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Share the Joy: Simple Pleasures

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It's truly simple things that bring us joy.

The warm pleasure of a foamy cup of chai latte sipped from a favorite cup.
A novel on my Kindle.... most recently Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks (I know - a cheery subject, right?)
The sun streaming through freshly cleaned windows on a weekday morning.

Walking in the yard of my new house  and beginning to put my imprint on the garden in ways large and small.
My landscape guru installed the beautiful fountain I treated myself to, but I haven't yet taken a pic of it.  It's sitting in the front porch garden opposite the front door to create a sense of peace in all who enter.
Then we added some ferns around the base and mulched the area.
We also added some colorful grasses and Heavenly Bamboo shrubs in strategic locations.
I'm taking joy in learning about deer resistant planting while reminding myself that it's not always fool-proof and deer need to eat, too. There's a local doe with two fawns who've lost their spots. The…

Share the Joy: Back in the Saddle Again

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With the plethora of tasks associated with selling one house (please sell soon) and buying another, a lot of stuff got put on the back burner.
Art got ditched in favor of packing. Blogging and even more serious writing  was ignored and organizing was prioritized.
But it gives me great joy to know that I'm returning to the creative well and taking a big long drink.
Yesterday I made my first Polyvore collage in the last month.

It felt incredibly freeing to let go of all the "have to's" and do something just for the pure pleasure of it.
So what pushed your joy button this week?

Notice joy. Cultivate it. Celebrate it. Share it.



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 keep the epidemic of JOY going!

Share the Joy

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Have you unleashed your inner joy this week?

Notice joy. Cultivate it. Celebrate it. Share it.



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 keep the epidemic of JOY going!