Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Share the Joy: I'm Back



Last week it was hopeless
to post --- my internet connection was just gone.
Turns out the ethernet adapter was blown,
but for right now, at least, I can get on blogger.

Now there's a reason for joy.

What else?

Passing through the tunnel
on the Bridge of Glass
always makes me pause
and smile.



The majesty of sunsets over the Olympic Mountains
makes me sigh
and shiver in delight that I live in such
a beautiful place.



Fall colors give me joy,
even though I know the rainy days are coming.


How pretty is this little maple tree,
all blazed out in oranges and reds?
After all, it's the first day of October
and time to wear a coat of many colors.


How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Share the Joy: Simple Pleasures





So, let's see. . . .  where's my joy?
Let me think.

Ok, you'll think I'm nuts,
but I love going to the market
where things are all organized and colorful.
It's a feast for the eyes and nose. . .
and even the taste buds,
since there are usually free samples of interesting cheeses
and fresh fruit.


I'm enjoying my new bicycle.
This isn't mine --- my new bike is a bright blue
and customized with a shortened crank and pedals
since my left knee complained about the longer ones
(it's had four surgeries, poor thing, 
since I blew it out skiing 20 years ago).
But I love this cheery pink and especially
the basket full of flowers.
My basket -- purchased yesterday and not yet hung in place --
will be carrying a soft, furry puppy
instead of flowers.
Too bad we can't make it all the way to this cupcake dispensary.



Seeing the deer in my back yard always makes me stop
and smile and hold my breath. . . . 
not move too quickly so I don't cause them to bound away
in fright. I'm just learning about deer-resistant plants,
but hey --- everybody has to eat.




How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Share the Joy: Birthday Margaritas



This is my birthday week, 
so in my haste to go partying with friends
and drink my annual Margarita



I totally forgot to hit publish on the post.

Things are cooking in my life
and I have two families interested in the house,
so perhaps I'll have an offer in hand soon.
That, my friends, would indeed be a cause 
for a joyful celebration.


How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Share the Joy -- Internet Woes



Sorry this post is later than usual.
We had a total internet outage,
apparently due to a tow truck taking out 
the main cable line from Seattle to points west.

No internet.
No phone service.

It was like going back to the old days.

Harraumph!

We're back to normal now, thank goodness.

I guess that's cause for joy.

How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Share the Joy: Small Servings of Joy



Nothing big to report.
Joy comes in small packages. . . . 


The unfolding of a perfect ranunculus.



A private place to curl up with a good book (old-fashioned or Kindle)
or take a nap with sweet dreams.


The bright glow of a super moon.



A cup of gelato on a hot day
(particularly if you're watching gondolas glide along the Grand Canal).

How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Share the Joy






Little sparks of joy!

Beautiful parks with charming statues.



A working waterfront with paved walking and bike trails.


The best little non-profit indie theater in the whole wide world.


Sweet red peppers stuffed with hot, gooey goat cheese.



Cute little aprons that make me think about cooking.




How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!




Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Share the Joy: Fresh Peaches and Frolicking Puppies



The puppy love continues unabated.


This housebreaking thing is working like a charm. 
She rarely has an accident in the house
and she only used puppy pads the first day.

I will report that Nugget is now Oreo.
The adult children renamed her
and I acquiesced because she's one smart cookie.
(By the way, my estimate of 4 pounds was far too generous --
she weighs in a 2.5 pounds).

Besides puppies, what's bringing me joy?
The smell of ripe peaches in the grocery store 
and at farmer's market.


There's a brown paper bag on the kitchen counter 
holding a fragrant pair
just waiting to be devoured.

Yum!

How are you cultivating joy? 
Celebrate it.
Share it.

 

1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
  
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.

Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!