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The Secret To Joyful Living

In June I was selected to be the keynote speaker at the Licensed Nursing Assistants' Appreciation Day event held on the lawn of the NH Statehouse. The title of the speech was "Living with Joy from the Inside Out" because it's been my message wherever I go this year. In preparation for the event I decided to interview some LNA's.
I spoke to one LNA who gave me goosebumps! She was the epitome of living with joy from the inside out. Her name is Chris. She is the married mother of four boys ages 6-13; her youngest is autistic. She has worked in a local nursing home for ten years, the last four on the Alzheimer's unit.
As we spoke I couldn't stop smiling as she described her day to me; she was joyous! I thought-- she has a special needs child, a teenager, she works on one of the most challenging units of a nursing home—and this is probably the most significant of all—she wakes up every morning and goes to bed every night as the only girl in a house full of boys and she's joyous!
I asked her how she maintained this joyful attitude. She admitted to many days when it was challenging to feel joyous, especially when a patient she had been caring for for many years was dying or when one of her patients or several of her patients or her son were not having their best day. She shared her secret. She allows herself to live fully in each experience and knows that whatever is happening is temporary. She allows the situation to be what it is and doesn't get attached to it. Non-attachment is the key and the challenge; all of our outside experiences are temporary and can never override joy. Just like the sun on a cloudy day it's in there. We need only to tap into its power to unleash it.
Chris made a huge impact on me. She has the ability to see beyond every situation and find the good in it. She also understands that she is not the victim of her circumstances. She feels truly blessed by her life and all that is in it. She carries the attitude of an optimist; she makes lemonade out of lemons!
My challenge for you this week is to make lemonade out of lemons! Find as many situations as you can that will create happiness.
Happy Organizing!
Warmest Regards,

posted on: 9/18/2008 12:00:00 PM by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side

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The Nature of Being Organized

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Maggie McCauley, ACC, LICSW, The Effortless Organizing Coach, is the president of "A New View". She takes a holistic approach to organizing coaching her clients to create new habits that promote overall well-being, a sense of freedom and peace of mind.

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My Favorite Books

  • The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
  • It's Hard To Make A Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys by Marilyn Paul
  • Organize With Confidence by Elizabeth Hagen
  • The Secret Of Letting Go by Guy Finley
  • Life Is Short--Wear Your Party Pants by Loretta La Roche
  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The Seven Whispers by Christina Baldwin
  • Loving What Is by Byron Katie
  • Making A Change For Good by Cheri Huber
  • "Happiness Now!" by Robert Holden, PhD.

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