Friday, March 19, 2021


Portrait of Brenda

Sepia ink and red pen on notebook paper

The 8 1/2 x 11

 Barbara Muir ©️ Date unknown

(I found this drawing in an old sketchbook,

and it made me happy to discover it.)

 I’m reading a book about happiness called The Happiness Equation, by Neil Pasricha

Author of of 1000 Awesome Things. I realize that probably I am lucky in that genetically 

I have more of a predisposition for happiness than sorrow. But I do remember in my late

teens and early 20s being  brokenhearted over something like a break up with a boyfriend.

What I like about the book is that the authors’s theories are backed up by lots of research.

And it turns out that people who are happy, no matter what their circumstances, tend to 

live as much as 10 years longer than people who aren’t. And of course the author makes the 

point that they live a happy life right until the end.

We are still in a challenging time here. Some of my friends have got the vaccine which is 

wonderful. And it will be great when we all do. Canada isn’t doing as well as the United States.

 But hey we did better in keeping the virus down. And we believed that it was serious right 

from the start. So we will catch up and that will be great. I’ve just had a wonderful walk 

with a friend and her daughter. And one of the things that the author says keeps you happy

 is a minimum of three walks a week. So I should be ecstatic because I’ve already had six 

walks this week!

Have a loving your life day.

Please forgive the formatting of the blog at the moment. I dropped my computer, and am 

forging ahead on my iPad. Not quite the same. 


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful portrait❣️❣️❣️ The book sounds interesting and I will look it up in my library, thank you. 😄

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn,

I am enjoying it bit by bit, and I loved his blog. Happy spring!


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