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  • January 14, 2017
    "Make JOY your compass today."
    As I read The book of joy, I am reminded of all the simple ways to uncover joy...
    "When we are able to move beyond our own pain and suffering, we are more available to others; pain causes us to be extremely self-focused." Being more joyful is how we share our happiness which in turn delivers more joy.
    This week there were many moments which promoted joy, but one...

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  • January 7, 2017
    "Serve the world with your joy"
    What brought you JOY: Week one
    What brought you joy is my weekly inspiration to infuse my ONE LITTLE WORD in 2017. Like gratitude, I believe joy is a practice that is often neglected. Habitually overlooking joy during an active day is a common mistake I intend to repair as I begin the New Year with intentions and aspirations of something new, but until I take...

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  • December 10, 2016
    Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” ~ Brad Paisley
    In about twenty days we begin a New Year, and since I am motivated by intentions, goals, and resolutions, I always explore ways to improve my life, discover new paths and create change while uncovering ways to attain something new. 
    This year instead of just coming into the year with too many goals that fall...

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  • October 11, 2016
    "In order to succeed we must first believe that we can" ~ Niko Kazantzakis
    Last night my husband hung up my medal holder that had been in a drawer for years. There were always reasons not to hang it, since I did not know where to put it. Recently when I rescued it while cleaning I decided the time was right, this can be the necessary reminder of how far I have come.
    This small souvenir of...

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  • October 9, 2016
    "The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
    ~John Bingham
    The courage to start
    A perfect morning for a race with the crisp air delivering a shiver of excitement. The cooler temperatures always help my running, but my intentions were without heavy goals or expectations like previous races. I intended to do my best and run a good race, without the usual...

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  • October 7, 2016
     "Discovering joy in the journey"
    Watching her decline is difficult, the cruelty in the disease of dementia is heartbreaking but now is when I must step forward, savor each moment with her, even as it breaks my heart.
    The summer slips away as another season of her life fades with it recalling a recent visit where she was overwhelmed and wanted to escape and now when she barely speaks and I...

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  • October 3, 2016
    "If you can't find joy in the path you are on and what you are working towards, how do you expect to find joy once you get there?"
    Joy beneath the fog
    On my early morning run the fog moved in blanketing me with an eerie feeling of unknown as it smothered my view. Like the anxiety that often complicates the future, delivering a sting of doubt while searching for stability, forcing admittance...

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  • October 2, 2016
    "Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are"
    Write 31 days: Unexpected Joy/Day two
    Enlightened by friendship
    Sometimes when last minute plans come together they become the most rewarding by filling the space you had not noticed was empty. Today when a group of friends gathered for a morning run we discovered strength together in both mind and body...

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  • October 1, 2016
    "The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but they seize us" ~Ashley Montagu
    I wake early each morning, it is my thing, my habit, my comfort, to begin each day with a mindful practice of slowly becoming. Taking the time to implement pleasure, and allow the slow sips of warm coffee to unite my senses as I embrace the moment with both hands cradling...

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  • October 1, 2016
    Happiness often sneaks in a door you did not think was open 
    To coincide with my 52 weeks of gratitude I joined up to write 31 days, where we pick a topic and write for the next 31 days. My topic is unexpected joy and I plan to write from both present and past perspective of the "unexpected joy" that fills my days.
    Each day brings the opportunity to begin again and each month gives us a starting...

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