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harvesting happiness

It is in the ordinary we find the extraordinary – Thich Nhat Hanh

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“Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.”–Austin O’Malley

Special thanks to our deliriously happy chipmunk visitor


Wishes of joy to all!

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

17 responses »

  1. Catherine Johnson


  2. Wow, Ivon. Thank you so much for reblogging…and for commenting with the lovely and wise Thich Nhat Hanh quote. Yes, finding the extraordinary in the ordinary! Peace to you

  3. That’s too adorable Ivon! Loved it!

  4. O how good to be reminded the gloriousness of the ordinary. Thank-you for sharing such a poem.

  5. Lovely post Ivon, from the title ‘harvesting happiness’ to the last words by Thich Nhat Hahn

  6. Aye, the ordinary becomes the extraordinary for the attentive individual.

  7. Good to be reminded of the important things in life. One of the benefits of growing older is that just about everything seems extraordinary. It is only a matter of paying attention and being still.

  8. Your comment quoted is really very appropriate.


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