January 24, 2010

Gather Points for Haiti Relief

Sunshine today heads Haiti's way!

I am amazed by the outpouring of compassion and concern for those devastated by the earthquake in Haiti. And I applaud all those at Gather.com for doing whatever they can to assist in sending aid, warm thoughts, and prayer.

I've three Gather.com links to share with you. There are plenty more where these come from, as Gatherites rally for the compassionate cause of caring for those in need.

Connie C -- Are we up to the challenge she sets before us?

Gather -- Tom Gerace explains Donating Gather Points to Red Cross Relief Efforts in Haiti

Ruthi -- Gather Points for Haiti Relief

January 21, 2010

O' Happy Day!

This post is a 10 minute freewrite.

As defined by Wikipedia, Free writing — also called stream-of-consciousness writing — is a writing technique in which a person writes continuously for a set period of time without regard to spelling, grammar, or topic. It produces raw, often unusable material, but helps writers overcome blocks of apathy and self-criticism. It is used mainly by prose writers and writing teachers. Some writers use the technique to collect initial thoughts and ideas on a topic, often as a preliminary to formal writing.


Misery loves company.

Fact or fiction?

Are there some persons who are unhappy and want everyone else to be unhappy too? Posibly, possibly not. This was my food for thought this mornin' as I wondered what my daily dose o' sunshine would be for you today. A comment by a dear friend, the muse, and it comes at such an appropriate time, for it is her birthday. And nothing could make me happier than for her to have a day filled with nuttin' but sweet sunshine!

I think it easy to agree that there are those who want us to be as miserable as theya re. However, I can't help but wonder if maybe that's just my negative reaction to their unhappiness. In reality, maybe their acts of unhappiness are simply pleas for someone, something to grant them a moment of happiness. Maybe their acts of unhappiness are nothing more than the only way they know how to let their teardrops fall.

A hug, a smile, a call, a kind word or tweo, a wee little deed, may wash away unhappiness, if only for a moment. But if I feel that someone is trying to make me as miserable as they are, then I'll be unable to fill their need, their greatest desire -- happiness.

Happiness, like sunshine, comes in small, hopefully, daily doses. For any of us, just a stolen moment or two along life's way. I think I'd do myself well to try to send a moment of happiness, just a wee bit o' sunshine spread, into another one's day.

I say happiness loves company.

What say you?

And my time is soon up, this 10 minute freewrite, soon to follow will be today's sunshine, which will be created with happiness in mind -- yours and mine.

HUGs, blessings & a bit o' sunshine!

And a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dear friend!


January 3, 2010


High-Flyer is the first of my poetic creations to become available for purchase as a poster at abitosunshine at CafePress. High-Flyer inspires us to climb the mountain of success in our self-creation. EnJOY!