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The Joy Project

Cultivating a sense of joy for big ol' 2013

JOY.  That's what I'd like to focus on for 2013.   Since I created this Sirena Tales blog a year ago, I've been highlighting enchantment, which to me involves a big dollop of joy.  I think I'm just shifting the lens ever so slightly to zero in on cultivating a sense of joy, and digging the magic that flows from there.

When I met my lifelong friend and "blood sister" B for tea yesterday, we were talking about how we've GOT to foster joy!  For its own delicious sake!

 

And also to offset the unavoidable drains and losses that are a part of life. "Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."--Joseph Campbell.

Yeah, baby.

Some of the things that bring me and those around me the great happiness and pleasure that define joy are beauty, humor, the arts, luscious food, creativity, kindness, so I'll be focusing on those for now.  But who knows where this will lead?

And what about you?  What brings you keen delight?  As Carl Sandburg wisely urged: "Let a joy keep you.  Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by." (thanks, Angie, www.amagicd.blogspot.com ).  And may you enJOY it :).

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