Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mixing-up Happiness

Tis the season to be baking…fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la

That’s right, break out those mixing bowls and aprons…its baking time! Wait, wait! It’s not that kind of baking. Sheesh, you sure can sprint in those heels.

We’ve unofficially/officially entered the holiday season. To some it means baking and resolutions. Why not combine the two?

What in the world is she talking about?

This year, instead of making a list of things or goals we’d like to accomplish in 2014, create a recipe that will bring happiness.

*singing “I’m bringing Happy back…

Here, I’ll show you what’s been working for me:

2 Tbs: You get what you put out there
I know this has been said/heard a bajillion times, but ‘old school’ some times gets the best results. Treat people funky, then you get “the funk, the whole funk, and nothing but the funk” in your life. Nice begets nice. Blessings bring blessings. You know God don’t like ugly. And he can handle ugliness in a way I personally don’t want to find out about.

1 cup: Don’t invite the Negatives over
Ah, Drama, Dysfunction, and their kid Negativity are all around. But, it doesn’t mean you have to invite them in. All three are like stray cats, feed them and they become yours.

2 cups: Let it go
Some things—whether its people or situations—that are stressful and not productive in your life…let ‘em go. Some times, this may be the only thing you need to do to bring happiness. They are major happy blockers.

3 tsp: Finding Giddy
Remember Christmas mornings as a kid...giddy, right? I firmly believe in Finding Giddy. Find something that makes you feel like Christmas morning, everyday. For me, it’s writing.

So, those are some of the ingredients in my mixing bowl. Like all recipes you have to season and tweak to taste. 

What's your recipe?



      

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