Tulips

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Tulips did not come to the attention of the West until the sixteenth century. They were rapidly introduced into Europe and became popular during Tulip mania. Tulips were often portrayed in Dutch Golden Age paintings, and have become associated with the Netherlands, the major producer. They are very popular throughout the world, both as ornamental garden plants and as cut flowers.
Different tulip colors carry distinct meanings:
Yellow—cheerful thoughts
White—forgiveness
Purple—royalty
Red—perfect love
Yellow—Joy

A tulip bouquet—elegance and grace.

Tulips bring me joy!!

 

Satisfaction

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When we get what we want, we have that feeling of being satisfied. But what about when things don’t go as we would wish? It seems that we often let our circumstances define our satisfaction, which impacts our level of happiness. Perhaps we should take a different perspective and just appreciate and be satisfied with what we have in any situation. That contentment may be very satisfying after all and lead to deeper joy.

Glory

05B551DA-4CF4-47C2-990F-EA2C5538E30D“Let them praise the name of Jehovah; For his name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and the heavens.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭148:13‬ ‭ASV

GLORY
Today is a brilliant sunny and warm winter day—truly magnificent! There are many ways He displays His Glory every day, but too often I lack sufficient thankfulness. Not today, I am so thankful and full of joy!

Rose Colored Glasses

D09CC6BE-D286-4008-A801-37060DCD5857.jpegOptismism positively impacts our lives in so many ways. With my patients, I see daily how much a positive attitude can help their recovery. Sometimes people do need medications to help them see through rose colored glasses, but focusing on one’s blessings can certainly achieve those results as well. As it has been said, “We can complain because a rose has thorns or rejoice because thorns have roses”

Christmas Tradition

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There are so many different Christmas traditions from all around the world. Growing up, my father did all his shopping Christmas Eve and yet Christmas morning was always magical and full of anticipation and joy. Over the years, I have realized that the best Christmas tradition is being with the ones we love, for true joy comes from loving relationships. May your Christmas tradition be filled with love and joy.

Smile

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There is great power in a smile! Studies show that people who smile are happier and healthier and more successful! Perhaps this partly occurs because smiling brings happiness to others. Numerous songs and poems have been written about smiling and its positive effects. Even animals sometimes smile and that definitely brings joy to my heart. So keep smiling😃