Is the essence of a joyful  life what you notice?  Not so long ago, I would notice what was wrong.  It came from a place of wanting to help and looking for problems to solve.  I grew up in a kindly family where love was often equated with helping and fixing things.  My parents were children of World War 2, a time of  ‘make do and mend’.  No problem was too great. Nothing broken couldn’t be put back together.  As children, this attitude made us tenacious and hard working.  But this last year, what I am noticing more is the extraordinary and the beautiful.  This shift has made my life flow more sweetly. Instead of seeing problems all around me, now  wherever I look I see the magnificence of the world, of people and places.  The extraordinary is now interwoven like seams of gems into my every day.


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  1. Mary says:

    I completely agree. Life is all about how you perceive it through the filter of your ego and pain body. You may have already read it but I would recommend reading Eckhart Tolle’s “Power of Now” and also “A New Earth”. His teachings have profoundly changed my life for the better.


  2. Glad to hear it. Eckart is such a gentle and wise soul.


  3. Jamie says:

    I am glad you are noticing all the beauty that surrounds you. You bring your notices to the rest of us too!


  4. Katy Keck says:

    That fix it philosophy has me thinking.


    1. The Ms Fix It thing can be helpful sometimes. Just fixed my rental car after a side panel popped out of whack on the exterior. Instead of taking it to the garage I managed to push it all back together myself. Laura loved the fact I had a bigger tool kit than the handy man in the building…


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