Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Share the Joy: Rainy Days and Fun-Days



Today's a rainy, cloudy day
in my environs. 
Everyone's hoping it will help
douse the wildfires scorching the eastern part
of my home state.

If it does, that in itself
will be a cause for joy.

Other sources of joy for me:


Cheerful, long-lasting sunflowers
in a tall vase.



Chips & salsa


and a gathering of friends.

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, July 16, 2014

Share the Joy: Pets

I don't know about you
but pets, for me,
are a big source of joy.
My felines are particularly
laid back.

Deja Mew is my long-haired gray calico.
She's known for playing fetch
and taking long naps.
She's a real cuddle-bug.

But then so is her brother,
the handsome Purrsnickety.



You'd think I posed him this way,
with his tail all fluffed up and dangling over his back,
but no.

He's just a Fancy Pants kind of guy.

 That's just the way he arranged himself
to practice his favorite sport:
power napping.

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!









Friday, July 11, 2014

Haiku My Heart






waves curl onto beach
scouring the sands of time
inexorably




Thursday, July 10, 2014

52 Photos Project: Water's Edge



The theme for this week's
is "Water's Edge."

Let's see.
Shall I share this photo of my friend Sarah
by the water's edge in Mexico
on our girlfriends trip to Cabo San Lucas?


or maybe this picture
showing what goes on at the edge of the Nile?


I can't decide. 

Oops...........



That's the problem with having two blogs.
I posted Share the Joy here
and then couldn't figure out why it didn't post
when it was supposed to.

So go visit the other site
and I'll try to be more careful next week.

Thanks.




Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Share the Joy: Art Binge



There are a million names for joy, 
a million different ways to make it grow
in your heart.

That's where joy starts, you know.
It's not a head trip.
It's a heart trip.

With this house-for-sale thing
dragging on and on,
it's all to easy to neglect soul-nourishment
and go to a place of fretting.

So the past couple of days,
I've shifted my focus
to art. . . .
the totally-in-the-moment,
does this image work here
place of creative flow.
A flow that comes from the heart.






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, June 25, 2014

Share the Joy: Summertime. . . .


SUMMERTIME. . . .
and the living is easy. 

(Can you tell I saw Porgy and Bess last weekend?)

It's a good time for field trips 
to scenic towns with Victorian houses
and cute little shops
and a little regatta off shore.



It's a good time to watch
the boys of summer
(especially if they're winning). . . . 


 It's a great time to walk along the harbor
in the pretty little village where you live
and be conscious of how blessed you are,
right here,
right now.



It's an amazing time
to look out toward the bird feeder
and see a goldfinch perching there,
in all his glory. 


A great time to browse the farmer's market
to find the best and freshest veggies and fruits
for stir-fry or salads.


A time to just say,
Yes!
and 
Thanks.



There's joy
just for the taking.


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!