Inspired by the 31for21 Down Syndrome Blog Challenge and happiness-project.com, I began this blog in pursuit of my own happiness while raising my 3 children -- including identical twins with Down syndrome. On these pages, I endeavor to document the bits and pieces of my life that bring me the most happiness and keep me focused on all the positive stuff going on.
Advocacy, Angels and Random Happy Thoughts. These are the threads of happiness that are inextricably woven through the cloth of my life. Staying focused and writing about these things is what keeps me Walking on the Happy Side of Life. I'd love it if you would "Take A Walk on the Happy Side" with me.
Monthly Archives: January 2009
Some days it’s harder than others to be thankful. I’m going through some tough thinking right now which will inevitably lead to some tough decision-making regarding the boys’ health and education. That’s not to say they’re not healthy — the … Continue reading
“Are there Angels Amongst Us” you ask? Seems I’ve been short on recognizing my angels these past few weeks. You know… those people that magically appear out of nowhere just exactly when they’re needed, do a good deed without being … Continue reading
I recently had the pleasure of watching a captivating and thought-provoking movie called, Mr Blue Sky (http://mrblueskymovie.com/). While the movie was about a lot of things… For me, it was mostly about unconditional love and the right, and sometimes fight, … Continue reading
I realize I’ve been skipping posts. So, just to catch up (for myself), I’d like to take a moment to document my own list of what my happiness mentor, Gretchen Rubin at the http://happiness-project.com/, calls her “12 Commandments”. These are … Continue reading
I’m not thankful, today or the last 3 days, for the number on my bathroom scale. I tried, truly, and lost nothing! NOTHING! I ate healthy 5-point breakfasts and lean 3-point lunches for 2 weeks… And, THAT’S my reward? NOTHING? … Continue reading
“Over protection may appear on the surface to be kind, but it can be really evil. An oversupply can smother people emotionally, squeeze the life out of their hopes and expectations, and strip them of their dignity. Over protection can … Continue reading