June 19, 2021 – Last Days of Spring! The love of romancing my life Now I am in a summer kind of day. It is not hot and sunny. The sky has an overcast layer reminiscent of Berkeley where I grew up. We are listening to spa music. It is a bit irritating, and […]
Affirmations help move me away from situations where I am caught in repeated negative thoughts.
Kids who are trained in the art of cooking at an early age become great assets to their families in adulthood. — Barbara Dean Aliaga
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
Live to tell about it.
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…
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!
Each poster provides a personalize text template. Easily add your favorite quote before you purchase, even using an iPhone or iPad
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!
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!
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.
Fine Folk Art Field of Wildflowers.
Love of Nature Collection. Which is your favorite?
When we go out to celebrate summer fun on the Fourth of July, what are we celebrating? We have a few weeks to make this Independence Day more meaningful.
We can flood with love, and this is what the world needs right now.
During June, try to increase your acts of kindness. Reach out to tip the scales toward love!
New Summer Face Protection Masks
Also we are working on Face Shield designs. Seems a bit less restrictive and personable way of protection.
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.
Can’t resist the cuteness of llamas. Here are the most adorable pieces we could bring to you today! Have fun today … start by pretending to have fun and you just may have a great day!
Cooperative ecology — cooperating with nature. These sweatshirts have text we think sustainable. They are designed to remind us to be mindful of the gift of earth.
AT HOME ASSIGNMENT: Write in a notebook and describe your ordinary life, your emotional changes, your environment, your connection to nature, family, life….
Need something soft? Something to hug and hold on to? Here are some new designs sure to raise your spirits. #Zazzle.com
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.
Believe, Hope, Laugh, Love
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!
As my mother often reminded me: It never hurt anyone’s eyesight by seeing things on the brighter side of life.
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. You can do this.
Please share this with your family, friends and neighbors.
This is me!
Let’s have fun today! Puppy style!
Taking one breath at a time.
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
Never give up!
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!
Portrait of a Mastiff
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. 🙂
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 😃
Light up the darkness with love and grand curiosity. Be bright. Be brave. Be happy! Browse thru our Mama Llama Shop!
… Passion for these small creative inspirations gets me, and the world around me, through days of uncertainty.
We are cooking up some delightful Llama designs. Hope you Llama lovers live it up with a new T-shirt!
Enjoy the beautiful things in life. Be present to nature. Spring is a coming. Let your day be light.
Tai Chi Qigong and the movement of the deer.
This is an easier way to find the Tiger sweatshirts you were looking for.
The ritual of drinking coffee, tea or your favorite morning drink can be emotionally beneficial as you begin your day.
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 […]
With a trip to the nearby thrift shop, I have spent some time experimenting with painting on glass. I bought 6 wine glasses for 25 cents each and a plate for 75 cents. I began painting the plate with acrylic and saw that the adhesion was spotty. So, I waited for it to dry and […]
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.
I am conscious of vast new ideas, internal powers, an infinite array of selves from within. It has been another year of discovery and adventure!
For the past couple of years I have taken a few lessons on-line to play the piano. I soon took to learning a few chords and becoming lazy. Most of my family play by ear so I thought, why not me? At any rate, today I decided to play songs for spring and put them […]
With no judgement, no decision, emotions send warnings of recommendations so you can achieve your personal goals. As you recognize emotions are your friends, your loyal servants, you become more familiar with their messages and you widen your options for heading to your personal destination. Amazing discovery!
But for now, I want check my environment and the perception of my circumstances, my well-being.
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.
These are the thoughts that came to me after painting this picture yesterday. When I spend any time with nature, (even imaginary nature), I begin to see the current of life hidden within everything. I begin to feel about my life in a different way — everything I focus upon appears special and I am an integral partner. Through […]
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 […]
Here it is, the first day back to school today. I remember the new outfit, the anticipation. I also remember the uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach at the unknown events that might occur in a world I was not creating but was expected to fit into. It was a bit scary. Okay, […]
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 […]
Take a look at my new website. The theme this month is “Getting To Happy!”
