Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Share the Joy: A Trip to Seattle





I'm experiencing joy
anticipating my little jaunt
to Seattle to meet a friend for dinner
at one of my favorite restaurants.

At the Pike Place Market

Perhaps you've gathered that I have a love affair
with the city I lived in during my junior high, 
high school, and college years.



I left that city after college graduation,
but it beckoned me back when I was in my 30s.



Though sometimes I think about leaving her
when the skies are gray and the rain falls relentlessly,
she captured my heart long ago.



I'm hers. Consider this an offering to her beauty.





What gives you JOY this week?




To play along
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. Then click the NEXT box (or the time) to choose an image
 from the post to insert in Mr. Linky's list
 so people get a sneak peek. 

(And if you just can't get it to work, 
email me and I'll try to link it for you.)

4. 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!



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Share the Joy: Be Astonished




I think I’ve found one of the trails on the path to JOY.

What could be more joyful than
becoming purposefully present
to the magic of life?



What gives you JOY this week?



To play along
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. Then click the NEXT box (or the time) to choose an image
 from the post to insert in Mr. Linky's list
 so people get a sneak peek. 

(And if you just can't get it to work, 
email me and I'll try to link it for you.)

4. 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!



Monday, September 17, 2012

Enchanting




I finally went to see The Intouchables.



Unlikely. Improbable. True.

It made me feel enormous gratitude that film exists.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Share the Joy: I Am My Own Muse



I am taking Vivienne McMaster's You Are Your Own Muse class and enJOYing every minute of it. So today, I'm sharing answers from a week one worksheet. 




I am dreamweaver, soul healer, joy activator, life artist and midwife of meaningful change.



I come from an unbroken line of feisty, fabulous women.



I see most every situation as a container for joy.


I trust that if I keep my heart open, love will somehow find its way inside.  


I believe in the power of kindness and compassion & that we're all supposed to enjoy the journey that we're on.



I imagine success on my own terms.



I love (because I'm alive). Plain and simple. And I thank my former husband for offering me the opportunity to learn, deep in my soul, that I have an astonishing capacity to love someone truly, madly, deeply, without reservation, and to be steadfast in that love for decades. Without you, I would always have wondered.



I crave time alone, playing with images or toting a camera, writing, dreaming, exploring possibilities.



 What gives you JOY this week?



To play along
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. Then click the NEXT box (or the time) to choose an image
 from the post to insert in Mr. Linky's list
 so people get a sneak peek. 

(And if you just can't get it to work, 
email me and I'll try to link it for you.)

4. 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!





Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Share the Joy: My Home Town




It gives me enormous JOY to live where I do.


My little town was named #5 in the list of
Smithsonian's Best Small Towns in America


 and I understand why.





What gives you JOY this week?



To play along
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. Then click the NEXT box (or the time) to choose an image
 from the post to insert in Mr. Linky's list
 so people get a sneak peek. 

(And if you just can't get it to work, 
email me and I'll try to link it for you.)

4. 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!