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· How To Stretch A Puddle

· How To Grow A Puddle

· How To Wash A Puddle


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· Hungry Sean, The Leprechaun

· A New Year's Resolution - Smile!

· Love Those Wrinkles!

· A Musician's Prayer

· A Flower For My Mom

· How Scary Is That!

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Blogs by Edie M. Batstone

Crap Happy!
4/2/2011 11:14:04 AM    [ Flag as Spam or Inappropriate ]

What’s going on with our world? It seems there are no happy stories out there anymore! At least, not in the papers or on the news channels; and if there are any, they are soon squashed by the next horrific headline. Go into any store (big box ones have their own special ‘box’) and there are a litany of woes – few customers, high rents, poor service, thoughtless shoppers – Did I mention few customers?
I think a positive domino effect is in order: Tile #1 – RESPECT; #2 - a smile; #3 – an upbeat greeting; #4 – a compliment; #5 – a dash of ‘benefit of the doubt’; #6 - a helping hand; #7 – positive criticism, #8 – humility (prerequisite to tile #7); #9 – a hearty laugh shared; and tile #10 – courage, to put old habits back in the box, and set the above tiles up, over and over again. (I’m hoping to get faster with practice)
I’m not undermining the serious issues out there, but, in order to be effective in making any change, passion is required, and I want to stock my‘passion cupboard’with ingredients that I will need in order to make a positive change in this world.

………Intermission for Research……….

So, I just got back from a brisk walk into town; a listen to Arthur Black’s show on the CBC this morning told me that exercise, besides toning the body, actually builds up brain tissue as well! I’m not sure if it is working yet, although the hum of firing neurons in my ears is definitely louder.
I did notice a wonderful coincidence, though, as I tested the above domino theory: after each encounter on my walk, I heard the wonderful tinkling sound of wind chimes. The last one was the bell on the door of the dollar store as I exited. (I’ve got to get a handle on this balloon addiction!) Of the ten people in the store itself, nine of them were smiling and responding to my greetings in true Spring fashion; the other one seemed to be experiencing issues of some sort, so I had to pull out extra tiles: the twin ‘athy’ sisters: sympathy and empathy. I’m not sure if it helped that troubled person, but it made me feel pretty good.
Please join me in ‘tipping the tiles’, and pay attention to the ‘domino effect’ that follows each time. I may have misplaced a few tiles, or forgotten some good ones that are still in the box – please share.
Wouldn’t it be great to see the world ‘happy’ –not ‘crappy’?



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More Blogs by Edie M. Batstone
• A Knock Knock Symphony! - Friday, April 17, 2015
• "I Don't Know How To Love Him." - Friday, April 03, 2015
• Sure and begorrah - That's the Spirit! - Thursday, March 12, 2015
• A Magnificent Obsession - Monday, January 26, 2015
• Merry Christmas! - Monday, December 15, 2014
• Welcome Christmas! - Wednesday, December 03, 2014
• Drop That Rock! - Friday, November 14, 2014
• 'Lest We Remember' - Wednesday, November 12, 2014
• Little Building - Saturday, November 01, 2014
• Counting To Ten! - Thursday, October 09, 2014
• This Old House - Wednesday, August 13, 2014
• Off With Her Hat! - Thursday, June 19, 2014
• Be Not Afraid - You Are A Masterpiece! - Wednesday, May 21, 2014
• Mothers' Day Silliness - Thursday, May 08, 2014
• Spring Is Here? - Monday, March 24, 2014
• Knitting Thoughts - Saturday, January 25, 2014
• Finding Holy Ground - Friday, January 10, 2014
• Baby Pictures - Tuesday, December 17, 2013
• Next Stop: 'Zoomerland'! - Wednesday, October 16, 2013
• The Treasure Seekers! - Wednesday, July 03, 2013
• Thank You For The Dreams Dad! - Sunday, June 16, 2013
• A Great Big Warm 'Boot To The Head'! - Wednesday, May 29, 2013
• Walk With Me - Fly For Me! - Saturday, April 20, 2013
• If I Were Twenty Years Younger! - Saturday, April 13, 2013
• Where The Wind Blows! - Saturday, March 23, 2013
• A Valentine Sonnet - Thursday, February 14, 2013
• My Roof's Got A Hole In It - Saturday, January 26, 2013
• Wait Training 101 - Saturday, January 05, 2013
• Merry Christmas To All And To All A GOOD LIGHT - Friday, December 21, 2012
• In The Arms Of Christmas - Tuesday, November 27, 2012
• Hope For A Precious Child - Wednesday, November 07, 2012
• Happiness Can Be Tricky! - Wednesday, September 26, 2012
• Sign, Sign, Everywhere Sign - Wednesday, August 15, 2012
• Housework Or Heartwork! - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
• Wheee! I'm Riding! - Thursday, July 19, 2012
• Reading In The Garden - Monday, July 16, 2012
• The Strongest Man In The World! - Monday, June 25, 2012
• Time Travel! - Friday, May 25, 2012
• Dr. Seuss's Teapot! - Wednesday, April 25, 2012
• Love That Bluegrass! - Sunday, April 15, 2012
• An Easter Walk - Friday, April 06, 2012
• Mom's Dahlias - Tuesday, March 06, 2012
• Still Climbing! - Monday, February 13, 2012
• Someone Open A Window! - Wednesday, February 01, 2012
• Chill, Papa Joe! - Saturday, January 14, 2012
• Let The Games Begin! - Thursday, January 12, 2012
• All Is Calm - Or Not! - Thursday, December 29, 2011
• Plant Seeds Of Hope This Christmas! - Wednesday, December 07, 2011
• Something Fishy In The Air! - Wednesday, November 09, 2011
• Tinker Bell's Mom! - Tuesday, October 25, 2011
• Roofers' Rap - Thursday, October 13, 2011
• Hope - Bring It On! - Thursday, October 06, 2011
• My Christmas List - Monday, September 26, 2011
• Hold That Thought! - Saturday, September 03, 2011
• Been To Newfoundland - Got Way More Than The T-Shirt! - Sunday, August 28, 2011
• I Found A Pearl! - Monday, July 25, 2011
• Me And Pepe! - Wednesday, June 15, 2011
• Hand To Mouth - Monday, May 23, 2011
• Dear God, I'm Afraid! - Thursday, May 12, 2011
• Write It Down! - Thursday, May 05, 2011
• Twirl With Me! - Wednesday, April 27, 2011
• What's The Word? - Saturday, April 23, 2011
• Talking To My Plants! - Monday, April 18, 2011
• Kidding Around - Wednesday, April 13, 2011
• Disconnected! - Monday, April 11, 2011
• Who Do You Think You Are - In Twenty Minutes?! - Friday, April 08, 2011
•  Crap Happy! - Saturday, April 02, 2011  
• Top O' The Morning, Afternoon, and Evening - Thursday, March 17, 2011
• Eva Cassidy's Beauty Lives On! - Wednesday, March 09, 2011
• I'm Melting! - Saturday, March 05, 2011


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