Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Beginnings

We Americans have a new President today! I, for one, am thrilled and am looking forward to what a true leader is going to do with this position. I've been a fan of Obama's since spring/summer and made sure I voted for him the primaries as well as the presidential election. I couldn't be more happy about how both turned out. What a great cause for celebration.

Days like today make me proud to be American. Here is a man. A black man. Not a wealthy man. But an incredibly bright man. Rising to the top position in the country. Walking down the street to the oval office with his beautiful bride by his side. How moving! How happy it makes me that we are able to speak and act in this country. It's a beautiful thing. And it just keeps getting more beautiful all the time.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Wow. So. After much speculation and debate - here it is. My blog! At my brother's gentle guidance, I am finally giving this an honest try.

I have named this blog Happy Mind, Happy Body, Happiness because that is my motto and my life goal every single day. I am not a particularly religious person but I am quite spiritual. I don't believe in force feeding opinions or beliefs upon anybody. I think it's important to be open minded and open hearted. Is that even a word?

I have had head and neck cancer twice. Both times it was caught pretty late in the game so the treatments were dramatic and even death defying. As terrifying as those experiences were, I feel very grateful and blessed to have lived through them. I am a better person for having survived such breathtaking experiences. It's made me see life very differently. In it's entirety. I try not to take any thing or any one for granted. I am genuinely in love with life. The smallest things present such amazement for me now. I wouldn't trade my life for anybody else's. Honestly.

Which brings us to this blog. I decided to start it because I really feel I have a voice and I think I'm ready for it to be heard.