It's easy to stalk JoY
this time of year.
the excited anticipation in children's eyes
the near-manic intensity in the grocery store
on Christmas eve day
(well, maybe most people don't find that joyful)
I found plenty of JoY
over the past week,
mostly in the form
of pint-size people.
Little Oliver is now almost
seven weeks old.
Good as gold.
Loves to be upright.
Is a good snuggler.
His cousin Serenity got a rush of joy
from holding him.
Logan had fun playing with Serenity,
finger puppets and hot wheels
(which the cats found absolutely fascinating)
and then there was the present-opening part.
Poor kid has too many Christmas appearances to count,
but each one comes with presents.
I want to give him Christmas memories
beyond the ripping of paper
and the temporary frenzy of things,
so I engineered an outing.
we nearly froze our fingers
walking around Zoo Lights on a cold night.
This year, it was model trains, finger puppets
(which he had to leave at my house
since they're small enough for Oliver to swallow
when he gets a little more mobile)
and making art.
I also can't forget his impromptu pose
next to the statue in front
of the federal courthouse.
My friend Jennifer was reminded of Zoolander.
Logan says when he grows up
that he's going to work at McDonald's,
Burger King and Taco Bell.
He's also going to be a pilot
of helicopters and airplanes.
A dancer and singer.
Toy making elf.
Home builder and video game programmer.
But maybe, he says,
he'll change what he does.
(You get to do that, Logan.)
Where did you find your JoY this week?
Share the Joy.
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 start an epidemic of JOY!