Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Share the Joy: Harvest




Joy isn't something you get in a bottle
or swallow in pill form.


It starts with a whisper "yes" from your heart, 
moves to pull the edges of your mouth into a smile
and just dances outward from there. 


It's something you find inside and cultivate.
a feeling of lightness and contentment.

You might notice the feeling of awe and delight
in the roar of the waves 


or in a child's shy smile.



Because joy is something you create 
from your willingness to notice the world around you
and be touched by the smallest things,
you never have to be apart from JOY.


What harvest of joy have you reaped this week?

To play along and share the joy:





1. do a post that tells and shows us
 what gives you joy.

2. capture the URL of the specific post 
and paste it into the Mr. Linky box along with your name.

3. Then click the NEXT box
If the "next" box doesn't pop up, click the link
to go to the page to select your image --
choose one from your post so you'll entice people to visit.

(If you just can't get it to work, email me
and give me the URL of the post you're adding
and I'll take care of it).

4. visit other players -- as many as possible -- 
and let their joy infect you.  

5. Leave them a comment about their post
because everyone enJOYs getting positive feedback.

Let's start an epidemic of joy!




13 comments:

Kamana said...

children's smiles... always makes me smile, however i maybe feeling inside.

ellen abbott said...

My family

rebecca said...

each meal....from a walk through the garden. inspired and warm with sunlight. this is the harvest of joy we are sharing!

Lola said...

Thanks for hosting. I especially love the first photo in this post because the garden balls(?) reflect all of the abundance around. Beautiful.

GrandmaK said...

Oh my!! I do remember the joy of watching the wave crash when we lived in Monterey! Thanks for the memories! Cathy

tami said...

i love the garden balls - mystical somehow! So JOYful to be back and participate! I've missed YOU!

Stephanie said...

I am finding JOY in the open faces of these abundant sunflowers!

AND that this is my 1000th post...woo hoo!

Happy and JOY-FULL Thursday!

Kim Mailhot said...

this post made me joyful. knowing that each week I can gather with others who take time to appreciate the simple graces of this precious life.
a million things...
life.
xoxox

Yvonne said...

Yes,the smile of a child is always joy. <3

deb did it said...

I have been reaping the abundant JOY of harvesting my thrifted t-shirt stash, cutting, stitching and creating all week! I am SEW happy!

Cynthia Eloise said...

i didn't get my post up today but wanted to see what everyone else posted. this was such a good idea you had with share the joy thursdays. i find myself focusing differently when i'm out for my walk. so many things bring a smile to my face in passing, it's just making more of an impression now. thanks.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

i did harvest some joy today afterall!!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

A smile form anyone can make for a joyful time.
QMM