Darla Duck – Watercolor ATC

“My soul is always ready to react to a situation with kindness, and I open my heart to listen to this inner wisdom.”

–Richard Carlson, Ph.D.
The Don’t Sweat Affirmations

Darla Duck – Watercolor ATC

“I’m Darla Duck.  The thing I like best about spring is playing with my kids.  Of course, this one just bit a little girl at the petting zoo, so he needs a little scolding.  I’ll settle down in a minute and we’ll laugh about it.  (I still do a little biting at the petting zoo when my kids aren’t looking.) 🙂

This little ATC went to Julie in Queensland, Australia.

My little sister got bit by everything at the petting zoo!  I don’t know what the attraction was, but she got bit a lot!

I’m really excited for my little sister this weekend.  Her son from Texas and her two daughters from Montana and Washington are all going to be at her house.  Three of the little grandkids will be there too.  My nephew will finally get to meet his two newest nephews.   (1 year olds)  I was fortunate to be able to spend a lot of time with my nephew and nieces when they were little.  Now they are aunts and uncles.  Where does the time go?

The Don’t Sweat Affirmations

100 affirmations that reinforce the don’t sweat philosophy of life: that not letting the little things get to you is a great way to reduce stress overall. These peaceful, beautifully written affirmations are simple statements that hold a big impact. Readers who repeat only several affirmations a day will find their lives becoming more calm and less frantic immediately.

About the Author

Best-selling author Richard Carlson, Ph.D., creator of the popular Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series and the just published Don’t Get Scrooged, died suddenly of cardiac arrest enroute to New York on December 13. Carlson, 45, published his first book in 1985 and went on to publish more than 20 books that remain popular in English and in translation in 130 languages and 35 countries. Richard Carlson grew up in Piedmont, CA. He received his undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University and his Ph.D. in psychology from Sierra University. He was in private practice as a psychotherapist when he started to publish books about psychological and spiritual health. As his books started to attract a large audience, he began writing full time so he could teach more people how to live with presence and ease by cultivating gratitude and generosity. Dr. Carlson was a large supporter of and participant in the National Center for Family Literacy and at the time of his death he was working on a project with them called for “A Penny a Book” from publishers, authors and literary agents to promote literacy.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda Halcomb
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 05:12:40

    Darla is darling! When we walk at the state park the geese travel in packs…scary! They are aggressive but the ducks are great.


    • Beth Parker
      Apr 04, 2011 @ 07:56:40

      Thanks, Linda! I agree about the geese. I just called a friend this morning to tell him he had a goose nesting on the back of their houseboat. They have three little doggies and I had a friend who’s little dog got picked up and carried of by a goose protecting her nest. It was like the bad creatures carrying Toto off on the Wizard of Oz! The dog is okay. The goose dropped him in the lake though.


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