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Two Days Before Christmas

As I sit here at my desk rejoicing in the fact that it’s sunny out, my family is safe and healthy and my husband has the holiday off, it makes me take stock of what I have. How great  life is and how fortunate I am to live in a country that allows me to … Continue reading

The List

Have you ever noticed someone doing something and think to yourself, that looks like something I’d love to do…I’m going to do that. Or, you’ll strike up a conversation with a stranger in line (or “on line” for those of you in New York) who’ll tell you something fascinating about her or his life and … Continue reading

Monday Musings & Motivations – Part Fifty-Nine – Finding My Zen

Due to Monday being a holiday and as a follow-up to my wildly popular (not) Unraveling My Zen post, I thought I’d post my Monday Musings today. It’s about ways in which I try to find, capture, and hold on to my elusive Zen. Zen is kind of like Wi-Fi. You know it’s there but … Continue reading

Monday Musings & Motivations – Party Fifty-Eight – Professions

We humans are preoccupied with professions. Hopefully, our professions not only feed our families, but our hearts, minds, and spirits as well. Maybe it’s the obsession with profession (and what others think of them) that gets in the way of fulfillment. Many moons ago upon graduating high school, I had a scholarship to go to … Continue reading

Say What Now?

“Let it bleed and we’ll cut it,” the man said. When you read those words, what is your initial reaction? Do graphic images come to mind? As I’m exploring more ways in which to move characters through a setting or place, argot (rhymes with target) or jargon comes into play so that the scene and … Continue reading

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joy
joi
noun

a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

delight, great pleasure, joyfulness, jubilation, triumph, exultation, rejoicing, happiness, gladness, glee, exhilaration, exuberance, elation, euphoria, bliss, ecstasy, rapture; enjoyment, felicity, joie de vivre, jouissance; jocundity

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