Happy In The Moment

Finding Joy in the Everyday Moments of My Life

Moving On Up… September 8, 2007

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I am changing the address for my blog — please redirect your link to the following:


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Do You Remember… When it was high September? September 1, 2007

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Did you ever have a friend that you just knew would be with you all your life? I’m not talking about the casual aquaintance, I mean a REAL friend— one who knows you – the good, the bad and the ugly parts. I have one of those people in my life. No matter where life has taken us so far, no matter where it will take us in the future, I know that I can count on him to always be in my life. Now, granted, sometimes he has been on the edge of my world, and in the past he has been at the center. But although life has changed us and given us different paths, he is always in my heart.  Whenever I think of Abe, I am always struck by the fact that we have known each other for over 20 years, that we are still friends, that he is still the same great guy – life has not changed him – just made him better.

I met him on September 3rd – this, by the way, is a date we each remember each year, and each year there is an unspoken contest to see who can contact who first to say Happy September 3rd, (which I believe I have now officially won two years in a row).  Childish — isn’t it –but oh so fun! Anyway — we met at a football game in high school — had Chemistry class together and since that day, he has always been an important person in my life. Friends are rare these days – I am so happy he is my friend. He lives across the country, but honestly, sometimes I feel he is closer — he lives in my mind, and my soul.  I always refer to him as my memory – because he has a mind that remembers EVERYTHING!  He can tell you what type of lunchbox he had in the first grade…I would bet a Starbucks coffee on it. If I need the words to a song, or the singer of a certain song, or the name of a person from high school – he is the one I call. It is nice to have a friend isn’t it? I miss having him around more often, I miss not talking to him on a more frequent basis, but he told me reads this blog – so maybe, just maybe I will get to wish him Happy September 3rd personally this year.

Just a note: For those of you interested in coincidences – let me say first that I don’t believe in coincidences – I believe that God has a plan and nothing is trivial. But here are some interesting facts.

  1. Abe’s Dad came to America from India on September 3rd
  2. Abe and Bev met on September 3rd
  3. Bev brought her daughter home from the hospital on September 3rd.
  4. The couple who helped Bev & Hubby meet with their daughter’s birthfamily adopted their own little girl on September 3rd (20 years earlier)

September 3rd is an important day in my life. Do you have an important day like that in your life? Do you have a friend that you can celebrate with in all the little things of life?  I hope so. We all need friends. Parents and family can come and go, spouses can come and go – but there is nothing like a great friendship, rooted in memories and time and nourished with shared experiences and a lifetime of love. 

So, here’s to Abe on our 24th Friendship Anniversary – and here’s to 24 more! 

Happy September 3rd!


Did you ever? August 18, 2007

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Did you ever look at someone and realize that you loved them more than your own life? I did. Tonight as I looked at my sleeping child, snug in her cozy bed.

This gift from God, this petite, beautiful little girl, who calls me mom and him dad. The child that I have prayed for, begged for, hoped for, who arrived almost three years ago — I love her more than words can express. Her cries break my heart and her eyes can melt me to the core. Do you have someone like that in your life? I hope so, everyone should be able to feel this depth of love in their life.

If you have one of these marvelous beings in your home tonight, go, crack open the door, creep to their bedside, smooth the covers and kiss them gently on the forehead and thank God that He blessed you as He has blessed me.

I’ll repeat it again… 

Be happy in this moment, for this moment is your life.” Author unknown.


I’ll be back… August 11, 2007

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No, I haven’t forgotten you, my dear faithful reader…I am working on a few freelance writing projects at the moment so my already too short writing time, has been made even shorter. I promise a new blog very soon.. you might even get a sneak peek at an upcoming project!

 In the meantime, visit www.dailylit.com and subscribe – you will get a portion of literature sent to you via email once a day — a great way to read a book!  Enjoy!


Blogging DNA May 23, 2007

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Go here to find your dna! So much fun!!!


Well, if Dublin is my home, then…

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Your Leprechaun Name Is:

Dirt-foot Rainbowchaser

What’s Your Leprechaun Name?


Which Euorpean Country is for me?

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You Belong in Dublin

Friendly and down to earth, you want to enjoy Europe without snobbery or pretensions.
You’re the perfect person to go wild on a pub crawl… or enjoy a quiet bike ride through the old part of town.

What European City Do You Belong In?

 Okay – found this neat website — loads of stuff that I will be including here in the future!  So far, I am living up to my Irish heritage and should be in Dublin, Ireland….. check out the next post for my new name!!