Tag Archives for " Awe-Gratitude-Joy "

9,000 Ways to Be a Plant

I went to college near Chicago – long, cold, snowy-icy winters. On campus, crocuses would start to push their blossoms through the snow in late April-early May.  Hope!  Spring! Warmer weather.  Like hope pushing through the murk now as people get vaccinated and the number of new coronavirus cases slowly comes down.  Last week, when […]

Joyful Movement as Shoulder Heals

This joyful, playful, energizing (4 minute) video was sent to me by friends when they learned my shoulder is healing well and was released from its sling three days ago after being immobilized 24/7 for 6 weeks. While I may not dance as exuberantly as the folks of all ages and races in this video, and […]

Gratitude – In Joy and In Pain

A friend sent me this link on Thanksgiving Day to a joyful, uplifting invocation to gratitude from people from all over the world. I knew I would have to post it as a belated Thanksgiving greeting to readers of this newsletter.  Try it! It’s brief in time but so deep in heartfulness and joy. Then, the morning I was […]

More uplift

Every morning an image of a cloud such as the image above arrives in my inbox from the Cloud Appreciation Society. And two weeks ago accompanied by this quote:  It is a strange thing how little in general people know about the sky. It is the part of creation in which nature has done more […]

Delight is Essential to Resilience, Too – A Rendition of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony Like You’ve Never Seen or Heard Before.

The CD of the San Francisco Symphony playing Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony lives in the CD player of my car. In the “old days” of long, traffic-snarled commutes, that was my go-to for shifting my mood while inching through traffic. Now a friend sent me the link to the most delightful presentation of the opening movement […]

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