Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Share the Joy: Little Things





It was JOYFUL to spend a day with Wise Women.



To work some more on my book-in-progress.
(ok - maybe with slightly different tools)




To take camera in hand and snap away,
seeing the future in a crystal globe




finding unexpected joy in street art






Looking through the lens of the past to see Venice
through first-time eyes, holding the hands of the one I loved.






What gave you JOY this week?

To play along and share YOUR 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 (or the link)
to choose an image from the post to hook to Mr. Linky's list
so that people are enticed to visit your blog.
If you just can't get it to work, send me the info
and I'll try to link it for you.

4. Visit other players -- as many as possible --
and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment, because everyone enJOYS
getting positive feedback.

Let's start an epidemic of joy!





Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Retreat




Yesterday morning the sky looked like this




an auspicious beginning to a day devoted
to a Wise Woman retreat.

Here are some memories of the day.







So how did you invest your day? 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Share the Joy: Giving Thanks



This week, I’m giving THANKS for these things
that filled me with JOY.

Being reminded of the Day of the Dead trip





with Rebecca, Deb, Stephanie and Dawn (and assorted others)





because of the Mexican Folk Art Exhibit



at Tacoma Art Museum.




Anticipating seeing the new George Clooney movie.
Not much can top spending the afternoon with George
and his molten chocolate eyes!


Knowing that I’ll get to peek in on all of you and
SHARE THE JOY that’s come flooding into your lives this week.

What’s been filling your cup of JOY?
To play along and share YOUR 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 (or the link)
to choose an image from the post to hook to Mr. Linky's list
so that people are enticed to visit your blog.
If you just can't get it to work, send me the info
and I'll try to link it for you.


4. Visit other players -- as many as possible --
and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment, because everyone enJOYS
getting positive feedback.

Let's start an epidemic of joy!



Thursday, November 17, 2011

MeriMagic



With Thanksgiving coming up in a big, fat hurry
and Black Friday with its crazy “get up early” sales
following right on its heels,
I humbly offer a gentler way to choose
a gift that might speak to the heart.

My photography sales site,




is now open for business.



You can choose the size, the finish, and whether
you’d prefer paper or canvas. Some size choices
may require cropping at checkout, but you even get
to make your own cropping choices.

Each image is sent to BayPhoto, a highly regarded
Professional photo lab, for printing. Then it’s packaged
and shipped directly to you.

I’d be honored if you’d take a look.
If something touches you, all the better!



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Share the Joy: Small Packages


What gave me JOY this week?


The arrival of baby Brooklyn 
(apple of my dear friend Gail's eye)
 who was (as promised) a girl, so all those fancy little outfits
her mommy got at the baby shower will work just fine.  



Autumn leaves that aren’t ready to let go.


Mist over the pond in the early morning.


The thoughtful beauty of Noelle’s posts.
Seeing Deb (and Matt) get dolled up at a Mary Kay party.
Thinking about Rebecca’s grace and courage.


Knowing that I’ll get to peek in on all of you and
SHARE THE JOY that’s come flooding into your lives this week.

What’s been filling your cup of JOY?
To play along and share YOUR 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 (or the link)
to choose an image from the post to hook to Mr. Linky's list
so that people are enticed to visit your blog.
If you just can't get it to work, send me the info
and I'll try to link it for you.


4. Visit other players -- as many as possible --
and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment, because everyone enJOYS
getting positive feedback.

Let's start an epidemic of joy!

  










Blessings for Joe Spado




Dear Joe:

May the arms of the earth wrap around you
and shelter you from harm.



May love ooze up from the cracks
And moisten your broken places.




May the passage of time heal your wounds.

And in the words of John O’Donohue,

May you be blessed in the holy names of those
Who, without you knowing it,
Help to carry and lighten your pain.



My thoughts are with you, friend. Heal well!

Meri


(I'm linking this with Rebecca's Circle of Love for Spadoman)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sunshine Girl




It always amazes me how impacted I am by the weather.

Give me a string of grey rainy days and I just want
To curl up in bed with a stack of books


until the sun breaks through the clouds again.
(I've read the Stieg Larsson trilogy and Finding Nouf,
but the others await.)


This morning, I woke to find frost on the grass
and brilliant blue skies.

A lot of leaves are still holding on despite a windy night
a couple of days ago, so there’s a glut of color.


I’m bursting with energy, but it won’t last.
The weather forecasters even mentioned
the dreaded S word last night.

So Snow, if you're listening,
flurry away in the Cascades and Olympics.

but if you have to visit us in the lowlands,
could you please be polite and fall only on the grass.

Thanks!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Share the Joy (A Day Late)


Somewhere along the line, I’ve misplaced a day.
I realized last night about 10 o’clock
that it was Wednesday (duh!)
and I’d forgotten to Share the Joy.


I’d been loading up photos on MeriMagic.com,


feeling lots of JOY about places I’ve been

Thinking of Paris © 2010 Meri Arnett-Kremian


Galway Pub © 2007 Meri Arnett-Kremian


© 2010 Meri Arnett-Kremian


© 2010 Meri Arnett-Kremian


and things I’ve experienced.


And I've felt a profound feeling of gratitude.

© 2010 Meri Arnett-Kremian


What’s been filling your cup of JOY?
To play along and share YOUR 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 (or the link)
to choose an image from the post to hook to Mr. Linky's list
so that people are enticed to visit your blog.
If you just can't get it to work, send me the info
and I'll try to link it for you.



4. Visit other players -- as many as possible --
and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment, because everyone enJOYS
getting positive feedback.




Let's start an epidemic of joy!