The world is an awesome place of beauty and light. I seek and find joy, drawing on a sense of curiosity and leaning in to the mystery of life. From that place of aliveness in myself, I seek and find light and goodness abounds.


This blog and the rest through November are part of my Confidence Building series. (You might also be interested in my posts with my Guiding Principles and on Sustaining Confidence.)

* The photos featured in today’s blog and for the last week of November were all taken in San Agustinillo, Oaxaca, Mexico – a peaceful haven to which I return to year after year to celebrate life with my husband Jim.)


CB – Joy


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I am deciding to be joy-full today, filled with gratitude for the richness in my life. I look within to find happiness and peace. I let my joy rise to the surface that it may be contagious. I know that finding joy is not something that happens because of certain circumstances but rather because I am brave enough to choose it regardless of the situation.

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To read about where my confidence building series originated, go HERE.

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