This Is A Day Of Joy

by Lance Ekum on · 73 comments

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“When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness… all the good things.” ~ Maya Angelou

Joyful Days, yes, they surely are!  Today, I’m spending time with Daphne, who writes with real heart, over at Joyful Days.  She asks me questions that, once again, make me look deep within.  Read the whole interview right here.  We bounce around – from blogging, to life, to spirituality, and then some.  She’s got me all over the place – in some very good ways!

I’ve been drawn into Daphne’s writing, for the real and upbeat message she portrays.  Recently, she’s added this creed she strives to live by:  “Think deeply, Speak gently, Love much, Laugh a lot, Work hard, Give freely, and be Kind.” Isn’t that something great to aim for!  Joyful Days is a place that just shines of joy – what a fitting name!

Here are a couple of random posts she has written:

Why You Should Trust Your Instinct

Care Less About What Others Think

Thank you, Daphne – this has been a lot of fun!    Stop by and check it all out,  right here.

Lance writes stories from his heart, aiming to inspire and motivate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he's not here, you can find him hanging out with his family, riding a bike, or just generally acting goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Treehouse newsletter and get additional inspiration in your email inbox!
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meleah rebeccah January 13, 2009 at 11:04 pm

I *heart* Maya Angelou

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Daphne January 13, 2009 at 11:45 pm

Lance, thank you so much for doing the interview, and all your kind words. You’re certainly a star shining bright in the blogging sky. When I grow up, I wanna be like you!

Daphne´s last blog post..Book Review: Microtrends – The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Changes


Davina January 14, 2009 at 1:27 am

Hi Lance. Thanks for doing this interview Lance. I’m a regular here and feel comfortable with your Jungle of Life. It’s not a dangerous place at all 🙂 I’m glad you’ve done this interview because you’ve led me to Daphne’s blog for the first time.

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Rupal January 14, 2009 at 4:42 am


Thanks for introducing me to the Joyful Days Blog & Daphne! So much great insight to be gained from her…and your interview as well!

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Miz January 14, 2009 at 5:22 am

off to read the interview…wishing you AND your readers a day crammed with joy and love and, perhaps, sprinkled with a few M&Ms.
life is short 🙂

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tikno January 14, 2009 at 6:08 am

Saya sudah mengunjungi blog milik Daphne. I see a beautiful interview. Indeed you are a joyful person and you deserved to be interviewed.
Congratulation to you, Lance.

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Very Evolved January 14, 2009 at 6:39 am

Daphne does a good interview – I like both of your sites, very synergistic. One question I would like to ask you Lance is

“Building a site isn’t technically difficult, but building it into a useful site with community and long term consistency is extremely difficult. So I can see it takes a strong drive to start AND to grow a nice site like yours. So what drove to to start Jungle of Life and what keeps you going?”


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Lance January 14, 2009 at 7:22 am

@Meleah – Thanks!

@Daphne – The thanks all go to you, my friend! You did great work with the interview. And that you think of me as a shining star – that means the world to me! You rocked on this whole thing!

@Davina – Dangerous? No, this jungle’s not too dangerous!!! Definitely check out Daphne’s blog – is really an uplifting place to visit, as I’m sure you’ll see!

@Rupal – Glad to make the introduction – Daphne’s great! Enjoy the interview…and her site!

@MizFit – Joy and love – hey that should fit pretty good today I think!! And M&M’s…mmmm….definitely – life is too short!

@Tikno – Thank you, tikno! Daphne really brought some great questions to the table!

@Very Evolved – Daphne does a great interview, doesn’t she! To your question: I started the Jungle of Life to fulfill a desire to write. What keeps me going, without a doubt, is the community that has developed here. It’s the connections, it’s the thoughts that are shared, it’s the real caring that makes this all worth doing! Thanks for the question Patrick!


Karl - Work Happy Now January 14, 2009 at 7:35 am

Looks like someone is getting some Internet fame. Good for you Lance. You deserve it. I really enjoyed your thoughts to each child. You can see that you have a big heart. I’m just glad you choose to share it with all of us.

Karl – Work Happy Now´s last blog post..Help Employees Connect to a Larger Vision


Annette January 14, 2009 at 8:06 am

will check it out! The happy face pic made me smile. Finding joy in the little things…….the real secret of life!

Annette´s last blog post..A Different Light


Jay January 14, 2009 at 8:37 am

It is great to see that the blogosphere is really starting to notice your talents. You have a lot to offer people and that is starting to really become apparent to more people. Thanks for sharing more of your life with us Lance.

