Exploring and Encouraging a Healthy Life Marked with Joy

Sometimes (especially when you’re in education and the end of a very busy term is near), all you need for Friday to be happy is, well, for it to be Friday.

But here’s a handful of other reasons for me.

1.  Spyro, my quite friendly “granddog.”

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2.  An incredible array of “Visual Essays,” created by my first-year students at SCAD.  As I explained in a recent post, after we read two books, The Alchemist and Happier, the students created/made an essay rather than writing it.  Here’s one such project, titled The Real Alchemist, by Douglas De Carvalho Martins Silva from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

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3.  The simple, delicious beauty of fall.

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4.  Beach mornings.

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(Amelia Island, FL last weekend.)

5.  Hot, running water.

Let’s all follow Victor’s advice and be Real Alchemists this weekend by creating some joy for ourselves and others.

 

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