from a "click and hope" photographer


"Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate.

So practice happy thinking every day.

Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit,

and life will become a continual feast."
~Norman Vincent Peale~


dot said...

I'd like to be in chocolate cake heaven also!
Ruth I'm not laughing AT you because I know you and David have no idea what a Rock City Barn is. I posted a link if you have time please go back and check it out. Has nothing what so ever to do with music. LOL

meeyauw said...

This is a very difficult night for me, I needed to read Peale's quotation. Thank you.

JoAnn - NL , Travelstories & Photography said...

Thanks for such a great quote!

:) JoAnn

Sheila said...

Peale's quote is worth remembering. If all else fails chocolate cake works a treat..!

JoAnn-NL "Through my digital eyes" Story's & Travel :) said...

Hi Ruth,
Thanx for answering, we are about the same age than ( only 4 years difference) , you have done your very best... 3 children wow!
But you are still so youngh in everything, and a grandmom :)

Cause we have a dog haha,that's not the same.... I must NOT think of it yet, that this dog will die, but she will some day.

Children have a longer life... but more worries , and as much MORE happiness right?

:) JoAnn

RUTH said...

JoAnn; a dog (or any pet) still becomes part of your family and bring such joy. Dogs don't want computers and bicycles for Christmas so are probably cheaper...LOL

Moi said...

:) beautiful thought, Ruth and the pic's cute too :)

lilymarlene said...

That's my kind of philosophy too. I'm always happy. When a profile asks me to say when I was happiest I always say "today"!

Tenderness contains an element of sadness. It is not the sadness of feeling sorry for yourself or feeling deprived, but it is a natural situation of fullness. You feel so full and rich, as if you were about to shed tears. Your eyes are full of tears, and the moment you blink, the tears will spill out of your eyes and roll down your cheeks. In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche