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Circumstances for Clapping Hands is a blog about reasons to give praise to God, despite my circumstances. As Henry David Thoreau once addressed, “There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.” The challenges: 1) Find value in everything you do and 2) Find joy in doing it.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Why Now?

Every day it would seem easy to overlook the simple things; circumstances or situations that remind us the value of praise. What forces a person to neglect the beauties of life, disabling one’s ability to distinguish the twists and turns of life as interesting and exciting? Why do people seemingly forget to enjoy the "now", choosing instead to encounter the endless worries and pressures of future uncertainties? Truth is, as humans we are never satisfied with the present as a whole. Letting ideas of “what could be” or “should be” commonly interfere with our abilities to enjoy the present “as is.”

Circumstances for Clapping Hands reminds readers to recognize the valued parts of the everyday.


  1. welocome in the Blog world!!!
    you know that you have such a beautiful smiling nice wife?
    See ya!

  2. well-said! i think we may be kindred spirits.