Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Happiness at the happyluau

Well, yesterday's fun post was an automatic post I'd scheduled before my ordeal to be posted on my birthday! And I'd totally forgotten about it. I wrote it before I started living in my altered universe of seemingly surreal problems punctuated with spasms of difficult emotions and peppered with moments and even long periods of trust and joy in the goodness and provision of the Universe. It was back when the happyluau was a happier place. I was kind of shocked, then I thought, "Well,'s about time there was some fun at the happyluau!"

Lately I've felt as though I need to hold my grief out in front of me, and that having fun is ceasing to honor that grief, trivializing what is happening to me and my loved ones as something unimportant. But that is so not true (I'm speaking to myself and not just to you here). It's okay to have fun. It's good, it's important, and healing. So I'm glad that a fun post came up automatically, and on my birthday as well.

Well, I'm going to try to make a video soon because my hands are already shot with this typing. Thank you my wonderful friends, for all of your support and love. You are in my thoughts and heart, as always, even though my blog presence has been very light lately.

~Photo by LoveHubbie Mark, a field in Kula, Maui from 2007


thailandchani said...

There is definitely merit in not being owned by the past or the future. Finding happiness in the now makes a lot of sense. :)

Happy birthday!


Lori-Lyn said...

Oh! Happy, happy birthday!

laundrygirl said...

Happy Birthday! Gosh, I wish we'd known sooner and we could have thrown you a virtual birthday party!

I agree with you - life has so many hardships that we definitely need to break it up with some fun and laughter. All of my life laughter has been the balm that gets me through.

Kate said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you. Can you hear me singing?

Here's to an incredible new year...


Patti said...

Happy Birthday Olivia!

Has your copy of 37days arrived yet? Mine came yesterday and I am happily filling in the margins with notes and comments with my pink gel pen.

Heres to fun! :)

CrystalChick said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's a great year!

Leah said...

happy, happy birthday, olivia!! wishing you a year of healing, love, and joy.

i loved the pic of you in hawaii!