ain’t that the truth? It came to me via a fortune cookie today. This is my new motto. Everything in moderation. I have this tendency to want more. More scrapbooking supplies, more clothes, more food. But you don’t need more than enough. It’s not necessary to have so many possessions. So I am going to start by cleaning out the clutter, giving away things that I don’t need. Not only will it allow me to unload the excess, but I can get my apartment cleaned out at the same time. Very efficient!

I have been reading so many messages of good will and resolution today. It’s really inspiring. Keri Smith was talking about the essence of meditation and how it’s not really about controlling the mind, but almost the opposite. It’s about letting go, accepting what is. Which reminded me about the things in my life that I am constantly trying to fix or to change. I realized that accepting doesn’t mean defeat. Accepting is the first step onto change. Once I can accept the fact that I am overweight (insert any number of problems I see), then I can really work on losing the weight. If I am constantly fighting this fact or denying it, I will never get to the root of it.

But the way to happiness is very simple I find. Rebecca Sower reminded us today to think YOU instead of Me. “It’s a fact. Focusing on our own selves only makes us feel worse, and focusing on others always makes us feel better. ” Very true. Very simplistic and almost common sense, but I needed to be reminded of this fact. So, I am searching for a way to combine my “creative talents” with some kind of charitable organization. My friend Julie told me about Save the Children‘s campaign for infant caps. It was such a wonderful idea; you donate your knitted or crocheted caps and they distribute them to Mother’s in 3rd world countries. Did you know that 4 million infants die each year within their first month of life, and mostly because they cannot keep warm! How terrible we live in a world where this is still happening. But unfortunately this ended with the New Year. I am on a quest to find another organization I can donate to. There’s so much us talented souls can do to alleviate the pain and the suffering. I am committed to being a part of the solution.

Oh! And I have also discovered another random bit of happiness. XM radio channel 150. The comedy station. There is nothing better to listen to through downtown traffic on the way home!! The time it takes to get through the 101 means nothing to me. Road rage is a thing of the past. Just imagine if the world’s drivers were required to listen to comedy on their way home. What a wonderful experience that would be. Can you just picture drivers with big smiles on their faces, laughing all the way home?