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choose joy | vol. 2

Oh, my goodness … insert my personality into an adorably squishy baby listening to her favorite song, and this is what you get. Enjoy!! 20 more words

Encouragement

choose joy | vol. 1

St. Teresa of Ávila is widely credited as saying, “From silly devotions and sour-faced saints, good Lord, deliver us.” Whether the dear religious of blessed memory ever actually… 65 more words

Celebration

Choosing Joy

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For about the past three years, I’ve been holding tightly to these two precious words: CHOOSE JOY. It began with meeting a beautiful, precious three year old blond girl, loving and wanting her as a permanent part of our lives, losing her, mourning her…and finally..learning to let go of her, choose joy and trust God. 482 more words

Family

If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say...

Author Rita Schiano was on to something when she said, “Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction.  Break the habit.  Talk about your joys.”  Grumbling and complaining becomes a hard habit for some of us to break.   1,014 more words

New Month New Hope

This September, let’s remind ourselves that our mind is your private sanctuary; we do not allow the negative beliefs of others to occupy it.  Our skin is our barrier; do not allow others to get under it.  32 more words

Happiness

Choose Joy

Happiness is a choice.  For every minute you are angry or irritated, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.  Be happy.  Be yourself.  If others don’t like it, then let them be.  101 more words

Happiness

Favorite Find: An Actual Magazine for the Soul

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”

~ Ruth Reichl

In four short sentences, this quote wraps up all I love about my new favorite magazine… 715 more words

Inspiration