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My Happiness Jar


Last year I decided to start a Happiness Jar (or Gratitude Jar). The idea is to fill it with moments that lifted my spirit, and were fun. So at the end of the day before bed or whenever the urge struck, I would tear off a piece of paper and jot down something that made me smile and feel good. Today I finally emptied that jar to make room for 2015’s entries.

I managed to have 60 moments (err 59, since 1 of them was a duplicate). Most of my happy moments were tied to things I did with friends like “Game Night”, making new friends or reconnecting with old ones. Shockingly, I had quite a few work related moments, and that realization made me smile. Background Acting has allowed me to travel, meet interesting people and experience some fun things, so I can’t wait to see what 2015 holds.

I tried to whittle down my 59 happy moments into a “Top 10 Favourite Moments” pile, and I could only cut the list down to 26 moments. I stopped once it became apparent that my inability to cut my moments down was actually a VERY GOOD thing. The sheer quantity of events, people, and things that I’ve experienced in 2014 couldn’t be paired down because there were so many standout moments worth being thankful for.

I’ve set aside a pen & a bunch of sticky notes just for this year’s jar. Every year is filled with ups & downs, but as long as I can find experiences worth smiling about, things will be more than fine.

10392410_10152905948128000_6901820512394282139_nLOOKING FORWARD TO 2015!

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All Your Miracles


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All eyes see in you what they hope to be.

She gives the night its dreams.
Daylight comes hoping she’ll bask in its shine.
None can deny her gravity, her ways.
She can go places nobody else knows.

No season’s complete without her company.
Anywhere she goes the elements follow her grace.
Set aside your pain, her smile calms every flame.
She can do anything, with a little take and give.

You can have anything you please.
You’re an untapped world of possibility.
All eyes see in you what they hope to be.
You are everything between the Earth and Sun, because you have love.

You are a miracle.

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Exciting Explorations


“I write to explore, not to excite.” – Stephen Quammie

After having a discussion with a friend of mine who is getting ready to publish another Ebook, I found myself stuck on this one line I said. I am always curious where one line will take me. Will I write something with ease or will it be an uphill battle?

I don’t really aim to grab anyone’s attention (yes, as a Writer I want to be read), I want to have a conversation, or a journey of sorts. I want my words to not only represent me, but to also be an extension of you. I don’t know you & you don’t know me, but on some level after scratching the surface, we aren’t all that different. I want to figure out what makes us click, while celebrating our differences.

You guys push me to be better. You inspire me with your vivid stories & gripping visuals. Looking at your world allows me to write & express things that are outside of my realm of knowledge or experience, but through connecting with you I am able to take on your joys & pains with you, in my own way.

Sometimes I’m not really writing about myself at all, I’ve just become the face of what someone is feeling because it’s easier to see & accept things from a distance. (Speaking of which, I need to get my eyes checked.)

I say all of that, to say this:

Life would be pretty boring without you. Thanks for being my muses.

Much love & respect,
Stephen Quammie (The Wandering Mind)

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Open


I left the door wide open for you
Why don’t you come in?
Don’t be a stranger
It’s safe to come in
I’ve been waiting for you

Where have you been?
That’s not important, as long as I have you near
Sit back, get comfortable
You don’t have to go
Anywhere we are is paradise

You’ve got me open twenty-four seven
So I hope that you’ll stay right where you are
Your company completes me
It’s so easy to see
I’m wide open because I gave you the key

NOTE:
No this isn’t about anybody specific. I am simply sitting, looking at the door & writing what came to mind.

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Made Up


Your name on my lips.
Your hand on my hips.
Your head rested on my weary shoulders.
I can’t question this.
Feeling closer than I’ve ever been to anyone that I’ve let in.

So tell me something that I don’t know.
As if you didn’t know that I was sure.
Give me a moment that I won’t forget.
Tell me that I am yours.
And I am yours.

My hand in your hair.
My eyes holding yours.
My body’s so near to yours.
I can’t believe this.
But you mean the world to me & I can’t deny.

What you say matters to me.
I try to control these feelings.
But I can’t win, this time I just can’t win.
And I don’t want to.
My mind is made up now & my heart already was.

So tell me something that you already knew.
A choice you’ve made & decided to follow through.
Show me a dream that you don’t regret.
Tell me that I am a part of it.
And I will be.
Yes, I will be.

NOTE:
I wrote this in 20 minutes because of this melody that was in my head. I guess the “Bourne Ultimatum” will have to wait for another night! Oh well.

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