Sunday, May 13, 2018

Listening To The Birds Sing Meditation

While I was weeding this afternoon, I could hear all kinds of birds chirping their little hearts out. That made me think that just sitting on the bench listening to the birds would be a great way to meditate. And just in case you don't have any birds handy to serenade  you, I went looking and sure enough, YouTube has some videos for you to use. Just plug it in, close your eyes and listen!!


Ways to Make Yourself Better in 2018... Did you play a game?? ** Did you remember to write in your Gratitude Diary?? ** Have You Meditated Today?? So many little ways to make yourself stronger and healthier!! ==========

Seized Chocolate Turns Into Chocolate Crumbles

If you are trying to make chocolate frosting and then it simply hardens and crumbles and looks gross, don't panic!  That happened to me yesterday and I was so ticked off until I read where I can gone wrong. I had tried to melt chocolate chips with butter but apparently a little water got into the mix ad the chocolate "seized"... my new word of the week. I tried everything I could think of to turn this (whatever it was) back into frosting... to no avail. I even tried adding more icing sugar but that didn't work either. Finally I turned the entire bowl onto a plate and tried separating the pieces into small chunks and placed it in the fridge to see what would happen!  To my amazement, it harden turning into chocolate crumbles which  I then proceeded to  sprinkle over a scoop of ice cream which topped my chocolate chip cake. I had just created a brand new dessert!!

**No one even noticed that the cake wasn't frosted!! It was amazing and a great little treat when I'm in need of a little chocolate to pick up my mood!  J


Ways to Make Yourself Better in 2018... Did you play a game?? ** Did you remember to write in your Gratitude Diary?? ** Have You Meditated Today?? So many little ways to make yourself stronger and healthier!! ==========

The Watering Is Now Complete and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Today, after I finished watering everything in the garden (we are already experiencing drought conditions) I sat on the step and just watched the birds. Had no idea what most of them were, but it was fun to watch!!  Never expected so many little attitudes coming into play. They have already decided on who is going to be boss lol!!


                                                        

Ways to Make Yourself Better in 2018... Did you play a game?? ** Did you remember to write in your Gratitude Diary?? ** Have You Meditated Today?? So many little ways to make yourself stronger and healthier!! ==========

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Try A Different Kind of Meditation Sometime Today

 The kind of meditation I choose, all depends on my mood. Today, because it's so gorgeous outside, I'm choosing a meditation style which will take me outside for a nature walk. Don't think about time... just walk and breath! That is pretty much all there is to it!

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Ways to Make Yourself Better in 2018... Did you play a game?? ** Did you remember to write in your Gratitude Diary?? ** Have You Meditated Today?? So many little ways to make yourself stronger and healthier!! ==========

It's Okay To Play... Actually, It's Good For You!!

 I have come to the realization that to keep your mind healthy, you have to be busy doing something... anything.  And that is from the minute you get up to the minute you head to bed. This morning while hubby was watching Formula 1 qualifying, I read a chapter in a book that I had almost given up on. It has suddenly gotten interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing where the author is going and just who is this person named Annie?

And this afternoon, if my toe stops hurting (and I have no idea why it's hurting) I want to go out and do a bit more weeding.  Yesterday, my toe wasn't hurting at all and the minute I came in, it began to throb. 

I also want to work on my book, play The Sims, mahjong, and about 20 other little things on my fun list of things to do.


Ways to Make Yourself Better in 2018... Did you play a game?? ** Did you remember to write in your Gratitude Diary?? ** Have You Meditated Today?? So many little ways to make yourself stronger and healthier!! ==========

Friday, May 11, 2018

I Just Realized an Easy Way to Meditate

 I have been trying to work meditating into each day and there are just some days when I really don't want to... sound familiar?? Well, today I was out in the garden (we are selling our house) and I was pulling weeds. If I'm not mistaken that definitely falls into the category of mindfulness. I was out for an hour and I know that my mind wasn't wandering lol... I was too busy pulling dandelions!

Hope that you are having an awesome day, where ever you may be in this world!


Ways to Make Yourself Better in 2018... Did you play a game?? ** Did you remember to write in your Gratitude Diary?? ** Have You Meditated Today?? So many little ways to make yourself stronger and healthier!! ==========

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Going Through Life Today

 Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
J. Jackson Brown Jr.

:)


Ways to Make Yourself Better in 2018... Did you play a game?? ** Did you remember to write in your Gratitude Diary?? ** Have You Meditated Today?? So many little ways to make yourself stronger and healthier!! ==========

Friday, May 4, 2018

Sending Out Some Hugs Today... just because :)

Today, I'm sending out virtual hugs to everyone who might need one. Wouldn't it be nice to receive such a hug from a complete stranger!! I'm going to do just that on SuperBetter today!!



Ways to Make Yourself Better in 2018... Did you play a game?? ** Did you remember to write in your Gratitude Diary?? ** Have You Meditated Today?? So many little ways to make yourself stronger and healthier!! ==========

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Play a Game Today... And Mahjong Socks

I play Mahjong every single day and it is something that I really look forward to. And the best part is that is doesn't cost me a penny. Okay, the best part is that I am keeping my brain healthy. And guess what I just found!!  Now, I'm putting these on my Stocking Stuffer list. They are going to be my lucky socks. Amazing what I find amusing these days!!

And, while I have your attention, you might want to pass along the same message that my daughter left me before she went to work this morning. It says... "Who's going to have the greatest day ever?? You are!! Make it that way!  (She has gotten into the habit of leaving me little notes and doodles every morning in my office. I have no idea where she gets the time or the energy to come up with stuff because she pulls out of the driveway at 7 a.m. every morning!!


 
 
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Something Is Going To Surprise You Today!

 All day today, I want you to be aware of everything that is going on around you because something unexpected is going to happen. You simply have to be watching so that you see it when it happens. Most of the time we are completely unaware of everything that is going on around us because we are stressing about something. Today is going to be one of those days when you just sit and wait for something that you are going to like!!! It might not be something huge, but you just never know unless you are paying attention. And that is half the fun!


Ways to Make Yourself Better in 2018... Did you play a game?? ** Did you remember to write in your Gratitude Diary?? ** Have You Meditated Today?? So many little ways to make yourself stronger and healthier!! ==========

Every Christmas Has a Story

It's been a hard couple of months and I have definitely lost my Christmas Spirit, but I kind of have the feeling that Mom thinks that I...