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Old 04-01-2019, 12:22 PM   #1
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What Brings You Joy?


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Besides friends and family, what brings you the most joy?
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Old 04-01-2019, 12:32 PM   #2
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My list is pretty long.
  • Taking pictures, mostly with my iPhone.
  • The 1st cup of coffee every morning.
  • The sounds of a thunderstorm.
  • Bacon always brings me joy.
  • Cooking over a campfire.
  • Hiking trails by the creek.
  • Watching squirrels play.
  • Exploring old farms.
  • Old dirt roads.
  • Road trips.

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You? Usually I go to her place, but I call first.
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1. To crush my enemies.

2. To see them driven before me.

3. To hear the lamentations of their women.

Hey, you asked.

On a lighter note, pink bunnies.

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Waking up and knowing I have another day on this earth.
Seeing my kids and know that I provided them a safe house
Seeing my wife first thing in the morning because without her I wouldn’t have the two items above
Signing up new clients and big jobs

And last but not least jumping on my motorcycle so I can forget about all of the above !
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The smell of a summer rain.

Campfires.

Scoring something good in the trash.

Watching my nieces and nephews grow into adulthood.

Happy dogs.

Ocean waves, and maybe grabbing a board and going out for a few.

Low horizons, which we don't have out here.
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Right now it's hot orange rolls with butter and a cup of coffee.
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Campfires (popular item)

Lakes up in Maine

Cooking

My dog

Lots of things. The list would be long.
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Faster horses , younger women, older whiskey , and more money

Oh yeah , and campfires
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I ENjoy pretty much everything listed above.

But real joy? I think the last time I experienced that was when I realized that gal actually thought I was worth having kids and spending the rest of her life with.

Doubt I'd ever be able to pull that one off again.
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Golfing with my buddies.


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My dog.
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Outside of family, getting 50 miles in on my road bike (bicycle) in the hills with the sun coming up is joy.
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Making chit, that's what I do.
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A long float trip on a clear flowing stream with some fishing thrown in. Now fresh caught trout on a stream side campfire? It doesn't get any better.
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Golfing with my buddies.


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I'll give you that. Not being a golfer,I'll substitute fishing with friends and family.
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In all seriousness,when I say there is not room enough for my list,I 'm serious. This is the best way to share my list. I discovered this book shortly after it was printed,I thumb through it every day,it gives me a fuller appreciation of life !

I highly encourage one to get their own copy.

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The open road with a good dog in a passenger seat and miles of sunny scenery stretching before me.

Finishing a piece of writing and knowing it's good.
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Animals. I like it that the birds are coming back north for the summer. We've had a baby rabbit that lived in our landscaping for awhile, and a killdeer that would lay her eggs in our rocks every year. Watching the newly hatched offspring try to run through the grass makes me smile.
I like seeing deer and turkeys and all kinds of wildlife. I scuba dive, and have seen all kinds of fish, lobsters, crabs, shrimp, eels, seals, hammerhead sharks, manta rays, penguins, sea horses, octopus, squid... all kinds of underwater life. If I'm feeling joy, usually there is some kind of animal life involved.

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