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Joy happens

Okay, if practicing joy is how I become joyful, then how can I do more of that? I get the idea of giving joy before waiting to receive it, and that’s working pretty well for me. Giving joy to others, to the world, gives me joy as well. (Have you been trying it too?!?) I’d […]

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Practice joy

It’s easy to respond with joy when something amazingly awesome happens to me. The sun is out today! The package I’ve been waiting for arrived! The bears are back! A great catch-up visit with a dearest friend! I totally rocked it with my work project today! A Sessions concert of my favorite band, right in […]

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Oh, holy snap!

I’ve been judging the judger. I’ve been complaining about the complainer. And I’ve been crabby about the crabby. But I’ve also appreciated the appreciative. And I’ve been understanding of the understanding. I’ve also been tolerant of the tolerant. Here I thought I was soooooo awake. When what I’ve simply been is a mirror. Unconsciously reflecting […]

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The best 15 minutes in your days

We all have dreams. Ideals. Goals. Some of us are fully aware of them, and to others of us they may appear less obvious. We can spot them as we say, “When I retire I will ___________.” Other times they can be found through our “three-, five-, and ten-year plans.” Whether we describe them specifically […]

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