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Liara Covert January 14, 2009 at 10:01 am

Each person is such a bundle of joy. Why do people not always recognize this in themselves? You encourage people to realize life is a journey and realisations do not all unfold at once. Obstacles individuals create only make it more difficult to rediscover love temporarily. Sources of joy are ever-present. People have options to renew and rejuvenate whenever it suits.

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Jennifer January 14, 2009 at 10:13 am

I’m hopping over right now and reading more about you…. You do fit well at her blog, as you spread joy to so many.

Jennifer´s last blog post..Why Everyone Else is Always Wrong


brandi January 14, 2009 at 10:25 am

I really enjoyed the interview! And I would love to hear more about your personal nutrition regimine, how you eat healthy when out and about, etc. Also thanks for pointing me in the direction of the joyful days blog-love it!

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Jennifer January 14, 2009 at 10:44 am

It was a great interview. Lance, thank you for sharing your joy with the world!!

Jennifer´s last blog post..Why Everyone Else is Always Wrong


Henie January 14, 2009 at 10:49 am

My Dear Lance,

Not that I needed to read an interview about you to know that your words sprout from the depth of your heart and soul; that you cultivate such goodness for you and others. I am humbly pleased to know you.

And Daphne…thank you for doing an awe-inspiring interview and opening yet another road for me to travel…I will be returning to your site often to listen and grow.

“As each stepping stone is laid before you, go with ease and trust your footings.” ~Henie~


chris January 14, 2009 at 10:52 am

Ok, I’m going there now. Happy joyful day to you!

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Robin Easton January 14, 2009 at 11:12 am

Hi dear Lance, thanks for introducing us to another great blog. I am going there now to read the interview. Love the quote on Joy!! YES!!!! 🙂

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meleah rebeccah January 14, 2009 at 12:08 pm

““Think deeply, Speak gently, Love much, Laugh a lot, Work hard, Give freely, and be Kind.” Isn’t that something great to aim for! ”

Yes that IS something to work towards!

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Tess The Bold Life January 14, 2009 at 3:34 pm

This was great. Thanks for being you. Your energy shines right through this screen.

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Lance January 14, 2009 at 4:44 pm

@Karl – Maybe this is my fifteen minutes of fame!! Daphne did great at making me feel all sorts of great today. And thank you, Karl – that question about my thoughts for each child was probably the hardest of the questions.

@Annette – Thank you, Annette! The picture made me smile too!

@Jay – Thanks so much, Jay! I could claim credit for this, but it was all Daphne – asking some really great questions, and coming up with this idea. It was fun to share a bit more about “me”…

@Liara – Thank you, Liara. And yes, I do also think we all have joy within us. Sometimes it gets buried, though, doesn’t it. Life IS a journey, and I intend mine to be one I enjoy…

@Jennifer – What can I say Jennifer, thank you doesn’t quite seem like enough. Know that I appreciate everything you’re saying very much…

@Brandi – Thank you Brandi! My personal nutrition…I’ll get back to you on that one shortly… And definitely check out all the great stuff Daphne has over at Joyful Days!!

@Henie – Your words are so kind, Henie, thank you very much for that! That you see my words coming from my heart and soul means so much to me. And I think you will really enjoy Daphne and her writing – she’s pretty awesome!

@Chris – Thanks for stopping by Chris! And a most joyful day to you too!

@Robin Easton – Thank you, Robin, for stopping by today! I think you will enjoy very much your visit to “Joyful Days”. And, I’m glad you loved the quote – it seemed perfectly fitting for today…

@Meleah – I agree, Meleah, this really is something to work toward!

@Tess – Thank you, Tess! That my energy shines through, that’s a great feeling – so thank you again! Glad you enjoyed the interview…


Scott January 14, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Wow! That’s about all I can muster. You are such an inspiration. The more I read here, the more I read about you, the more I am in awe. Thank you, Lance!


Vered - MomGrind January 14, 2009 at 7:18 pm

Loved it! It’s so good to get to know you better Lance. As I said over there, you are one of the few whose posts I read in full instead if scanning. Not that there’s anything wrong with scanning… it’s what people do online. But when you have the ability to get a scanner to READ, it means you write well.

Vered – MomGrind´s last blog post..20 Ways To Help Your Child Develop A Positive Self Image


Evelyn Lim January 14, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Daphne, you did a great job at the interview!!! I forgot to add in my comments on your site that I have been recently introduced to your blog but love what I am reading!!! I wish you every success in the new year!!! May your blog attract tons of like-minded readers!!

