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"Poems can help us celebrate joyous events. To thrive amidst pain and confusion, we have to learn how to hone in on the things we're most grateful for and praise them with language."
These last two years have been hard to bear as isolation is soul draining for me. Don't get me wrong, I love my alone time and get twitchy when it doesn't happen. Isolation is different. I miss doing live interviews, meeting people face to face, feeling their energy and touching another human being. These things bring me energy and inspiration, and I am determined to get them back in my life in 2022, even if in just a small way.
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Yesterday found me at home on my birthday. While I couldn't have a big get-together, I found myself surrounded by love and light and joy. My day had a slow and easy pace, yet was full of all kinds of wider connection. There were lovely social media posts, a zoom family call, some texts and phone calls, a long walk and a bottle of champagne shared with my husband, and even one son who came over late in the afternoon for a games/dinner/movie night. I finished the day filled to the brim with joy.
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There were a couple of exercises to explore in this chapter , but I had time for only one today. I will be going back through this book more slowly during the course of the year - maybe one chapter a month - so I can really sink my teeth into each challenge in a deeper way For today, however, I choose to write a piece exploring joy!
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