Celebrating the Life That Brings Us Joy

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A sequin face mask brings joy to Susan Dromey Heeter


Today I muse joyfully on the parts of life that bring me joy:

  • Kneading bread, punching down the dough, creating something that not only should be engaged to butter, but should just elope to Vegas.
  • Whoopie Pies. Homemade. With enough cream to create a billboard in the middle.
  • Día de Los Muertos: meeting all of those who’ve gone to the other side, welcoming them back with a meal, a laugh, a prayer, love.
  • Watching Say Yes to the Dress and applauding Randy’s expertise on necklines, silhouettes, kindness to brides.
  • Changing the clock so it’s okay to go to bed at 6:00 p.m. and get up at 4 a.m.; pretending to live in different time zone.
  • Wearing a sequin mask to bring some levity to Corona.
  • Walking on a beach, watching the waves and realizing the time on this earth is relatively limited compared to the ocean, the pull of the moon.
  • Celebrating everything; a new jar of peanut butter, cilantro, wearing gloves to keep fingers cozy.
  • Filling up your tank: spiritually, mentally, tangibly.

There you go, Joyful Musers: celebrate your joy, your bread, your whoopie pies, your life.  Fill up your tank with joy.

Susan Dromey Heeter is a writer from Dover who recently let her hair go au natural white. Writing has been her passion since her English majoring days at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  Dromey Heeter has lived in The Netherlands, Alaska and currently basks in all things New England, including the frigid winters. An avid swimmer, Dromey Heeter’s great passion is to bring back body surfing as most children have no idea how to ride waves without ridiculous boogie boards.

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