Wow, my very first blog post. After much obsessing over WordPress themes and thinking about what direction I would like my blog to go in, I think I’ve decided that the best thing to do is to just jump in and start! My intent with this blog is to share with others my thoughts and ideas on making a happy life through meaningful daily observations, life appreciation, food, travel and spirituality. There are already so many blogs out there set up as one’s personal diary full of rants and negativity. I think that’s great actually because it helps one to get it out of their system and a lot of people feel better after they write down their negative thoughts and emotions. And don’t get me wrong, I’m not some blissed out hippy who is living in this imaginary la la land where everything is fantastic. But for me, I want this blog to be a place of pretty things-peaceful and positive-with the hopes that like generates like and to perpetuate the upward spiral as Eoin Finn puts it. Thank you to all readers and for all comments!