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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
What Brings You JOY? Join the conversation on Living Arrangements
Would you just LOOK at
what time it is. It's afterNOON already!!! Whew, seems it was just an hour or
so ago, we really kinda woke up and kicked this day into high gear, now it's
time for LUNCH BREAK!
So, if you have just a few
minutes to sit down and take a breather....grab your sandwich, salad or
afternoon delight (whatever that might be) and JOIN the conversation....We're
talking about JOY!!! What brings you JOY?? What simple or not so simple pleasures
touch a special placewithin you??? I know this
sounds complex, but it really isn't. If you will just allow yourself to relax,
and think for a minute (it took me longer) but think for a moment.....WHAT is
it, that brings JOY into your life??
I took our topic for
today from a book I have about women and whether or not we take time to
"pamper" ourselves(??) I thought it was a good question to ask
myself...and then I thought, if this applies to me, then surely other women
must have this same dilemma, an that of taking care of ourselves as MUCH as we
take care of EVERYBODY else. And then, digging a little deeper, the question
came up, Once you know what JOY is, then WHAT brings you joy??? *sip on your
drink, or munch on your sandwich for a minute. And then, dive right into the
of us are doing life--we're doing what pays the bills. Doing what we have to
do, are expected to do, or are told to do. And w're not experiencing any
(women) are pleasure-deserving, creative, joy-seeking beings at heart. If our
daily live contained MORE experiences of joy, we'd complain less and enjoy
more, and be more preoccupied with staying committed to LIVING instead of
trying to avoid it, escape it, or numb ourselves to it. The way to be present
to life is to fill it with joy and pleasure.
feeds our souls, nourishes our spirits
clear about what brings you joy is a self-discovery process and another step
toward "self-care" Pampering yourself and creating meaningful moments
in your life and a deeper relationship with yourself.
can't have a JOY-filled life unless you have JOY-filled moments, hours, days.
Q: Have you abandoned the fun experiences, hobbies & play like you had as a
child or young woman? Q: Do you have & use "sophisticated adult
excuses" for WHY you no longer make room for JOY in your life?
TODAY, think about this...learn to F.L.Y. (First Love Yourself) and then get
into the practice of "Intentionally creating” MORE joy-filled moments in
~Excerpts taken from the book
"Sacred Pampering Principles"
by Debrena Jackson Gandy