How to Be Blissful


If you’ve known me for more than 8 minutes, you know that I love Susan Kennedy (aka Susan Arial Rainbow Kennedy or SARK) and her juicy, happy, free-flowing style of loving herself and life (and naps!)

From time to time, I treat myself to a SARK book or one of her online gatherings. They’re always colorful and fun.

Then I started adding other other online courses and support systems. They’re all great — full of information and enthusiastic people — until I hit the saturation point. I couldn’t call in to one more tele-webi-simul-confer-nar..

So when I got the invitation to SARK’s Creative Clubhouse, I deleted it. And the next one. And three more. And then I got the wild hair to go ahead and look at the information. And then I deleted that one, too

Until Tuesday when I decided, you know what? I really like her stuff and I’m in need of a balance to GiTheWriQua (Gina’s Thesis Writing Quarter — my nod to NaNoWriMo). So, I signed up and semi-reluctantly called in. (Ned Andrew basically grabbed my plate from me and sent me to my studio with seven minutes left before the call.)

The call was okay — my energy was low from worry over the storm in the Northeast — but the game we played got me engaged. By the end of the night, it didn’t look like much, but I’d captured this:

I’m a visual person, so having the instructions in front of me the next morning allowed me to take my scribbled mess and turn it into a poem I’m pretty proud of.

Wanna see?

Okay. Here it is!

How to Be Blissful -- Live without a watch -- Peace -- Follow your heart -- Ease -- Build yourself a creative play space -- Fun -- Fill it with an abundance of sparkly ingredients -- Joy -- Light a candle. Light two more. -- Breathe -- Turn up the music! Dance and sing! -- Giggle -- Express your love through yarn, fabric, words, pictures, color & sound -- Flourish -- Invite your favorite people in to play, too -- Bonus --Fearlessly do the thing you long to do --Play -- Be the person you’re destined to be -- Bliss -- Love, Gina ;~}

So, there ya go. Even in the middle of the worst storm pretty much anywhere, ever, I found a tiny space of calm.

Oh, if you wanna come play with us, you can! The Creative Clubhouse is open! Woooohooooo!


PS Happy Anniversary, Ned Andrew! I love you, sweet boy!

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About Gina Lynette

I have been called a, "PollyAnna, sugar-coated idealist." I like to think of myself as more optimistic than that.


  1. love you too, baby! I was so inspired I did my own blog!

  2. This was a great post, Gina! Happy anniversary to you both! I hope it is a blissful one! It sure seems like you’re both appreciative and deserving. -Mike

    • Thanks, Mike — for the feedback and for the good wishes.

      It’s been a terrific day. Appreciation goes a long way to fueling a blissful relationship. No doubt about that!

      Hope you’re having blissful days, too. You certainly deserve those. 🙂

      Gina ;~}

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