Happiness Abbondanza

Lis at Dandelion Seeds and Dreams
honored me by including me in 10 blogs
that make her happy list. Happiness 101.

I was reading her post and pondering
happiness and I realize that I have a sheer
abundance of happiness in my life.  I am
fortunate and blessed with the following:

A SUPER, sexy husband who facilities the way
for me to be myself and pursue my dreams
in whatever way makes me happy.
(yes that is the UNreal me…)

A grown son, SUN, who is a friend,
a co-worker, idea maker, risk taker
who spurs me on to get out there
and do it.

A BEST FRIEND Linda, who, for more than
thirty years now since college,
has lived, laughed, and cried with me
and me with her through all of life’s
exploits. We both have only son’s
SUNS who light up our lives.

The SMELLS of the world trapped
inside the paws of the dogs whose
journey’s tell of tales unknown and unseen
and who share their soft, furry
smooshy bodies and cuddle with us.

VIRTUAL WORLD friends who
share their REAL lives in private
emails  even though
they may be far away, sometimes it
seems as if they are only next door
and will pop in for coffee any minute.
How I wish they could.

The GLUE STICK mojo maker tool.

The PAPER AND PAINT that I get
to play with that helps me to expand
in all ways. BLOOMING

MAGIC in the garden and all the
spirits, sprites, snakes, bees, elves and toads
who keep me company on this sacred land.

ELIXER of water that sits at my front door
teeming with birds, turtles, frogs, fish, muskrats and
beavers whose antics keep me entertained and whose
clean waters keep me cool in the summer and whose
subtle movement provides a meditation every day.

TEACHERS Chris, Connie,
Judy and so many others who
continue to propel me forward
outward and upward on this journey
we call life. And a special happiness hug
to Lisa, my Hayward, CA pal
whose gracious lift in the car
turned into the beginnings of
a lovely, hopefully long term
bi-coastal friendship who asked
me to pay my thank you forward,
which I am trying to do every day.

And two more:
SINGING when I wake up each day
to the dogs, to the air, in the shower,
when I dance wildly in the living room,
to moving sound through the universe.

AGEING because I don’t think I would get
any of this if I wasn’t exactly in this moment
in this time.  Maybe some, but not all.
54 and going strong.

I can’t possibly name all the blogs that make
me happy to read there are too many.
Just seeing people putting themselves,
their thoughts, their ideas, their art, their writing,
all of it makes me happy.  Thanks again to Lis for
reminding me to see how fortunate I am.

Abbondanza, Abbondanza, Abbondanza

17 Responses to “Happiness Abbondanza”

  1. layers May 6, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    Well, you seem to have covered all the different orbs of your life- and you do certainly have a happy wonderful life full of wonderful friends, family and surroundings.

  2. Jensters May 6, 2010 at 10:33 pm #

    Wow what a great read Corrine and a wonderful photo of you and hubby and a fine looking SUN lol…..one day i might do a long blog entry like this.

    ((hugs to you)) Jennie xx

  3. lyle May 6, 2010 at 11:49 pm #

    arent we all lucky! your post today made me smile. I'm happy that you can enjoy your life! keep up the good work! lyle

  4. Leslie May 7, 2010 at 1:28 am #

    Yes, you are certainly blessed! Thanks for sharing your list.

  5. artymess May 7, 2010 at 5:58 am #

    Oh Corrine you truly are blessed ….I so enjoyed this post..xx

  6. Doreen G May 7, 2010 at 8:20 am #

    You sure are one contented girl Corinne and I bet you spread your wonderful outlook on life to lots of people.

  7. Heloise May 7, 2010 at 9:34 am #

    I enjoyed reading this post. You are so lucky to have such a wonderful family, friends and a beautiful place in which to enjoy all of this.

  8. Beate Knappe May 7, 2010 at 9:45 am #

    Wow Wow – You make me smile and this is wonderful because I'm not happy at this moment and I do not know why- You reminding me of all this , what could be bring Happiness in my life – thank you so much

  9. Mrs Moen May 7, 2010 at 10:51 am #

    Thanks for the peek into your wonderful creative life! Although I have seen your picture before; I always have your profile image in my mind.-)

  10. Kim Mailhot May 7, 2010 at 1:23 pm #

    What a wonderful post, Corrine ! Such a sweet celebration of all that is precious and good in your sweet world. Oh what a life you have created ! I was smiling and nodding all the way through ! Brava, brava, brava !

  11. La Dolce Vita May 7, 2010 at 1:48 pm #

    you are so very blessed! great post!

  12. Deborah May 7, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    Wonderful post! I really enjoyed reading it and learning more about you!

  13. Snap May 7, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful … abundance, magic, friendship, more magic!

  14. Judy Wise May 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    I love what Theresa of Avila said, "All the way to heaven is heaven". If we only have eyes to see it. Love to you.

  15. Michelle Shopped May 7, 2010 at 9:20 pm #

    pps — i've been painting again thx to your inspiration!

  16. gretchen May 8, 2010 at 2:08 am #

    OH what a beautiful beautiful post! By the time I got to the end of it I realized that I was smiling and my heart was filled with love. Thank you for all that you share with us!
    xoxo, gretchen

  17. Karin Bartimole May 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    an inspired, and inspiring post Corrine!! Thank you for sharing your joyful appreciation of many facets of your life. xox K

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