Monthly Archives: April 2012

Beauty…and the Beat…

Mama Nature never ceases to amaze me…even when the perfect flower is not so perfect.

Therein lies the beauty of Nature.  It never works at doing anything…it just waits patiently for things to evolve and take their course…all without moving a petal.

This morning during my once-in-a-while walk, I was looking for the perfect magnolia, but took a few pictures, because perfection was nowhere to be found.  I became a bit annoyed because I wanted to put a breathtaking picture on today’s posting.  Then after snapping a few photos, my ever restless little mind interpreted the beauty of nature.

It just is…it doesn’t mind if you appreciate it or not…it goes about just being itself.

Breathtaking…

So…it was today…a day to appreciate things as they are.  Not as I would like them to be.

Your Happy Contessa

“Refuse to let an old mindset move into your consciousness.”  Moi

New Possibilities…New Roads to Travel…

Sometimes we think we have to take the actual road to travel to amazing places.

I am on a quest to take the road less travelled…that one of an internal search to find meaning and fulfillment at this stage of my life.

I think I was not created to color my hair once a month, check the lines and wrinkles grow deeper and find out which cream will do the miracle.  A waste of time and dinero.   I have decided that I worked very hard for these lines and wrinkles and they are my badge of honor.  Have to be positive about a losing battle.

I believe I have found maybe the way to find meaning and fulfillment in whatever stage I am now.  I am not letting you in right at this moment about the way to accomplish such a monumental task, because I have to find out if this actually happens.

Travelling to different parts of the globe, shopping for nice clothing, items for your household is fun and somewhat of a therapy.  But it is like running away from the real and genuine quest for contentment and fulfillment.  If that’s what you are searching for at this moment in your journey.  I am.  I want to be able to be happy, content and at peace when I am doing absolutely nothing.  Not even thinking or moving.

Stuff is just that, stuff.  So I am looking for something intangible that will make me look beyond the stuff and lots of noise because I think I need to be busy and always doing something.  That’s what my life is all about now, being busy doing things to fill my daily hours.  I am ready for the next step in my life.

I am looking forward with much enthusiasm and anticipation to see what new meaning I can bring into my life.  This is so exciting.

So…it was today, 15 April, 2012…taxman day…postponed until next Tuesday.  The check is in the mail 😦

Your Happy Contessa

“Some chocolate always make the day sweeter.”  Your contessa.

Happy New Beginnings…Happy Easter…

Ahhhhh…new beginnings…fresh starts…new opportunities…maybe a new life.

Those are the meanings of Easter for me.  This also includes the spirit of forgiveness.  You cannot love without having the spirit of forgiveness.  One cannot exist without the other.

Also, I am grateful for new opportunities to be a better person, to be kind, be loving, and thoughtful of others.

Jesus set the example…perfect love for all of us, very imperfect beings.  It is not that easy to follow his footsteps sometimes.

I read in a book the following;  God said, if you want to follow me, I will help you; and if you want to try it on your own, I will wait until you call me.

What a compassionate, kind, understanding perfect loving God we have.

So…it was today…7th April, 2012…another day to be grateful for our Almighty loving God.

Happy Easter!!

Your Happy Contessa

“I am not young enough to know everything.”  J.M. Barrie, Scottish author and dramatist, a/k/a the creator of Peter Pan.  9 May, 1860 – 19 June, 1937.

On the foolishest day of the year…Meet Emelinda…

This is the fish that I nurture every day in the inside pool of my apartment.  She is a very smart fish…but of course, she is a she.  She knows when to talk, when to eat and when to sleep. She even knows when to just be quiet.  Great listener too.

I  feed her only vegetarian meals, because I want her to be healthy just like me.  Or so I think.

Emelinda is a great singer too.  Loves to sing me the old good songs from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s.  Now you know how old Emelinda is.

Am I losing my marbles?  No…this was my lame attempt to go with the flow of the foolishest day of the year.  For some people everyday is that day.  I wanted to do something out of the ordinary, because April 1st, 2013 is iffy.  Mayans were very smart people and very exact.

HAPPY APRIL FOOL’S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The things one must do to entertain my audience.  And those muses are still missing or somewhere in the Keys drinking some margaritas on the land of forever Jimmy Buffett singing “wasted away in Margaritaville…”  That’s a great song come to think of it.

So…it was today, 1st April, 2012…a day to be somewhat foolish about writing something about nothing.  I am also appreciative to the readers of 19 countries that honored me last month by reading the way I interpret things.  Thank you, merci y muchas gracias!!!!

Your Happy Contessa

Note:  This fish resides in a pond in the gardens of my living complex.  I was fortunate enough that she was posing for my camera last week being very still and quiet.  Today it became very handy for my made up story. Hope you enjoyed my first very short fiction tryout.