Tag Archives: Joy

Yesterday’s troubles

i saw this quote in the comments section of my friend Renee’s blog http://positiveboomer.net/2013/04/19/a-new-day-is-dawning/. “Yesterday’s troubles are written in sand, wiped out of existence by God’s own hand.” Having lived an hour and a half from the ocean for about 11 … Continue reading

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Every day is a miracle

“You either live your life like every day is a miracle or you live your life like nothing is a miracle. And I believe that. And I’m a happy guy.” ~  Robert Herjavec I love that statement. Think bout that. If … Continue reading

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Autumn Has Always Been Special to Me

I have to admit, I always loved autumn when I loved in parts of the country that had spectacular autumns. I love the gloriously bright oranges, yellows, and red that make the trees look ablaze with color. I love scuffling … Continue reading

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Your Mind And Heart Can Always Take You To Special Places

I think we all have our “happy places” don’t we? For me they are numerous: hands in the garden dirt and planting—or picking fruit and veggies; walking through a forest when the leaves are turning and some have fallen; watching … Continue reading

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Through Life’s Roads

“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine”.~Thomas Jefferson I write regularly about the times friends see us … Continue reading

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A Song that Brightens My Day

I recently wrote about being a cheerful giver. If you missed it, here is the link: http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/god-loves-a-cheerful-giver/ In that post I did not mention how I came to use that term in my life. When I was in 8th grade, our … Continue reading

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God Loves A Cheerful Giver

God wants us to be cheerful and joyous. Let’s face it, the world NEEDS us to be cheerful. Now I am not talking about those struggling with depression and illness right now. Rather I am talking about the rest of … Continue reading

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Why did the butterfly say THAT?

  I love to watch hummingbirds and butterflies. In Arizona, hummingbirds are ever-present.  If you plant your garden right, you will get hummingbirds throughout the year; and butterflies abound (but not year round).  Hans Christian Andersen wrote “Just living is … Continue reading

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Up the Stairs and Out the Window

“Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the window which hope has opened” — Charles Spurgeon.     Isn’t that a lovely quote? When you actually think about stairs (the photo above is not my … Continue reading

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Life’s Garden Isn’t Scary

This morning I had time for  prayer and reflection before I got ready to leave. I arrived at my computer clear-headed and in a positive mood. When I checked Facebook I found the usual argumentative and negative posts from people … Continue reading

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A Flag Over My Life:

fgassette commented on my blog recently, and said: ” I remember reading this somewhere and thought you may like it; ‘“In London, Buckingham Palace flies the royal standard to show that the sovereign is in residence. Day or night the flag can … Continue reading

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Do you love to be swept away?

There are things that tend to sweep me away. [I add here that there are too many verses in Scripture to enumerate here that sweep me away].  Sometimes it is an extraordinary piece of music. Examples of that include ‘Music … Continue reading

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The time I fell out of my shoes when i was a corporate hot shot

I have told many heart-warming and faith filled stories. I have written many stories and posts about my deep and abiding love for my family and friends. I haven’t told too many stories about my time spent as a corporate … Continue reading

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Joy-Forwarding Challenge

FYI: This first paragraph is an update–on 1/25/2012. I am going to handle all the Joy-Forwarding posts over at this link now http://joyforwardingproject.com/. So put all your comments for Joy-Forwarding over there. There’s an email subscription button over there, too.  All … Continue reading

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Joy is Contagious!

Have you ever noticed that if someone yawns in a group of people that others begin to yawn too? Sometimes even reading about yawning makes me yawn. So perhaps we can agree, then, that yawning is contagious. Good moods and … Continue reading

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Liebster Award

This week has been quite hectic to say the least. Normally by Saturday I would be completely drained emotionally. However, at the beginning of the week a fellow blogger awarded me  (or rather my blog) with the Liebster Award. Needless … Continue reading

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I Still Believe…oh yes I do

Earlier today I wrote about how much I miss the Camelot years (or how they felt to me anyway)  http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/i-was-a-dreamer-and-idealist-am-i-still/. Why did I write about that? I have been tired and discouraged…..but quite honestly more tired and exhausted than discouraged. I … Continue reading

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Let Us Rejoice and Be Glad

This is the Lord’s day. I truly rejoice. We started our Sunday on Saturday afternoon, as we often do. What a lovely, lovely Mass. The Gospel reading was Matthew 25: 14-30. The gist? It was the Gospel about the man … Continue reading

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What is joy? – My own post #271

What is joy? Well, Marianne Williamson says that “Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are”. I find this to be really true on both good days and bad days. I … Continue reading

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Write about a recurring dream you have – Topic # 158

Write about a recurring dream you have. There is a dream I have had multiple times. I am on the beach by the ocean. I have walked down there from a little cottage I am apparently renting. There are window … Continue reading

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Starry starry night

Does anyone remember the song starry starry night by don mclean? i was thinking about that song when i looked out my balcony window last night. the sky was so … well.. starry! Anyway, i began to think this morning … Continue reading

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Holy Week

Holy Week makes me reflective and contemplative. This year it also is cause for great rejoicing. For we know that Jesus will rise. That I always know. But this year my son is living proof of God’s miraculous power. God … Continue reading

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Rejoice in the Lord always…

Okay, my mood is buoyant and optimistic. Although there have been a LOT of medical challenges facing my family this year, today I feel positive. This is despite the fact that many of my family members are now facing some … Continue reading

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Springtime brings joy—

Oh I’m not a Pollyanna…I have had my share of heartache and suffering…but I find that I am irresistibly drawn to hope. I find that even if I am going through a very horrible experience, I eventually stumble upon my … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Me Wrong

Now you may think I never get down, discouraged, upset or ticked. Nothing could be further from the truth, actually. The end of December I came down with Bell’s Palsy. I was constantly dizzy and nauseous, and as I said, … Continue reading

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