This tree. 

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I have a tree in front of my house that blesses me. I put a bird house in it for birds to come visit and a wind chime to bring me song. It’s branches seem to grow different than they should and it’s a little quirky. I almost pulled it out a few years ago when I bought the house. Next year, I thought. 

I planted a flower garden under the tree and watered and tended to it. Over the next year it grew much taller and it’s branches became full with leaves. It’s still quirky however, so am I. If it fought so hard to thrive it deserves to stay planted, since I have fought so hard too. 

Jenny 

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A few months ago I created a new Instagram account and It’s called #choosing2behappy. (That’s a hint so you can follow me.)

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  • I use pictures that I have captured with my #Iphone7+ while out on my adventures or when I’m just feeling inspired. I want to help people on their journey wherever they are. The process of trying to think up my next Instagram post that is positive and happy is like a therapy for me to keep my own mind going in a positive direction. Choose to fight and be brave. When you do this you are #choosinghappy I made this Instagram to help you and to help me. Now everyday I am on the lookout for an uplifting picture to take and message to post. This trains my mind to take a positive path. To create new pathways in my brain. I have had the depression and anxiety battle. So have many I love. Most people would not know this of me. They see my smile and I love to laugh. I am stronger than ever and I’m choosing to be happy. Thank you for joining me on a happy journey. ❤IMG_2482

Sunny days sweeping the clouds away

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The Sesame Street Lyrics, ” Sunny days sweeping the clouds away “, ring true for me this week.  If you look at my blog posts you will notice that they stop when the shorter (less Sun) days start.  Yes, I still function I still go to work and take care of things however I do so with less of a spring in my step and certainly less creativity. Google say’s that it is common for people to become more depressed and sad (seasonal affective disorder)  when the days become shorter and there is less sun exposure.

Our usually sunny St George has had less sun lately and of course shorter days. This week however the sun and warmth came back and after a few good days I found myself creating again. It started small, I took a donation to the local thrift store and shopped around. I found some cool belts and decided I could take them home and find creative and handy things to do with them.  I had seen on Tv where you could cinch up your christmas tree with them before you put it away. I love that idea. I came home and wrapped the beautiful colored one around a glass jar I also got at the thrift store, stuck some greenery in and Bam… A centerpiece with a Ralph Lauren look.

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Until spring I will embrace every sunny day that comes and maybe a good dose of Vitamin D and some light therapy will help. (Alaskan sun lamps are great)

Seals & Crofts sang it perfectly in their song Summer Breeze with the words, “A little light a-shinin’ through the window, lets me know everything is alright.

Shine on !