibes only.

Enjoy every moment.

No better time than NOW.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Healing Is Not Linear March 31, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness, People.
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Healing is not linear.

It is what it is.

Just breathe.  Life goes on.

Don’t believe everything you think.

Aah . . . that’s better!

 

Be Patient With Yourself March 27, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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You are enough.

Be patient with yourself.

Progress is better than perfection.

Nothing in nature blooms all year.

Grow your dreams like flowers . . . dirt and all.

Aah . . . that’s better!

 

Let The Good Times Roll March 17, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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Practice Happiness.

Find reasons to laugh.

You will be exactly as happy as you decide to be today.

Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day.

Let the good times roll.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Make Yesterday Jealous! December 31, 2020

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

Speed doesn’t matter.  Forward is forward.

Go the extra mile . . . it’s never crowded.

Build yourself a life you don’t need a vacation from.

Make today so awesome that yesterday gets jealous!

 

Aah . . . that’s the ticket!

Spreading Christmas Cheer December 19, 2020

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Music & Dance.
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“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”  Will Farrell, ELF

Some ideas:

“Jolly Old Saint Nicholas”

“Frosty the Snowman”

“Rudolph”

“Silent Night”

“The First Noel”

“We Three Kings”

“Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer”

What’s your favorite Christmas Song?

Sing it ~ loud & proud!

Aah . . . that’s cheery!

Still More Christmas Quotes December 17, 2020

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Humor, Magick & Mystery.
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“Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.”  Dr. Seuss

“And we are better throughout the year for having in spirit, become a child again at Christmas time.”  Laura Ingalls Wilder

“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.” Anonymous

“I wish we could put some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.”  Harlan Miller

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”  Burton Hills

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”  Hamilton Wright Mabie

“The joy of brightening other lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays.”  W.C. Jones

Aah . . . that’s better!

Christmas Charades December 15, 2020

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Humor, People.
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Looking for ideas for Christmas gatherings this year (including those via ZOOM)?

Consider a cacophonous game of Christmas Charades!

Pass out age-appropriate assignments to all attendees and let holiday hilarity ensue:

* Santa coming down the Chimney in full regalia (see right)

Uh-oh, he’s stuck!
Can you say Claus-trophobia?

* Santa filling the stockings (with COAL)

It’s a dusty job but someone’s got to do it

* Decorating the Christmas tree . . . with cats for companions

Dashing through the house, while looking for a box 
I am ready to pounce, quick as a frisky fox

* Demonstrate the (pre-pandemic) pandemonium of Black Friday Shopping

* Illustrate the after dinner coma  (Snoring = optional)

Santa’s after-season sabbatical!

Aah . . . that’s better!