What's Pure Happiness???

It's Pure Happiness is a blog of things I like, love or find inspiring.
It might be pictures, quotes, songs, books, products or foods.
Basically, it's things that make up a life of Pure Happiness.

July 30, 2010

Chocolate Brownies

I have just been introduced to a recipe for the most gorgeous choc brownies.
It was posted on BestRecipes.com.au, by someone called Melissa. I dont know who you are Melissa, but you have changed my life. YUM !!!

These brownies are lovely and rich, slightly crunchy and flaky on the outside and gooey gooey gooey in the middle. Perfect.

I particularly love it when you pick some up and the gooeyness makes it break before you get it to your mouth. Bliss.

July 28, 2010

Pretty self explanatory really.
We all have times when everything seems bleak, and just when we think its all too much, the sun comes out again.

July 16, 2010

Thirsty Merc

Thirsty Merc's new CD (Mousetrap Heart) is awesome.
I love that the sound is at times like their old stuff, but there is also some new sounding stuff and also some slower songs. Classic Thirsty Merc.

My fave songs at the moment (and very likely to change as i listen more and more to the CD) are DNA and Tommy and Krista, as much for the sound as the lyrics.

'Its in my DNA to want you, its in my blood and mind and self'
'dont wanna be personal but you got reality and that incredible knack that makes me wild and free'
'you're so beautiful the word is redefined, in the dictionary there's an image of you and it now means one of a kind'

Tommy and Krista
'She used to be in love with me, but now shes gone and taken all the love away, she used to be in love with me, but now i'm just a memory'

Such a fantastic album.

July 04, 2010

The Invitation by Oriah

The Invitation

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love
for your dreams
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon...
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life's betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your
fingers and toes
without cautioning us to
be careful
be realistic
to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand on the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,

It doesn't interest me
to know where you live or how much money you have
I want to know if you can get up
after a night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn't interest me who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the center of the fire with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.

by Oriah Mountain Dreamer.

So, can you?
Can you truly say you like the company you keep when you are alone?