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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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  • April 22, 2017
    "our real discoveries come from chaos" 
    What brought you JOY: Week 16
    Remodeling can be a stressful time of chaos, that space when everything is misplaced and dust hovers like drones in the air introducing unrest into the environment where you nest, and until the job is completed, there is no getting away from the mess. 
    During a recent remodeling project, the patterns of household discord correlated...

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  • April 15, 2017
    "Weeping may endure for the night, but JOY cometh in the morning" ~Psalm 30:5 
    I enjoy the days that start off slow, the ones I ease into with coffee in hand while immersed mindfully within my surroundings. These moments provide a cleansing space to unpack my worries and untangle the creaks in my soul.
    Tenderness arrives as I examine my heart and the unclaimed baggage I linger to sort. A shifting...

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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 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 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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