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March Happiness

Updated: Apr 7




March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.

Thomas Fuller (cited) in 1732.


THE MONTH OF MARCH is half over as we come to celebrate St. Paddy's Day weekend. The lion and the lamb are equally represented though there might be confusion as to who is leading the charge.


March’s flower symbol is the Daffodil – which represents forgiveness, trust, honesty, and true love. When you look at these flowers in the above photo be cognizant of these states of mind. They are some of my favored qualities.


Speaking of states of mind, our brains produce endorphins which create feel-good states of being and are purported to lower stress, improve mood, and enhance one’s sense of well-being. My question is, can one’s thoughts move you into this state of being? It certainly is something to contemplate. I do know that “mind over matter” makes a big difference in how I approach the challenges that I face in my day-to-day existence. It takes practice and cerebral energy to get there.


Dr. Andrew Weil was my mentor in this area. His book, Spontaneous Happiness was so appreciated years ago and served to introduce me to journaling and further helped me to begin writing in earnest. He got me to record those life events that made me smile – the beginning of my list of over a hundred life events that made me happy and started my endeavor to record my stories.


Here’s to endorphins and the power of positive thoughts.


Daffodils


(1807)


I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.

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