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The Life Worth Living

People always say that life is worth living.  They say it as if it’s an obvious fact, an established truth that requires no logic or evidence to prove its validity.  But most of us have gone through very difficult times when we questioned the truth of that tenet.  Just for clarification, I’m not claiming that most of us have contemplated suicide.  I’m just saying that most of us have fallen … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Kindness Day

So, according to a clerk in a clothing store in the mall, today was Random Acts of Kindness Day!  I never knew there was a designated “day” for that before. Hmm . . . having a designated “day” for random acts of kindness is wonderfully good in some ways but sad in others, isn’t it?  Celebrating random acts of kindness is wonderful, but it’s sad that we need a designated … Continue reading

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The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun | Box of Crayons

This might be one of the best videos I’ve ever watched.  I found it a few years ago and I still watch it whenever I’m going through a tough time or whenever I need some encouragement.  It’s all about getting rid of everything that’s weighing you down so that you can live your life to the fullest, embrace every opportunity, and simply be happy.  Because, at the end of the day, life should be fun!  Don’t you think?

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Flying Light

Here’s another Brandon Sun cryptoquote for you.  Beautiful, sweet, simple, elegant, fun, and cute all at the same time: “The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly.”–G.K. Chesterton Isn’t that wonderfully said?  It’s just lovely. Living life lightly means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but it starts with refusing to be burdened by the cares of the present or the problems … Continue reading

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Newfoundland Spirit and Alan Doyle

So, I had a pretty awesome day on Sunday!  Alan Doyle was doing a concert in Winnipeg and, yes, I drove in for it.  I’ve become a fairly big Great Big Sea fan and, for those of you who don’t know, Alan is the primary lead singer in the group.  So, of course I had to go!  Alan just released his first solo album, so he’s travelling around to promote—err, … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned While Living Life on a Rollercoaster

Since the New Year turned the corner in 2011 (yes, 2011, not 2012), I’ve been living my life in a rather jerky rollercoaster car.  There have been so many changes happening on so many fronts that, literally about every four to six weeks, something big happened that turned my entire world upside-down.  Tiring?  Yes.  Unsurvivable?  No. And, at the end of the day, those experiences taught me quite a few … Continue reading

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Luck, Rain, and People

So, today was Friday the thirteenth and it rained all day.  Nothing heavy.  Just a light, gentle, refreshing rain.  I could’ve driven to work, but I had no desire to do that.  An umbrella is all I need!  As long as it isn’t oppressively windy (thus making an umbrella more of a hindrance than a help), I enjoy walking in the rain!  It just feels and smells so beautifully clean … Continue reading

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Beautiful Mornings

I’m not a morning person.  Never have been.  But, some mornings, I wake up feeling so beautifully peaceful and refreshed that I want to linger in that moment forever.  (I hope you know the feeling too.)  This morning was one of those mornings. These kinds of mornings never happen when an unsympathetic alarm clock is involved.  No matter how many hours of sleep lead up to that unrelenting buzzing, alarm … Continue reading

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“Walk On the Moon”

This is one of my favourite songs in the world.  It’s about conquering your fears, embracing opportunity, and going after whatever it is that your heart most desires.  What I especially love about this song is that it doesn’t ask us to deny that we’re afraid; instead, it encourages us to drive through our fear because the end result is often amazing.

Here’s Great Big Sea with “Walk On the Moon”:

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Warmth in the Cold

Have any of you ever locked yourselves outside in the cold?  Come on, ‘fess up . . . I know I’m not alone here!  I accidentally locked myself out of my workplace the other day and, while it certainly could’ve been much colder, it was definitely cold. The whole thing was simple, really (as these kinds of errors often are).  When I close up the museum for the day (the … Continue reading

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