When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.

The heart of the difference is not ability or even talent, but desire

The secret of life is that there is no secret of life. It's all hard work. Yet you still have to find the right works and be free to choose direction that is best for you.

The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott

Monday, October 12, 2009

What makes you happy?

Some pursue happiness, others creat it. Margaret Bowen

I got this card last Friday. Somewhere along last weekend, the clock ticked passed the time, and I turned 40. Is it a big deal, or is it just another day on a calendar? I guess, for most, it was a happy Friday. For me, it was a happy birthday:) And one person made it worth every year, every hour, every minute lived. Despite many a turning points, besides bad news continually striking from different directions, we stand tall - and keep our heads high.
Because we intend to create happiness, not wait for it to happen to us.

I felt pampered that day. Cared for, loved, cherished. I felt like nothing in the world can shake me off this Earth and make me miserable. I will not let it happen. I am the only one who is responsible for my own life. Each of us is. I read enough books to open a psychology business. But bottom line is always a common sense.

Do what you love. Be with whom you love. Do what you'd be proud of. And never blame anybody for what is.

And get bold sometimes. Not in a direct sense of the word. Although close to it counts too:)


  1. Your hair is now shorter than mine!!! Looks like it's time to take care of that. Happy Birthday, zhenah. What a great weekend it was!

  2. Cute hair! I like short hair - but you probably guessed that. Great attitude for life Olga. Happy Birthday! 40, 50, 60, doesn't matter if you are loving it!

  3. Amen Sista! And happy birthday!!

  4. Wow...looks great!!! 8)

  5. Cute hair and happy birthday!

  6. You look hawt sans hair, no way you're 40, no way! Happy birthday, darlin'!


  7. Happy Belated Birthday!

  8. I didn't realize your hair had gotten so long. Looks fabulous short!

    Welcome to 40...life is just beginning...the best is yet to come!

  9. What is happiness? The picture of you and Larry with those beautiful smiles!!

    I couldn't agree more. Happiness does not happen to us, we cultivate it.

    40's not so bad. Happy belated birthday, Olga!

  10. Happy Happy Birthday, Olga!!!

  11. The happiest decade of my life was my 40's. I thought I was getting old when I turned 40. If only I had known what a fantastic 10 years awaited!
    I'm just a few short months from 50. I don't see how any decade can compete with my 40's, but I'll try to out-do it on the flipside.
    That's a long-winded way of saying...

  12. Happy Bday!!!! Yep I like the hair. And 40 was tough for me to grasp but it ends up just being a number. I turn 50 in a week...now that one stings!

  13. Great post!! Very inspirational!!

    Love the hair.

  14. Happy Belated Birthday, Olga. You look fabulous dahling! I hope you had a great day!

  15. Olga,

    You look great!Happy Belated Birthday!

  16. Love the hair! Happy, happy birthday!