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Jan 25, 2021

Ikigai, Ikebana, and Shinrin-yoku

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Church Librarian

Earlier this month, I wrote about the happiest countries of the world in 2020. Japan is not among the top ten, or even the top twenty, but they do have some practices to bring balance into one's life. A new book in Plymouth Library is Ikigai: Giving Every Day Meaning and Joy by Yukari Mitsuhashi. Ikigai is about knowing yourself and what you want out of life. It is the action one takes in the…  MORE >>

Jan 18, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

It is over 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr was shot - April 4, 1968. What a tumultuous decade the 1960s were. So much hope. So many tragedies. People thought they could change the world. Improve the environment. End the war in Viet Nam. Ban the bomb. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a huge, and long-overdue step forward. But change brings resistance, and the Civil Rights movement was…  MORE >>

Jan 11, 2021

Are we happy yet?

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Church Librarian

A few years ago, I wrote about the happiest countries in the world. It's time for an update so here are the twenty happiest countries for 2020 (which will not go down in history as one of the happiest years in most people's lives) according to The World Happiness Report: Finland Denmark Switzerland Iceland Norway The Netherlands Sweden New…  MORE >>

Jan 4, 2021

Spark Joy

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Church Librarian

On the four Sundays of Advent we lit first one candle and then the next week, two candles, then three, and finally all four were lit: Hope, Peace, Love, and Joy. As we begin a new year, we are filled with hope. We can relate to Psalm 30: “Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.”  We have had a year of much weeping (and some joy),…  MORE >>

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