Category Archives: Happiness

Gratitude List

      A – Apple computers; Astronomy; Ancestors B – Birds; Bible C – Car that works; Chocolate labs; Chautauqua Institution; Christmas D – Dog as faithful companion E – Energy, enough to accomplish what I want to do F … Continue reading

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The Contagion of a Smile

Perhaps everyone has already seen this ad.  If you have not, it definitely deserves to be seen! I spent a few years traveling daily on the Toronto subway.  As an experience in itself with a culture of its own, the … Continue reading

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Litany at the Beginning of a Chautauqua Season

        Gracious God, mindful of your vision for your people everywhere, We gather now in the place we call home. We give you thanks for Miller and Vincent’s vision for this sacred grove: A haven for heart and mind, a … Continue reading

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13 Wonderful Things in Life

On this Friday the 13th, I am musing on gladness. IT IS A WONDERFUL THING. . . 1.   To be a child of the God of the Universe!  To know He cares for me so much that he  counts the … Continue reading

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MICDS May Day 2015

A video of this year’s May Day celebration at MICDS is now published. This gives a glimpse into this beautiful event!  Two May Queens were crowned this year!

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May Day + Memories = Joy (for me)

  May Day has a checkered background.  In some countries, May first is Labor Day, mainly a socialistic custom which came out of problematic employment practices.  On May 1, 1886, unions organized strikes around the US to support the movement … Continue reading

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6 Stress Relievers

These are my favorite stress relievers or time fillers/wasters when I don’t want to do something else — like houseclean or organize a closet.  These activities  might  work for you too.  My favorites (not in any order) are — 1.  … Continue reading

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