Earth Wisdom Tarot Sacred Art

Moments of Happiness

in Gratitude, Moments of Grace, Spiritual Practice


I haven't been blogging much lately because I'm focused on making art.  (You'd rather I finish up the Gaian Tarot art than write blog posts, right? 😉

I'm currently working on the 9 of Water, based on this photo taken by my friend Kat, on our mythic Journey to Avalon three years ago.  (More on the story behind the photo when I post the final artwork.)

I may not be blogging, but I am tweeting a few times a day.  Most days I remember to post a HMOTD (Happiest Moment of the Day).  Today I woke up feeling a bit grumpy (our houses have yet to sell), so I pulled out my arsenal of anti-grumpy tools.  First, count your blessings (make a gratitude list). Check. Second, spend some quiet time outside.  Check.  Third?  Well I chose to review all the HMTOD's that I posted on Twitter since starting a couple of months ago.   And a few themes emerged.

What makes me happy most often (not necessarily in order)?

  • Making art.
  • Skyping with my baby granddaughter Grace.
  • Community. Spending time with friends and juicy acquaintances, especially when bound by a common interest. Having scintillating conversations!
  • Spending time with nature (aka Mama Gaia), and noticing what's going on with the plants and wildlife day by day, season by season.  As well as Mama Ocean and La Luna Bella, mais oui!
  • Eating great food, especially when it's fresh and local and vegan and gluten-free. 
  • Spending quality time with my honey.

Relationships, nature, creativity, food.  These are the elements that bring me happiness.  

How about you? 

Thoughtful, sparkling comments. . .

  • Jaspenelle Fri - Aug 22nd 2008 1:06 pm

    My HMOTD tweets are pretty much all over the place and range from meeting up with friends to conquering the weekend dishes. If I had to pick what they are about most often, it would definitely be my eleven week old! (Who is sleeping in my arms as we speak!)
    I never realized how much I had to be grateful for until I started this.

  • Danielle Fri - Aug 22nd 2008 1:27 pm

    That’s a great idea…I tweet my HMOTD’s and then never go and read them over, so this was nice.
    Mine are all about enriching myself…from my belly dance classes that I love so much, to reading a new book or listening to a new cd. Also I noticed that all of my summer “firsts” that I look forward to all year made me happiest…the fireflies and the first tomatoes from the garden.
    I think I’m going to read over them more often!

  • TarotByArwen Fri - Aug 22nd 2008 1:48 pm

    What a fabulous idea, Joanna! I will have to go see what mine are. 🙂

  • Yarrow Sun - Aug 24th 2008 8:29 am

    Hello, I am right there with you on that. Relationships, nature and creativity, not so much on the food, though I do love oragnic vegan food too. Blessings to you.

  • joanna Tue - Aug 26th 2008 8:06 am

    Jaspenelle, yes I just love it when we start taking notice of all there is to be grateful for! And I would say that a new baby definitely tops the list. Danielle, I love all the seasonal “firsts” too. Arwen, did you see themes emerging in yours? Yarrow, thanks for posting and please come back.