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  • This morning I walked to work, and the air was cool, and the sunlight was soft and blanketed by clouds that looked smooth and fleecy, and I smiled at everyone that walked past, but I felt flat inside. I remembered what my capoeira instructor told me a few weeks ago: "If I'm feeling tired or weak, I just touch the ground and pick up some positive energy from around me." I inhaled deeply and looked at my feet.

    A few minutes later, one of those Gideon men in a suit and tie and light brown hat gave me a New Testament. I opened it to a random page and read a random passage and it reminded me of a similar conclusion I came to last month, and I felt happy and relaxed and ready to let in that positive energy. And I think there's something to be said for moments like that. It's not something about religion or about New Agey energy speak, but it's something about the value in taking joy from little things-- even little things you don't believe in.
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