Joys 3/7-3/14

My favorite things

This week I was reminded of something that fills me with joy, air. That special first day of the season where the weather is warm and the breeze is fresh. On Thursday I opened every window in the house. The sun filling my living room, I lounged on my couch in silence closed my eyes and allowed the soft breeze to caress me. The birds were each singing their unique songs, I think as grateful as I was for the warmth. I felt such calm simply allowing myself to be in the moment and find joy in what is a gift to us all.


A week in Gratitude
I am so grateful and excited for the art  class I am taking.
I am grateful for a quick set of laughs with my boys and still making my train!
I am grateful for a lovely night getting to know new people.
I am grateful for some quality time with a good friend, chatting until our eyes were closing.
I am grateful for my friend Bill’s successful night featuring 2 of his wonderful plays, one of which has always been one of my faves!
I am grateful to have gotten our taxes in and still having time to have a relaxing evening home with my husband.
I am grateful for a wonderful day out with one of my best friends enjoying art and making an awesome “out of the box” dinner! It doesn’t mean what it used to, so healthy and soo good 🙂




Author: Finding True North

Nichole Donje is a interdisciplinary artist, activist and leader. A philosopher and self-exploration addict, Nichole is currently working on two books of art and poetry FINDING TRUE NORTH and LIFE POEMS. She is a visual artist and photographer. Nichole founded and ran the highly regarded New York City based independent theatre company TAPT/The Artist’s Playground Theatre, from 2006-2016. Serving as TAPT’s Artistic Director, Nichole worked diligently to support new and forgotten works that help shape the way we view the world around us. A recognized leader, Nichole served three terms as Vice President of the Board of Directors for The Players and currently served on the Executive Committee. The Players is the oldest theatrical club in the country founded by such luminaries as Edwin Booth and Mark Twain "for the promotion of social intercourse between the representative members of the dramatic profession and the kindred professions of literature, painting, sculpture and music, and the patrons of the arts". A key influencer of the Players current revitalization she has become an advocate for the art and livelihood of a social club. The Players not only honors yesterday’s and today’s luminaries of the performing arts, but also brings back the forgotten art of face to face relationships. Nichole is a member of SAG-AFTRA, LPTW/League of Professional Theatre Women, LeanInNYC, and The Players.

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