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!




Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Unexpected




An unexpected surprise


outside the bank.

And saw a marvelous film today
with my "Filmme Fatales" group,
the latest in the Tuesday Film Series
called Queen to Play.

It got mixed reviews in the press,
but my group loved it.


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Postcards from Paradise: Search for Serenity




Sometimes I've been lucky enough to find
a little oasis of serenity


in a world that seems a little mad
from time to time.






Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Share the Joy Thursday: Snippets




What gives me JOY?






What gives YOU joy?




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!




Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Evolution




You are designed to reinvent and re-create yourself, 
over and over again. And, you are here -- 
whether you want to acknowledge it or not, 
whether you even know it or not -- 
for the evolution of your own soul.

             Debbie Ford


Monday, August 22, 2011

Did I Mention?




Did I mention that I love fancy little things




birds' eggs




Lucy (especially the chocolate episode)



and libraries (where I'm headed now) ?


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Share the Joy Thursday: Girlfriends, Mischief and Folk Art




What gives me joy?

Dynamic, talented, fabulous girlfriends.



A bit of mischief.



Folk art.



Going on a field trip with my camera,
something that's on today's agenda.



What gives you joy?

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!



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bless Those Who Challenge Us



Bless those who challenge us to grow,
to stretch, to move beyond the knowable,
to come back home to our elemental 
and essential nature.


Bless those who challenge us
for they remind us of doors we have closed
and doors we have yet to open.
                  - Navajo Saying



May those I have resented be truly happy.

May they live in peace.
May they live in love.
May they know the power of forgiveness.
May they live in recognition that their life
has deep meaning and good purpose.


- Loving Kindness Practice

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bracelets



Think of everything you've ever been through
and try to reinterpret it gently.
All the love you ever gave was real.
All the love anyone ever gave you was real.
Everything else was simply an illusion,
no matter how bitter or cruel
it might have been in your experience.
       
- Marianne Williamson







Adornment or cuffs that bind?

It's up to you.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Postcards from Paradise: Amalfi Coast




Without a doubt, the Amalfi Coast
is one of the most beautiful places
I've ever seen.







Ready for more visual blessings?

Go visit the bloggers for today's 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Crystal Ball






I see many choices in your future,
all arrayed before you
like a Tarot deck.



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Share the Joy: It Doesn't Take Much



What gives me JOY?

Traveling to intriguing places.




Things that remind me of exotic places.





Yummy food exquisitely presented.




Shadows that make me look tall.




Lots of things, really. . . .


What gives YOU joy?

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!