Thrive Yourself Happy Through the Holidays

In This Issue:

~ A Personal Note from Rhonda ~ Things to be Happy About ~ Quotes and Inspiration

Life may be simple, but it’s not always easy. If you find value in these gentle reminders, please invite your friends to sign up for my free newsletter by visiting www.centerofhappiness.com. Your perspective is a valuable one, and we can learn from one another how to create a happy life worth living.

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Thrive Yourself Happy Through the Holidays

Dear Ones,

OK, you may not want to admit it and you may go as far as resenting that I bring it up, but the holidays are just around the corner and the end of another year is soon t

personal note from Rhonda
follow. The holidays just are. They are neither good nor bad. It is what we do with them, how we handle them, the way we think about them that creates our experience. We may wind up with memories that we will remember with joy–or merely the relief that the holidays are over.


STOP. Take a deep breath. Call your thoughts back from the past where they want to harshly review and critique all you ‘should’ have gotten done. And don’t let your thoughts usher you to the future where they want to anticipate all that next year ‘should’ be. `Planning’ can so easily be a disguise for ‘control,’ so get out of the fast lane

Shhhhh, take the SCENIC ROUTE for a change. Be here with me right now for a moment, a precious moment, that’s all, for life really w

ll wait that long, and it is in this moment that your power lies and life is certain. It is this precious moment that we truly have, full of amazing gifts if we learn to notice them.

REDUCE SPEED, calm yourself, breathe deep, look around you wherever you are when reading this and simply notice the overlooked wonders and blessings that surround you. Where I sit I notice my dresser holding the picture of my parents, the backdrop of trees whooshing in the autumn wind outside my window, and the basket of multi-colors of yarn that remind me what a joy it is to meditate with knitting needles in my hands from time to time.





It is not that you must throw your clock out, but rather treat it as a friend rather than an enemy. More important than how fast you are going is where you are headed and the grace and conscious attention you put into choosing your course.


So, there is no easy shortcut, but there is a simple path. It is a delightful road on which we are joined by many who are dedicated to creating peace and power in their life through connection and conscious choices. You are in good company and far from alone. By starting your journey based upon a firm bed of value-based ambitions, your direction becomes clearer and the inevitable potholes, twists and turns become more manageable. A meaningful, content and happy life is not a matter of doing all you do with speed and perfection. It is more a matter of driving guided by a clear intention and directed by your authentic self. Remember, we are not human “DO”-ings, we are human “BE”-ings, and time offers a loose structure with guideposts to define how the road unfolds.


The longest journey we take in life is merely 18 inches. It is the path from our head to our heart!

With Gratitude,


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