You can learn a lot from your fellow bloggers. How to be kind and generous, how to contemplate what is important in life, how to be happy.
Two people were very kind and generous to me today and I am thrilled.
Anthony bestowed this award on me –
Heather gave me this lovely award –
Thank you so much you two lovely people. I am delighted!
Then there are the bloggers who make you contemplate life and what really matters –
I’d like to mention a post that I read the other day by one of my favourite bloggers. Caroline is an artist and creates extraordinary drawings and stories about her life. If you haven’t ever visited her blog before I highly recommend it. The other day she did this post about Barack Obama. I have been thinking about it ever since. For me, Caroline is a breath of fresh air in a cynical world. I urge you to pop over and say : Hello!
Then there is Epiphany who is undertaking an experiment to find happiness –
She is endeavouring to train herself to remember the things that make life amazing, to recapture her lightness of spirit. I plan to join her this week to see if will set the wheels of change in motion as I feel I have been steeped in gloom lately. Everything has been getting to me. I have found people and things irritating. I walk around feeling fed up and saying :’I can’t stand it anymore.’
Some people believe being happy comes down to fate – it is your destiny to either be happy or unhappy. Some people believes it comes down to a matter of choice, in the way you look at things. I do think it is possible to look at the good things you have in your life and be thankful for them which perhaps, is the first step towards happiness.
Happiness can be found in the little things.
I think this quote supports that:
I heard a story about a man who went about the countryside asking people how they would spend their last day on earth. He came upon a woman who was out hoeing her garden, surounded by her children and a neighbour. He decided he might as well ask her too, even though he didn’t expect much of an answer. “Woman,” he asked. “If this was your last day on earth, if tomorrow it was certain you would die, what would you do today?”
“Oh,” she said. “I would go on hoeing my garden and taking care of my children and talking to my neighbour.”
– SUE MONK KIDD
That’s the type of contentment I am after.
See what a wonderful world of blogging it is out there? I think it really does make the world go round.