Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wishing You Delight

We looked up "delighted" on the computer's thesaurus and this is what we found: "PLEASED, glad, thrilled, overjoyed, ecstatic; on cloud nine, walking on air, in seventh heaven, jumping for joy; enchanted, charmed; amused, diverted; gleeful; informal over the moon, on top of the world, blissed out, on a high. 
In searching for all the meanings for our blogspot titled "Iamdelighted" what we found was kind of explicative of  our meaning of ourselves today. I hope today that these are all the feelings that you are feeling right now. If not, hopefully, you are receiving the wish we are sending you today. Wishing you all the delight in the world ☺.

Why I am delighted

I am delighted because god gave me the gift of language. In fact, I love language so much that many of my friends would say language is my strong suit. I love to tell people how well they look, how fun they are to be with, how much I enjoy spending time with them. It gives me so much joy in fact that I just wanted to mention a situation that happened to me one time while I was waiting in line at the gas station. My car's license plate was titled "happy".  And this one fellow who had a kind of sad looking face asked me:"and what do you have to be happy about?".  And I answered, quite simply (and audibly) : "To be alive!" And he looked at me as though I could be insane. But to this day that greeting remains in my mind as a gift to myself and hopefully a gift to him that he remembers years later. It is interesting to ponder how many times that one word, happy, made its way around the world from the back of my license plate.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tara's Top Choices for The Seven Wonders of the World

It is the opinion of the publisher of Tara's Blog (Happylilikoi.blogspot.com) that the Island of Santorini is the most incredible place where some believe the buried city of Atlantis is located. It is simply and unimaginably picturesque and nearly takes one's breath away. Because of it's beauty and historical value (which include the ancient Frescos, like the Fishermen) Santorini Island is top on the list of our favorite wonders of the world. 

Chitzen Itza also made the list. Did you know the Mayans who lived there created the calender that we currently use today? Follow the link for a lot more informati
on about this amazing place.

The Grand Canyon, what else can we say? The Colorado River runs approximately 277 miles through it, it's magnificence is spellbinding and for you adventuresome types, there is a glass skywalk (a horseshoe shaped, glass bottom deck that extends about 70 feet over the edge of the canyon). Check it out

Visible from outer space, The Great Wall of China extends approximately 4,000 miles! One part of the wall was guarded by a million men during it's peak and it's thought that 2 to 3 million chinese may have died during the building construction that lasted several centuries.

Niagra Falls also made the list of wonders. 188 feet high and 2200 
feet across, Niagra Falls has become the honeymoon capital of Canada. In 1901 a 63 year old woman become the first person to ride the falls. If you can believe it, she actually rode the falls in a barrel. Incredibly, she brought her CAT along! 

Contrary to popular belief, the Great Pyramids of Egypt were not built by slaves but by Egyptians themselves. There's a lot of information about the pyramids and Egypt if you follow this link.

Our seventh and final choice is Stonehenge. Although the original purpose of Stonehenge is unclear, it is obvious that it took a great deal of energy to create. Theorists speculate that Stonehenge was created as an astronomical calender, possibly a place of worship, and maybe a burial ground.

Along this journey we discovered that there are many, many wonders in the world. Try connecting to this website to see several categories of the seven wonders of the world. 

Monday, November 17, 2008

Seven Natural Wonders of the World

When we started doing some research to embark on our journey of the seven wonders of the world, we discovered that there are actually several different wonders of the world; there are ancient wonders and natural wonders, medievel wonders and man made ones too. There's even a webpage  where one can vote for their favorite wonder to create a new seven wonders of the world. 

What are the seven natural wonders of the world? This is what we found: The Grand Canyon, The Great barrier Reef, Harbour of Rio de Janerio, Mt. Everest, Aurora, Paricutin volcano, and Victoria Falls.

Being that there are so many wonders of the world, we opted to create a list of our favorite ones. Coming Soon....

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Learning New Skills

Learning to use my left hand has been a really difficult yet interesting experience as I never knew I would have to become amidexterous someday. While I think it's kind of neat to have learned such a skill, I really would rather have just stayed as a right handed person and left my hand writing to my right hand forever. However, life sometimes brings lemons instead of the lemonade that one kind of expects and therefore we need to remember to be capable of stepping outside of oneself and learning new skills that we may not really feel that we want to learn. 
And so it is for me. I had a massive stroke and lost my eyesight, my ability to walk, my ability to read, to write, to use this computer, and a multitude of other things. But you can see that I have been working really hard to regain much of what I've lost so now I can see with some difficulty. I can read with books on tape. I've learned to walk again with the use of some help from a walker and soon with my physical therapist I will be able to walk alone. It's a hell of a lot of work but all I can say is that I'm doing it and I'm doing it with the best attitude I can muster up. I have high hopes that I will be able to walk without any device. I  laugh with the help of my good friends sitting to my left and to my right (and to my center). And so you see there is life after loss and if you are one of those people who is a survivor like me may I send you my wishes for your every happiness and blessings from above. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

God Bless America

We have just heard the announcement of our new president, Barack Obama. We wish him all the luck and god speed to he and his wife. We are so fortunate to live in the United States of America and may all of us continue to appreciate our incredible blessing. 

 Come look for us as we will soon be having a really fun and interesting blog about travel in America and beyond. From sea to shining sea we will be bringing you news about exploring throughout the United States and also amazing ourselves with the seven wonders of the World.  We intend for this to be the most exciting blog we've written yet. So, come along on our journey across the oceans and into the lands where the seven wonders of the world exist to blow your mind and to excite and enthrall you.

Monday, November 3, 2008

I had a german shepherd that loved to climb up ladders. His name was Chester and he LOVED to climb the ladder to get all the way to the top, we're talking about a ten foot high ladder here. Oh, it was scary, and he was such a stupid dog! But then a little later, we had another really dumb dog. We called her quite aptly, "Dumb Dumb". We believe at this point now that she passed away from some form of cancer. We obviously realized in the end that she had a mental disorder that caused her to do things backwards and sideways and anyway else you can imagine. Because she was so mentally unwell, she used to these really stupid things. That dog did everything backwards. She would walk down the street walking backwards, she really looked rather awkward. Her name was Hana and she wasn't smart and she was kind of blind and very small. She was a Shitzu. If you have any stories that are funny and delightful ☺ please share it with us at Happylilikoi.blogspot.com

Saturday, November 1, 2008

For women only

How do you please a woman? In trying to answer this question we have asked many ladies of differing ages what it takes to please her. Mentally, romantically, physically, and sensually. While our answers have been varied, just as you'd imagine, overwhelmingly the answers appear to be that women want to be listened to. Women want to be desired. Women desire to be loved and respected. Women need to be appreciated. Hands down women basically need to feel cared for.

Women need to know or feel that they can trust their significant other. Absolutely undeniably this is essential according to most every woman that we interviewed.

How do you please a woman or a man? Give them laughter, that what they really want. Laughter is the key to the soul and without that the relationship seems to be doomed to fail at some point in time. Of course this depends upon the nature of the relationship. But all in all, taking most things into account, we at happylilikoi.blogspot believe that the essence of a happy relationship is built upon the legs of happy people in the relationship.