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It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Happy

It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Happy

I’m not feeling all that well today – my stomach is upset, my neck hurts, and I feel kind of sluggish.  But I realized that I can still feel happy. Most of us tend to feel that if we don’t have things that we want, or situations don’t turn out the way…
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Small Disasters Make Me Grateful

Small Disasters Make Me Grateful

Sometimes, it seems like one thing after another.  Other times, just one thing seems like too much.  This could have been too much, if I had let it. Last week, I opened our hall closet door, underneath the stairwell, to get a jacket for my daugh…
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What is Love?

What is Love?

For several weeks, I’ve been contemplating the nature of many things in the universe, including the nature of the Divine.  I believe and feel that God is the source of love, and indeed is the energy of Love itself. But in further exploring thi…
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3 Good Things

3 Good Things

Aarrrrgh.  There it goes again.  You know, that voice that gets after you for yelling at your kids, or leaving the laundry piled on the couch for a week, or wonders if you had offended someone – weeks after you did it.  Yeah, that voice. When it a…
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Steps to Santosha

Steps to Santosha

We all have times when we’re faced with fears or challenges.  It’s part of life. But sometimes those challenges seem overwhelming.  Our minds blow them up into crises, replaying the many terrifying, possible scenarios over and over again…
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Love the Wind!

Love the Wind!

I admit it, I’m not fond of cold wind.  It aggravates me and sometimes even causes me to feel light-headed, off balance, and disturbed.  So whenever there’s a cold wind (which there often is when I pick my daughter up from school), I tend to get…
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