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Resolving To Be Mindful

Last year my resolution for 2013 was to be more optimistic.  While I felt I wasn’t a particularly negative person, the goal for me was to be more reflective and effective at being optimistic.  Now that the next year has … Continue reading

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Intentional Joy

All of this talk of being grateful has me connecting the dots with real joy.  One common theme that comes up with that connection of gratitude to joy is the intentionality of it.   Intention (noun) in ten ʃn  1.  Aim or … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Optimism and gratitude go hand in hand.  With my 2013 optimism project, my gratitude has gone through the roof!!  I’ve been keeping a “gratitude journal” and writing 10 things I’m grateful for in it every morning.  It is amazing how … Continue reading

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Spiritual Direction

About a year ago I made a decision to meet with a spiritual director once a month.  What’s a spiritual director you ask?  Well, it’s sort of like a life coach, except instead of one person telling another how to … Continue reading

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Gratitude

It’s amazing what a little gratitude can do isn’t it?  I am currently reading Story of a Soul.  It’s the autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux.  She was known as “The Little Flower”.  She found God in every small thing … Continue reading

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The Big Acceptance Speech

I like to watch award shows and last night’s Oscars had me glued to the TV.   Most of the time I don’t have a point of reference or opinion on who is deserving of the awards because I haven’t seen … Continue reading

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Preposition Decision

Two and three letter words have had a big impact on my optimism project!  The words “in” and “for” are key when deciding to be grateful or optimistic about something.   Definition:  in (preposition) in 1. A grammatical word indicated … Continue reading

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The Power of a Good List

When I first graduated college I got a part time job at a small Catholic school as a music teacher.  I immediately introduced the “Caught Being Good” list in my classroom.  I had a sign on my wall and underneath … Continue reading

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Debbie Downer

After I post a blog I can track the activity a blog generates through the WordPress analytics page.  It took me a while to figure out the whole system.  If I want to increase readership of the blog and see … Continue reading

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Fresh Linen

Going to bed with freshly laundered sheets, in my opinion, in one of life’s greatest joys.  I love that feeling of cool, crisp sheets that smell like fabric softener.  Right now, it’s the only thing I can think of because … Continue reading

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