approaching_joy Instructions for living a life: +Pay attention. +Be astonished. +Tell about it. -Mary Oliver

Heading to the hospital.
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approaching_joy The cutest view from the cutest @gingiber open house this morning.

High fives to Stacie for helping me check off nursery, washroom, & Christmas decor at one lovely time this morning.
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approaching_joy Remember then that there is only one important time, & that time is now.  The most important one is always the one you are with.  And the most important thing is to do good for the one who is standing at your side. - The Three Questions, Jon J Muth *** Spending time with my mom while roaming aisles of the most moody poppies at @westwoodgardens. Impatient. Anxious. Waiting.

This was a good reminder.
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approaching_joy Because sometimes you walk through the bookstore & think, "My little brother who was obsessed with chickens as a child would appreciate this." Also-
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approaching_joy The events in our live happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves, they find their own order... the continuous thread of revelation. - Eudora Welty ***
Mourning & anxiously awaiting.
Ready.
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approaching_joy Today I'm grateful for:
The time it takes to send out thank you notes. Being forced to slow down and be grateful is good for me.
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approaching_joy "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers

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approaching_joy "If you're wiling to fail interestingly, you tend to succeed interestingly." - Edward Albee
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approaching_joy Playing around with the idea of doing a personal photo challenge until the mini ninja decides to arrive...
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approaching_joy "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain

Three days ago I asked the universe to introduce me to fiction writer. Today I will be attending a talk by (& meeting?) Amy Tan. Coincidence?
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approaching_joy Me & my life. Encapsulated by @dallasclayton
Happy Tuesday friends.
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approaching_joy Today I'm thankful for springtime & sunshine & @gingiber art. #VSCOcam 1mon

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approaching_joy "I don't what to change anyone's world, but I wouldn't mind changing their weekend." - Julie, an aspiring writer & reviewer on #goodreads

Here's to working on something today that may change someone's weekend.
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approaching_joy It's no @official_morley but I figure today was as good of time as any to participate in a tad bit of #guerillaart

Ps. Go check him out. If you're really feeling frisky go buy his book #ifyourereadingthistheresstilltime
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approaching_joy "She's mad but she's magic. There's no lie in her fire." - Charles Bukowski *** This weekend at #tcoyos I lit a fire to all the negative bullshit I've ever believed about myself. I would highly encourage you to do the same.
Illustration of cheap matchbooks via the esteemed @eileenbjennings
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approaching_joy I just want to get Elvis Presley's gun out & shoot the television out of their soul. -Patti Smith *** I don't know a lot about either Patti Smith or Elvis Presley's gun but I know I appreciated what Ms. Smith had to say about parenting. For a link to the article join the five other lovely people who receive my sporadic newsletters (hitting in-boxes across three counties tonight) at http://www.approachingjoy.com/subscribe/ 2mon

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approaching_joy "Idleness is a form of art, one that should be praised, contemplated, and exercised daily." -Roman Muradov
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Here's to taking advantage of the last couple snow days of the season.
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approaching_joy Happiness is in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. - Theodore Roosevelt.
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  •   heyjoy I need to regram this @approaching_joy! :) #truth 2mon
  •   willowdaygram Want these keys 2mon
  •   willowdaygram Did you stamp them yourself? 2mon
  •   approaching_joy @willowdaygram I didn't. Totally serendipitous- The women who had the position before me at work was named "joy" & someone thought it would be cute to give her a set of custom keys. When she left they were passed on to me. When I leave I may ask them to cut another set & file these down... Just so I always have them. 2mon
  •   willowdaygram Oh. I love this even more now. My sister had a life changing teacher named Joy who put this (already beloved word) on top of most cherished names list. Thank for sharing. Lovely. 2mon

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approaching_joy "A mind too active is no mind at all." - Theodore Roethke
Happy weekend friends.
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