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I am a children's writer from the Virgin Islands. Growing up there was like living inside a history book; an imagination stimulator. Consequently I've been writing for just about forever. I am a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and a member of SCBWI.

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I post on Monday and Thursday with an occasional random blog thrown in for good measure. I do my best to answer all comments via email and visit around on the days I post.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It's a Happy Thing

Tricia, at Talespinning, has honored me by passing on this award. Thank you Tricia!
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama says this about happiness:
"I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness…"
Although technically nothing outside of myself can "make" me happy (as I am responsible for my own emotions/actions etc.) in receiving this award I am to reveal ten things about myself that "make" me happy. So here I go, in no particular order. Enjoy.
1. The ocean, water.
2. Sunlight
3. Breathing
4. My family, my friends
5. This blogging community and those who have chosen to read my random thoughts
6. The earth and it's drive to produce an abundance of life
7. My dog, Ursa
8. Being able to read and write
9. Food
10. Having my five senses
and I have to add...
11. Laughter and music
Now, I am to pass on this little bit of happiness, which I'm going to do regardless of whether or not you do awards. :O As always, it's a hard choice.
Brenda at Hazel's Crock Pot Kitchen because I love food
Anne Spollen's Author Blog for her delightful and humorous insights into her kids and family
Angela at The Bookshelf Muse for her continued and wonderful effort to help all of us become better writers
Mary at ResidentAlien for sharing stories about her life in "foreign" lands
Kelly at Kelly Polark for introducing me to music I would otherwise never know about
Tabitha at Writer Musings for introducing me to new books and for being so honest in her opinions about the books she reviews
And
Vijaya at Reading, Writing, Ruminating for being my first cyber friend and becoming my mentor

9 comments:

Mary Witzl said...

Thank you for this, Bish!

Here's to having all five senses and being able to read. Those rank high on my list too, along with clean drinking water (which really does make me happy -- weird, but true) and grass (as in the green stuff that grows by the side of the road). But I'd better save that for my own post, hadn't I?

Angela said...

Thank you so much for the award--you are too kind and to see myself in such good company is especially wonderful!

The Crock Pot Kitchen is new to me tho, and I love my crock pot! I'll be checking that one out asap!

Kelly said...

Thank you so much, Bish!! I hope your 2010 is full of happiness!

Tabitha said...

Thanks Bish!!! What a wonderful award. I like to think about all things that make me happy. :)

Elana Johnson said...

I think I'll have some new blogs to follow from your list. And I so love being able to read and write. I just helped a student who couldn't read. And what a tragedy that is.

MG Higgins said...

Congrats on the award, Bish! Cool answers. I love learning new things about people. The ocean is sure one of my top enjoyments.

Vijaya said...

Thank you, Bish. But you have no idea how much you have taught me.
I like how simple your list is. When I think of the things that make me happy, it's quite similar. But as Mary says, I'd better save it for my own post.

Anne Spollen said...

Very cool - and such a positive award. It was fun reading yours (but you "swiped" so many of mine, lol)

Ok, I'm not going to think about this for now. I will sit down and do the post and see what pops up then.

And thanks for thinking of me!

Lilfix said...

Thank you for the award and I will try to get my happy thoughts together and post them this weekend!