Today’s post may seem a little bit like fluff, but let me say that often joy is found in the fluff. When a song you jammed out to in elementary school comes on your Pandora station: JOY. When the Party Store clerk calls you “Miss” not “Ma’am”: JOY. When you get an extra fifteen minutes of child-less morning time: JOY. When your little brother somewhat begrudgingly dries dishes so that you can write this post: JOY. When after nearly 4 years of not being able to consume regular coffee without a massive, vision-changing, four-day-long-misery-of-a-migraine you come across a DARK ROAST ORGANIC FAIR TRADE DECAF COFFEE: OHMYWORD JOY JOY JOY. So today I’m letting my joy be found in the fluff, the music and the decaf coffee.
What kind of fluff brings you joy?
Published by Magdalene A.R. Mastin
Magdalene is a pursuer of all things beautiful, inviting others into a life with steady integration of all they say, think, act, eat, love, and enjoy--hopeful for a more centered, peaceful existence, both inside and out. Today, she offers spiritual direction, movement and yoga classes, and women’s retreats, incorporating contemplative Christian spiritual practices, contemporary and authentic movement, and the ancient way of yoga (with a fun side job of lifestyle and commercial photography). Past students and directees have joked that there are few others in the world as dedicated to boundaries, intentionality, rest, and weird voices as Maggie.
Magdalene grew up on a small organic sustainable farm in central Indiana, raised in a family of avid readers, generous doers, truth seekers, and good food lovers. Those early experiences laid a great foundation for further mind-body-soul integrative training at Hope College (BA in English and Arts Ministry), Fall Creek Abbey (Certified Spiritual Director), and BodyWorks Studio (200hr YTT).
If she’s doing exactly what she wants, you will probably find her on a porch, patio, or beach, drink in hand, dancing away or chatting about life and love and happiness with all her people, especially her partner Jeff and their three kiddos.
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You make me happy! I’m at work right now, so Finishing a project ahead of schedule: JOY! Feeling at 80% health-wise after an awful 2-wk sickness: JOY! Going home to my man and kiddos: JOY! Spending the evening with others who are interested in perusing ravial reconciliation: JOY! I guess I am having a pretty joyful day too. Thanks for pointing out Joy in the fluff!
Ravial = racial 😉