Where Does The JOY OF GIVING Hide?
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It has often been said that the spirit of the holidays is lost in commercialism. As I reflect on that statement; I, personally, don’t believe that spirit can be lost. Discarded, perhaps. Ignored, disrespected…. of course. However, gifts, at their most basic are about giving and receiving… a back and forth, in and out… like a breath. And, as fate would have it, … Continue reading

The One Decision That Will Bring You Joy...
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There’s so much I want to share with you this year about the lovely simplicity of having joy in your life. But first... what exactly is “joy?” The dictionary defines it as; Intense and especially ecstatic or exultant happiness. And, the best part…? Joy is discovered not earned. It’s not about being better, faster or stronger. It’s not even about being trusting, or kind, … Continue reading

Is Tech Overwhelm On The Way Out?
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Today was errand day. The first stop on my to-do list was picking up a book I’ve been wanting — you remember them —  the kind with actual pages. The only problem is that with one exception, all the bookstores have closed in my area. While driving across town, I had a chance to ponder what a crazy time it is that we no longer … Continue reading

Gratitude Begins With A Four Letter Word
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Last Thanksgiving I was inspired to write the post “Do I Have To Be Grateful?” If you’re struggling with feeling grateful, or are tired of people telling you, you SHOULD be grateful be sure to give it a read… I promise it will give you a fresh perspective. This year is a simple message of what I learned about gratitude this year. For me, it begins with Kindness. … Continue reading

Is Exhaustion Your Badge Of Honor?
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Several years ago I mentioned to my sister how tired I had been. To which she replied… “Are you getting enough sleep?” It seems obvious now, but, at the time, it hadn’t occurred to me. My thinking was much more extreme; What’s wrong with me!? Am I sick? Is there something wrong with my diet? Do I need to switch to organic clothing and … Continue reading