Tag: 31-Days of Joy & Laughter Project

DAY 18: Joy of Food: Overcoming the Odds

“As I watched each segment telling stories of people who have not only overcome immense odds, but in addition turned them into lifelong service to their communities with devotion, resilience and generosity of spirit, I couldn’t help but smile. This is what we should see on the daily news and in our social media for it is abundantly happening all over the world.”

DAY 17: I Was Created For Joy…

“Many of us are finding it extremely challenging to keep on with our lives amidst the constant barrage of virus updates, global warming weather disasters and political unrest. Our busy minds and heavy hearts take us away from why we are here. So I ask today where do we wish to place our attention? “

DAY 14: Awaken

“A miracle happened: another day of life.” Paulo Coelho

DAY 13: Uber Elders

“As we increasingly rely on technology to problem solve, conceptual designer Barbara Beskind is a testament to the power of personal input. Using her experience as an occupational therapist, Barbara, then aged eighty-nine, instigated the role of advisor for aging-related projects for the international design firm, IDEO. Inventive, practical, playful and always human-centered, Barbara and her can-do spirit set the stage for an exploration of design values that honor, respect and expand our understanding of ourselves and others.”

DAY 9: Sweet Surrender

“Who doesn’t like chocolate? Well, I know you are out there, but I am not one of you! I am taking a bit of a writing break today and instead sharing with you the joy of dark chocolate….and not by itself mind you, but paired with pomegranate. The perfect, and very simple to make, complete and absolute joy for chocolate lovers everywhere.”

DAY 5: The Joy of Connection

“Homespun, simple, probably only entertaining to locals that populate this small southern town in Western N. Carolina. But for most it brings back memories of our youth and how exciting it was to be a part of a parade or even an observer with our families. Beyond that it was also a celebration of coming together after such a challenging two years of pandemic restrictions.”

DAY 4: Playful Offering

“Reminders and encouragement to play are all around us. It is left to us to take advantage of the moments and not hold back. Those very moments of free form improvisation with others, or even alone, shifts attention from old stale patterns of being to living joyously from our hearts and creative souls. Watch children!”