My Favorite Things

https://abunana.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/love-now.m4v Thankful Tiger with Smile and Bright Eyes Thank You Card by AbuNana Community Acrylic Painting Folded Greeting Card by AbuNana Missing You, Looking Forward … Stunning Pattern by AbuNana

Creativity Therapy

Today, balance your day with non-stressful creativity. Take time to create just for the fun of it. Life can be not only be enhanced, it can attract unexpected joys. Try it. Tiger Let’s Party All-Over Print Apron by AbuNana Editable Pink Floral Pattern With Quote Tank Top by AbuNana Tiger Courage Within You Tote Bag […]

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Tai Chi Tiger Puzzle @Abunana.com

Need a special thank you card this time of year?

Perfectly Playful Purple Products

For the love of purple! #purplelove #Zazzle #purpleaccessories Click the arrow at the bottom (when the gif isn’t animating) to see, personalize and buy…

Flowers Help Lessen Stress

There’s one thing we don’t fight about: life can be pretty stressful. I’ve always had one great support system, though, and that’s my relationship to flowers and flowers to me. The more I focus on the magical mystery of flowers, the faster stress just evaporates. What a gift of nature!

Best Selling Face Masks at AbuNana.com

It’s just an honor to have someone wear our designs. It makes all this social isolation seem easier. It feels good to make some type of contribution. We would love to see the masks you have chosen, even if you did not purchase them from us. You really wouldn’t believe how much laughter goes on in this house when we feel we are reaching someone out there in the cyber world!!! We really are a Mom and Pop shop!

Editable Soft Pink Floral Pattern Face Masks …and more…

It is easy to miss the beauty in life. These new soft pink floral pattern designs are created infused with soft joy, appreciation, peace and receptivity for better things in your life. Whether for a friend or for yourself, these are nice gifts for your favorite girl friend! Stay on the brighter side!​

MONDAY, August 10, 2020 – Camano Island, WA

Today, I am going to take a jug of bleach and make the house brilliant with good cheer. I am going to give it a good old try! We are alive! We are here and able to make the world a better place by connecting to a happier level of existence. We are able to live in the state of happiness. We just have to stop and choose to put on a happy face, to think of something more pleasant, to think of the ones in our home. Bet they can use a fellow housemate who has a positive outlook on life.

Folk Art for Uplifting Ideas

Fine Folk Art Field of Wildflowers.

Love of Nature Collection!

Love of Nature Collection. Which is your favorite?

Most Popular Puzzles on AbuNana.com

Peace begins at home. Community begins at home. Love begins at home. Strengthen the happiness of the world, by strengthening the family.

Life, Liberty, Happiness

All of our rights as Americans

The Power of Sending Greeting Cards

We can flood with love, and this is what the world needs right now.

You Fly In and Out Of My Thoughts

During June, try to increase your acts of kindness. Reach out to tip the scales toward love!

Decorative Protective Face Shields Are Here!

Lovely Black and White Chic Fashion Pattern Adult Cloth Face Mask

World Strong!

Hope, Believe, Love, Be Kind Together

Also we are working on Face Shield designs. Seems a bit less restrictive and personable way of protection.

Saturday night: Rocking to Classic Rock

Don’t wait for happy days to come! They are here somewhere. Begin to act like they are here and they will come! Really. Remember: build it and it will come. Do something that makes you live the kind of life you wish we all had now. Believe, hope, love.

Pillows, Pillows, Pillows!

Need something soft? Something to hug and hold on to? Here are some new designs sure to raise your spirits. #Zazzle.com

Face Masks With Positivity

All mask designs are approved by Zazzle reviewers. We are awaiting 10+ more approvals shortly and will add them to this blog. Thank you for your patience. Be safe. Be well. Be thankful.

Cutest Face Mask Covers Here

Face mask covers have been both a challenge and an opportunity for this high risk, older couple to make a contribution. What gets us up in the morning are thoughts of our family, especially our grandchildren, our friends and neighbors. We can visit over FaceTime or play remotely on PS4 games. Now we spend the major part of the day painting on our iPads or on canvas, able to offer them to the world. We love this connection with you. So, thank you!

Hot New Design Says: Brighten Up!

As my mother often reminded me: It never hurt anyone’s eyesight by seeing things on the brighter side of life.

Latest Doggie Fashion

New Doggie Fashion

Newly Designed Cloth Face Masks

The designs we work on daily keep us in the sane, happy zone. Each of us are asked to play our roles in the best way possible. Hopefully these moments of sharing with the world help boost your confidence in the beautiful person you will always be — no matter what the circumstances.

