Tuesday, April 30, 2013

True Words Tuesday: Look Ahead




While we might look a whole lot wiser if 
we could live life backward,
life just doesn't work that way.

If you're always looking backwards,
you're gonna bump into a lot of walls.

You're gonna pass Mr. Right
and never see his face.

You're gonna watch your world get smaller
while you're facing away from
the universe of possibilities.

Love what is.

Dream big.

Yes, you can.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Haiku My Heart: Sunrise





light peeks over
the edge of the earth, bringing
a paintbox with her


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Share the Joy: Joy and Frustration



I thought I'd have a photo of me 
with Brené Brown
to share this morning,
but I'm still waiting for the camera pics
to show up in my e-mailbox.

Brené Brown's talk on Daring Greatly


gave me great joy -
she's warm, funny, grounded,
and one of the world's best story tellers.
Plus I happen to agree with her
about vulnerability
down to
"If you don't do vulnerability, 
then vulnerability's going to do you."

If you haven't discovered her yet,
you're missing out.
You can remedy that by watching here


What I don't enJOY
are the vagaries of sending camera pics
and wondering where in heck they went.


p.s.
Found the ones I thought I'd sent from my gmail account
sitting unsent in my drafts file
even though I clicked the send icon.

The ones I sent via my Yahoo mail took over an hour
to finally materialize.
What's THAT about?
I thought the internet was all about
instant gratification.

And I'm the original
"God grant me patience and I want it now" girl.








What's your source of JOY?

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!





Thursday, April 18, 2013

Share the Joy



I have been reflecting on joy this week,
amidst the sorrowful happenings

the cowardly act of terrorism
in Boston, of course

the death of friend's husband
from a massive heart attack
(he was a mover and shaker in the community
and one of the nicest, most grounded guys around)

Those kinds of occurrences can make joy seem 
out of reach.

On the other hand, 
those kinds of occurrences
are an invitation for us to cultivate joy,
to notice and appreciate those precious moments
when everything seems right with the world,
when children say or do something amazing,
when love -- old or new -- seems bright and shiny,
when something touches our heart
in ways large or small.

By noticing,
by appreciating,
we anchor those moments of joy in our heart
and allow them to remind us there is hope
even in our moments of greatest darkness
and challenge.




Share the Joy.




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!




Thursday, April 11, 2013

Share the Joy Thursday



Reasons for JOY:

 I'm signed up to go to San Miguel Allende
for a week of art with Judy Wise, 
Katie Kendrick, and Stephanie Lee --
and (perhaps even more importantly)
to commune with Rebecca and Deb.

the incomparable Deb Taylor

SMA is a place awash with color


ritual, and images of Our Lady.



And -- the other reason for joy is
that it's mid-April and I'm not hosting
the third annual bout of bronchitis
that I experienced the last two years.
Yippee!

What's your point of joy?


Share the Joy.




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!





Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Share the Joy -- Oops, I'm Late





Take some time today and
Share the Joy.




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!