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Share the Joy: Reading

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I always find JOY when I'm surrounded by books.
When I was a little girl, my mother worked in a college library. I have memories of going to the library and sitting on the floor, looking at children's books.
Later she worked in the main library branch in the town where we lived. At nine or ten, I was given special permission to read grown-up books  because I'd pretty much read my way through the age-appropriate stuff.
It's a great joy to me that my three grown children are all confirmed bibliophiles.




What gives you JOY?
Share the Joy. 



1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into  the Mr. Linky box along with your info.
3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you. Leave them a comment because everyone  enJOYS getting positive feedback.
Let's start an epidemic of JOY!

Setting an Intention

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I absolutely love this Mary Oliver quote.

Often, it takes a while to adjust to darkness, to let your eyes and heart soften until you see the gift. . .  nearly invisible at first, perhaps only existing as possibility, as intention, as miracle unfolding.
I have been thinking about that lately, as I begin work on a presentation about the emotional aspects of divorce.
Some people, of course, see divorce as the light at the end of the tunnel. For others, however, divorce is that  box of darkness.
My intention for this presentation, to be offered free to new divorce clients at select family law specialty firms in my geographic area, is to help those people who feel like all the light in their lives has vanished, like they have entered a zone marked "Without Hope," to reorient themselves.
To realize their feet are, indeed, on the ground and they know instinctively  which way is up.
To help them find the light that will illuminate their unique path, so they can forge ahead one step at a time.




Share the Joy

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What gives me joy?
Saying YES selectively,



only to those things that ignite my curiosity, fan the flames of my passion or hold some seed of possibility I find worth planting given other demands on my time.
That's been a hard lesson for me to learn. For too long, I said yes reflexively. To almost anything and anyone. That's an invitation for burn-out.
One of the wisdom gifts of getting older is discernment.


What gives you JOY?
Share the Joy. 



1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into  the Mr. Linky box along with your info.
3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you. Leave them a comment because everyone  enJOYS getting positive feedback.
Let's start an epidemic of JOY!




True Words Tuesday

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Answer your own call to action.

My World Monday

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Low key morning.
Making a little art

waiting for a conference call 
to discuss my newest memoir chapter

then off to lunch with a new LinkedIn contact
to explore the possibility of collaboration.

Went to a planetary healing workshop
with Nicki Scully yesterday.

What's new in your world?


Haiku My Heart: Camellia

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Haiku My Heart

white bringer of cheer blooming bravely in winter February's hope

Happy Valentine's Day

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Share the Joy: A Little of This. . .

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I'll admit it.
Finding joy in unlikely places is one of my special gifts.
I love colorful, rusty, decaying things

that remind me that aging is a natural process and carries its own beauty.

Reflections definitely make the joy list for me. . .  even when the Space Needle looks all tangled up.
Blog hopping each week to visit all of you makes my heart sing.
What gives you JOY?
Share the Joy. 



1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into  the Mr. Linky box along with your info.
3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you. Leave them a comment because everyone  enJOYS getting positive feedback.
Let's start an epidemic of JOY!




True Words Tuesday: Be Yourself

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Be unabashedly unreservedly unapologetically
the YOU you were meant to be.
Carbon copies are decidedly outdated.

My World Monday: Curious

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It seems to me that if I am  true to myself and passionately curious, I'll go where I need to go and do what I need to do. With gusto!

Just Remember. . .

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Share the Joy: Possibility

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I find great joy in the empty spaces in my life.

Those blocks of time that stretch before me like a rainbow, bright with the color of possibility.
Time to read, to make art, to see a film that beckons to me, to dream of things that I could bring into being by exercising the power of intention and taking appropriate actions.
What gives you joy?
Share the Joy. 



1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into  the Mr. Linky box along with your info.
3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you. Leave them a comment because everyone  enJOYS getting positive feedback.
Let's start an epidemic of JOY!

True Words Tuesday

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Sometimes when we're face with a difficult choice
we need to find the strength  to make the best decision we can given the extent of our knowledge  and inner wisdom
and then make a pact to look forward to move ahead without second-guessing or beating ourselves up.