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Happy is a Good Thing February 9, 2009

Filed under: Tip of the Day — jenharris @ 4:44 pm
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Happy is as Happy Does

Happy is as Happy Does

I was at Target this weekend picking up the usual odds & ends (socks, Valentines for the kiddos, laundry detergent…you know the sexy stuff that makes up motherhood) when I found a perfect little sign.


Here is why I bought it.
The first time I peered into the front windows of the house we would eventually buy, I knew it was the right one! The house had an entry way with windows, a bench & an arch that lead into the open floor plan.  So why did I want this house?…because my Martha told me so. What is “my Martha”?
It’s the part of me that wants to be Martha Stewart.
It’s the part of me that wants to hand make all of our seasonal wreaths, x-mas cards & put dry ice in the punch bowl at Halloween. It’s the part of me that wants to make perfect little snowman sugar cookies, beautiful Forth of July cakes & edible invitations to the Annual Harris Summer Bash.  I could envision this entry way with my home made wreath, soggy rain boots below the bench & thank you notes for the *fab* party we just threw displayed ever so perfectly on the iron card holder that I just finished welding in my new workshop.
Then reality kicks me in the teeth & it says….”honey, that’s why there is a a Target”.

I love being happy.  It’s not worth being grumpy, dissatisfied, angry, stressed or just a nag.  Who wants to be around that gem of a human being?
I came across this post today about Manifesting Happiness in Six Action Steps and it really hit home.
happy is good.
If you are not happy, why do you even try to pursue anything that does not encompass that one simple truth that gives you life?

What makes you happy?


4 Responses to “Happy is a Good Thing”

  1. Judy Says:

    I knew from the minute I met you that you were very special because you embraced the “attitude is everything” motto that so graciously displayed itself as a bumper sticker on our refrigerator for many years! Not very Martha, eh? Being happy really is a choice although I know it’s harder for some than others given circumstances of life. I am pro choice…I choose happy.

  2. Heidi Says:

    That is one scary cow … 😀 My fiance wants to be Martha, or at least have her as a housekeeper, but luckily isn’t holding me to ALL her standards …

  3. Susann Schrinsky Says:

    Hi Jen….I like your Happy-ness. I met you this evening at NAWBO and appreciated the info that you had to share about Social Media. I was at the corner table and made the comment/question “I understood what Facebook was, but what do you actually do”? You explained it wonderfully. I am heading off to South Africa next Wednesday, but would love to sit down and chat with you further when I return. I will return March 7. If you would like to set something up with me, please contact me via e-mail. Have a wonderful rest of the week.

    • Nadine Veloz Says:

      Hi Susie…funny coming across you here.

      How was South Africa? When I told Conrad I ran into you and Alex at Saturday Market…he got the biggest smile on his face.

      BTW…. I have a Facebook (FB) account, so if you ever set one up…look me up. It is a great way to see how friends are through pictures….

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