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Happy Talk. Tuesday July 22, 2014

Once as a small child I watched the musical South Pacific on TV. I remember very little, if any, of the storyline, but what stuck with me was the music. I've said before that music is something which really connects me to my feelings and emotions and not always for the good. That time it was a positive and really enjoyable experience. I loved the song Happy Talk and the melody and cadence of the music still make me smile to this day.

I recently added it to my 'Happiness tracks' and I listened carefully to the song driving to work one morning last week. How true for me those lyrics are, I suddenly thought.

'Talk about things you'd like to do'. If you talk about the things you'd like to do research has shown that you are much more likely to do them. Maybe it's just the verbal commitment or maybe we're all too scared to go back on our word, but we feel we can't back out once we've shared an idea with others. Whatever it is you want to do; wherever you want your life to take you, share that idea or thought or plan with someone; anyone who will listen; and it might just be a help in achieving your goal.

'You gotta have a dream - if you don't have a dream - how you gonna have a dream come true?'

So start right now. Share your dream; talk, talk, talk, about it to anyone and everyone who will listen. Keep happy by planning your dream: writing about it, photographing it, pinning it, tasting it, visiting it. Whatever 'it' is, talk happy about it until your dream comes true.

Happy Talking...and just for the record I 'm going to learn how to keep bees.
Share your dreams...

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Theresa NZ Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 @ 6:58am

Thank you. It is true. I have started my own writers page on Facebook Theresa Watene, Writer. It has taken courage and I would not have done it if I hadnt talked to people about my writing. It has beem life changing for me.

Julia Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 @ 11:29am

I remember Happy Talk but the one that really stuck in my mind was "I'm gonna wash that man right out of my hair!" No deep seated reason for my recall of that particular one! Good blog Eleanor. Happy talk, dreams, things I'd like to do... nice things to think about today.

Jenny Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 @ 11:37am

Do learn to keep bees! My husband did it for years, until we had to move to a smaller garden, and it is the most wonderful experience. I was never afraid of being stung, even though I often stood a yard away with no protective gear, while my husband opened the hive, (and I never was stung!). Our friends loved the honey as gifts, too!

Mary Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 @ 3:14pm

My husband has a dream to keep bees too! Maybe we just should! Mind you, he also has a dream of owning a 30ft yacht and sailing down to Africa. On the whole I like the whole bee thing better!

Anonymous Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 @ 4:48pm

Is beautifil to think positive, thanks for sharing

Tilda Shalof Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 @ 5:48pm

I love South Pacific, too! Cosider "Some Enchanted Evening" : "Fools give you reasons, wise men never try." or "You've got to be taught to hate and fear..." and so on. Each song a gem and so uplifting to listen to, especially during a down time. Best to all, NurseTilda

Misread Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 @ 7:49pm

You are SO right. I keep telling everyone about my knitting hobby and how I want to make jackets, leads etc. for dogs. I have the dog, the wool; just need the time to start....

Suzy Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 @ 7:44pm

Ahh this was lovely. One of my dad's favourite films was South Pacific. And he too LOVED Some Enchanted Evening. (He also thought he could sing it like Ezio Pinza. He couldn't.)
All the best with your bee keeping Eleanor. Do it!
I want to earn a modest income through writing. There we go... it's out there now! I'd call my book, ooh erm, something like, Sensitive Souls Require More Beauty. Hee hee xxx

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