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Five Friday Happy Bringers — 8/22/14

The bottom line is that if we Lean Into the following truth, its power reveals itself to us:

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(Well, maybe not the “Bob’s your uncle” part.)

But Life IS Grand, and here are Five Friday Reasons why I’m hooting.

1.  The grandtwins’ new little beds.  (I helped put them together; therefore, prayer is requested.)

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Themes: Cars for Matthew, Frozen for Madison.

One problem:  Matthew likes Frozen better.

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2.  More Twins News:  First Day of the New School Year at daycare.

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Go Georgia Southern Eagles!

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3.  Fresh corn and limas.

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Along with sautéed green beans (garlic, onions, rosemary).

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4.  Going last night to the Billie on Barnard concert, featuring Jane Ogle and the Southern Holiday Jazz Band, at beautiful and historic Trinity United Methodist Church here in Savannah.

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The event “celebrated the fighting spirit and incredible music of Billie Holiday.  This tribute concert is the latest installment in the Thursday Night at the Opry Music Series, a diverse music series hosted by Trinity.”  (From their Facebook page)

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(Pics from the Southern Holiday webpage)

Listen to the real Billie singing Summertime:

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=you+tube+%2b+billie+holiday+%2b+summertime&FORM=VIRE1#view=detail&mid=F108251AAF700D857826F108251AAF700D857826

5.  A beautiful early morning walk along River Street (a couple of blocks from my apartment).

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A few of the sights along the way:

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Morning Joy.

And Weekend Joy to Us All!

Heat! Happy? Help!

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Okay, okay, so I write a happiness blog.  But just look at today here in Slo-vannah:

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I desire to be happy, I intend it, but for the life of me, I’m sweating up a storm and trying to see the joy in 102 degrees.

Help!

Give me a few hot, happy reasons.

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Pope Happiness

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I found this joyful article on The Good News Network website this morning:  “The Pope’s Top 10 Happiness Tips.”  And although I’m not Catholic, I love his suggestions.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/popes-top-10-happiness-tips-focus-leisure-family-peace/

The Pope LOOKS happy!

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Thank you, Pope Francis.

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Go Pope!

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P.S.  I like having a few alternative/positive news sites.  Why?  Because it’s so easy to become accustomed to being continually inundated with the bad news which fills most sites these days (TV news, online, print, etc.).  A while back I did a post about this issue.  Read it here:  News? Whose?

 

 

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