It has become quite a popular statement to say that you have been out of work for over a — (and then you state the time). The statement does nothing to get you back to work. It is a complaint statement and it keeps you right where you are — unemployed. Unemployment! Is It Possible […]
You know the old saying, “All work and no play makes John a dull boy.” Even when you love work, work is work. It is possible to lose your balance. And contacting your core of happiness is dependent on a healthy balance of work and play, light tension and relaxation. If you find yourself in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Snow Days — January 2012 Loving these precious days and pictures tell it all. CLICK HERE
Why do I continually talk about positive thinking? Why do I continually check on my own negative thinking, say, “Thank you, but no thank you!” to the thoughts that bring me feelings of doubt, pain and worry? Why is it so hard to stay positive? Perhaps the answer is this. In order to believe, I […]
The more you choose your thoughts the more you can create the situation you desire. Most of us are not even aware of our thoughts. Many times fear is a hidden, underlying thought that rules the day. Fear can take on many faces: fear of being late, fear of not measuring up, fear or losing […]
No Matter What You Just Did You can Turn Everything Around! It’s is true that you never have to stay in an unhappy state. No matter what just transpired. No matter how sad you are about the loss of a loved one. No matter how angry you are about an auto accident. No matter what […]
You may enjoy the following. John Hagelin, PhD, On Consciousness.
No matter how I want to imagine my enemies they will eventually end up evaporating and be replaced with new enemies. What I see and who I see as an enemy is not absolute reality. It is an idea usually sold to me by another or a set of circumstances. When I believe someone or […]
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?
Do you every hear yourself using the word want? Here are some examples: I want you to listen to me. I want to be happy. I want to go to college I want a new car. I want my children to be happy. Using the word, want, can mean that you don’t know how to […]
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 […]
When you are in the state of reception you recognize that you come from a limitless source or origin. You are conscious of the fullness of life. Waking moments are filled with gratitude. Your day is filled with receiving each moment as gifts and as your thoughts are aligned with gratitude within your actions your […]
As you read these words and find you are in a peaceful state, you already understand the art of receiving. Think about it. When you are in a receptive mood everything flows between and among all of life’s energy. You experience a feeling of wellness. Everything is easy and you feel proud! When you […]
Each day if you choose to be miserable, you can build one worry and concern on top of the other. You can imagine all sorts of things that could go wrong during the day. You can strategize and plan ways to overcome the troublesome things that may come your way. Remember these imaginings are created […]
You want to be happy today, …now. As you become aware of all the thoughts that attract thought-like-situations, you can steer away from negative thinking and steer toward more and more positive thoughts. You may not realize how many negative thoughts surround your day. Think of yourself in a small, motorized row-boat. You are floating […]
Today is the best day to incorporate thoughts of peace, joy, hope and love into your daily activities. Pause before beginning your day with these powerful attitudes to create a magnificent day with the results you desire! Consider this. Your attitude, your thoughts, can create 100 percent of your happiness or unhappiness. Thoughts have power. […]
Merry Christmas It has been said that the source of energy is within each of us. It appears to me that love is the source of energy. The first rule of celebrating Christmas is to take a moment to celebrate yourself and the magnificent service of your body and mind. If you would take a […]
For those of you who love holding a book in your hand while reading, here’s a chance to buy one book and get a second one at 50 % off. One day only at Lulu.com. I discovered Lulu.com a few months ago. On the bottom of the iTunes page there was a link for publishing your […]
Even though I am one of those people who enjoy the journey more than the arrival, I do find great satisfaction in completing a book project begun in October. In October I began writing about positive solutions to help others heal from very difficult situations. As in most efforts to help others, I benefited. […]
Last night I awoke with a thought about National Geographic and how we had enrolled in a year’s subscription for $10.00 and had not received the magazine. It seemed like a lot of weeks, even perhaps months, have gone by since we sent our check. My, oh, my. My brain liked chewing on this little […]