Tag Archives: joy

Storms

Subtropical Storm Alberto, May 26, 2018 An actual picture. Storm Ending BY JEAN TOOMER           Thunder blossoms gorgeously above our heads,           Great, hollow, bell-like flowers,           Rumbling in … Continue reading

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The Gloriously Ordinary

In New Orleans we are painfully aware of the potential disasters that the weather can bring. Last Sunday we were under a flood watch and parts of the state were under a tornado watch. On days like Sunday I pay … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Better Self-Talk

If you have ever found yourself using negative self-talk, this is a great article. The author invites us to “[b]ecome your own source of calm and encouragement.” 5 Tips for Better Self-Talk. “Right now, you are probably getting an earful from your … Continue reading

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Mode(a)h Ani: I Am Grateful

A Jewish mystical teaching suggests that as we sleep, our soul leaves our body and spiritually “recharges,” returning to our body in the morning. This is reflected in a brief but powerful morning blessing: Mode(a)h Ani…”I am grateful, Creative Source … Continue reading

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Unexpected Grace

Have you ever had a moment where you felt the hand of God somehow in your life… A moment when a car suddenly careens towards you but somehow manages to avoid hitting you. A sudden view of the sunlight through … Continue reading

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Nietzsche – on the importance of perceiving beauty

In an entry from January of 1882 under the heading Sanctus Januarius, Nietzsche writes: For the New Year—I still live, I still think; I must still live, for I must still think. Sum, ergo cogito: cogito, ergo sum. To-day everyone … Continue reading

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Grace

A child’s flip-flop on the sidewalk never missed Not a friend of discomfort yet she doesn’t feel the loss Arms hold her above the grime and grit a shoulder assumed, expected, accepted No fears just sweet surrender to the joy … Continue reading

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