Exploring and Encouraging a Healthy Life Marked with Joy

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A Label-Free World (for 2018)

Hello out there.  I did this blog post quite a while ago, but thought in today’s adversarial political and cultural environment, it might be relevant.  We (okay, I!) judge others much too quickly.

Let’s try, in this new year with relatively few mistakes in it so far, to give each other the benefit of the doubt, to refuse to label somebody or some thing based on initial interactions or our preconceived notions.

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What an incredible truth!  (And, oh gosh, how it indicts me.)

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I LOVE this short video about labeling:

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2018: A Label-Free Year (at least for you and me).

 

A Label-Free World

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What an incredible truth!  (And, oh gosh, how it indicts me.)

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I LOVE this short video about labeling:

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Thought Driven

Feel Good! Emotions are key. Your thoughts = your feeling. Give yourself a reason and a reminder of all things associated with the feeling.

via Thought Driven. http://robertsnapspot.com/2015/06/11/thought-driven/

HH – Holiday Happiness

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It’s Sunday night.  December 28.  Three days after the big day.  Christmas gifts and meals are opened and eaten.

Just a few more days left in 2014.

Sometimes there’s a bit of a letdown after the glitter is gone.

So … what is there to be Happy About?  Especially if you’re alone?  Or sick?  Or frustrated?  Or angry?  Or not where you wanna be?

To be honest, I don’t know.

BUT I encourage you to do this:  Go on a Gratitude Rampage.  Start listing — or just thinking about — what you have to be grateful for as 2014 wanes.

Go ahead — try it.  Make a list.

Here’s a tad of mine:

1.  Air to breathe.

2. Legs that help me to walk.

3.  Imperfect family members.

4.  A mind that allows me to think.

5.  Shoes.

6.  Eyesight.

7.  Collard greens (I just sautéed some for dinner).

8.  Music.

9.  Sunshine.

10.  Cinnamon.

11.  Grandchildren.

12.  People who know my name.

13.  Insurance.

14.  Roaring laughter.

15.  Pecans.

This list could go on and on.

May peace, joy and love be your portion now and forever!

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Gratitude is powerful.  Try it and see how it makes you feel.

 

Sunday Morning Quote (12/28/14)

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“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

Five Friday Happy Bringers — 12/5/14

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And it’s time to reflect on what brought us joy this week.  Here’s a handful of my happy bringers.

1.  Big deer.

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(Outside Phipps Plaza in Buckhead)

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(Inside Savannah Mall)

2.  Snow!

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Okay, maybe it’s fake. (Outside the ice skating rink at Avalon just north of Atlanta.)

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Again, fake.  (Outside Christmas Village at Callaway Gardens’ Festival of Lights.)

3.  The beautiful chapel at Callaway Gardens.

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The stained glass windows reflect the four seasons.

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4.  Bridges.

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Sometimes, it’s not even necessary to cross them.

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5.  Holiday decorating my bed.

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Kidding.  Frontgate in Atlanta.

What about you?  What are your Happy Bringers today?

 

Sunday Morning Quote (11/23/14)

I LOVED yesterday’s affirmation from Louise Hay and Hay House Publications:

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So true!

We ARE all one big family on this incredible Earth.

And I saw a beautiful demonstration of that oneness at yesterday’s Tri-Faith Service here in Savannah at Congregation Mickve Israel on beautiful Monterey Square (Mikve Israel, by the way, is the nation’s third oldest Jewish congregation).

Here’s a blurb about the service:

An Imam, A Minister & A Rabbi Come to Services
Saturday, November 22 at 11am

Join us for our annual Tri-faith Service. Three clergy members from different faiths will first deliver sermonettes during Saturday morning services and then lead an interfaith discussion-program extravaganza after lunch from 1:00-2:30pm.  Join us as Imam Majid Ali of the Masjid Jihad Mosque, Reverend Billy Hestor from Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church and Rabbi Haas team up for a little inspiration and fun.  The more we learn from one another, the more understanding we foster in the world.”

Rev. Billy is my pastor, so I went to support him but ended up with a much greater understanding of how we are all working toward the same goal: global well-being and individual joy … because of our gracious God.

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“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
— I Corinthians 13: 13

May we cast aside judgment .. and instead offer LOVE.

Joyful Sunday!

 

 

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