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Joy Beat Blog

Staying connected with JOY matters. I have found that reading inspirational stories and insights around joy greatly increases my joy factor. I have also found that sharing some of my best tools and techniques for keeping JOY alive are useful and helpful. I created the JOY beat to provide a fun and joyful blog for you. In addition, it’s a way for you to keep up to date with all the happenings in our Life Full of JOY world. Don’t miss a beat-sign up today! 

Perspective

What is the Difference Between a Flower or Weed?

I was walking Mav, per our usual routine, and one day I noticed this beautiful yellow flower—at least that’s what I thought it was. I sat and admired it for a moment. There were weeds all around it. When I got home, I told my husband about this flower. He

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Emotion

The Cue Card

One minute. . .thirty seconds. . . ten seconds. . .wrap. These were the cards that would be held up for me during my time working at a public television station—well, at least until they got these fancy ear pieces and the cues would come right into my ear. That

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Love

The Things Money Can’t Buy

I am fascinated about what I see in our culture these days, changes in our world, in the economy, in the way we interact with each other. . .I could go on and on. In particular, I find myself curious about money and what we think it can or can’t

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People

The Stake of Humanity

I did something I never thought I’d do. I called someone out for being rude. Let me explain. I was waiting in line at one of my favorite local coffee shops. There was a woman who was trying to find a sandwich. I won’t go into all the details, but

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People

The Great Reconnection

I have been fascinated by multiple graduation parties and weddings this year. For many people, this is the first time in two years that they have gathered with this many people, in one location, no mask and food on a buffet table. Something else I noticed was the smiles, the

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Children

Redirect the Regret

Regret takes me below the line so fast that it’s easy to get sucked into the “what if” questions. I could go on and on, but I won’t because it’s not serving me .

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