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  • June 24, 2017
    "A child has a special way of adding joy to every day." 
    What brought you JOY: Week 25
    There is no need for introduction, joy was simple this week. Pure and simple and perfectly delivered. This week joy arrived as I witnessed my first grandchild come into the world... there are no words, just a wave of emotions, and JOY!
    She is perfect and they brought her into the world in the most loving...

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  • June 17, 2017
     "Art is man's expression of his joy in labor."
    What brought you JOY: Week 24
    There are many moments in a week where joy is revealed, but most often I find that joy is discovered with family as I reflect on the pause of conversation and laughter.
    It is with this support when our true selves are revealed, deepening the bond of family and providing a place for joy to flourish, and within each...

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  • June 10, 2017
    "A joyful life is not a floodlight of joy. A joyful life is made up of graceful moments strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration, and faith." ~Brene Brown 
    What brought you JOY: Week 23 (June 4-9) 
    This week I took the time to notice and the space to inscribe the details in a day. Immersed on the path that honors quiet softness, pink sunrises, and the chasm to view it all I discover joy. 
    Allowing...

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  • June 3, 2017
    "Find joy in the ordinary"
    What brought you Joy: Week 22
    After many visits to California, one of my favorite novelties while visiting is the simple joy in bird watching outside my Aunts window. With several feeders around the yard, the birds gather creating flutters of happiness as an array of creatures come to visit, or perhaps just to eat.
    These visits prompted the idea for more feeders in...

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  • June 1, 2017
    53 Ways to Celebrate Me
    And so it begins...
    Life is short, I know this all too well, my son had 5 years, my brother 37 and my father 53. Each day is precious, how do you want to celebrate the days of your life?
    Beginning in June as I glide from 52 to 53 I will celebrate life and living, making choices and taking chances, noticing gifts, observing life, recognizing my power, celebrating me, being...

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  • May 25, 2017
    "As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands - one for helping yourself the other for helping others." ~Audrey Hepburn
    What brought you JOY: Week 21
    This week I discovered abundant joy and gratitude when volunteering at a homeless veterans shelter. The first step was to prepare white chicken chili for approximately 100 people. Not only was this the first time I had created a meal...

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  • May 20, 2017
    "Live beyond what if, find joy in what is." 
    What brought you JOY: Week 20
    Hard to believe we are already twenty weeks into the year, projects that document the year like this one really emphasize how rapidly the days pass while I shift and grow with each introduction.
    Amidst this mixture of peace and plenty, I uncover joy in quiet days and busy nights, uncovering the harmony of calm and chaos...

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  • May 13, 2017
    "Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief." ~Swedish Proverb 
    What brought you joy: Week 19
    Endless joy fills my week, from the love delivered with a celebration of family and friends to the time spent with my cousins who traveled a mighty distance to honor the day and weekend. From painting daisies to a baby shower we filled the days with song, stories, and laughter, weaving the threads...

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  • May 6, 2017
    "Joy comes to us in ordinary moments. We risk missing out when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary." ~ Brene Brown
    What brought you Joy: Week 18
    This week joy arrives with morsels of enchantment as I interrupt my pace to notice instead of escaping in the business of plans, identifying the ambient light that comes with spring and unfolds into memories that I absorb to rekindle for another...

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  • April 29, 2017
    "All great changes are preceded by chaos." ~Deepak Chopra 
    My attempt to sit within the rubble, to remain mindful while tents of dust moved past on their own journey was futile. "This was not joy," I thought, "why do I dream up with these ideas, these projects, these messes?" I knew it would be better once finished, I knew I had to forge through the chaotic moments in order to reap the benefits,...

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