Happiness Junkie

Theodore is born

Theodore is born

    Recker had a hard time leaving his mom at the hospital May 31st Kayla and Jeremy welcomed Theodore Arthur to the family.  Theo is our 5th grandchild, 4th boy 3rd boy for Kayla. Being a grandmother is still a little overwhelming.  I look […]

Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment

Practicing living in the moment has been an intentional goal for my everyday living.  I have to  remind myself daily of the reward.  I’ve heard it takes 21 days to break a habit so I’m assuming it also takes 21 days to form a habit. […]

My Happiness Experiment

My Happiness Experiment

 I’ve always wondered why so many people who work in a customer service atmosphere whether through, text, an actual phone call or face to face; can have such lack of empathy. I’ve worked in the Airline Industry for over 30 years now.  Currently I work […]

Surgery March 28th Dr. Lettieri

Surgery March 28th Dr. Lettieri

I had a hard time sleeping last nigh with only 3 hours before surgery I at least tried.  I’m not anxious about the surgery or Dr. Lettieri. Again this morning  doctors and nurses all had positive things to say about him. One nurse said  “Oh […]

Miracle in the Desert

Miracle in the Desert

In 1954 Reverend Jim and Vera Dingman had a desire to give their lives to caring for children who were hurting and who had faith that God would provide all they needed. Today, Sunshine Acres still is a place of hope for children. No matter the […]

#365 Days of Happiness

#365 Days of Happiness

Today is the International Day of Happiness. I began my day by attending church, during our services today the speaker talked about Happiness being a choice.  He asked if any of the congregation ever see people in their car as they are driving, Happy? He […]

Have Courage and Be Kind

Have Courage and Be Kind

  What an unbelievable week I’ve enjoyed.  I was asked by Renee Olson (Chief Leadership Officer for Nerium International), to speak at Nerium’s semi annual national convention.  It was held at the SAP center in San Jose, a sold out crowd with thousands of people. […]

El Casa De Monya

El Casa De Monya

I spent most of the summer months in the hospital, Mayo Clinic for a few weeks, and then Cleveland Clinic.  Eric, myself, Blake and Chloe had planned a trip to the Dominican Republic where Blake served his mission.  We soon realized that I would not […]

Why are you happy?

Why are you happy?

I was recently asked “why are you happy, and how do you remain happy?” The truth is, I have to work on Happiness every day of my life.  I did not intend on being diagnosed with late stages of breast cancer, or the side effects […]

Love One Another

Love One Another

I’ve been in Ohio for 5 weeks now, next Thursday I will be going under the knife again.  I realized  how much I need the Lord to bless me and watch over me.  I go to Him in silent prayer most of the days now, […]