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Friday, January 23, 2015

Garden of Happiness

Hello Readers!
Sorry for not posting anything last week. The author I had lined up flaked on me…that makes twice now. My head wasn’t in a very happy place, so I decided to not post anything, afraid that whatever I dreamed up to post would not be worthy of your time.
Have you purchased your copy of “In the Garden of Happiness” by Dodinsky yet? If not, you are missing out on a treasure trove of affirmations. This small book is filled with words to move and inspire you, no matter how many pot holes or speed bumps you find on your Road to a Dream.


One short excerpt that struck a chord with me:
“Happy people don’t go through life collecting and seeking recognition. They go through life giving it away.” –Dodinsky

The reason this resonated with me is because of YOU, the fans of the Intergalactic Matchmaking Services series.
Please know that I appreciate every single fan of the series, every follower of this blog, every reader, whether they have posted a review or not, and everyone who has taken the time to send me words of encouragement during this trying time.

Another gem:
“Steer your thoughts away from being trapped in the past so you can accomplish new and better things in the present.” –Dodinsky

I try to remind myself of this when my mind and heart gets stuck on the hamster wheel of “What if…?” and “How did this/that…?” and “How could he…?” and “What did I do wrong?”
I really dislike that hamster wheel. It spins and spins frantically, with no destination in sight!

Have you ever found yourself on the hamster wheel? If so, I would love to have you share.
Until next time…be kind to each other…and to yourself!


  1. Evening Ava: My wife, a doc, was telling me this morning over coffee about some research she'd read. It's long been known that happy people live longer, on average. This new research indicates that happy people [people who see the glass as half full] get alzheimer's on average several years later than the glass half empty people. I don't fear death butI don't want to end up vegetable. I found the research (I have no idea of the quality) hopeful 'cause I like to think I'm a glass half full type.

    Warm good wishes to you. Jon

  2. Thank, Jon. I'm working on being a glass-half-full person. :) I try at least!