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Fractions of Happiness

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I was out pulling weeds; grabbed hold of a blackberry vine by mistake and had to come in and start plucking out little tiny thorns!!! And NO, I was not wearing gloves; I like to get dirty! Tomorrow I will pay for having played, but that is okay; I was happy. I will recover, and then I will play again.

"The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heart-felt compliment, and the countless infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feeling."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I really enjoyed my little fraction of happiness today; after I recover from playing today, I will be back out there gathering more fractions!!! We all need to remember that while we may, at times, be a little broken, in pain, sleep deprived and sometimes depressed; we have each other and can learn to cope with the support offered here on SP. I have learned that laughter helps lessen the pain, lift the depression and gives me energy I didn't know I had. I take "fractions" of happiness from here EVERY day ~ may you all do the same!

Find a reason to laugh, smile when you would rather frown - turn your own world upside down!!!

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    You are so wise. When you suffer depression those little fractions are aso important. Heard you were under the weather so maybe it's time to go over your bank of fractions. I save those fractions and go over them when depression hits. It's a lovely bank to carry around. Hope you feel better soon.
    4812 days ago
    I have noticed that, on my journey to better health, I have found little fractions of happiness along the way. For example, one of the main forms of activity I have chosen is walking. I am lucky to live in a perfect area for walking. I have had this at my disposal for nearly 10 years and only now have I seem what a gift it is. The other thing that adds to this little fraction is that I have included my children on my walks when I go in the evening. Each day the walks get longer and longer, but seem shorter and shorter. I am able to connect with them, ask how their day has gone and really listen- there are no distractions, but a bird chirping or the wind blowing. This motivates me to go each day, to be just with me and talk to God ( when I take a morning walk), or be with my children and talk to them.

    Life should be a pleasurable experience for all! It is also a pleasure to have your words to read. I wish you all the love and laughter life can bring. NICE TO MEET YOU!
    4812 days ago
    wow you are a plethora of inspiration. emoticon
    4812 days ago
    You are a shining example of SP attitude. You inspire me.

    4822 days ago
    HI buddy!!!
    I have been out in the garden also and am paying for it too. sore thighs and hips again, but not bursitis yet! LOL I have 3 areas tidyed up but with 3/4 acre of yard that is just a smidge lol . sure does look better and can see some crocuses coming up!
    Glad spring is here and the snow is gone!
    Have a super day missy!
    4822 days ago
    I can't wait to start enjoying my little "fractions of time" in the garden!!! It is so therapeutic playing in the dirt, getting your hands as dirty as possible. It is worth the pay to play syndrome that creeps up afterwards!!! I love your mind and your warm caring heart!! You are beautiful, Elle!!

    Love you more...emoed!!
    Hugs and Kisses!!
    4823 days ago
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    Hi Elle'
    But just think of the calories you burned while pulling those weeds oh and thorns, (OUCH). That is really hard work. Once again thanks for the motivation. I always really enjoy reading your post they are so positive. Thank you. Take care.

    4823 days ago
    And you are good at making us all laugh!!! You are a good leader and I am so happy to have found you and the other positive, goofy, caring and down right nutty people on the team..Elle,love you friend

    4823 days ago
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