Tag: Joy

The First Days of Summer

From the journal of the S.O.B.: As we head into the last week of June, we also embrace the first day of summer. And it sure has come in with a bang. Snow in the mountains, floods in the plains,

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Find Time for Rest and Relaxation

I’m sure many of you had a celebratory Mother’s Day! I got phone calls from all the kids (grand and great-grand included) but was alone here in Palm Desert dog sitting for my son who was in Miami. Crazy huh!

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Happy Halloween

This is the time that your inner self can come out and play. Who are you going to be this holiday? Will people recognize you? Who is your special someone that you’ve always hungered to play? It seems with everything

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Do You Love Your Life?

To all you S.O.B’s out there, this is a very important question.  Once you hit the mid-century mark, you start asking questions. Where did the time go? Now that I’ve taken care of everyone, is it my time–yet? I have

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Holiday Greetings!

We now begin the various celebrations of the year. This week starts the celebration of Hanukkah and then in two weeks we have Xmas and Kwanzaa. Everyone is on their best behavior this time of year, and as the commercial

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My Wedding Anniversary

  Today would have been my 54th wedding anniversary. I still miss him every day and wish he were here, however, I know he wouldn’t have gotten any better because he would never have changed his habits. Still, we had

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The Secrets to Happiness

I am in hopes that you are one of the many who is truly happy. That means you wake up with a smile, go to bed with a smile and have plenty of laughter throughout your day. And just remember,

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What’s Next?

Yesterday I was watching the CBS morning show with Jane Pauley and Tracy Smith was interviewing the “Golden Boys” who were Norman Lear, Dick Van Dyke and Carl Reiner all of whom are in their 90’s. They also included Mel

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The Purpose of Joy

Joy is gleeful and exhilarating and it fills you with a feeling of warmth.  It makes you sparkle and gives you the energy you need to pursue your dreams and everything else.  It’s different than happiness which is calmer, more

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The Month of Love

When I talk about love, I’m not just talking about love of spouse, significant other or family.  I’m talking about the love you have for your friends, groups you belong to, activities that you do, the animals who surround you

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