Never Give Up

Never give up. You can do this.

Be Prepared: Iconic Saint Bernard

Be Prepared! This was one of my Dad’s favorite cheers!

Saint Bernard Puppy: Let’s Have Fun Today.

Let’s have fun today! Puppy style!

Take One Breath At A Time

Taking one breath at a time.

We can do this!

Be kind to yourself and to others. Let fear fall away. Replace fear with love. All you need is love. Be strong beautiful people! We will get through this together

In case you need a reminder ….

Never give up!

Don’t feel like smiling?

Wear this smile on your shirt! You will soon see people smiling back at you! it’s an affordable way to raise people’s spirits from 6 feet away

Spring Into A New You!

Spring into a new you!

Music and Art keeps me sane!

I’ve heard it said, Gratitude is the healthiest of emotions. So I propose music, writing, dancing, painting, drawing, singing, liberal arts, are the healthiest of activities. And, don’t you know this is the time to stay healthy. 🙂

Bear’s Necessity Night Light

I’m still clinging to “All you need is love.” And I’m having fun with the bare necessities of life. There’s always room for a 😃

Mama Llama Night Light

Light up the darkness with love and grand curiosity. Be bright. Be brave. Be happy! Browse thru our Mama Llama Shop!

How to be a source of energy during a pandemic.

… Passion for these small creative inspirations gets me, and the world around me, through days of uncertainty.

Love Those Llamas

We are cooking up some delightful Llama designs. Hope you Llama lovers live it up with a new T-shirt!

Live your dream self today

Enjoy the beautiful things in life. Be present to nature. Spring is a coming. Let your day be light.

Tai Chi Qigong and the Deer

Tai Chi Qigong and the movement of the deer.

Tai Chi Tiger Women’s Sweatshirts

This is an easier way to find the Tiger sweatshirts you were looking for.

Tai Chi — Lift Your Spirits!

With AbuNana.com, Manny and I have just completed the first of several shirt designs for those who practice Tai Chi Qigong.

Bring Spring into your life a little early!

Surrounding ourselves with positivity

The ritual of drinking coffee, tea or your favorite morning drink can be emotionally beneficial as you begin your day.

Attraction of the Sea

My soul awakes To the thought of heaven As I drive over the hills To get a glimpse of the ocean And hear the crash of waves. My heart beats fast To the joys of heaven As I step out of the car To feel the breeze upon my face And find a world of […]

All you need is love — peace is possible.

Cruising down the river – peaceful possibilities

3 Insights: Why People Discredit Other People

It did not start with the current, constant social media bantering. Discrediting other people has existed in our culture for as long as I have lived. Here are three insights as to why.

Commitment to Write: Day 26 February 2019

It is fun to remember and talk about the past, but it is much more exhilarating to live the moment. This is what I plan to do today. Live the moment. I am going to practice fun!

Commitment to Write: Day 23 February 2019

Wouldn’t it be lovely to be happy all the time? This is something we all want. And, we can be happy whenever we want to remember this: we have committed to a happier lifestyle. Loosen up with a smile! Smile as often as you can remember to.

GETTING TO HAPPY: Learning to Read Emotional Messages, Barbara Dean Aliaga

Your Thoughts, Your Life – a 10-minute uplifter

Situations and Circumstance

But for now, I want check my environment and the perception of my circumstances, my well-being.

Courage To Be Kind

We seem to be living in a world of stress, conflict, tantrums, pushiness and tantrums. I sometimes brush up against unpleasant actions when I have left the world of consciousness and entertained judgmental and negative thinking.

Beat the Blues

We can experience emotions of fear, irritation, anxiety. They feel like little shock waves. We may not be aware of the importance of these emotions and we may magnify the importance of the irritation, fear, anxiety.

Five Minutes in Quiet Bliss

Fall in the Pacific Northwest. What will we do with this special time? Run from the quiet? Will we stress over the man-made holiday season? Or might we daily join nature for five minutes?

Feelings Used As Guides

Happy Friday!  Hope you enjoy the adventure of life today! The video contains repetitive thoughts.  It is one thing to know something and another to act on it.  We can increase our level of happiness by relying on our feelings for direction and then acting on it.

Creating Thoughts That Serve You!

