[Dec 3] What made me smile today?

Date: Dec 3, 2014 Introduction I have been thinking about starting “The Smile Project” to help me focus on the happy things in life and make the effort to record and remember them. By the end of this project, I hope to have a huge list of things that made me smile at some point in life. My Bouquet of Smiles for today: 😀 1) The bark of a human: I have been in another world of my own all day and finding it very hard to focus on the present. It’s tiring to be thinking about useless things endlessly but sometimes no matter how hard…

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Flowery Fridays – What’s worth more than your smile?

I often say that forever is a very long time and it really is. We wait forever to start doing certain things even if we really really like doing them. Having flowers beside me everyday is one of the things I waited forever to begin using excuses like, ” It’s a waste of money”, “They die anyway” , “It’s a hassle to carry them home from the store”, “I hate having to choose from so many varieties” and “What’s the use of all of this work, really?” And in all honesty, these excuses are all valid. I can convince myself…

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Flowery Fridays – “Don’t wait for someone to give you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.”

This journey began a long time ago. So long ago that I cannot even remember when. Can you imagine being in the middle of nowhere and realizing that you really are somewhere? If you are lucky like me, you find that somewhere in the middle of flowers. Now, you might think I live in a very warm place that has flowers year-round and that I am able to enjoy their presence anytime. Reality though? Not so much. I live in the prairies, one of the coldest parts of Canada. You would be lucky if you can plant flowers in June…

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Introducing Flowery Fridays!

Flowers are one of the things that I love the most in this world simply because they make me happy. Join me on a journey in which flowers will never leave your side and smiles will always be on your face. Flowery Fridays is a bi-weekly feature highlighting the latest flowers in my life. My love for flowers started a very long time ago. As a child, one day I asked myself, “If there was something in this world that you wanted to be like, what would that something be?” My answer? Flowers. I asked myself why. “Because if I were…

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I Am Enough

Last year, as a new year resolution, I made this commitment to myself to dance anyway. I am not a dancer. I was never good at dancing either. But that never stopped me from dancing anyway. My policy in life is to ignore the noises around me and focus on my goals. So one day, I decided to start learning ON MY OWN. I have taken dance classes before but never really enjoyed them very much. Why? Because I just can’t follow the instructors well enough and the classes are too fast-paced for a beginner even if they are “beginner…

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To my beloved, Summer

In response to the To Whom It May Concern Writing Assignment Dear Summer, Every year, I wait for you so desperately and when you do arrive, I waste my time getting angry at you for not staying long enough. To lose you so quickly when I love you so much? What the heck! And while I am still getting used to the fact that it’s finally warm, you just abandon me in the middle of cold weather. I have every right to be mad at you. How dare you do this to me every single year? The anger remains… but…

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