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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

Monday Musings & Motivations – Part Sixty-One – Holidays

I have something to admit. I’ve not been especially holiday happy for the past few years. I find myself dreading the holiday season and I didn’t used to be that way. I once welcomed holidays, decorated, watched holiday movies—all that stuff that families do during the holiday season. I’m not going to go into a … 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

Then Sometimes, With Great Luck, (We) Will Succeed

As one year becomes another, I think about new beginnings. It’s odd, the feelings we have about one year ending and the other beginning, isn’t it? It’s that joyful/sad emotion— melancholy mixed with hope—it pulls at us. The New Year is a kind of permission for all of us to let go of any and … Continue reading

My Good and How My Mind Got Me Here. And There. And…

I trade emails from time to time with a very dear and wise friend. We commiserate about life and its ups and downs. We’ll check in to see how the other is doing. We remind each other how fortunate we are. When one of us is feeling down, the other will have some words of … Continue reading

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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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