I can't even begin to understand this concept... I've learned
that even when I'm doing nothing, in reality, I'm doing
Video courtesy of my friend, Microdac
Music courtesy of Leslie Butler
Those who know me are fully aware of my love of music...
In allowing myself to do nothing, I give myself permission
to do that which I enjoy the most, letting my imagination
run wild... My dad always told me he was proud of my
imagination so I figured I would learn all about it & expand
on it for my own enjoyment... I never looked back! Oh,
how I do love that feeling of freedom! It makes me want to
I'm a city girl but I learned to enjoy nature also...
Everything needn't be covered with concrete! We don't
need endless parking lots! I've always loved traveling by
bike because by moving slower I'm able to better
appreciate my surroundings... I had no difficulty with the
phrase, less is more! Over a year ago I made up my mind
to give up driving so I could enjoy three things,
- being able to move at the pace I most enjoyed so I could learn to appreciate the beauty of where I live...
- I'm now able to enjoy life more fully because of the savings I'm realizing, car maintenance, insurance, price of gas, plus all the scenery I would miss while driving...
- I bought a used three wheeled recumbent trike with a huge basket in the back... That trike has paid for itself at least 100 times over...
I've never regretted giving up my right to drive because it has enabled me to enjoy the independence I so love... Each day I'm grateful that I can still exercise by going to the store for my groceries & anything else I may need... I'm pretty much centrally located to anywhere I need to go & that was by design...
Now that I've given away my secret as to how I'm able to practice, Extraordinary Happyness on a daily basis, I must hop on my trusty trike & head to the produce stand for a watermelon, the best in the county... That's my reward for biking on such a hot day... Well, I'm off like a herd of turtles!
Signing off 'til next time,
Linda Michel White
Extraordinarily Happy Networker,
Senior Blogger & Mentor in Training