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Sunday, May 5

Creating Joy - Some Things I Learned from SNAP

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I recently attended SNAP - which was a conference about blogging - and also about living. One of the keynote speakers was someone who lives in my neighborhood - Julie de Azevedo Hanks

She is one of the most extraordinary women I've ever met and she spoke to us about CREATING JOY. 

Source - Julie Hanks Pinterest

Julie taught us:
  •  Joy is in the present. Live there.
  • Most emotions fall into 6 categories: happy, sad, fear, disgust, mad, or surprised. Feeling joy requires feeling & expressing a full range of emotions. {In other words, you pray for rain, be prepared for some mud!}
  • We've all made "To-Do Lists" at the beginning of the day, try making a "Ta-Da List" at the end - a list that celebrates the things you did. These items may not be the same goals you started the day with: you took the time to comfort a friend, you were patient with your teenager even when he didn't deserve it - you know, THE IMPORTANT STUFF!
I wish you could have been there. I came away so uplifted. I hope this little snippet helped you catch the spirit of the message.

Thank you Julie for the inspiration!


  1. I really, really, really like the idea of a "Ta Da!" List. I need to apply that today! jules

    1. Me too! I wish you could meet Julie - she's amazing. Thanks for always taking the time to comment. I adore you!

      Warmly, Michelle

  2. Wow, what a great message, it fits me so well! So many times I go for "perfection" but I totally miss the point! That Ta-Da list is already in my to-do list for today! :)

    1. Thanks so much for your comment Cristina AND for having such a fabulous blog. I'm amazed by your talent. ATTENTION BLOGGERS: "Remodelando la Casa" in 'da house!!!

      Warmly, Michelle


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