Did you know that practicing gratitude can make you happier and healthier? Don’t know where to begin? Some tips from Dr. Robert Emmons, a gratitude expert.
The holidays are a wonderful time to renew and grow relationships with friends and family. And to enjoy and celebrate food. They can also be a time of stress.
Our two-week stay upta camp is over, which is not such a joyful thing. But we had a great time with mostly beautiful weather and some amazing light shows at sunset. I love sitting on the dock and watching the sun go down.
We’re upta camp. So peaceful. When you’re upta camp on vacation, there’s joy in almost every minute. From sitting on the porch with a good book to kayaking for hours to going to the movies on a rainy afternoon. The most joyful moments this past week were when our daughter and her husband visited for […]
Who’d ever think a new vacuum cleaner could bring such joy! Can anybody relate? Our friends Andrew, Nancy, Charles and Robby Koll brought us lots of joy last week. They came all the way from Oregon just to stack the pile of wood in our front yard. Thank you! Thank you! We also enjoyed their visit […]
I got to stroll through Treworgy Garden in Gorham Sunday morning. The grass was wet, but I wore my trusty rubber boots. Thank you, Linda Faatz, for being a gracious hostess. Your hard work in the garden shows at every turn. I even discovered some delicious just ripe blueberries! What brought you joy this week? […]
I followed through on something. That’s what brought me joy this week. I’ve mentioned before that I’m an art student at USM. When I started two years ago, I also set up a blog to chronicle my adventures. It’s called mylatestart (which, if you look closely, you’ll see also reads my latest art — unintentional cleverness.) […]
When you look for joy, it will find you. Click To Tweet Three things, in particular, brought me joy this week. Several months ago, a friend commissioned me to do a painting. My first commission! This week I declared it finished (Trust me, I could fuss with it until the day I shuffle off.) I’m […]
Here’s what I believe: If you look for joy, it will find you. Click To Tweet I tried a little Facebook experiment recently. Every day for a month I posted a picture of something that brought me joy that day. I discovered that even on days that weren’t going so well, there would be at […]
Today is the fifth installment of a series of updates on joy from the Catching Health Facebook page. In case you missed the previous posts, about a month ago, I was inspired to share a picture of a lilac tree and asked my followers what brought them joy that day. People responded! Day 30 has […]