Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Share the Joy: Tests




There’s some JOYful news in our family.


Someone's going to have a little brother or sister.



He says he wants 6 brothers. . . 
I hope he doesn't get his wish,
at least not all at once.

I think a baby girl would be a nice idea.

I think I'll ask the fairies for a bit of
baby girl pixie dust.



What’s bringing you JOY this week?
  

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, February 28, 2012

Stillness






"Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary
  to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself."
                           Hermann Hesse

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Share the Joy: Art & Quotes




Peace is joy at rest, and joy is peace on its feet.
Anne Lamott (from Plan B)

 
(unknown work at the Seattle Art Museum -
I liked its organic quality and the hint of a long-buried past)




another piece on display at Seattle Art Museum
in a collection of African works -- 
this piece is all from recycled materials

I find enormous JOY in seeing things other people create.

Where did you find JOY this week?





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!






Monday, February 20, 2012

Disparate




What goes together?


What makes our mind register
a commonality in disparate objects?  


At what point does nature stop and art begin?


Dive into the questions.

In nature, life, love and art.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Share the Joy: Happy Words



It’s that time again. Unleash your JOY!

This week, I’m sharing my Happy Words.



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!





Thursday, February 9, 2012

To Lift Your Spirits. . .



Take every opportunity to sit in the sunshine.


Whisper in the ear of an angel.


 Turn off the alarm and snuggle with your beloved.


Wear funny shoes.


Dream of romantic places.


Show your emotions.


Bring flowers home on a whim.


and

Just be Yourself.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Share the Joy: Travel




Wednesday always sneaks up on me.


Before I know it, it’s past time for
Share the Joy to be posted.


Today, when I’m feeling tired
and bogged down by rain,


I’m celebrating the JOY I’ve known
from traveling to marvelous places.



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, February 7, 2012

Field Trip




Sunny Day.


I'm short on inspiration.

Time for a field trip. . . .


Have to drive to Seattle


for a coaching appointment


and a rescheduled memoir class


anyway


so it’s a great excuse


to enjoy pretty things 


on a 60 degree February day
with brilliant blue skies


before indulging in a small but delicious
chocolate shake.

It's all about little moments
and eye candy.


Friday, February 3, 2012

Haiku My Heart: Color









 the heavens opened
color poured forth upon earth
ultimate beauty


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Share the Joy: Rebecca and Gavin




There are two entries on my JOY list
even though I’m a little late in posting.


Rebecca is on the mend, so I thank you
for all the good thoughts and prayers for her.
It's a joy for me to see her here,
looking sassy with Deb and Steph.
You rock -- all of you!

I got to spend the afternoon and evening
in our state’s Senate gallery, waiting for
the vote on the Marriage Equality Bill.

My son Gavin is interning this session
for Senator Mary Margaret Haugen,
the most senior senator.
(Ok - not a good picture, but he didn't want me
to take this picture. He does love getting to dress like
a businessman instead of a college student.) 


Because she announced two weeks ago
that she’d changed her position and
would vote in favor of the bill,


Gavin has had to deal with a lot of unhappy people
and a bunch of reporters and camera folks.
So yesterday was BIG for his office.

The bill passed the Senate 28 -21,
a wider than expected margin.
The person with the microphone is Senator Murray,
the bill's sponsor. The woman in the red top and black pants
is our governor, Christine Gregoire.

(There will be a signature drive for a referendum
putting the issue before the voters, so it’s not
a for-sure thing that same sex marriage will be available).

It was a joy to meet the senator and her staff
and see my son so enthused about the political process.
It was fun to ride home with him and hear about him

standing behind the governor in the wings and
even chatting with her.

So what’s your bundle of joy this week?


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!