Tag Archives: delight

We Matter: Santa Hat Chronicles

Yesterday, I offered a holiday-themed dance class.  I had invested a good amount of time and thought in it and was giving the class free of charge in honor of the season. A few people had contacted me, saying they … Continue reading

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An Invitation For Playfulness: Santa Hat Chronicles

The night clerk stocking shelves calls over to me with a big grin on his face, “Hey, Santa, I’ve been really good this year!”  He proceeds to joke with me about how he hopes I’ll be  rewarding his behavior at … Continue reading

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Santa Hat Chronicles: Relishing Joy

“We must risk delight…We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of the world.”~Jack Gilbert An attractive, older couple walked by my table in the coffee shop and were seated nearby.  When I saw them occasionally … Continue reading

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Cookies and Kindness

  “You can always count on cookies and kindness: Give a cookie and you get joy.”~Dorie Greenspan I wholeheartedly agree with celebrity baker and guru, Dorie Greenspan, who has launched a wonderful cookies and kindness project.  It’s aimed at making … Continue reading

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Risking Delight

“We must risk delight…We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of the world.”~Jack Gilbert I agree. So for the past week, as I’ve done for the past 15 odd years at Christmastime, I’ve been donning … Continue reading

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whispers of the heart

I am your soul’s breath warmed by desire now caught, calling to you I am the tingling electrifying your skin, racing your pulse, echoing your heart I am the smile drenching your lips, igniting your eyes in delight: passion’s undeniable … Continue reading

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The Fortitude For Joy

“Have the stubbornness to accept gladness in the ruthless furnace of the world.”~Jack Gilbert Yesterday dawned dreary, rainy, and grey.  The weather mirrored the zeitgeist in this neck of the woods.  The third anniversary of the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook … Continue reading

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