ABC’s of Genuine Happiness – “C” Create Something Exciting

My blogging friend Monique has challenged us to the ABC’s of Genuine Happiness.

I’ve missed out on “A” and “B”, but I think I can contribute to the letter “C”….Create Something Exciting.

Well, I don’t really consider myself to be much of a creative person.  I have dreams of being creative, but I’m not usually the one to come up with the creative ideas.  However, I can follow a pattern or a recipe pretty well, and because of that, I have been able to create some pretty exciting things.

My latest “creation” was an attempt at knitting hats on a round loom.  I was introduced to this idea from another blogging friend at “Knitting Rays of Hope“.  They are a great group of people who make and collect hats to distribute to babies in NICU, and children and adults with cancer.

So, in my attempt to “create something exciting”…these are just a few of the hats that I have made.


loved the idea of being a part of something much bigger than myself, and maybe, just maybe helping out a little bit too.

And yes…it makes me happy.

Happy to create, and happy to help…appears to be a pretty good combination.

Thanks Monique for the challenge. I’m looking forward to the letter “D”!


Daily Prompt: Share the Love

Tell us about another blogger who has influenced your own online journey.

I don’t usually do the daily prompt – but I liked the idea of this one so much that I decided to give it a whirl!

When it comes to narrowing it down to just one blogger who has influenced me on my blogging journey, I can’t.

There are a lot of them! Each in their own unique way. They have influenced and encouraged me through words, pictures, comments and follows!

Here are just a few.  If you haven’t already met them, allow me to introduce you!

Ann Voskamp @ A Holy Experience – her writing and her book have influenced me to continually search for the good things in life. Everyday, big or little.  There is always, always something to be thankful for!

Charlotte @ Life & Ink – her zeal for life, and her commitment to her family are always an inspiration to me! She makes me laugh, and always encourages me along the way!

Vladimir and Johna @ Wind Against Current – I’m continually fascinated by their kayaking adventures, and admittedly a little jealous of their view! 🙂

Nancy @ Living the Seasons – She’s been at this blogging/diary business for a good long time, and that simply inspires me to never give up!

Paul @ Tips from the Top – He doesn’t write often, but he should! Maybe this will encourage him to write a little more often 🙂  He is my constant supporter, and continually cheers me on!

Amazing people who have inspired and influenced me on this journey!

There are many, many more, but I already messed with this prompt by sharing 5 people who influenced me instead of just the one as suggested!

Thank you for joining me on my journey!

C.S. Lewis quote

Weekly Writing Challenge: A Splash of Color

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It’s just a splash. Doesn’t take up much real estate, but it’s a color we can’t wait to see.  The color of our eyes.  Brown, blue, green, gray, and every shade and variation of those colors. A color that is an inherited trait, determined by up to as many as 16 different genes! It’s something […]