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Where are My Reasons for Happiness?

shutterstock_81215629Greetings BeautifulBreathingFagileLife reading my blog at this moment in time!

Hoping All is Well with You and Yours!

It’s Sunday, March 2, 2014 and where are my Reasons for Happiness??

Where have they gone?? Far, far away??

NO! WAY!;)

For those who follow my blog series: Reasons for Happiness e.g., 200 Reasons For Happiness which began back on August 8, 2013 until my last(est) installment February 16, 2014…you realized, I forgot to record. I sorta got busy and remembered a day late: which broke my c-o-n-s-i-s-t-e-n-t-p-a-t-t-e–r-n of an 8 day cycle. I guess, that’s pretty good consistency: August-February. Plus, I didn’t want this “fun” coping tool turning into a crutch or drudgery.

I wish to write because I want to write and not because I feel forced to write or obligated to record my reasons for happiness. So, I’m at a crossroad. I made it consistently to #200.

What do you, my readers, think? Should I pick up where I left off and continue recording/counting from this point onward? Forget about the 8 day cycle or just write/record my reasons for happiness when inspiration and overwhelming happiness motivates me?! If you wish, please leave me a comment.

(The jury is still out.) May be ? that blog series served its purpose and is now finished. THANKS for reading!

Everyday, we have many reasons for Happiness and #1 Reason is WE ARE ALIVE!!:)

As Partners in Wellness, Friends & Fragile-Life: we are privileged to breathe, be alive and be loved! Share the Peace and appreciate your many personal reasons for happiness. When we dwell on the positives, we thrive and survive!🙂

Yes, life is challenging and yes, we have things on our plate, we don’t want to eat…but hey, what’s a little indigestion?! Could be worse, eh?!…could be dead or have no food, etc. There is always a bright side to every coin. And all trials are temporary. It’s all about managing…including stress.

Here’s a tidbit from some recent readings: The “Best Start” to Relieving Stress:

“Making certain lifestyle changes is the best start” to relieving stress, says the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States. “Start with eating a well-balanced, healthy diet as well as getting enough sleep and exercise. Also, limit caffeine and alcohol intake and don’t use nicotine, cocaine, or other street drugs.” The NIH also suggests taking breaks from work, spending time with family or friends, learning to make things with your hands, or learning to play a musical instrument.”

Relationships and partnerships can be stressful. Learning to communicate compassionately and effectively and just enjoying whomever we are with when we happen to be with them…helps much! (Time and unforeseen events befall us all and who wants to live with regret of any kind. I don’t.) So, I bow to compassion and am at its mercy.

As Chato, my Hubby of 22+ years and Father of our 4 children ages 14, 12, 10, 8, recently reminded me: (aka) fire needs water (aka Him)!

As Breathing-Fragile-Life: can we Recycle and Reconcile aka freely forgive one another and make wise choices that do not destroy our beautiful planet/home/Earth?

THANKS for choosing compassion everyday and for treating fellow-fragile-life with dignity, respect and agape love and for practicing forgiveness.

(THANKS for forgiving me any readers who may have missed my next installment of Reasons for Happiness.)

What does life sound like to You?!


Happy Sunday Readers & Everyday!


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Where are My Reasons for Happiness?

Joan Winifred

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Winifred, J. (2014). Where are My Reasons for Happiness?. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 23, 2020, from


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