Thursday, March 12, 2009

It Begins With H

The lovely Meg has invited me to play a letter game. She asked me to write my most favourite ten words beginning with the letter H. This was not an easy letter! But here is my list...

I love this little purple flower mostly because it smells so good. To me, it smells like Thrills gum. Do you know this gum? My mom used to chew these little purple chicklets when I was young, and well, you know how powerful those olfactory memories can be.

The leafy green picture above is what I love to plant in my garden because it doesn't see a lot of sun. Hosta love the shade...but unfortunately, deer love hosta. So my big beautiful hosta plant never lasts more than a few weeks before it becomes a sweet afternoon nibble for my big eyed, long-lashed innocent looking visitors.

I wish I was a little more of this at times. Happy people are contagious, so even if I can't consider myself always so happy-go-lucky, I can surround myself with others who will hopefully infect me with their joie de vivre!

Ok, I got this one out of the dictionary (H is not an easy letter) and I have never seen it before. A haberdasher is a dealer in men's hats, shirts, neckties etc. Did you know that? Have you ever asked someone what they do for a living and were given the reply....*I am a haberdasher*? I like the word so much I kind of wish I could call myself a haberdasher.

It's just the most excellent word to say. It's especially wonderful when young children try and say it. Hippopopamos. I wouldn't want to run into one in the african safari though...apparently they can be not so happy-go-lucky!

I don't use this word often enough. It can have so many uses too...very versatile. Can be used for a whole hodge-podge of situations. ;)

All these big impressive words, but this little three letter word is one of the most wonderful. I love all kinds of hugs...bear hugs, warm and cosy hugs, long meaningful hugs, short goodbye-see-you-soon hugs, surprise from behind hugs, love hugs, friendly hugs, family hugs, and hugs to our loveable pets too. Have you ever hugged a tree? It is wonderful too.

Right here, right now is the best place to be. In most cases, it is the most peaceful space to be. It is the most genuine place to be....and the most comforting when the world feels heavy from future worries or past hurts.

Hula Hoop
Do I get extra points for doing a double H word? When was the last time you picked up a hula hoop and swung your hips in hysterical laughter? We adults are really way way too serious. Hula hoops should be a required activity in the work get over that mid afternoon slump. Don't you think?

Magic is everywhere. This is a perfect spell to conjure good things and to believe in things that can't be seen but can definitely be felt. Try it. Say those words out loud and manifest something extraordinarily wonderful into your life.....right now!

Some other faves are hedgehog, harmony, heart, hibernate, hickory (had a sweet little kitten named Hickory once) happenstance, honeydew, hummingbird, huckleberry, and home.

Would you like to play? Send me a message and I will give you a letter too!

Sunday, March 1, 2009


A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

~ John Keats