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What Constitutes a Wonderful Day?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

First off I woke up to kisses from my two grandchildren. (They are with us every other weekend). Then my husband and I drove to downtown Boston to see The Dalai Lama at the Copley Marriott. (He had purchased the tickets for my birthday). First we were treated to about a half hour of songs from James Taylor. "You Can Close Your Eyes" and "You've Got a Friend " were two of the ones he sang.

"Hey ain't it good to know that you've got a friend?
People can be so cold. They'll hurt you and desert you.
Well, they'll take your soul if you let them, oh yeah, but don't you let them."
(Great little mantra for SP I was thinking!)
Then the Dalai Lama came on stage with a standing ovation!
Topic of the day: "Beyond Religion, Ethics, Values and Well Being."
Very dynamic speaker. Emphasizes compassion, holistic thinking, embodying the mind and the heart. How we are all connected. With more compassion, there would be less world turmoil. This is the second time I have heard him speak and first for my husband. We were certainly awed by his presence and truly inspired by his words.

Then off to an art store so I could buy some supplies.
Lastly, dinner at a favorite restaurant. Now home to enjoy the rest of the evening.
That is what constitutes a wonderful day!
To all, hope your day was wonderful too!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
-BENI- 10/21/2012 8:05PM

    How nice!! Sounds like it was truly a good day!

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HAGIN2010 10/17/2012 3:52PM

    What a great and wonderful day. So glad you had such a good time.

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REBECCAMA 10/17/2012 8:43AM

    I've seen James Taylor in concert, but never seen the Dalai Lama in person. Good for you. Glad you had such a wonderful experience. Probably a lot more memorable than meeting "Thomas the Train" and "Sir Topam Hatt" which is what I was up to. :-)

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SUPERACHIEVER 10/16/2012 3:08PM

    What a great event you went to and you got to see James Taylor, you lucky dog! I would definitely have walked away with upbeat, positive feelings from an event like that.

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SPARKFRAN514 10/16/2012 11:22AM

    I agree with you sounds a fun day and good memories as well emoticon

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CATLADYX8 10/15/2012 10:52AM

    I heard on the news about the Dalai Lama. It does sound like a wonderful day. I would have loved to see him in person. I am originally from New England...Connecticut. I miss the fall there.

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ROXYZMOM 10/14/2012 10:21PM

    Wow! That does sounding a wonderful day! Too cool!!

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SUNSHINE99999 10/14/2012 7:42PM

  Wonderful indeed. I hope you have a great week. My wife and I visited the New England area a couple of years ago (25 anniversary) for the first time and had a great time. We walked the freedom trail, rode the subway, and all that tourist stuff. emoticon

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