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On Nov. 12, it will be a year since emigrating from South Africa. Presumably, it's natural that I'd become nostalgic at this juncture. Melancholy for the familiarity of my 'old’ life still hits, however Kelowna feels like home now – thanks to the continued warm welcome of its residents.
I am fortunate that a lot of the writing work I do is positive in content. When I’m overwhelmed by the changes, it refocuses me to look at the GOOD rather than the trials. For example, this article was inspired by the work one of my clients is doing.
Celynn Morin is a Wellness Professional and her latest drive is 100 days of celebration. Each day in the countdown to the new year you do or observe something that inspires personal curiosity, connection and celebration. Also, check out this powerful Ted Talk: Where Joy Hides and How to Find it.
Due to my emigration milestone, I chose to take a retrospective stance on her concept. I went back and plucked out 8 key joy-starter moments of the past year. It’s been a cathartic, powerful exercise and one that I highly recommend. You may well find that there is more good than bad that has come your way this year.
3. Canadian kindness
7. Doc Martins
As I witness the summer blossoms begin to close and the gentle red, brown and orange ‘bruising’ begin to appear on leaf tips, I feel grateful to live in Kelowna. Here, life is always bursting with little, underground fountains of joy that burst through the sometimes tough surface of life. We are lucky. All of us are lucky. Every season brings fresh opportunity to experience moments of unanticipated joy – and be mindful of them!
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