My New Happy: Motivational Monday XLI

Monday, February 29, 2016

Motivational Monday XLI

Last week, Shaunacey wrote a great post about realizing that each and every day, we have a choice. She chose happiness, which is a really good one.  Then she asked what choice we are making, which got me thinking.  

I realized that I've been taking myself way too seriously lately.  Sure, there are difficulties going on in my life right now, but still, the good always outweighs the bad. Laughter really is the best medicine.  And then there's this very important consideration:

So far, so good.  I'm choosing laughter.  What will you choose today?


Speaking of Shaunacey, I'm linking up today for Monday Moments of Gratitude.  This week I'm grateful for:
  • Lunch and shopping on Saturday with my mom and sister.  It was mom's birthday, and we wanted to start this year off on a good note.  

  • Signs of spring everywhere.  Do we dare hope it's coming early this year?


Don't forget The Blended Blog's Style Perspectives series starting this Wednesday. Every week we'll each give our interpretation of the prompt.  Stop by for lots of outfit inspiration, and link up with us.  If you don't have a blog, you can jump in on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #theblendedblogstyle. This week we're styling a wrap/outer layers.  Can't wait!


  1. I love the quote about wrinkles! You can always find something good in things to make you smile!

    Doused In Pink

  2. Yes to laughter. I hope you are laughing lots and letting the worry melt away. Yay for Style Perspectives!

  3. You made me smile today! And how beautiful are you, your mom, and your sister, such great skin! I hope you're having a terrific Monday sweet lady!

  4. As I contemplated the very real possibility that folks signed up to my blog through email are no longer getting the alerts due to some technical glitch I suddenly found myself laughing. I mean is that not Just TypiKel? I'm with you, Lana. You really just have to laugh. Golly, I've got a wealth of wrinkles and I'm choosing to consider them all laugh lines. Thank you! A very special Happy Leap Year Day to you and yours.

  5. Lana... I think gratitude is a good trait to have and laughter is definitely a necessity in our lives.. I too am hopeful Spring will be here sooner than it was last year, I am going to enjoy every moment of it... have a great week xox

  6. Yes to laughter. All the time! Linkup will be up on the first Monday of the month for hold on to that one!

  7. Yes, I want my wrinkles to be in the right place for sure. Note to self: laugh more!

  8. I'm choosing laughter too! It's one of my favorite feelings.
    We're having spring signs here too. It gets me VERY excited.

  9. Laughter is what we all need. Regularly.

    I *thought* we were going to have an early spring but we are now under a severe winter storm watch warning. : (


  10. I'm down with the flu right now so I could really use some laughter...instead of coughing, vomiting and all of the other fun things that come with the flu party!

  11. IT WAS MY MOM'S BIRTHDAY TOO! Happy bday to her! The similarities are beginning to be uncanny.

    Making the Most of Every Day

  12. YES to making great choices, and awesome friends and pretty flowers!!!!!!
    WE missed you in our hangout but can't wait for Vegas!!!
    thanks for linking up!

    Simply Shaunacey

  13. Hellooooo Lana! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours! You are so lucky to see the first signs of Spring. It can't come soon enough for me. You, your Mom, and Sis are adorable! Looks like it was a good day had by all. Maybe you can join Mo, Kelly, and me at a blog conference next year. Enjoy your week and I am delighted to find your blog.

  14. Never stop posting your gorgeous spring photos. I love living through them. Good friends are such a balm to the soul. Beautiful ladies.

  15. I love signs of spring! I love the warmth and the pretty flowers.

  16. Laughter makes everything more bearable. I'm loving all the fruitless plum trees in bloom with their pretty pink blossoms. Mom and sister time is the best!

  17. Happy belated birthday to your mom. I can't believe how far along your flowering trees are. We do have tulips poking through the soil - but much too early, as more cold weather lies ahead. I love the photo with you and your mom and sister - great smiles x3!

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