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for: ‘December, 2009’

Gratitude Journal Winners and a Poem

Ta-da!  We have the two winners of the Gratitude Journal! [May I say right now that those of you who didn’t win need to take it up with the three-year-old, as she was the Designated Chooser of the Folded-Up Pieces of Paper!]  Ach.  I wish I could give all of you journals to write your […]

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The Swell Season

If you saw the delightful and sweet movie Once (guy-meets-girl through a passion for music) and loved all the songs, you’ll want to check out The Swell Season’s Strict Joy, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová’s new collaboration.  You can stream or download their concert in Washington, D. C. here.  The entire album Strict Joy can […]

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Rejuvenating Vacay in Your Jammies

This time of year, when we’re inundated with all the stuff we have to buy, all the guilt that we really should be adding that person to our list, it’s nice to enjoy a little joy for ourselves.  Kind of like cocooning yourself away in your own private happy place.  Even if it is for […]

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Fun Things for Anytime of the Year

I’ve gathered three projects you might be interested in.  [Sly smile.  A little fingernail biting.]  All right then.  Things I’m interested in.  But you gotta admit, your curiosity has been piqued, has it not? Wanna see? That fab wreath above is a DIY project on Design*Sponge.  The directions are here.  So simple and sweet.  It […]

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The Practice of Gratitude

Today is a day of gifts. Right before we left for the sunny Caribbean, I heard a very simple, yet remarkable podcast with Oprah and Sarah Ban Breathnach, the author of several Simple Abundance books (for years, I’ve had the Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort of Joy, but have never read it). Sarah was […]

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