Happiness Project 24


It’s another fun day to be alive!  Here are some happinesses from my life to yours.  

1.  Painted Rocks
You know the ones, the surprises from strangers.  
Painted RockPainted Rock that says Clanton RocksJesus Loves You
New Hope
Eat More Beef painted rock
Every time I find one a huge grin spreads across my face.  Sometimes I even laugh out loud. 

2.  A real shower 
After a month of showering in the RV it was wonderful to enjoy the luxury of great water pressure, room to turn and move my arms without bumping the shower walls, and lots of hot water.  WOW! 😃

3.  Last Day at The Eclipse 
I will not be back before they close.  Actually when you read this they will be closed.   I’m happy to be here one more time.  This is melancholy happiness but happiness all the same.   
Eclipse Coffee & Books closing poster.

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Shiney Rocks v.4


One of my favorite books is Be Here Now by Baba Ram Dass.  Yogi Pondurengedas gave me a copy when I visited him in Berkeley a long time ago.  This is one of the gems that will go with me on the road.

Things I thought

The Universe is a masterpiece of love, help, and karma.  It does not strain to do what it does.  We are part of the universe.  Why do we strain?
I choose to live in possibility.
I choose to live in joy.
I choose to live in love.
I choose to live in peace.
I’m not fighting against anything.  I am for good.
I refuse to focus on what I do not want.

Do you have a complex relationship with your past?  I can if I allow myself to over think it.  My  mind is a powerful tool when used correctly. When it is left to run wild it can be a powerful enemy.

Thoughts on Chaos Theory
I can (and should) willingly leave my comfort zone or I can wait for chaos to push me out.  Either way I’ll have to leave it.


“Declare your superpowers!” ~ Danielle LaPorte

Some losers “…seek to evade reality by hiding behind a crusade seeking to reinstate “moral values”, “noble ideas”, and “social justice”.” ~ Dr. W. M. Shelton


Melanie’s Brand New Key

Background:  People who can see me in non-cyber space know I love shiny rocks.  I pick them up.  I carry them with me. I randomly give them away. I accept them as gifts. They sit on windowsills and tables.
This is the fourth in a series of biweekly features about sharing the gems and jewels I find along the way  (quotes, songs, thoughts, notes, websites, photos i take, photos I see).   I hope you like the shiny cyber rocks. I may update Shiny Rocks all during the day as I come across new shiny things.
If you have some shiny rocks you’d like to share leave them in the comments.   Let me know what you think.
May truth, love, and light embrace you and emanate from you.

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Shiny Rocks v.3


The Universe sent this:

“Practice. Study. Prepare yourself. Think. Act. Face the beasts. Pay the piper whatever dues you think you have to pay. Do the dance, walk the fire, wait in line. Plant the seeds, hoe the field, go to market.”
Sounds like a good plan to me. “Wax on. Wax off”.


“You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.” ~ Dorothy Parker

“If you cannot find a a good companion to walk with, walk alone like an elephant roaming the jungle.  It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress.”  ~ Buddha

“Follow the light bringers…
Magic is afoot greater than you can imagine.” ~ Colette Baron Reid

A thing I thought:

Pay it forward is a powerful tool for changing the world. I’ve been paying it forward ever since some people helped me years ago and taught me about pay it forward.  If someone helps you pay it forward and help another.  It’s good for your soul.


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One of my favorite photographers is Drew Hopper, an Australian photographer. Check out his site.

Three pictures I took at DeSoto Caverns Family Fun Park.

Fun song!

She has to milk her cow on a Monday
She has to roll her hair on a Tuesday
She has to feed her pig on “Let’s be friends day”
She has to ????? on a Thursday
It won’t be long now?


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A Drive in the Woods


Christy, Jesse, and I drove out to Shoemakers Cave a couple days ago
I took this panorama using the DMD app on a iPhone.