Archives For Joy

I mentioned to a friend this morning over tea, how I wanted to write a book about being a “feeler.” I can see the cover with just the wee top of a butterfly head and its nimble feelers peeking up from the bottom of the book.

She introduced me to a book, “The Highly Sensitive Person.” According to the studies noted, 20% of the population are, what is referred to as, “highly sensitive persons.” I just began to read the book, but I happen to believe that we are all created to be highly sensitive persons. Now, those who are too “together” to be a “feeling” person may take pride in the fact that they do not cry at the drop of a hat or be so sensitive they cannot take criticism. When did being sensitive become a weakness?

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Ever worked a job where the only joy you get out of it is knowing that the day has to end at some point? I’m there now. Do you have any idea how miserable it is being 30 years old and stuck at a job you hate?

I’m sure there are worse things and that I should be grateful to even have a job in this economy, but from 7:15am to 4:00pm I am in my own personal hell. At what point do we say enough is enough? Continue Reading…

Learning to entertain yourself is important. If you are, what I refer to myself as, a “feeler,” it is important to be aware of your surroundings and how you can be the infector of positive atmosphere, as opposed to being the one to bring things down. Continue Reading…