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Gratitude Haiku

Gratitude begets

peace  love  compassion  love  peace

begets Gratitude.

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Gratitude for Road and Restroom Workers

On our seventh snow-ice-cold day this year, with schools cancelled and travel advisories to stay home,

road workers are out clearing ice and snow to make life a little safer for the people around them.

Every day and every night…

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Practicing Well-Being

“Well-being is a skill.

Well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello.

If one practices the skills of well-being, one will get better at it.”

--Dr. Richard Davidson, neuroscientist who teaches about the ‘resilient mindset.’

 

The Dalai…

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Gratitude and Peace

"Gratitude makes sense of our past,

  brings peace for today, and

 creates a vision for tomorrow."

          -Melody Beattie

Sending peace--peace on earth.

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Gratitude & Happiness

"Happiness cannot be traveled to,

owned, earned, worn or consumed.

Happiness is the spiritual experience of living

every minute with love, grace, and gratitude."

              -Denis Waitley

      Happy holidays, everyone!

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Gratitude 1: Belonging

Last night, I played a carillon concert entitled Voices Uplifted. My goal in the program was to lift up voices of marginalized populations through carillon music. The works I composed are: "Our Time: Me Too;" "Enough is Enough, Never Again…

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More resources on Bach and the Art of Improvisation, vol. 2!

Dear Friends,

With joy, I give you three gifts from my recently released Bach and the Art of Improvisation, Vol. II (BAI 2). The first two are here today, and the next will arrive tomorrow.

Listen to two soulful performances…

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Bach & the Art of Improvisation, Vol. Two available now!

Dear Subscribers,

You are the first to know that Bach and the Art of Improvisation, Vol. Two is available now! See http://www.pamelaruiterfeenstra.com/bach__the_art_of_improvisation_2/

 

I am grateful for your interest and look forward to hearing from you!

 

Peace,

Pamela

 

 

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Hello, Muse!

Dear Friends,

 

I hope you'll check out the new Muse series! Through these four volumes, and with your own advocacy, let's work to keep music in the schools, develop strategies for world peace, nurture our souls, find our voices, and…