Thank you so much for checking out Bliss Habits. It is my hope that you feel welcome and come back to visit often!
For those of you who haven’t met me yet, my name is Kathy Sprinkle and I have been conducting a little experiment over the past couple of years,to cultivate the habit of bliss. Sometimes I am wildly successful and other times my ideas and initiatives are complete flops but I operate from an over arching philosophy that
We become what we think about.
I read that little gem of an idea in Earl Nightingale‘s book The Strangest Secret when I was in my twenties and it has been percolating around in my brain and heart since then. When ever things were not going the way I wanted I could always ask myself, “What are you thinking about?” and get pretty clear about why things were going awry. Sadly it took me until my mid 40′s to start considering that the magic could work the other way.
This is when I came up with the idea of proactively cultivating bliss. When I started, I wasn’t even sure it was possible, but I devised a little game to explore 13 virtues, later to become habits, of bliss. Each week I would concentrate on one of these habits and use my blog to keep track of what was happening and to invite others to join me (read all about how it started here). In time I realized that all of this information I had been gathering could be very useful if I organized it better. Bliss Habits is the culmination of that effort. In time, I hope that each of my Bliss Habits, represented by the tabs that run across the top of the blog, become a valuable inspiration stop as you too cultivate the habit of bliss.
Oh, you probably want to know what I look like. Here is a photo that I like. It is of me and my daughter. I call her The Girl and Sweets here on my blog. Full disclaimer, this photo is a year old but I like it and I have since gotten a haircut I don’t like and yadda yadda yadda I’m vain about things like that.
If you didn’t figure it out from that cute way I dropped that I started my bliss project in my 40′s, I will tell you that I started this mom gig pretty late in the game. I became The Girl’s mom at age 43 and life would never be the same. She has and will put in an appearance here on Bliss Habits from time to time, but if you want to see more of her in action a visit to my other blog, The Everyday Mommy is in order. I have a scroll of the funny things Sweets says, like “You’re not a person! You’re a Mommy!” (my favorite from when she was two) and more recently, ”Mommy, I love you to the farthest star I never saw and back.” (how can a mommy NOT melt with that one!) Anyway here are a couple of posts from over there that you may find interesting:
- Empowerment “Ronious Style” – it is like a Ninja Art!
- We are all Dancers: The genius lesson from my three year old
- Confessions of a Christmas School Bus
Of course I did not do this miraculous parenting thing on my own. In fact, if the truth is to be told I was probably heading towards never being a parent when I met my amazing Sweetie. The thing I want you to know about him is that we met after I, on a bit of a lark, posted a personal add on Craig’s list which said I was looking for someone who would “woo and wow me for the rest of my life.” Amazingly, he was serious about my request and set forth immediately on the wooing and wowing. Once, while we were dating he had me meet him at the airport “with a bathing suit and a dress” and took me to Maui. Never had I been so swept off my feet!
Later we returned to the site of this first getaway weekend to get married. Here is a photo from that day:
Known here more often as the Sweetie, Rob shows up pretty regularly as my guinea pig for all my bliss initiatives. Even though I don’t have an entire blog devoted to our relationship, this post from a previous Romance Week pretty much sums up why I am so lucky.
Other then the remarkable people in my life, I would say I’m a pretty typical suburban gal. I stay at home, to care for The Girl, more or less keep house, battle guilt, ponder cosmic questions, encourage environmental consciousness, and generally fumble around in my pursuit for fun, fulfillment and everyday bliss.
If you would like to contact me I am reachable
- Here in a comment on the blog
- via email: BlissHabits at gmail.com
- Over on the companion Facebook Page
- on Google+ https://plus.google.com/106109171091546923415/posts
- or on Twitter: @BlissHabits
Thank you for taking the time to read this. My greatest hope for Bliss Habits is that it become a regular stop in your internet travels and that by stopping by you too cultivate the everyday habit of bliss.
P.S. If you are an artist, blogger, writer, lover of life who has something that would contribute to one or more of the Bliss Virtues and you would like to share your craft and point of view as a guest of this blog please let me know.
I am eager to make Bliss Habits a sharing and collaborative space for all Blissful pursuits!