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The First Survivor

by Kay~Kacey on 3/19/2008

So following up on my Really Happy Person post. I’m happy yet again today. Why? Remember this pic just a few weeks ago from our foot of snow?

herb pots under the snow

You know, when we were supposed to get a “few inches”. Well my old herb pots were buried under the foot of snow. But Wait! There’s more!! (I should have had a career of doing informercials on the shopping networks on TV! 🙂 )

the first survivor of winter-chives

Look now! Yes, the first survivor of winter! My chives are back. Tough little fellas, aren’t they? Okay, you’ll notice the other pots are upside down, so no, I’m not expecting them to produce much this year without putting new plants in them… :coffee2: Though I do wonder, if I’d left them right side up, what else might be coming back this spring… Life lesson learned.

In other news. I’m now the eighth happiest person on the internet. What happened to being second and/or seventh?? I guess writing about how to be a really happy person made me less happy??? Now Britney is happier than I am. Who knew?? :rofl:

Really Happy Person

by Kay~Kacey on 3/18/2008

So, who knew? That I was the second, or seventh, happiest person on the internet?

orchids and shadows

So I got an email from someone today who said they were a bit down and decided to Google “really happy person”. I was the second one on the list. :mrgreen: So I was the second happiest person on the internet! Well, it was actually my post Are You Really Happy., you know, not me personally. 😉

first signs of spring peaking up

Well, when I went and googled really happy person, I came up seventh. But I was above a post on Britney Spears! So I’m happier than she is. 🙄

This person made my day when they dropped me a note in my contact form saying that is how they found my blog. It made me, well, happy.

woodpecker in early morning

I think that life is what you make of it. You can seize opportunities, change things you don’t like in your life, and learn to appreciate the good things you do have. Well, yes, life throws us curves. Deaths, divorces, illness, kids that won’t behave 😛 But I firmly believe that a positive outlook will bring you a happier life. It took me awhile to figure that out. A long while. I’m baby boomer age. But I did figure it out. Who knew it would be this stage of life where I’m the happiest and most at peace with my life? I’m a really happy person…most of the time.

deer in first morning light

Well, and really, who could help but be really happy when they wake up to scenes like this in the early morning light out their window?

Are You Happy? No, REALLY Happy?

by Kay~Kacey on 1/18/2008

I’m happy. Really, honestly happy with my life now. Oh, I’d like a few people in my life to have better health, but otherwise, I’d really not change much. It was a long, hard battle to get to this point in my life. You would not have recognized me 15 years ago.

What makes a person wake up and finally, FINALLY, do something to change their life? Why do some people find this inner strength and move out of the rut , valley chasm that they’ve slipped into and scramble their way up to a new life?

I was talking to a friend today about how sometimes I just need to pinch myself. I can’t believe how far I’ve come, and how my life is just crystallizing into the life I want. Oh, it was hard work to get here, but now it’s so nice to be at that point where I’m, well, happy!

And I find I’ve changed my outlook on life too. I spend more time noticing the small things in life.
Female Cardinal

How many tiny moments like this did I miss before? When I looked at the down side of things and thought that which would go wrong, will go wrong. But after deciding to make big changes in my life, I’ve turned into a more positive person. I avoid the toxic people that drag me down. I speak up for myself. I’ve found out that I’m a strong person and can do amazing things. But I still don’t know what gave me that inner strength to start down this road. But however I found it, I’m thankful I did. If you’re around me for very long, you’re liable to hear me say “I love my life.” And maybe hear it more than once… But do people who have that positive attitude about their life, attract more of the things they love and the things they want to happen into their lives? I think so.

Sometimes, my life is so full, that I’m sorry for everyone who isn’t me. :mrgreen: Oh, I’m not saying I don’t have my moments. That stress doesn’t creep in. That we don’t have bad things happen. Everyone does. But, by and large, I’m Happy. No, REALLY happy.

I’m not sure why it took me so many years to figure out that happiness begets more happiness, and life is what you make of it. Why couldn’t I have learned that life lesson in my twenties? Are you happy with your life? And if not, are you doing anything to change it?

(these Cardinals out my window seem to nudge me into some deep thinking, don’t they?)