six-word story play

Hello dear Joyfueller,
Want to play for joy? I had a lovely conversation with customer service person at my cell phone company today. Somehow we found ourselves talking about writing. He told me he used to write. I told him I went through a very long period where I didn’t write at all, a drought that was a difficult time for me.
 
My new friend helped my original problem, then at the end of our call I said to him, “Hey, not sure if you want to write again, but if you do perhaps this might be a fun thing for you to try…” then I went on to tell him about Ernest Hemingway’s love of six-word stories. Hemingway is renowned for many things including inventing these pithy little word packets.
 
(Although I love Ernie, I’m thinking early humans probably invented them, round the fire one night… if we were truly earnest about it  😉 )
Anyway I shared one I wrote with my new friend–a deeply personal six-word story that took me 7 years to live. Six-word stories invite a great opportunity to write and capture an essence of something meaningful to you, and maybe to others too.
 
Why not have a go this weekend? What 6-word story do you have to tell? Perhaps write about something to do with life, your history/herstory? or your week, or today? or your imaginary rhinoceros? Want to play? If so, share your story in comments, maybe share where you are in our world too?!  You can post on social media with a new hashtag just for our community #mediaforjoyfuel. I’d love to feature your story(ies) in a future post!
 
(Oh…. about my new phone company friend? He was curious and he said he was going to try it. He missed writing.)

Have a Joyfuelled weekend dear love. I look forward to reading your stories. xoxo
 ღ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ღ
becky suzik

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limping for joy

Dear Heart,

That’s me…. a limping, wounded, bubble blowing, want-to-be-servant for joy–YOUR joy. If any of my posts or musings plop into your awareness, I hope it comes as a gift for your sacred beautiful deserving heart.

The reason? I think of you… ALL THE TIME. I often lie awake daydreaming about new ways I might nudge and remind you of your birthright for joy. With all of my heart I hope my writing will uplift, inspire, hold and nurture you upon a quest for a more joy in our broken and miraculous world. It hurts so much right now, to see all the brokenness.

I need to be brave… braver actually. I revere words and stories so much that sometimes I withhold them.

The time has come for me to trust my heart and share some personal stories. The sufferings I’ve endured are not exclusive or particularly unusual, but my pain demands my service to yours through words, art, beauty and the occasional radio Kindcast. So here I am, showing up, doing the work I feel so called to do. I know it’s been a little while since our last Joyfuel Kindcast, and I’m working on that.

I–like you–have burned in the fires of loss, illness and sadness. Now tarnished with an ashen patina, sometimes my words can sparkle. If you ever see the shine, really–truly deeply–that light is yours as much as it might be mine, and light bounces are good aren’t they? especially for our Joy.

Thank you for being here, for saying “like” and “subscribe”, for providing me with a possible entry point to your heart. I promise tremendous care and love.

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becky suzik

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☼ (◠‿◠* Episode 3 John Pavlovitz

The Joyfuel Kindcast with John Pavlovitz:
Kindness & Other Superpowers

This episode features writer, pastor, speaker and author John Pavlovitz. Perhaps now more than ever we need to feel hope, like we are part of something good and kind amidst a world that is hurting and changing.

John Pavlovitz is a blogger, author and has been pastor for over 20 years. A minister steeped in the Christian faith, John is a husband and father, and also an activist for LGBTQ equality and human rights. John is a frequent speaker and sermonizer in Raleigh, North Carolina at UU PEACE Fellowship, and a minister at North Raleigh Community Church. He contributes to Huffington Post, Churchleaders.com and many other digital information channels.

John’s forthcoming book “Hope And Other Superpowers” offers ideas about the human superpowers we possess like kindness, creativity and joy, and the role these play in HOPE for our world.

Links mentioned on the Kindcast

John’s essay “If I Have Gay Children”
John’s web site
John’s Patreon
John and Jenn’s Etsy Shop with t-shirts (like John is wearing in photo above) and more!