Lance, I enjoyed reading your answers to the interview. It’s so nice of you to help Daphne and to feature her blog on your site!!!

Evelyn Lim´s last blog post..Ideas For Soul Growth In 2009


Daphne January 14, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Gosh, I really take my hat off to Lance, how he manages to reply to all the comments both here and on my blog. You’re a master of time management, Lance!

@ Davina, I’m delighted to make your acquaintance! Your comments on both blogs brim with positive energy. Thank you for visiting my blog!

@ Rupal, thank you for visiting, and hope to know you better soon!

@ Patrick, I’m honoured that you find my blog synergistics with Lance’s. His good influence must be rubbing off!

@ Brandi, thank you for visiting my blog, and leaving such a wonderful comment. By the way, I love the name ‘Brandi’!

@ Henie, your beautiful words are very deeply appreciated, both here and on my blog. I love the idea of life being a series of stepping stones…

@ Vered, thanks for your visit and comment. Yes I agree that it’s the rare post that is worth reading word for word and Lance certainly makes me want to read it all too!

@ Evelyn, your kind words mean a lot, thank you. I’m glad you’re enjoying my blog, though probably not as much as I enjoy yours! And yes, Lance is very nice to help me as much as he has. I never cease to be amazed and grateful.

Daphne´s last blog post..Interview: Lance from Jungle of Life


Success Factors January 14, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Now that’s a great interview and I’ll have to agree with Vered here. You do write well. I especially like the format of the writing. It makes it easier to read and scan.

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Tammie @ Are You For Real? January 14, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Oh, I’m with you … Daphne is one of the rare finds in blogland! Her message of encouragement and motivation are very worthwhile.

Tammie @ Are You For Real?´s last blog post..Working With Excellence


Arswino January 14, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Hi Lance, another great interview. I really enjoyed reading the interview. I became know deeper about yourself after your last interview in Adversity University Blog and you have inspired me a lot through the interviews.
Thank you.

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LifeMadeGreat | Juliet January 15, 2009 at 1:20 am

Hi Lance

Wonderful intro to Daphne.
I’m always struck by her positive insights.


LifeMadeGreat | Juliet´s last blog post..What Are You Thirsting For?


Daphne January 15, 2009 at 2:08 am

@ Robin, thank you for visiting my blog!

@ Meleah, glad you liked the motto. I agree it’s a great way to live!

@ Tammie, you’re very kind. Thank you for being such an encouraging person.

@ Juliet, always a pleasure to hear from you, truly!

Daphne´s last blog post..Interview: Lance from Jungle of Life


Natalia Burleson January 15, 2009 at 2:15 am

Great interview Lance! 🙂 You are so good with your words. Daphne has a great blog. Thanks for introducing it to me.

Natalia Burleson´s last blog post..Walking Dogs…


Lance January 15, 2009 at 5:04 am

@Scott – Thanks so much, Scott. Your words are very generous, my friend!

@Vered – This means a lot, Vered. Thank you! In a sea of information out there, to know you consider me to be someone who writes well, this is very much, a compliment I treasure.

@Evelyn – Daphne did awesome, didn’t she! And it’s my pleasure to have featured Daphne here today. She did so well with this interview, and really her writing – all of it – is something that I am very much impressed with.

@Success Factors – I’m glad you like my writing and the format, Derek. Thank you! And thanks on the interview too. The questions were definitely not easy for me to answer…

@Tammie/Are You For Real – Awesome stuff – that Daphne! That’s great to hear that you enjoy her message as much as I do!

@Arswino – These interviews have been challenging for me. Yet, through it all, I really do believe I have a better understanding of myself. That they have inspired others, like yourself, is the icing on an already delicious cake!

@Juliet – Daphne’s great, isn’t she! I’m starting to sound like a broken record, here. The thing is, though, that it’s true. And that’s worth repeating!

@Natalia – Thanks much, Natalia! Daphne’s blog really is great, and it’s been an honor to share some of my words over there…


Julie January 15, 2009 at 10:24 am

Lance, I will never tire of reading your work, or reading about you. 😉 What shines through, what resonates with us all, is your warmth and approachability. What beautiful things! Thanks for sharing yourself with us! You bring warm hugs to our days! ~ Julie

Julie´s last blog post..This is the Day!


Sagan January 15, 2009 at 10:32 am

Looks like such a sweet site!

