Wednesday, November 26, 2014

There Is No Better Cosmetic For Beauty Like Happiness

I forget the actual origin of my belief, but I remember being taught at some point that happiness is not something you can obtain. It's not a commodity that can be bought or bartered. It's not something you can win in a contest. It's not some kind of prize. Rather, it is something that happens to you. It's a by-product of living a good life, and reaching worthwhile goals. If your only goal is to find happiness, you're doomed never to experience it. "Happiness" is a relative term, hence the phrase "PURSUIT of happiness". It's different for everyone. My "true happiness" is different from the next person's. Whatever makes you truly happy is your true happiness.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Every Great Story Seems To Begin With A Snake

All major accomplishments come with hard work. I push hard every day to accomplish these lofty goals that I set for myself, and most of the time I'm successful. My goals are grand and ever changing, but that’s why they are perfect for me. I'm constantly challenged. It doesn't matter the size of my goals, it matters that I take action daily to achieve them.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Earth Laughs in Flowers

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ~Johann Von Goethe

I’m pretty happy. Every morning I wake up energized and enthusiastic. Every day I’m willing to apply myself to anything, whether it be taking on a new freelance job, starting a new project, researching new ideas, or anything proactive that propels me further along this new path I'm on. I feel connected to my future. It's an incredible feeling for me.

Today's look is business casual.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Spending Some Time With Nature

Autumn is my favorite season, probably because the season is synonymous with change.  I feel the magic in the air every autumn.  I know there are many people out there that would agree with me.  Some might believe it has something to do with the upcoming holiday season, family and friends coming together to celebrate the joy of togetherness.  Others may attribute it to the unpredictable change in weather, from warmth to snow, Autumn seems to encompass the weather of all seasons.  Some the magic is felt with the changing colors of the leaves.  I’m not sure what it is about this season.  I just love that everything about it feels like magic.

  Autumn is youthful, mirthful, frolicsome--the child of summer's joy--and
on every side there are suggestions of juvenility and mischief.  While spring
is a careful artist who paints each flower with delicate workmanship,
autumn flings whole pots of paint about in wild carelessness.  The crimson
and scarlet colours reserved for roses and tulips are splashed on the brambles
till every bush is aflame, and the old creeper-covered house blushes like a sunset.

Roger Wray

There is nothing more satisfying that traipsing around wooded areas in the midst of a changing season.  To walk through deep layers of autumn's fallen leaves, that range in color from crisp golden yellows and oranges with green frilled edges to deep scarlets, coppers, and russet brown, and find your peace.  Nature has a way of healing the spirit.

“Keep close to Nature’s heart, yourself; and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. ... Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” — John Muir (1838 – 1914)