Links to John’s books on Indie Bound

Hope and Other Superpowers (release date November 6, 2018)
A Bigger Table  2017

Music on the Program

Frank Turner’s song Be More Kind.
Show theme Song “Being Kind” by Nimo Patel

Youth Spotlight

Austin’s The Young Urban Gardener Facebook and  YOUTUBE Channel

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Questions, feedback or suggestions for our program? Get in touch using the JOYLINE! or shoot me an email! creativegirlnet@gmail.com

Andddddd, if you enjoyed the program and you’d like to SHARE with your family and friends, oooooh….. Thank you for helping spread kindness!  Hey and you can leave a review on iTunes   or Facebook page. Thank you for listening!

with love for your JOY,
Becky Suzik

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☼ (◠‿◠* Episode 2 The Human Kindness Foundation

Joyfuel Kindcast Episode with the Human Kindness Foundation’s Prison Ashram Project

 

Catherine Dumas, Executive Director, Sita Lozoff Co-Founder and Spiritual Director and Morgan Siem, Volunteer and Board Member of the Human Kindness Foundation

Today’s guests Sita Lozoff and Catherine Dumas are creating tremendous ripples of kindness in the world through the work of the Human Kindness Foundation and the Prison Ashram Project. Serving more than 35,000 incarcerated people in the US and other countries, the project has been supporting people in kindness and spritual direction for 45 years.

Visit the HKF web site to order books, t-shirts and support their work.  www.humankindness.org

Titles by Bo Lozoff mentioned on the show. All available by on the Human Kindness Foundation web site.
We’re All Doing Time (aka The Prisoner’s Bible)
Deep & Simple
Fiction: Lineage and Other Stories

From death row: Finding Freedom by Jarvis Jay Masters

To request books be sent to a prison inmate, provide person’s name, prison ID number, and facility mailing address. If you do not know the prison assignment there are many online searchable databases that will help you find their location.

Sacred Gates: Bringing Mindfulness to Prisons Volunteer Guide Click to open/read the full PDF
The film The Exonerated (watch trailer here) with Susan Sarandon is based on Sunny Jacobs’ story of wrongful incarceration.

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Questions, comments, feedback… LOVE  for Joyfuel? Please get in touch with me.

Thank you for listening. If you enjoy this show, please bless others by sharing.

In love and kindness,
Becky

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☼ (◠‿◠* TaaDahhh — Intro to the Joyfuel Kindcast Episode 1

Joyfuel Kindcast Introduction Episode with Becky Suzik

The Joyfuel Kindcast exists to share stories of youth and adults around the world doing things for kindness, creativity and joy. In this introductory episode, show host and producer Becky Suzik is interviewed by her 9-year-old son, Colin sharing the reasons she started the show and how listeners can get involved in support of their OWN joy. www.joyfuel.org

The Joyfuel Kindcast just launched on itunes and it may take a few weeks to show up as an option in iTunes. Please register HERE on  the JOYFUEL web site to receive notifications via email when new episodes are available.

Episodes will be released every two weeks.

The Joyfuel Community Generating Currency for Kindness, Creativity and JOY!

  1.  Be a Joyfueller-Listen with an open heart and mind, and seek ways to cultivate more kindess, creativity and JOY in your life. Sign UP to get the latest Joyfuel Kindcast episode delivered to your Inbox

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  2. Share constructive feedback and suggestion with me (Becky) about the show.
  3. Share the Joyfuel Kindcast with friends who may be blessed to hear stories on the show. Share links to shows on social media. Especially share with your friends in other countries (with folks who understand English)
  4. Gift financially to support new episodes, expansion of show, like creating a version for people who are deaf and heard-of-hearing.
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  5. Nominate youth and grown up people as potential show guests.
  6. Suggest grants, fellowships, additional funding streams (non-traditional-advertising) to bless the show’s production and keep it growing and glowing.
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  8. Hold the intention and good thoughts for people who would be blessed by the Joyfuel Kindcast to find and listen and be LIFTED by the show.

Thank you for being here.

With all of my heart, for your joy,
Becky Suzik

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Mindful Moment for Peace

jfpeace

 

❤️ the JOYFUeL Mindful Moment ❤️
To commemorate International Day of Peace, here is a gift for you: a moment to breathe deeply and welcome peace into your heart. Relax your body, feel your feelings and send love and peace deeply into your heart. When you feel peace and love buzzing inside you, send a piece of it out of you and into the world. You deserve to feel love and peace. Your peace matters. You deserve a Mindful Moment.

my love for your joy
~Becky xo

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joyfuel introduction

Hello. I’m Becky, a behind the scenes JOYFUeL fairy, dreaming up ways to share more kindness, creativity and JOY with you. I offer this site for YOU (and me) because WE deserve more moments of JOY. Most of us don’t make or take time for enough of ’em, so here I am–dreaming and playing–hoping to love and lift you more fully into your joy potential.

