Sunday, July 29, 2012

Postcards from Paradise: My Home Turf




A peek at my favorite farmer's market

Seattle's famous Pike Place Market














Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Share the Joy: The Pull of Passion




I love the pure joy of following my passions where they lead me. . .
whether it’s collecting quotes that inspire me,
(or even better yet, creating a collage using those quotes)
listening to my favorite music,
watching The Newsroom or Smash,
or spending time outdoors on a sunny day.




Where are you finding JOY?

To play along,




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, July 24, 2012

The Path with Heart




There are many paths to enlightenment.


Be sure to take the one with a heart.

-          Lao Tzu


Monday, July 23, 2012

Thinking Abstractly




Sometimes only an abstraction comes to mind.

"Spinning Into Oblivion" created by MeriMagic on Polyvore

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Share the Joy: Summer Color


It’s summer and my garden is showing off.

It’s ablaze with color.

Daylilies, hydrangeas, Oriental lilies and 
even some daisy-like flowers galore.







And right now, though they're a little past their prime, 
I’m getting a pop of JOY
From my poppies.



Where are you finding your JOY?



To play along,

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!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Share the Joy: Blessings



One of the best ways to increase
 your JOY quotient
is to


Here are some of mine

1.    a roof over my head and plenty of food
2.  kids that I like as well as love
3.   talking to my Mom every few days
4.  ditto for my Dad
5.  family and friends to love and be loved by
6.  a never-ending stream of creativity
7.   blog buddies
8.   the new HBO series “The Newsroom,” 
smartly written by Aaron Sorkin
9.   “Imagine Whirled Peace” Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
10.  movies at Grand Cinema
11.   my spiritual community
12.  being able to make a difference
 in the world by being myself


Come to think of it not only are these blessings,
each of them brings me joy.


What’s your source of JOY?


To play along,

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!




Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Share the Joy: Fireworks




It always gives me a jolt of JOY
to watch colorful fireworks displays.



What’s your JOY source this week?



To play along,

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!




Sunday, July 1, 2012

Postcards from Paradise: Shopping





I’m an introvert, so the crush of family
at a 4-day reunion can be exhausting for me.
Too many people in the tipi, so to speak.


We often don’t have enough in common
to keep the conversation lively.




And while I’d be perfectly happy spending
a whole weekend with my nose in a book
(even reading aloud if someone will listen),
or just sitting outside and sipping a cup of chai,
it’s really not polite.



What my family at least its female members
really loves to do is shop.



I can do that. Especially jewelry.




For other stuff, buying is optional.



This, by the way, is jewelry designed by my sister-in-law.
It's incredibly beautiful and affordable too.
I snagged a necklace of graduated-sized amazonite beads
with silver fittings and matching earrings for $45 at the
Saturday market in Joseph, Oregon.

It felt like highway robbery!

You can email her (sherman.sharry@yahoo.com)

I'm sure she'd be happy to send you images of her work
so you can own some of her stunning pieces.


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