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Make Someone Happy

There is a song out there that epitomizes a life philosophy, which if we all embraced it, would make the world a phenomenally better place. Somewhere along the way, society’s mandate for winning at life became about beating the other guy to “the goods”. Success started to mean a bigger house and more TVs.

But this song, when it wafted from the radio when I was a kid, spoke to me even then of how life should be. “Make Someone Happy” was written by Jule Styne, Adolph Green and Betty Comden, and first performed December 26, 1960. This song has never gone out of style – read the list of 100+ performers who sang it over 31 years – because although admittedly romantic in nature, it also expresses a fundamental truth about life.

When we are of “service to others”, when we are busy making someone else happy, we become happy too. Service to others is a core philosophy that humanity is working on “getting” as a collective, in order to shift to a higher level of vibration.

Look around you. What something can you do today for someone you know (or a stranger) that would contribute to that person’s happiness, your own happiness in the doing of it, and the bigger picture of the growth of humanity?

Let’s bring some “old-fashioned values” back into style.

Make someone happy.
Make just one someone happy
And you will be happy too


Black & White & Rainbows

Right, wrong,
north, south,
black, white,
which way do I go?

I have walked the flat
gray plain of existence
that this third dimension
too often can be,
futilely exploring
the monotones of
an oft desolate place,
where each small
blade of grass shivers
sadly in the landscape,
calling out to the sky.

And I have wondered –
If white is all color,
and black its absence,
where are the colors between?

So I’ve left that plain
and I’m climbing
a shining mountain;
I will not rest ’til
I find all the colors,
that grand view above
a too narrow horizon.
The trek is exhilarating,
the views are breathtaking,
and I’m heading for that
brilliant peak yonder.

It’s the place of my dreams,
where rainbows gleam
and eagles soar,
and my soul can live free.


Black & White & Rainbows by Susan L Hart | Photos courtesy Kanenori and Schwoaze, Pixabay

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My Valentine’s Card

My Valentine’s Card (to Humanity)

On the winding path of life we’re here to learn,
that love’s greatest lessons are not be be spurned.

Be faithful and true first of all to yourself,
but don’t leave your heart sitting on a back shelf.

Go bravely in the world, embrace what you see –
Life is a school to learn our humanity.

Love is the compass to navigate our way,
a world full of friendship needs no special day.

The challenge, you see, is to each do our part!
To heal the world, we must all live from the heart.

My Valentine’s Card by Susan L Hart


Lighting the Darkness

Out of the profound sadness that haunted much of Vincent Van Gogh’s life emerged one of the most famous paintings of the world, “The Starry Night” (1889).

Vincent was one of those souls who lived a life that in the fullness of time proved to be famously inspiring to others. While he was alive, his most fervent wish for his art was that it would help people “to see”. During his own personal journey of darkness he created works that would help to light the world.

Not everyone will paint a world-famous picture or write a widely read novel that inspires others. However, each one of us CAN be a light in the world.

Please, endeavor today to do one small random act of kindness for another human being. Be the light, and watch it ripple outward.

Inspirational Quotes:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle

“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” ~ St. Francis Of Assisi

“Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ~ Plato



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Heart Full of Gratitude

No matter how much gratitude we already express in our lives, there is always still room to grow it. Gratitude is a form of love, and love is infinite. Gratitude affirms our belief in a good and abundant universe.

With our gratitude for other people. we build bridges of love and acceptance. When we look around at our own environments and are thankful for what we have, we open the magic doorway for more to come to us.

When you think “I am grateful for”, what is the first thing that pops into your mind right in this moment? Big or small, it is all important within the context of gratitude.

I am so grateful that our black Bombay cat, who was lost much of this past week, came home on Friday. His absence made me very aware of what a big heart center he is in our home. He is a rescue cat who we adopted just before COVID struck, and he has really helped us through this difficult time. I do believe he arrived in our lives to make being cooped up more bearable. After last week’s absence, never again will I feel resentful of his (sometimes as early as) 5 a.m. wake-up call yowling!

P.S. I was emphatically informed that although I had permission to share my little story, as he does not do public appearances, I would have to use a body double photo. That’s a bit confusing to me, as isn’t temporarily running away from home “making a public appearance”? Anyway, anyone who has a cat in their life will understand completely. 😉

Inspirational Quotes

“When one has a grateful heart, life is so beautiful.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” ~ Maya Angelou

“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” ~ Randy Pausch

Heart Full of Gratitude © Susan L Hart 2021 | Friendly comments welcome | Photo courtesy courtesyxiclography, Pixabay