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In Search of “JOY”

JOY  noun \ˈjȯi\ : a feeling of great happiness : a source or cause of great happiness : something or someone that gives joy to someone : success in doing, finding, or getting something : the expression or exhibition of such emotion There is no need to try to figure out a true definition of joy because it is impossible to …

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Joy: Hide and Seek Backwards

To all those who do not have a deep well of camp songs to draw from, I’m sorry. For the rest of us, sing along with voice at full: I’ve got joy, joy, joy, joy deep in my heart, YES,  deep in my heart, LORD, deep in my heart…  To all those who do have this song in their well, …

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Recognizing Joy

Joy – For some of us this is an emotion that seems to skip over us and land in the hearts of children and other people. “Joy?” you might say. “Really? You think with all I have to do, all I have to be worried about, all the stuff in my life – you expect me to walk around with …

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The Gratitude Board Project

Gratitude  [grat-i-tood, -tyood]   –noun:  the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful Our family did something really cool this summer.  We created (or more precisely my wife created) a Gratitude Board.  A giant poster board with things we are grateful for each day.  What a great thing to teach your children—gratitude. How much gratitude do you get on a regular basis?  The answer …

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Seal It with Gratitude

Which habit is more like you? Driving down the highway and self-talk focuses on the many examples of bad driving that you observe. Same highway and your radio/phone inform you about the unusual, most often negative, events of the day. Whichever is your information modality – reading the news or listening to it – at home, it’s dominated by the …

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