Monday, January 30, 2012

Walk With Rebecca


                                 


Walk with Rebecca.

© 2012 Rebecca Brooks

Walk for hope. Personify compassion.

© 2012 Rebecca Brooks

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

For more info, 
and visit Rebecca's blog.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Time Machines





We all have our time machines. 


Some take us back: they’re called memories. 
Some take us forward; they’re called dreams.

-         Jeremy Irons

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Prayers for Rebecca





Today there will be no Share the Joy.

It will have to wait until there’s news of Rebecca.


She’s undergoing painful surgery today


I’m asking you to light a candle



Send healing thoughts to the All There Is

Ask the Virgin 



 to intercede if you're so inclined

Or maybe Rebecca's virgin. . . .



And infuse Rebecca’s body and spirit with
Light and Joy.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Share the Joy: Bizarro Snowmen






It snowed last night and into respectable hours of the morning.

The swaths of pristine white gave me JOY.




But what amused me was how bizarre 20-somethings get
When they’re building a snowman.





I think it's time to get pathologist Megan Hunt,
the Body of Proof character from the coroner's office
to do a sno-topsy.



What gives you 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, January 17, 2012

Snow Day Misery



Here's my post to FinallyMe.com today:


It's a snow day here. Schools are closed and roads are treacherous. The kind of day you stay inside and eat oatmeal or mashed potatoes, at least if you're me.  The kind of day that I go through my email inbox to sort out what's a keeper and what can go, all because I know I have a couple of tasks to work on and my brain is a little sluggish from the cold.

One of the emails was of the "here are your online dating matches -- aren't you excited?" variety.  Clicked on it to find three so-called specimens. . . uh, make that candidates. So I read the first profile.

Now my general position at this point is that I enjoy my own company and have great girlfriends, so a man is optional. On the other hand, I maintain the belief that it never hurts to look because you might find someone special whose company you enjoy even more than your own.

Not today. Today, looking mangled my sensibilities.

Here's the profile (with a couple of details altered for privacy, though I don't know why I should care):
I m 56 in body and 19 in desires. I have been married 2 tlmes. Once 4 32 years with 2 daughters. She passed away then, i met and married the wrong women 8 months ago. We serated because i was not getting enough some other thing that i will tell in private, but not here. The person i want to meet must be super affectionnut (in private) . I have been married to once a week ladyies, But, never again. I require severral times a day without strings attached. My social life is quite and in small groups that I love to be with. Only positive people. I do not want to be around negitive people. I want a friend with benifits that we both want. I do not want a one way friendship. Dont contact me if you want to change me. Only women who likes giving and recieving most types of play are willing to try it need aply for my body. We must both like exploring each other. My most passionate thing is governments that do not solve the homless problem.

He lists his politics as conservative.  I notice he says he married the wrong "women" 8 months ago, which makes me wonder about the small groups he loves to be with. 

I have no interest in this one (gosh, gee whiz -- are you thinking I'm too picky?) and, as a result,  I'm willing to share the riches. Please contact me if you're a several times a day without strings attached lady. (Is that a non-sequiter?) I'll put you in touch.  

Any takers out there?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Share the Joy: Little Bits




Today the JOY comes from

Knowing the project that I’ve been
Working like crazy on is almost ready to launch
so I can finally catch up on other things
I've been neglecting. . . .



The blue skies (even if it IS cold)


Starting back up in the Memoir class, pt.2
And knowing that I’ve already been critiqued
on my 3000 word piece
(it helps to volunteer for the first week slots)



What spells JOY for you?




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!






Friday, January 6, 2012

Shine





Hubble Telescope Image


Listen to me:
The secret is to shine your own light
and follow your own path.
Don't worry about the darkness.
Only in darkness do the stars shine brightly.




Thursday, January 5, 2012

Essence





Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, 
and the life of the candle will not be shortened. 
Happiness never decreases by being shared.  
Buddha 


My word for this year is ESSENCE.
The heart of who I am.
I am living from that place
and it’s there that you will know me.

May the blessings of peace be yours
as you go through your day.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Share the Joy




What gives me JOY?

Men who bring flowers (especially scented ones), 
help me on with my coat, hold chairs and open doors.
Men who love movies where no one dies or blows anything up.
Men who make me laugh and make me remember
that I can still bring the sexy.


My children who are all wonderful human beings
.

Knowing that I had the capacity to love one man
with my whole heart for half my life
( that would be Brendan and Gavin's dad)


and another for half my life before that. . . 
(Lise's dad).

Brightly colored walls give me joy


and so does travel to places near and far. . . .


I must be easy to please.

What spells JOY for you?




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!



Waste My Heart on Fear No More







May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more.
~ John O'Donohue ~