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  • April 10, 2017
    Currently:  April
    Here is one way to document the months of your life with a list of what is CURRENTLY going on...
    DRINKING | Water - lots of water
    EATING | Panera strawberry salad
    EMBRACING | the mess of construction
    CATCHING | Spring fever
    ENJOYING | New writing course
    COOKING | 
    TRYING | healthy eating
    MISSING | My father
    FEELING | Relaxed
    LISTENING | Lilac girls
    WATCHING | The...

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  • April 9, 2017
    "Grief changes shape but it never ends" 
    Gratitude: Week 41 (April 2nd - April 8th)
    Last weekend my girlfriend Kristin and I attended a church Women's day of service with an opportunity to volunteer and provide support and service for various organizations. They often say when you give, you get more in return and for this day, that is an understatement...
    Following a brief devotion, we chose...

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  • April 8, 2017
    "Let your joy burst forth like flowers in the spring"
    It is not quite dawn and the birds are already busy chirping their songs of joy, a welcome return and one of my favorite signs of spring. All a promise of new beginnings with a flourish of green dressing the naked trees as a Robin returns to its seasonal routine and the daffodils burst with color, these intricate details distribute new joy to...

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  • April 2, 2017
    "Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." ~ Melody Beattie
    Gratitude: Week 40 (March 26th - April 1st)
    As we cleared out another room for renovations I dusted off some old scrapbooks and took a seat getting lost in a sea of memories. Memories of the kids birthdays, family vacations, and ordinary happiness gathered neatly on the pages embellished...

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  • April 1, 2017
    "Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt 
    What brought you JOY - Week 13
    At the start of the New Year, I began a conscious journey towards change. Not just the change that happens by doing nothing, but the switch that occurs when I make mindful choices for a better self. These plans create the momentum I need with the slow and steady...

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  • March 31, 2017
    My life currently - March
    Here is one way to document the months of your life with a list of what is CURRENTLY going on...
    DRINKING | Water
    EATING | Yellow Apples and almond butter
    EMBRACING | the mess of construction
    CATCHING | Spring cleaning
    ENJOYING | Warmer new writing course
    COOKING | soup
    TRYING | healthy eating
    MISSING | 
    FEELING | Relaxed
    LISTENING | Lilac girls
    WATCHING |...

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  • March 26, 2017
    "Gratitude is not a fair weather virtue. True gratitude means appreciating your life no matter what the storms bring."
    Gratitude: Week 39 (March 19th - March 25th)
    Blue skies and gratitude
    Pausing in amazement I glance out the window and consider the splash of blue among the bitter clouds. Amidst the darkness, the vibrant color distributes a joyful brilliance as it peeks through the veil of gray,...

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  • March 25, 2017
    "Suffering is inevitable, they said, but how we respond to that suffering is our choice. Not even oppression or occupation can take away this freedom to choose our response. Right”    
     ~The book of joy
    What brought you Joy: Week 12
    As I read The book of JOY I am reminded of the simple ways to unravel joy. Noticing the positive changes as I learn from heartache and the betrayals of life...

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  • March 19, 2017
    "Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty." ~Doris Day 
    Gratitude: Week 38 (March 12 - March 18)
    In my attempts to embrace each step of this journey with gratitude I am uncovering how to be present. Transforming the search for the next thing to being in the moment. Resisting the urge to fill the calendar and then seek calm or discover days of quiet to only crave noise.
    "We are so busy watching...

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  • March 18, 2017
     "Comparison is the thief of JOY"
    What brought you joy: Week 11 
    Recently, right before an important meeting, I asked my husband if he was nervous? "Why would I be nervous" he replied, reminding me again of the opposite ways we view the world and what we consider stressful.
    The opportunities in his business life represent the puzzles he is eager to solve while those same challenges unravel me....

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