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Subject:Is fall a creative time for you.
Time:08:28 pm
It's hot here, but just listening to the reports from football training camp and dreaming of cooler autumn days makes me happy. For some reason, autumn is a very creative time for me. I think it's the familiar cycle of going back to school. Now I just spend my time sheperding the kid through his busy schedule, but I still love this time of year for doing anything creative.

Are you ready for fall? If so, what will you do with your creative time?
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Subject:something inspiring
Time:03:47 pm
it's been too lognsince something happened on here.

Barbara Ritter Garrison - the waiting place
I don't know how to describe ths to you. Just read for yourselves and take what you get from it...
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Subject:Contentment
Time:09:04 am
I've found contentment for now. Let me explain.

I'm not writing or sewing at the moment, but I am very intellectually engaged. I'm getting ready to go to Russia on a Fulbright grant, which makes me a Fulbright scholar, something I'm justifiably proud of. It's a good feeling, a good place to be. I'll be doing folklore research in something that I'm interested in.

I also have a good friend coming to visit me from Japan. It also looks like a Japanese project (a big one that could really help get that JIKEI center on Kirkwood's campus) is coming up. Professionally, while I have had issues with how hard I have worked this year, the peripherals are beginning to excite me, and I like them.

So, even though there are still edges of eh around what I do, I find myself mostly satisified with my lot right now. You? What in your life is causing you to feel satisified?

Catherine
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Subject:The Good Health of Happiness!
Time:09:31 pm
Current Mood:optimisticoptimistic
(X-posting this from my own LJ, by special request)

perceval was kind enough to point me to this article about all the health benefits (both physical & mental) that come from being around positive people.   Thanks, perceval...I thoroughly enjoyed reading this.  

The whole thing is worth a read - there's lots of good stuff in there that I truly believe.  A few passages that really jumped out at me:



This is my favorite sentence in the whole piece:  "Happiness is not our only emotion, it is simply the outlook we have chosen to cultivate because it is usually the most effective, thoughtful, healthy, and productive."

I'm printing that out and putting it above my desk tomorrow!

I know I probably go on about this a lot...it's a hot button issue with me because I get tired of having to defend it so much.  It's nice to see some evidence that supports some of what I've been saying.    And I hope it means that I'm being a positive influence on my friends and co-workers, even when I'm not doing anything but being me.  :)

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Subject:Ten of Life's Simple Pleasures (in random order)
Time:09:05 am
Current Mood:okayokay
1. Listening to George Harrison's guitar solos.
2. Writing in pink and purple and sky blue ink.
3. Food - it doesn't matter if I'm eating it, looking at it, reading about it, or talking about it, so long as it's food.
4. Taking a shower in the afternoon.
5. Waking up early on a Saturday morning and discovering that you don't need to get out of bed.
6. A cute flirty skirt.
7. Cute boys. ^_^
8. A conversation with a good friend.
9. Writing like the words are just flowing out of your fingers.
10. Glitter nail polish...actually, almost anything with glitter in it. :D

And I tag anyone who needs or wants to think about ten simple things that make them happy. :)
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Subject:My Coffee Shop
Time:09:20 pm
It's become a part of my routine to spend a couple of hours a day at a very special coffee house in my neighbourhood. They're a small business with an agreeable clientele of hippies and new families. Half the place is an organic bakery (it's wonderful to be given the biggest cinnamon bun on the tray, still warm from the oven and dripping with gooey, buttery icing) with a small selection of organic grocery items; the other half is a restaurant and coffee house where the cashier asks for your name so that they're able to call you up when your meal is ready. As long as the place isn't too busy, they're really nice about me sitting there for hours on end, sipping away at my double coffee and making up flash cards for my Russian class.

There's a disabled woman who works there, and every time I come in, she gives me a big, unconditional love-filled hug. It leaves me feeling lighter, like a weight's been lifted off my shoulders. The first time I met her, she came up behind me, wrapped her arms around my waist, and afterwards told me that I looked like I needed it. (I did.)

What's your haven?
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Subject:Springing...
Time:10:20 am
Signs of spring?

Catherine
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Subject:Random Compliment Time
Time:01:08 pm
I'd like to begin a random compliment thread. I'd really like to thank mafdet for keeping this lj up and running during my winter o' dizziness. She comes up with worthwhile source materials as we continue to enjoy the power of positivitity!

And the next thing to do is to compliment me, and then that person gets complimented, and so on, and so on, and ...

Catherine
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Subject:I thought I'd share this inspiring little thought...
Time:06:32 pm
Current Mood:thoughtfulthoughtful
I am reading Clarissa Pinkola Estes' Women Who Run With The Wolves for one of my classes, and came across this quote, which I found inspiring and want to share:

“The Self need not carry mountains to transform. A little is enough. A little goes a long way. A little changes much.” (Estes, p. 211-212)

Especially in the U.S., we are so fixated on Kodak moments and great leaps forward that we forget how much bite-sized goals and baby steps really matter.
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Subject:Come Winter
Time:10:22 am
I know the weather has been cold in our neck of the woods lately. Do you have a happy winter memory to share? I remember my mother used to make the best homemade cocoa, perfect for after the long sled slide down our hilly street...

Yours?

Catherine
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