Tag Archives: joy

A little humour (humor) to start off the Labour (Labor) Day Weekend

There are some serious topics to ponder when considering the root of Labour Day and also the beginning of a new school year. However, today isn’t that day. I’ve been saving up some light material to share, and what better … Continue reading

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Gurdeep of the Yukon: Dancing to spread joy, hope, and positivity

I’m pretty darn sure that you can’t watch Gurdeep Pandher do his Punjabi Bhangra dance without a smile of pure delight crossing your face. Bhangra dancing was originally developed for that exact reason, to spread joy.  That’s why he keeps … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth, goodwill toward men 2.0

A post I had forgotten about has started turning up in my daily blog “hits” column, a 3-year old post entitled Peace on Earth, goodwill toward men: wouldn’t that be nice!  Three full years ago.  Long before the January 6 … Continue reading

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Let’s try to concentrate on the little things

I had planned to offer some thoughts on the topic of Acceptance today, but that idea got too deep too fast. It seemed better to post something to help lighten our mood. But what?! Lighthearted topics don’t come easily in … Continue reading

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From fall colours to citizenship, so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend

One of the nicest things about the timing of Canadian Thanksgiving is that it comes during this beautiful though fleeting season of autumn. It’s the time of year when nature paints the trees in stunning shades of reds, golds, yellow, … Continue reading

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The joy of being a woman in her 70s – or joy at any age

This past January saw a spate of articles in the New York Times on older women. It started with Jessica Bennett’s article “I am (an older) woman – hear me roar”, followed closely by Mary Pipher’s “The joy of being … Continue reading

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Peace on earth, goodwill towards all: wouldn’t that be nice!

It’s the Christmas season. Whether you lean more towards spiritual traditions or secular ones – or both – it’s the time when songs and greeting cards ring out with heartwarming messages of Peace, Joy, Love, and Goodwill towards all. Hmm. I’m … Continue reading

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We should be practicing for retirement our whole life

Recently I wrote a blog post in which I observed that in many ways our 9-year old grandson was practicing being retired during the week he spent with us in August. Of course, it was a tongue-in-cheek comment, a throw-away … Continue reading

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