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When I was a kid, I clearly recall that we didn’t hear a peep about Christmas until Santa Claus cruised down Broadway as the finale in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Every year, it was an exciting moment. After Santa … Continue reading
This is a post about a simple pleasure.
Where I live, it feels like it’s been a bit of a long winter.
Usually I’m relatively fine with it, since given my ancestry (Irish, English, Scottish), I think I’m hard-wired to hibernate during long cold winters.
However, perhaps due to my hard-wiring or just my inert disposition (either way, I take responsibility for both), I can all too easily stay home for days at time without even realizing it.
After one snow storm, I didn’t clean off my car for nearly three days. If it hadn’t been for the snow, I wouldn’t have noticed that I was being such a yoga-panted hermit. Continue reading
It’s no secret that I am an optimist and have been so all of my life.
However, being a lifelong optimist has never prevented me from experiencing pain, fear, doubt, longing, vulnerability, loss, betrayal, grief, powerlessness, or rejection.
This isn’t a secret per se, but it may be a surprise to those who perceive optimism as whitewashing, a sweeping under the rug, or an avoidance of life’s unpleasantness. Continue reading
Here is my guest post on tinybuddha.com about how I began to develop gratitude during the most difficult time in my life: http://tinybuddha.com/blog/find-happiness-through-gratitude-even-when-times-are-tough/ Thanks for reading, sharing, and commenting! Love, Alix