What is Happiness?
Happiness does not depend on having more things, getting your own way or doing what you think it should. Happiness comes from knowing that while we cant make an unhappy person happy, we are constantly and inevitably affecting other peoples wellbeing. All our encounters with others lift their spirits or lower them. Taking this power seriously is a crucial way of growing into our highest potential. We need to shift our thinking from 'What will make me happy?' to 'How can I most positively affect the world around me?'. Being a source of happiness, support, interest, comfort and wellbeing for others will transform our own lives.

Cooma Show Fun, a great day had by all

We went to the Cooma, country show on Saturday, my youngest daughter Rennae and her sister Carly (same dad, different mum) and Carly's horse Carney went in a couple of the events. Then they all enjoyed the rides. Judging by the looks on their faces they had a lot of fun.

Carly and Carney

Carly and Naomi

Madi and Rennae

Rennae, Carly and Kyle enjoying the music trip

To me this saying makes sense, on the one hand we are human beings, having a spiritual experience or at least trying to. But I like to think that we are spiriual beings brought to earth to have a human experience. I look at the world around me and it is so beautiful, but listen to the news and its so crazy. People are going mad, saying crazy things, doing crazy things. What is real and what is not. I love life, I enjoy life, but sometimes the unhappiness and oppression of the human spirit is too much to handle. Stop the world, I want to get off. I never want to experience being a human being again. Can anyone relate to this

Busy Happy Times

Madi and Rennae

Rennae in grey and Madi in Blue

Fun at the park

Fun on the trampoline

Hello everyone
For the past four weeks, we have had Madi staying with us, she is from a broken home and going through a trying time. She is delightfull, we really enjoy having her stay with us. She says she is really happy being here and has not laughed so much in her life. I just wanted to share with everyone, these great pictures of my daughter Rennae and Madi enjoying life. Just like every child deserves to.

This is so adorable!! Cute twins

This aspirin mask works well

Aspirin face mask
Aspirin is a form of Beta Hydroxy Acids or BHA’s which is known to help with cleaning pores from inside out and exfoliating the dull, dead layers of skin. When used over time, BHA’s can help clarify skin tone and contribute to keeping our skin blemish-free.
To make the Aspirin mask, first you need to get uncoated, dissolvable tablets. Then take two or three tablets and dissolve in a teaspoon of warm water. You may like to add honey or yogurt to bind the paste together before spreading the mixture on your face, taking care to avoid the eye area. Leave it for about 10 minutes until it dries and gently rub the mask into the face to exfoliate the skin. Rinse off and moisturize.
Coffee undereye dark circle mask
It seems that using a face mask that has coffee beans or caffiene will awaken and open up the blood vessels around the eyes to make the blood flow and take away some of the darkness.
Note: you should not attempt this if your skin is not agreeable to any of the said ingredients.

I love brownies, smooth, creamy, rich, sensational!!

Outrageous Oreo Crunch Brownies
This recipe makes one 9x13 pan.

(1 cup) butter
1/2 pound semisweet chocolate chips
3 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3 eggs
1 1/2 tblsps instant coffee granules
1 tblsp pure vanilla essence
1 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp flour
1/2 tblsp baking powder
1/2 tspn salt
2 cups chopped Oreo cookies (25 cookies)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 9"x13" baking pan.
In a heatproof medium bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, heat butter, chocolate chips and unsweetened chocolate until melted and smooth. Allow to cool slightly.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs, coffee, vanilla and sugar. Blend chocolate mixture into egg mixture; cool to room temperature.
In a medium bowl, sift together 1/2 cup flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture. In a small bowl, stir Oreos and remaining 2 tablespoons flour. Add Oreo mixture to chocolate mixture. Pour batter into baking pan and smooth top with a rubber spatula.
Bake 35 minutes on a tray in the middle of the oven or until a toothpick inserted 3 inches from center comes out clean; do not overbake. Allow to cool. Refrigerate, tightly wrapped, until cold; cut into squares.