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Mindful Mimi January 15, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Great interview. I feel I am living what you went through some time ago with being a new blogger and wanting to stay anonymous. Have you noticed that today I posted my first ‘about me’ real picture? 🙂
I love the Emerson quote. When I was young my guideline was ‘Live life to its fullest for any moment may be your last’ and it has gradually evolved (thank God) into what Emerson is saying.
Thanks for being you.


Gennaro @ Enduring Wanderlust January 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm

That’s a beautiful quotation. I read in a Deepak Chopra book that you should silently wish joy and happiness upon each person you encounter during the day. I bet that has quite an effect on the person doing the well-wishing too.

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Charles January 15, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Going over to check it out now. I love her creed. Definite words to live by.

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Mark January 15, 2009 at 2:38 pm

The interview was great! Thank-you for sharing so much of yourself. Daphne’s site is as wonderful as you have exclaimed.

Mark´s last blog post..Welcoming


Giovanna Garcia January 15, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Hi Lance

I read the interview and I have to say. I am very glad you did the interview, I have been reading your work here and I got a feeling you are a great guy. After reading the interview it confirmed that you are a great man.

@Daphne you did a great job on the interview 🙂

Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

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Henie January 15, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Hey Lance…

Just came by to wish you a “Happy Everything” always! :0)

BTW, I posted “Little Big Things”…I think you will enjoy.

Back soon,


bobbi January 15, 2009 at 4:26 pm

I am headed over to check out those links thanks Lance!

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Bunny got Blog January 15, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Great review, Lance. I will check her out.

Bunny got Blog´s last blog post..Stop! In The Name Of Love


Lance January 15, 2009 at 8:07 pm

@Julie – Thanks so, so much Julie (and I don’t think I’ll ever tire of hearing that from you either!)!! You really say some very wonderful things, and it moves me greatly… I am uplifted by your very generous words today Julie, again – thank you.

@Sagan – Daphne has done a fantastic job with her site – great stuff!

@Mindful Mimi – There is a level of comfort in anonymity. And yet, I’ve found the more I’ve shed that veil of anonymity – the more connected I feel to my writing. And that’s nothing against remaining anonymous. I think you can feel incredibly connected to whatever you write, no matter how that information is presented. For me, being more open about who “I” am has been an evolving process of getting comfortable with my writing, and with acceptance. And…I did see your picture! Very cool – that’s taking a step away from being anonymous! And what I like about it – it so cool to be able to put a face to your writing – I like it! Thank you, Mimi, for all your continued support… And, that you find great meaning in the Emerson quote – I love that – I really think it is such a powerful quote!

@Gennaro – Great point, Gennaro! By wishing joy and happiness on others – I’m sure that comes back to us in a myriad of ways! Glad to hear you enjoyed the quote – joy really is wishing the good things for others…and that fits so well with what you’ve described!

@Charles – Daphne’s creed is awesome – what a great way to live, by following this! Enjoy your visit over at “Joyful Days”!

@Mark/ToBeMe – Thank you! And, as you know, I agree on how great Daphne’s site is – glad to hear you found it to be so, also!

@Giovanna – Hi Giovanna. Wow, thank you! Your words reall mean a lot to me. Thanks for your support both here and at Daphne’s site.

@Henie – Well, thanks for stopping by today Henie! And a “Happy Everything” day to you also, my friend. I’m off to check out your latest…

@Bobbi – Enjoy your visit over at “Joyful Days”, Bobbi! She’s great!

@Bunny – Thanks! And definitely check out some of Daphne’s works – she does some incredible stuff!


Cricket January 15, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Thank you Lance for the interview. Also, thank you for the introduction to Daphne. It was great to learn even more about you.

Cricket´s last blog post..I Am


Stacey / Create a Balance January 15, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Loved the interview. You truly are an inspiration to people across the blogosphere.

Stacey / Create a Balance´s last blog post..To Enjoy Life


Lance January 16, 2009 at 7:08 am

@Cricket – You’re welcome, and you’re welcome, and THANK YOU! Tammy, thanks for continuing to come by and visit – and I think you’ll enjoy your visits to Daphne’s site, too, very much.

@Stacey/Create A Balance – Thank you, Stacey! Your words are way too kind – and…it’s people like you that make writing and sharing all this so meaningful. Stacey, for all the support you continue to give me here!


Daphne January 16, 2009 at 7:32 am

@ Natalia, thanks for visiting at Joyful Days, and leaving your comment! It’s wonderful making new online friends like you.

