Friday, June 22, 2018

Would It Help to Put On Your Rose-Colored Glasses?


I’m writing this today on the beginning of Summer Solstice with sunshine on the horizon and what will be the longest day of the year.  I don’t know about you, but it’s inspired me to put on my rose-colored glasses and see things from a different point of view. 



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Sometimes we all need to take a break from the world’s troubles and our own troubles to see things from a more cheerful and positive viewpoint...as they say, through rose-colored glasses. Or, “happy glasses” as my mom would say.


There’s a reason the world has happy meals, happy hours and, yes, even happy glasses. 

Isn’t it important to find balance and moderation with everything in life...the good and bad? When things start to get stressful, dreadful or pitiful then it’s time to put on your rose-colored glasses and change your perception. 

At the same time, we can’t live completely behind rose-colored glasses. Avoidance might be what’s causing the stress in the first place. 

“If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please.” ~Epictetus, Greek Philosopher 


Today would be a great time to adjust your balancing act with the official start to the summer season.

For me, I love to ride my bike and discover the amazing things you see when you take the time to look. Riding the trails and roads with the breeze on my face is an elixir of serenity, energy and venturing.

It's my happy place.




Here are a few of things I see from the bike path.








What is your happy place? Do you need to do more of it?

With that said, I have many plans this summer. I’ll be attending a writing workshop to sharpen my creative writing and I'll try to seek out other literary events. I plan on going to a few summer concerts to feed my soul with rhythm. I’ll be visiting some local attractions, eating at new places, checking out vineyards and doing some wine tasting. 

Of course, must squeeze in some wine and chocolate while wearing my happy glasses! 

Although, I’ll be taking a summer break from my blog writing, I plan to keep challenging myself with some creative non-fiction and short fiction writing during my down time. 

Another option, if you’re on Instagram, click here and follow along this summer as I post pictures, inspirational or humorous messages as I see them from the bike path. See more pictures/videos posted by searching #seeingthingsfromthebikepath

In addition, I’ll be sharing on my Facebook page. Find it here and like my page. Hopefully, you’ll see updates as I post them. 

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Thank you again to all who are here and take the time to read my stories and blog articles. I try to write from personal insight, which is infused with a creative twist of humor and inspiration. 

I hope you stay connected and enjoy your summer while wearing rose-colored glasses. Make sure you find ways to make your days ROSEY. 😎

I’ll be back the end of September, with any luck, sharing exciting new stories. 




“To hell with facts! We need stories!” ~ Ken Kesey, Author
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One more, because I love quotes….


“When it’s raining pudding, hold up your bowl.” ~ Sandra Dallas, Author
Prayers for Sale



Indulging In the Write Stuff 



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6 comments:

  1. Have a great summer and enjoy your creative writing workshops. Love the picture of the pink cone flowers.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer - will do and you, as well! That field of pink flowers was so lovely and there were several butterflies floating around among them that morning. Heavenly...

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  2. I love your bike path! Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Diane and hope to post more fun biking pictures this summer on FB and IG. Thanks for joining me and hope you'll enjoy right along with me.

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  3. Love those rose-coloured glasses (literal and figurative)! Enjoy your summer.

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    1. Yes, Donna, we should all keep a pair around for those times we need a rosey view. So glad you stopped by. Happy summertime!

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