The Joy Challenge: Day Six

Life really can be a bowl of cherries but you do have to work to push the pits out!

Bowl of Cherries
Bowl of Cherries

It’s Saturday so it is day six of the Joy Challenge. Are you still in the game? Still talking to yourself in the mirror? Still opening up to being a joy magnet?

Let me here from you! Tell me one small joy that has happened this week. Right now, mine is watching a tiny sparrow bravely push itself into the crowd of larger birds at my feeder. Such a brave little thing!

All together now! Head up, chin out!

“I am a joy seeker. Joy finds me. I am a joy magnet.”

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Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Cherries, Stephanie Arwen Lynch, July 2014

P. to the S. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the monthly ‘scopes are once again delayed. I’m working to get them out today but it may be tomorrow. 😀

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The Joy Challenge: Day Four

When she hadn’t arrived by ten after, I began to get a bit annoyed. I mean, she’s just not the type of person to show up late without calling.

TJoyGreenMum_52014oday is Thursday so it’s day four of the seven day Joy Challenge. How are you doing? Are you finding small joys as well as large?

This Tuesday I had a situation that could have been a real source of irritation. I had plans to meet with a friend. We were going to have our own little tea and Tarot session.

So I showed up at the coffeehouse at 1 on the nose. When she hadn’t arrived by ten after, I began to get a bit annoyed. I mean, she’s just not the type of person to show up late without calling. And she’d texted me “see you soon” when I said I was looking forward to meeting her.

So where the hell was she? Wasn’t this our day for tea and Tarot?

Then it hit me. I’d suggested two places. She’d said sure to one of them.

Ahem. Not to the one I was at unfortunately. So I texted her that I would be right there as I hurriedly slurped my gazpacho and downed my coffee. Thank goodness I’d gotten it iced. 😀

When I got to where she was, I announced that it was a great day since I’d gotten to have time at BOTH my favorite places. LOL

So I chose to be happy for that rather than miffed at myself for being in the wrong place.

What have you chosen this week? Joy over miffed I hope.

Have you done your affirmation today? Remember! Look yourself in the eye in the mirror as you say, “I am a joy seeker. Joy finds me. I am a joy magnet.”

Seek joy, y’all.

Joy Chrysanthemum, Arwen Lynch, 2014

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The Joy Challenge: Day Three

Today’s challenge is a click away! I posted it over at SageWoman because it includes a bit of Tarot magic. Enjoy.

Today’s challenge is a click away! I posted it over at SageWoman because it includes a bit of Tarot magic. Enjoy.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on!

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The Joy Challenge: Day Two

It’s day two of the joy challenge.

Joy is being willing for things to be as they are.It’s day two of our week-long Joy Seeking challenge. It may still feel a bit silly to face yourself in the mirror, but do it anyway. You can do it in the morning, the afternoon, at night–it doesn’t matter when as long as you do it at least once a day.

Try singing it to yourself. I’m not much of a singer but I love to make up tunes.

Here is a quote from Charlotte Joko Beck. I took a snapshot of a page from “A Year of Living Mindfully” by Richard Fields. It’s a book that sits in my therapist’s waiting room.

Therapist? Did I just admit to seeing a therapist?

You ding-dang-dong betcha I did. I see here about once a month now. Used to be once a week and we’ve gradually shoved the times back a bit. I highly recommend it if you can find the right therapist for you.

One of the things I’ve learned with her is how to be more present and be more accepting of what is. So for today, just practice letting things be as they are.

And say to yourself in the mirror, “I am a joy seeker. Joy finds me. I am a joy magnet.”

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The Beck quote is from “A Year of Living Mindfully” which is a lovely little book. I hope you investigate it.

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The Joy Challenge: Day One

The Joy Challenge is here. Day one!

I am a joy seeker
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Yesterday I challenged us to all do a mirror affirmation together for one week. What is a mirror affirmation? Well, it’s simple. You look at yourself in the mirror each day. Do this first thing after getting up.

State the following out loud. You can laugh. You can giggle. You can feel a bit awkward. It’s okay. Just do this at least once a day for seven days.

“I am a joy seeker. Joy finds me. I am a joy magnet.”

Feel free to comment here. Did you feel silly? Did you worry someone might hear? Did you do it?

We are on a mission to become professional joy seekers. This is week one. Do invite others to join you too.

Joy Leaf, 2014, Stephanie Arwen Lynch

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

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