Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Share the Joy: Reading




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!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Setting an Intention



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.





Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Share the Joy



What gives me joy?

Saying
YES
selectively,


"Affirmative" by MeriMagic (Meri Arnett-Kremian) on Polyvore.


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!








Tuesday, February 19, 2013

True Words Tuesday





Answer your own
call to action.


Monday, February 18, 2013

My World Monday



Low key morning.

Making a little art

"Melange" created by MeriMagic on Polyvore

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?


Friday, February 15, 2013

Haiku My Heart: Camellia





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


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Share the Joy: A Little of This. . .



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!





Tuesday, February 12, 2013

True Words Tuesday: Be Yourself




Be unabashedly
unreservedly
unapologetically

the YOU
you were meant to be.

Carbon copies are decidedly outdated.

Monday, February 11, 2013

My World Monday: Curious





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!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Share the Joy: Possibility




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!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

True Words Tuesday





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.