As of right now, I am working on two projects for our joy…

Project #1: Weekly posts on Facebook  for J🌺O💖Y and moments of ahhhhh. Like and follow to see them in your feed, to interrupt your facebook feed to remind you to breathe and honor your  JOY! These are called Joyfuel Mindful Moments. You can see some of them here. https://www.facebook.com/pg/joyfuelway/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1807806975973095

Project #2: The forthcoming Joyfuel Kindcast–an audio magazine sharing conversations and shining the light on youth and adults all around the world working for kindness, creativity and… can you guess? Yup!!! JOY! Your nominations for guests welcome here. https://joyfuel.org/nominate/

I’m so glad you are here… on earth right now, and on this little site dedicated to your JOY.
Becky

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Church Bells Mindful Moment

❤️ the JOYFUeL Mindful Moment ❤️
Click play below. Turn up your volume. Open your ears and your heart.
Take a moment to breathe deeply. Become aware of your awareness, your body, your feelings and your beautiful sacred heart. Hear the joy in every sound. Someone at this little church in rural North Carolina cares for these bells and their daily chiming. They care so much about creating beauty, never knowing how far the ripples of sounds will travel. Listen to the little birds voices, singing out for joy. Hear you are. You deserve to feel JOY. You matter. You deserve a Mindful Moment.
Evening Church Bells Franklinton North Carolina, USA
 

a joyfuel wish

Dear KindHearts,

I’m making a wish… a wish for our collective JOY. Human Joy is something we need to cultivate, nurture and protect; our personal joy and the joy of others.

My wish is truly for your joy.

Acting towards my wish I’m working super hard behind the scenes on the JOYFUeL Kindcast–a podcast series coming out later this year–all for JOY! How does this description sound? Does it sound like something you’d enJOY? Appreciate your input 🙂

The Joyfuel Kindcast is an independent podcast series sharing personal stories of people intentionally generating kindness or creativity anywhere on earth. We uplift ideas, thoughts and actions that increase human and global kindness, creativity, presence and joy.

much love for our joy,
becky suzik

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Who Who on the Joyfuel Kindcast Season Two

Dear Joyfuellers,

When the Joyfuel ecourse came out in 2014 I acted on impulse and instinct and pieced together an interview series featuring people who are committed to living their lives infused by the essences of joy, kindness and creativity. The series the JOYFUEL KINDCAST operated on the currency of LOVE necessitating.experimentation with different FREE recording platforms and modalities. The result was the first season of the Joyfuel Kindcast. I am deeply grateful to everyone who committed their time, thoughts  and lives to share with me and listeners in our little video series.

I learned so much in the process; about creativity, music, kindness, art, and also about the act of making something as meaningful as possible with very limited resources… learning about good enough for LOVE and GIFT. Together we made and shared something very special.

Season TWO of the Joyfuel Kindcast is now gestating. For our new season I pass the producer’s role to you! WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR ON THE NEXT SEASON OF JOYFUEL KINDCAST?  We want to feature your neighbors, teachers, friends—perhaps even YOU–on the program. We are looking for YOUTH and adults from all over our world. Please take a moment to think and fill out this form to submit your nomination for the Joyfuel Kindcast. (Be sure to hit “Submit” at the bottom of the page.)

Thank you SO MUCH for your ideas and suggestions!

In Joy,
Becky j. Suzik

one day (music video)

Dear Hearts,

On Valentine’s Day 3,000 people of different religious faiths gathered to celebrate coexistence and sing Matisyahu’s prayerful song, One Day. This collaboration and video offers an incredible example of the power of community and song, combined with vision.
We can transcend our differences to cocreate one vision of peace, love and acceptance on Earth. Starting inside my own heart, One Day can be today.  May it be so. 

All my life I´ve been waiting for
I´ve been praying for
For the people to say
That we don´t wanna fight no more
They´ll be no more wars
And our children will play
One day (one day), One day (one day) 


my love for our joy,
becky suzik

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