What really matters in life

It’s taken me till now to realize what really matters and what makes me happy. I can tell by how my heart seems to expand and how my loneliness has dissipated. What really matters to me might not be what matters to everyone, but taking a hard look at myself and my life after a […]

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The art of Joy

My new favorite word that can fix almost any problem I may have. I never gave it much thought before until I read Spark Joy, but now it has become the measure of what I want in my life and what I don’t. When in doubt, I do a joy check. Does this person, thing, […]

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Work and hugs

There is nothing like a purposeful life. We all have our own drives, which we only discover in time. Mine are simple. A job I enjoy tremendously and the love of a pup. That’s all I need.

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Dare to dream

Many years ago I didn’t dream about getting to better places until a friend told me to dare to dream, to imagine things I wanted and that eventually those things would materialize. It was hard at first. I had to actually allow myself to imagine getting even the simplest of things. Most were not even […]

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We will always have Paris…

This is something we all have: the ability to keep memories frozen to later retrieve them and smile. Not to hold them tight and grieve in pain about the losses, but to calmly remember the gains and good times, let them go, and put them neatly back in the box for later enjoyment.

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