As I walked my girls to school this morning I posed the question to my oldest (whose smile was upside down): "What is the one thing you can do today that will make you feel joy?" She pondered the thought and smiled as she said slowly "I don't know". I could see a few things … Continue reading 013 Joy can be found intentionally
The sun is shining on Harrogate today and I can hear the morning coffee call. Responding to the call I step into my local independent coffee shop. I’m greeted by the owner and the barista, both of whom are bright and cheery. The welcome is warm and authentic. This place is a little treasure trove … Continue reading 012 Coffee Creativity: The Case of the Nude Barista
No person in American history was so respected and yet so hated as Abraham Lincoln. Thousands opposed him in his views on war and slavery, as well as his attempts to keep America united. One day a friend pulled Lincoln aside and told him that his critics were speaking so negatively about him. Lincoln responded, … Continue reading 011 Shine: Handling your Critics
I’ve been looking forward to writing this one because I love to smile – I always have. I’m a bit like Will Ferrell in Elf: I like smiling, smiling is my favourite Even when I am not happy I always try to keep smiling. When I was 12 years old there was a lady called … Continue reading 006 Smile
This morning I got up early to go for a run. This is not my usual practice, but recently I have begun feeling sluggish and slow so I set the alarm for 6am and dragged my tired self out of bed. I crept downstairs, out the back door and began to run. I was met … Continue reading 001 Sunshine
I have been thinking recently about how easy it is to get stuck. Stuck in the negative cycle of what life throws at us. Newspapers, websites, etc all throw stuff at us and sometimes I feel it gets overwhelmingly negative. We can get the impression that there is nothing good happening. Joy 101 is seeking … Continue reading Why 101joys?