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Florida ~ Home of the Brave January 19, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Humor, Joke.
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BFF and I attended a jazz concert (guitar, bass, percussion) this week.

In Sarasota at mid-day.

As the price was right (FREE!), the auditorium was packed with no vacant seats.

While welcoming the multitude of guests to the venue, one of the musicians expressed his sincere appreciation that the crowd had “braved the weather” to attend the concert.

The weather we braved?

Why it was absolutely wicked ~> mid-50’s and only partly sunny!

Aah . . . that’s funny!

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Good Morning! January 17, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Gratitude, Happiness, Home & Garden.
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Some mornings, Mr. Coffee sets the tone for the day . . .

With his cheery greeting and aromatic countenance, we are galvanized and fortified, energized and vitalized!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Simplify. Simplify. Simplify. January 7, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Less IS More, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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At the end of one year and the beginning of the next, I review and evaluate what’s “working” and what’s not “earning its keep.”

This year, I realized that my record-keeping has gotten out of hand.

I track too many things in too many different places.

On a regular basis, I’m juggling and updating a To Do list, a Calendar of Events, Travel ideas, Recipes and Meal Plans, a Grocery List, Villa & Auto (repairs and maintenance), Gifts, Charitable Donations, Medical, E-mails, Photos, Notes, Gratitude Basket, Net Worth, Budget/Expenses, Investment Holdings, Taxes, Insurance,  Blog Ideas, Photo Albums, Etc..

It’s too much.

Less is more.

It’s time to re-evaluate the value of each.

Simplify.  Simplify.  Simplify.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Buddies! December 22, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Travel & Leisure.
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What is it about minions?

They’re not terribly cuddly.

They’re rather ungainly.

They’re often untimely.

They often misbehave.

They’re terribly naughty.

 

So . . . what is it about minions that makes them so popular?

Aah . . . that’s it!

Merry Grinchmas! December 13, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Travel & Leisure.
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Seuss Landing is a bright and colorful spot.

Festooned with wreaths, garlands, bows, and what not.

Everyone, including Horton, helps to add to the “Merry.”

While the Lorax reminds us all to be wary.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 have energy to spare.

They’re running on Moose Juice with nary a care.

They’re on a perpetual sugar high.

Until it’s time to snooze . . . by and by.

The Cat in the Hat keeps everything humming.

While the Grinch tries to keep Christmas from coming.

Now the Whos are a snooze, but they’ve had a ball.

Making sure this will be the best Christmas of all!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Clear, Calm, and Focused December 8, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Meditation, Mindfulness.
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The Why:

The How:

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related:  The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness & Meditation

Find Peace December 5, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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We carry around so many memories, intentions, and concepts in the pockets of the mind.  Keep emptying your pockets.  ~ Mooji, Writing on Water

“Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your life around it.” ~ Brian Tracy

When we put peace of mind ahead of all else, we discover the power that lies within. ~ Joseph V. Bailey

Inner peace is the ultimate source of happiness and joyfulness. ~ Dalai Lama

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related post (first image):  Tuesday’s Thoughts (Nuggets of Gold)

Smile & Say C-O-O-K-I-E! December 3, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Happiness, Vegetarian Recipes.
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I don’t do much baking . . . not even Christmas Cookies.

But if I did:

Aah . . . that’s yummy!

A Feathered Frenzy November 21, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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If you let other drivers ruffle your feathers . . .

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You give them control over your emotional gear shifts . . .

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Keep breathing, shift to Neutral, and go with the flow . . .

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Aah . . . that’s better!

Smile! November 19, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Books & Movies, Happiness, Humor.
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Sometimes silly smile-inducing sights . . .

Rattle my bones . . .

And tickle me pink . . .

You never know what’s around the next fork in the road . . .

Aah . . . that’s better!