I am grateful for sleep, I am grateful for watching my children have fun and for having fun myself. I sang “Hey Ya” today and praised my kids for their great behaviors. I meditated, praised some more and gave myself some positive affirmations. I am Hopeful for another amazing calm and relaxing day. I am busy filling up my bucket with life, love and laughter. I am tired of trying to plan and control things in my life and find that I am often much more disappointed than I really need to be due to setting myself up with so many expectations. I HOPE I can learn to let go more often and let life unfold as it was intended. Found some great books today including Mandela’s Way; lessons on life, love and courage by Richard Stengel. Really looking forward to reading this and feel like it was placed in my path as another guide towards HOPE. Today’s happiness challenge is to stay open to new things, even if they are not what I had in mind. ” We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell Read more at: