Tag Archives: Happiness

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

Happy Sunday my Lovelies!

It is a day to marvel at, as everyday is.  Sunday always seems to recharge my spirit and gives me perspective over the previous week.  Y’all know that I have been going through, that my health hasn’t been the best, that my mobility and independence has been markedly decreased.  Nonetheless I am grateful for His grace which has given me a reasonable portion of health and the strength to endure.

Ok so on to the randomness that is me! Y’all know I am quite random and silly, odd and fanciful. I find entertainment and am tickled pink by the most mundane and weird things. I love cartoons, at least those with adult humor that is gratefully lost on children. Some of my favorite ones are those ones from my youth. Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, X-Men, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes ( a throwback huh? LOL). But one that holds a special place in my heart and memory is Ren and Stimpy! It was raunchy and off-colored, disturbing and utterly stupid but made me laugh every time! So, this is my theme song and it will keep me smiling all day. Find whatever brings you joy today and those moments of happiness as they are fleeting.

Ren and Stimpy- Happy Happy Joy Joy

Happiness and Blessings Always

T. Nicole


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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow


Happy Thursday my Lovelies!

     It has been 8 days since my last post, nearly unheard of for me.  I have been dealing with a lot here lately, from pain to personal strife, work to ministry activities at the church.  I have been burning it at both ends; I’m tired, frustrated and all around burnt out.  Now all of this culminates into me being a not so chipper, frankly quite irritable me.  It would not be unfair to say that I am not exactly happy right now, that for the most part I am wishing for something to magically and mystically change my present outlook.   So I guess that calls for a bit of introspection, delving into my own psyche to garner the reason for my unhappiness…   Yea, I’m not really about to do that.  Happiness is fleeting; it is contingent upon so many outside forces that it can wax and wane predictably like the cycle of the moon.  Someone asked me today what made me unhappy and then what make me happy.  I couldn’t really answer that due to its transitory nature; I was silent and said that I had to go.  That was a punk move I know, but I was uncomfortable with not being able to answer the question.

     So I will focus on one of the things that I love in life, little babbles that make me smile and have me ignoring sustenance to marvel at the colors and cuts, clarity and sparkle… gemstones!  I some in the mail on Monday and was ecstatic to see what I had bought.  I purchased a 100 carat gemstone parcel and of course with a parcel you never know what you are going to get.  I ended up with a whole host of garnets, citrines, amethyst, a few smoky quartz and what I honestly believe are emeralds!  I neglected my food on Monday night just so I could sort through the parcel.  That is the beauty and downfall of buying parcels, you don’t have any idea of what you may or may not find, what sizes, quality or color and even more if they will be calibrated or not, so that you can make jewelry.

Clockwise from left to right: Citrine, Garnet, Peridot, Smoky Quartz, Amethyst, and Emerald

     I have found that I am much better off not focusing on me being happy or unhappy but rather on those things that truly bring me joy.  Blogging and writing bring me joy, gemstone collecting brings me joy, the simple things in life bring me joy.  Doing for others brings me joy, reading has always brought me joy because for just a little while I can get caught up in a world that is not my own and be inspired. 

Find what brings you joy my lovelies; find that one thing that makes you sigh in contentment and stick with it.

Blessings and Happiness

T. Nicole


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