I think this Personal Bill of Rights leads directly to a Life Of Bliss. I think each and every one is important–but my favourites are 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,  24 and 25. Which ones give you the most bliss?
btw: I hardly ever reblog — this is more than worthy

A Gripping Life


I’m not sure who came up with this list, but I’ve used it time and again to help clients/patients stand on firmer emotional ground. It’s a good reminder, especially for those of us who struggle with a fragile sense of self. Go ahead and tape it to your refrigerator. It’s great for the whole family and can encourage important discussion.

1. I have the right to ask for what I need.

2. I have the right to say no to requests or demands that I cannot meet.

3. I have the right to express all of my feelings – positive and negative.

4. I have a right to change my mind.

5. I have a right to make mistakes and not be perfect.

6. I have a right to follow my own values and beliefs.

7. I have the right to say NO to anything if I feel I’m not…

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Blueberry Bliss

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I can attest to the fact that this recipe is absolutely outstanding–a friend served it at a dinner party she and her husband hosted last week. Barbequed Steak (even though it was cold as cold can be, Dave braved the outdoors for us), baked potatoes, asparagus and this dressing on a baby spinach salad with roasted walnuts, dried cranberries, blueberries and red onion:

1 cup of blueberries
2/3 cup olive oil
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Refridgerate until serving time. This recipe accents a spinach salad well. Use up dressing within a week.
By the way, I brought garlic butter buns–that was my safe contribution. And we were served a chocolate cake celebrating the upcoming birthdays of my husband and I. Within a month of each other we are turning the big 3~0 x 2.
English: Flowers round church door at St John ...

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But the big news of the night was that Debbie and Dave (our hosts) got married. They have been together for well over a quarter of a century and decided to take the plunge in a private ceremony. They broke the wonderful news to my husband and I, and our other good friends, Lee and Rhonda (who were married the same day a year later than we were) after they had celebrated our birthdays. Talk about humble hosts. I did not notice the flowers in the kitchen from their small but elegant wedding, nor the beautiful ring on her finger, (or Dave’s finger for that matter)–which makes me wonder: what kind of a reporter am I?

Anyway–it was a blissful night of food and friends.
Do you have some blissful moments shared with friends?
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