@ Sagan, thanks for your kind words!

@ Charles, isn’t it a wonderful creed? I’m just so glad that I chanced on it. One of life’s serendipities. Glad you like it!

@ Mark, thank you! And thanks for visiting. I’m so grateful for meeting new people like yourself.

@ Giovanna, I’m glad you liked the interview. I wasn’t sure if I would do Lance justice but as your motto says, imperfect action is better than no action, and I’m glad I went ahead!

@ Cricket, it was lovely seeing you on Joyful Days. Love your gravatar! It makes me smile even before reading your comment proper.

Daphne´s last blog post..The Illusion of Right vs Wrong, Good vs Bad


HIB January 16, 2009 at 10:18 am

Fantastic interview! I also really like the picture on this post by the way!

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Kathy @ Virtual Impax January 16, 2009 at 12:11 pm

The image is positively captivating! So glad I found your blog!

Kathy @ Virtual Impax´s last blog post..Everything’s relative… setting your life thermostat


Jannie January 16, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Just thinking about coming to your blog makes me feel joyful, Lance! Thanks for being you – as if you have any choice in the matter!

Jannie´s last blog post..Ukulele Me!


Carla January 16, 2009 at 1:15 pm

“Why You Should Trust Your Instinct” Definately spoke to me. Thank you for posting those links!


Dara Chadwick January 16, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Lance, I loved learning more about you! What a great interview.

I teared up at your advice to your kids (especially your daughter). But I’m just a big softy ;-).

Thanks for the links, too. I loved Daphne’s post about caring what others think.


Squawkfox January 16, 2009 at 7:08 pm

“The real benefit to the interactive Internet is that it becomes personal.”

This was a hard lesson for me to learn. I am so shy and introverted. Getting to know people better through writing and commenting has really helped me find my own voice. So nice getting to know you better Lance. I didn’t know you started out without being identified. I wonder if I will ever reveal my identity. Hard decision.

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Laurie January 16, 2009 at 7:14 pm

Another homerun Lance! (wrong season for that metiphore I know). Great interview. You are going to be a world famous blogger (if not already!)


Lance January 17, 2009 at 3:27 am

@HIB – Thanks! And, I really thought this picture showed “joy” in a wonderful way – glad to hear you liked it too!

@Kathy@Virtual Impax – Glad to have you here, Kathy! And, I agree, the picture is captivating!

@Jannie – Aww, thanks Jannie! You’re great at spreading joy wherever you go (see, you’ve done it here already!)!! And yep – I guess I don’t really have a choice except to be me (great observation Jannie!)…

@Carla – Glad to hear you liked another of Daphne’s articles. I think she’s a great writer, and thata is just one example of her awesome writing!

@Dara – Thank you, Dara! Hey, I’m alright with softies around here… That section, where I wrote to each of my kids, that was the hardest part for me to write. And what I struggle with the most to really have it portray what I wanted it to say. So, hearing this from you, it helps me to know I wrote it right (although right is really dependent upon if, in my heart, I mean those words – and I do). Daphne has some very wonderful posts – glad you enjoyed another of hers!

@Squawkfox – It can be a hard decision, how much to reveal. I think you do what you’re comfortable with. And if you choose to reveal your true identity, great. Yet, if you don’t – that’s great too. I think the interactive Internet (web 2.0) can be personal either way. You can still write about what matters to you, and share personal experiences. And you do that. So, whatever you do, as long as you believe in yourself, it doesn’t matter to anyone else except you…

@Laurie – Thanks, Laurie! Hey, spring training isn’t too far away (so, it’s almost the right season!). World famous…I’m blushing Laurie! You’re way, way too kind to me! Thank you!!


Daphne January 17, 2009 at 3:45 am

@ Jannie, it was great having you at my blog. Thanks for visiting!

@ Carla, I’m glad you liked the post. If I trust my intuition, I already know you are a sensitive person with great depths of feeling that you don’t always show, but that people can feel when they’re with you. Am I right?

@ Dara, thank you for reading my post on what others think. I do care what you think, of course, and am so glad that you liked it!

@ Squawkfox, it was lovely seeing you at Joyful Days. It took me some time to feel comfortable with putting my real name and photo online as well. Keep hanging around wonderful bloggers like Lance and his community here, and you’ll soon realise that the world is a friendlier place than you think and you’ll feel safer to come out and be you.

@ Laurie, Lance is already a famous blogger in my world!

