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Lingering In The Moment

One of my mantras lately is to linger in the moment, whether I’m enjoying going out for breakfast before work, reading my book during lunch or anything else that I’m particularly enjoying. This is distinguished from savoring the moment.  According to Wiktionary, savor means “to appreciate, enjoy, or relish something”.  Linger however, means “to stay or remain in…

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Joy In The Outside

The February Joy Dare earlier this week was to find gifts in three things outside.  Easy peasy, I thought.  And it was.  I found more than three gifts, which made up for the day I couldn’t find three gifts when bent over(!). The brilliance of the full moon shining into the skylights in the early hours of…

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Joy in Blue Things

Today’s January Joy Dare is to find joy in three blue things.  As with the three yellow mercies, I had to think that over a while. Blue sky – that one was easy!  It’s easier to be cheerful when the sky is blue.  When I’m cheerful, it’s easier to be hopeful, encouraged, productive, joyful and grateful.…

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Taking A Walk In January

I got off work early enough on Saturday to take a walk at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Not too surprisingly, the gardens were fairly empty.  The temperatures have dropped considerably and the wind had a bite to it. I hadn’t intended to wear my winter coat to walk, but did so as I’d left my…

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2011 Accomplishments

Over the years, I’ve evolved some formats to use around January 1 to celebrate my life and accomplishments, as well as set expectations for the New Year. Here is the format I’m currently using: List 25 Accomplishments from 2011 Choose my top five accomplishments from 2011 List three ways I have grown over the last year What…

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2011 Blog Review

Wow, I cannot believe New Year’s Eve is here already.  So, how did I do with my blog?  Here’s an interview with myself: Why did you start the random word challenge?  One of my personal goals this year was to write, write, write,  Seriously, that’s how I set the goal.  I’d tried on-line journaling before in a different…

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Detect The Music Of Nature

The author, Kate Chopin, once wrote: I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breathe? One of…

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Weekends Are Busy Adventuring

Bill Watterson (creator of the comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes), once said: Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless. © 2011 dogear6 llc For my favorite boy toy and I, it’s going wandering.  We never know what we’re going to find.  One of our best finds (several years ago) was a large and gorgeous…

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