AT HOME ASSIGNMENT: Write in a notebook and describe your ordinary life, your emotional changes, your environment, your connection to nature, family, life.
How do you spend your day? What interests do you hold while you are at home? When do you feel the lowest? When do you feel fine? What have you learned about yourself during thee times?
Be sure to date each entry so you can look back with some clarity. When you don’t feel like writing, sketch your reactions to the day, doodle. Try to enter something each day until you have filled the notebook.
To help you, we’ve designed Labradoodle covers for your notebooks to keep you inspired, happy, upbeat and heading in the direction that is most helpful to you. You can even design your own cover, using a personalized template. Enjoy your life now. It is the only one you have. Be kind. Have fun. Stay happy!
This audio/video book sample calms me down even though I produced it. As I listen I experience the peace that is within all of us. I hope you will share it with your friends and neighbors, especially those who are a little down at the moment.
The audio sample reading is taken from “Aunt Barbara’s Powerful Little Book of Comfort. I hope it will soothe the pain many may feel on this day. Hopefully it will guide anyone who has lost their sense of happiness back to peace. It is a 20-minute reading hosted on YouTube.com.
After welcoming in the New Year last night, you may need a bit of a pick-me-up this morning. Here’s a recipe that can be used throughout the year. It serves between one and a million. It’s a great hit at parties.
2 parts Appreciation
1 part Confidence
2 parts Imagination
A sprinkle of humor
A dash of mischief
5 parts Action
Take the appreciation you have for the people in your life and mix it slowly with confidence you have in yourself until well blended. Be sure to let the feelings breathe so that the mixture rises and doubles about 2-1/2 times.
Now take the imagination of all things possible and sprinkle the humor and
mischief. Beat happily at high speed until well-formed ideas begin to emerge.
Combine the blended appreciation and confidence with the blended imagination, humor and mischief until effervescent.
Let concoction stand until it sustains a new action filled with peace, joy, hope and love.
Amazingly, this recipe can take the form of dance, singing, playing an instrument, leaving for an adventure, driving peacefully in a traffic jam, going to work, cleaning up a room, gardening, talking with a friend, reading a book, rearranging a drawer, playing with your dog and so much more. Be prepared to have a really good time! Happy New Year!