This is the best.  Copy and paste it, print it and put it up on your wall.  It can bring consciousness to you as you pass it in the hallway.  Or, you could use it as your desktop wallpaper.  It has the power to remind you to choose thoughts that serve you. I can choose […]

Positive Attitudes Soar Over Fear

You probably havel been surprised by some compelling situation that calls out your fearful side.  Perhaps it was an over-due bill in the mail or a very real concern that you could lose your job.  There are so many situation where fear can usurp all of your attention.  The situation appears to be bigger than […]

Groovy Daydreaming

I am in the process of creating an environment that includes the beach in the front of my new home.  The best way I see for creating this is to see from my eyes what the room would look like and what my view out the window would look like.  I began with the view […]

The Happy Dance: Thoughts About Achieving Happiness

I like to be happy.  I like the feeling of well-being.  I love to wake up in the morning with thoughts of quiet enthusiasm.  I love to be happy. But setting out to achieve happiness creates the opposite effect!  Really.  It is impossible to experience happiness by pursuing happiness.  it can’t be done.  The more […]

Does Excellence Stand On Its Own?

In the silence of the pause, I realize that excellence is all around me. Everywhere. In everything. In me, even!

September 1, 2014 – Some thoughts

 Even when you are having fun, life slips by. Even when you sulk around, life slips by. Even when you fall in love, life slips by. Even when you are sick and frail, life slips by. There’s no way to stop the time you have in this one body. You might as well hug yourself […]

Five Ways to Combat Worry

We are at war.  Everyday.  We are not even aware. We wake up and try to smile at the day ahead.  Almost immediately our dutiful brains remind us of challenges, old debates and grudges we continue to hold.  Tapes begin to play in our heads. We are not even aware of them.  We dress to disguise […]

Rascality Web Storefront Opened With Ease!

I have been hit by the creative spirit addiction!  Weekends are now spent with stylus or even my fingers racing around the screen of an iPad or bamboo tablet.  Don’t get me wrong, this is most enjoyable.  Last night I could not sleep.  I had my handy iPad close by and I began to design […]

Back And Refreshed!

I wonder where the time has gone.  I’m about to celebrate the first birthday of Hugo Emil, our second grandchild.  We celebrated at the annual Tulip Festival, I’m still working happily at The Harman Eye Clinic, AND, I still have my mind set on writing more books.  I have a lot to say and hope […]

Getting to Happy in Real Time

Be your best, happy friend.  That may sound a bit funny to you, but it holds some great advice.  We all know that deep, quiet satisfaction is the very stuff we are made of. Peaceful happiness is available to us at all times.  There is never a moment that it is not available.  Everything you […]

Getting to Happy

Take a look at my new website.  The theme this month is “Getting To Happy!”

Two Exercises For Peace, Love and Happiness

Today I am offering two ideas for a more pleasant day.  Audio Blog Available. Number one:  Plan your day as if it has already taken place. This exercise might seem a bit strange at first, but it packs a powerful punch. Instead of getting up in the morning and hoping things will turn out, imagine […]

Courage To Be Yourself

There is nothing quite so satisfying as the calm, peaceful connection to happiness. Yet many days we are caught up in the rough waters of sorrow, fear, defense, and concerns that can lead only to unhappiness. It occurred to me yesterday that a stumbling block to experiencing my happiness is trying to create a projection […]

New Beginnings Today and Everyday

Just like a canvas, this empty box of nothingness is just waiting to be filled with typewritten words, ideas that have never been put together in quite the same way. All artistic expression comes from nothingness and mysteriously emerges into something-ness!  It is what I am doing right this very moment. The same can be […]

A Gift For Those Who Are Grieving

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 […]

Daily Preparation For Happiness

When you take a test, you study for it.  When you have a dinner party, you plan for it.  Doesn’t it make sense that if you want to have a happy day, you envision it? Positive thinking takes a little planning at the beginning of each day.  After the planning takes place, it is smooth sailing. […]

The Art of Feeling Good – Five Lessons

There are so many ways to feel good. Here are some: Wake up with the enthusiasm of a child. A child wakes up with surprise, readiness and willingness to explore whatever is around. It can be a toy, a first experience with snow, a shadow, the sun or anything else that presents itself. Before you […]

Politicians Are Using Powerful Pollutants

Even a child now understands that to be president you need enough money to publically slander your opposing candidate in order to win the election.  Here are my observations: The United States has a great, 3-way, check-and-balance system.  It works when each appreciate and respect the purpose of the other. Children who bully and lie […]

The Closet: Uncovering The State of Happiness

Happiness is Us.  Our substance is happiness.  Yet, everyday, we get up with resolve to discover that elusive happy moment.  Hopefully this story will help us all remember the ease at which we can locate happiness. **** Stella loved her mother.  She tried to do all the things her mother asked of her.  Stella’s mother […]

The Importance Of Being Thankful

The key to unlock any obstacle that gets in the way of happiness is to choose an attitude of thankfulness. Have you used this key?  Can you share the results?