Daphne´s last blog post..The Illusion of Right vs Wrong, Good vs Bad


Liara Covert January 17, 2009 at 6:42 am

As you say, joy is a journey. It is implied that joy can also be found in experiences you find difficult or challenging. This requires a willingness to expand how and what you choose to see. And, life becomes even more rewarding as you begin to see opportunities for joy that you had missed before. As a person raises self-awareness, opportunities for joy become more noticable.

Liara Covert´s last blog post..10 Excuses used for withholding the truth and options


Henie January 17, 2009 at 10:01 am

Just dropping in to say…

“Glad I had the chance
to meet a guy like Lance!” :0)

Happy Everything Always,

Henie´s last blog post..Friday Focus


Laurie January 17, 2009 at 12:59 pm

@Daphne – I think there are a couple of people in Arkansas that haven’t heard of Lance but give it a week or two!


Kelly Turner January 17, 2009 at 4:52 pm

great post! I always feel so much better after visiting this site 🙂

Kelly Turner

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Daphne January 17, 2009 at 6:10 pm

@ Liara, I love your message on self-awareness. Thanks for visiting my blog – your comment there was as insightful as it is here. And your blog is a treasure trove on topics relating to consciousness and awareness. I’ll be visiting there quite a lot I suspect!

@ Henie, you are such a sweet soul. It’s lovely of you to just pop in with a kind word. I’m so glad I’ve gotten to meet you.

@ Laurie, no way! 🙂

Daphne´s last blog post..The Illusion of Right vs Wrong, Good vs Bad


Barbara @ BWAB January 17, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Hi again Lance – My previous comment probably ended up in your spam folder (I’m in the process of trying to figure out why), but I did want to say the interview is superb. The questions Daphne asked are fabulous and via your answers we got to learn more about you, your beliefs and why you’re so well liked in blogosphere.


Lance January 17, 2009 at 8:06 pm

@Liara – What a wonderful look at real joy. It’s there…we just have to look for it – and sometimes that comes from deep within.

@Henie – Hi! Thanks for stopping in Henie. And guess what…I love your poem!! Have a super day!

@Laurie – Ha! Funny stuff Laurie! I think there’s a few more than that…

@Kelly – Thanks for stopping in Kelly!

@Barbara – Yes, the other comment was in spam – I’m not sure why. And thank you, Barbara, for stopping in – and for reading the interview. It has been great to share a little more – and Daphne did an excellent job with the questions, and pulling it all together!


Mama Zen January 17, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Checking it out right now!

Mama Zen´s last blog post..TV Guidance


Lance January 18, 2009 at 5:41 am

Mama Zen – Thanks for stopping in, great to have you here (and over at Daphne’s site!)!


Mark January 19, 2009 at 7:22 am

On my way! 🙂

Mark´s last blog post..Your Journey


PlantBuddy January 19, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Thanks for dropping in. As a result I have found your blog and Daphne’s website too. That’s what it’s all about. . .connecting with like-minded people wherever they may be. I’m learning more about the wonderful world of blogging every day and the best way to learn is from wonderful bloggers. Thanks.


avtcoach January 19, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Can’t wait to get over and see this one for myself!

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Lance January 19, 2009 at 8:28 pm

@Mark – Thanks!

@PlantBuddy – Making new connections, it’s pretty cool! It’s great to have connected with you, and enjoy your visit at Daphne’s site – she has some awesome posts!

@Avtcoach – Enjoy your visit to Daphne’s site!!


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Well willingly or unwillingly there are bad days. And at that time we forget that our true nature is to be happy no matter whats the situation is..Your blog reminded me of being happy again..:)


Henie January 20, 2009 at 7:33 am

Happy Everything!

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Daphne January 20, 2009 at 5:56 pm

@ Barbara, glad you liked the questions. And Lance’s answers were wonderful – honest, relaxed, and upbeat.

@ Mama Zen, loved having you at my blog with your cheery comments!

@ Mark, thank you for visiting and commenting. So glad to get to know you!

@ Plant Buddy, I agree that one of the biggest benefits of blogging is finding other like-minded people. For me finding Lance just made the whole experience so much more wonderful.

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Jamie Simmerman January 29, 2009 at 2:20 pm

I love Maya Angelou. I read a story once about her as a little girl. It was truly inspiring and I always admire a strong woman. One that is strong and can write from the heart is a true gem. Love that picture too, it makes me smile. Thanks for the warm fuzzies today.

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