Namo Amida Bu! The first customer at the co-op on Monday morning was a French Muslim woman whose manner was so open, friendly and joyous it set me up for the rest of the working day. Another customer shared information about a radical art event in town which looks really interesting, then another customer pointed out some free therapy sessions at a therapy centre nearby. A new customer put up a flier about her singing practice. I was reminded about the Tibetan slogan, ‘maintain only a joyful mind’ and I practiced some affirmations, so that even though I was not feeling particularly joyous, I was able to contact some conciousness which was.