For the past year DrJoyFinder — alias Dr. Chuck Lee — took leave of his blog to write a nonfiction book titled, “Encouragement for Such a Time as This: 40 Heartwarming Stories to Lift Your Spirits.” In a unique manner, the book offers bits of wit, a refreshing touch of wisdom, and a bucket full of encouragement — just what is needed in this uncertain world. Drawing on his years as a parent, college professor, and licensed mental health counselor, Dr. Lee shares 40 practical stories that will lift your spirits, fill you with hope, and inspire you to keep … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT DRJOYFINDER HAS PUBLISHED A BOOK ON AMAZON
Do you ever have one of those dayswhen you feel weak and murky?Your legs drag. Your mind fogs.Your energy level is on empty.Your ability to function registers zero.Your only goal for the day is to stay in bed.Days like this happen.And when they do,give yourself permission tostop the world and get off.Give yourself time to regroup,recharge your batteries,and nurture your soul.Step outside, get some fresh air,think, ponder, meditate,and remind yourself that life isn’tabout reaching the mountain top.Happiness and personal growthoccur while you’re climbing.Each step is an accomplishment.Take time to enjoy the sceneryand give yourself credit for howfar you’ve climbed so … Continue reading DOES YOUR BATTERY NEED TO BE RECHARGED?
The closer you are to someonethe harder it is to say goodbye.When souls connect,it’s painful to separate them.The heart aches.There’s a void you can’t fill.You long to reach out and touch but there’s no one there.Just emptiness.So, when you’re together, be sure you make good memories,the best you can make.Make good memories and not regrets.Because,memories help you stay connected.Good memories ease hurting heartsThey fill voids.And they’re all you haveafter you say goodbye. Continue reading MAKE GOOD MEMORIES: THEY HELP WITH GOODBYES
Over 38% of people are born without wisdom teeth. Scientists believe that in time few people will be born with wisdom teeth or appendixes, or little toes. The American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-V handbook classifies caffeine withdrawal as a mental disorder. If you open your eyes in a pitch black room, the color you’ll see is called “eigengrau.” The most shoplifted food item in the U.S. is candy. In Europe it’s cheese. In Latin America it’s meat In 2008 a lady knitted a scarf while running a marathon. The scarf was 5 feet 2 inches long. Individuals often juggle while running … Continue reading 10 FUN FACTS TO INCREASE YOUR WISDOM
Always be who you really are. Be your authentic self. Never try to be someone you are not or what you think others want you to be. Be optimistic. Strive to always be positive and upbeat in life. Look for good in every struggle. Learn from every trial. Be kind. Do for others what you would want them to do for you. Show compassion. Do the little things that show you care. Dream. Always envision what could be. Never stop thinking about all the things you want to experience in life. Constantly dream about what you want to achieve. Be … Continue reading 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO BE A BETTER PERSON
I find that the older I getthe more I cry.Certain music moves me to tears.Memories can easily make me weep..I often think about the people I love… I miss them so muchand it causes me to sometimessit alone and quietly cry.Sometimes regrets make my heart acheand cause tears to flow.I regret things I didn’t do in lifeand also regret things I did do.I grieve over losses in my lifeand crying helps meget through the night.But I find comfort in knowingthat crying is good for me.And I’m not alone.On average,women cry 3.5 times each monthand men cry 1.9 times each month.(I … Continue reading THE OLDER I GET THE MORE I CRY: AND IT’S GOOD FOR ME
Speaking of sacrifice…..Over 45 million turkeyswill be sacrificed this yearfor the feast of Thanksgiving.45 million turkeyswill give their livesfor simply being….a turkey.May we all learn to appreciate those who have sacrificed for us.Some have made the ultimatesacrifice for you.And throughout your entire lifepeople have sacrificedpieces of their life for you.Consider the number of sacrifices that have been made for you.45 million?Sacrifice means you are loved.You are worth it.Love that is trueis selfless.It is willing tosacrifice. Continue reading APPRECIATE THE SACRIFICES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE FOR YOU
Storms come.Sometimes they are unexpected.Sometimes they pass quickly.Sometimes they linger.With each stormthere comes the rain.No one escapes the rain.It rains on the just and the unjust.Only those who carry an umbrellastay dry. Continue reading STORMS COME – DO YOU HAVE AN UMBRELLA?
Monday is MON-DAY! MON means “my” or “mine” in French, and is pronounced like “moan.” MON-DAY, the first day after the weekend, was created to give you the opportunity to say, “This is MY day and MY week and I’m going to own it. It’s MINE to make what I want it to be. I’m going to make MY day a good one in spite of what happens.” Remember, your MON-DAY morning thoughts set the tone for the whole week. You are empowered to control your thoughts, they’re YOURS, and therefore you can choose what your tone for the week … Continue reading MONDAY IS MON-DAY: HAVE A GOOD ONE
Sunday is SON-DAY! It was created to give you the opportunity to rest and reflect on your spiritual relationships, particularly with the SON. Noting more needs to be said. Continue reading SUNDAY IS SON-DAY: HAVE A GOOD ONE