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Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

I am letting you glance up at the shelves to the immediate right of my working desk.  This is the desk where I spend the bulk of my professional day.  Each day begins with a similar practice.
 
I choose my focus via a set of cards that reflect my fundamental philosophies:
a pink set of “angel” cards that my dear friend, Kelly Rae B., made for me over a decade ago;
a set of quality cards that a circle of friends made, along with me, for a birthday celebration some years ago;
sweet angel cards that are widely available;
a set of affirmation cards beautifully designed by Christine Mason Miller (aka swirly girl) which I received as a gift earlier this year;
a quote drawn from a hand formed mug (yay Tracy) that has been very meaningful to me.
The cards are intentionally selected at a single point in time, but they are drawn arbitrarily.

The bright pink and orange holder I call a altarium. That was the prototype for a series of five that I made with my creative friend, Julie Piggot and that series is available on our ETSY shop if you would like to have one of those for your own morning/focus practice (http://www.etsy.com/listing/63616037/intention-focus-altarium) or just search altarium!

It is a consistent grace in my day, when I feel tension rising or sense that I may be losing my perspective, that I am able to glance up and have the presence of so many faithful friends, my own self included, to draw me back to the basics of my own beliefs.

Could something like this work for you?

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