Thursday, June 27, 2013

Share the Joy








How are you cultivating joy?
Share your wins,
your misty-eyed moments,
your ear-to-ear grins.

Where do you find JOY?
What thrills you?

Notice it.
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!



Thursday, June 20, 2013

Share the Joy: Kickin' Back



I don't know what's gonna come out today.

I've been just hanging out.


Meandering.


Going to my favorite theater.


Sitting in silence
as part of the writing ritual.


All part of cultivating joy.


How are you cultivating joy?
Share your wins,
your misty-eyed moments,
your ear-to-ear grins.

Where do you find JOY?
What thrills you?

Notice it.
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!



Monday, June 17, 2013

Opening




Yes.
I love the unveiling of the mystery.





The welcoming a new phase.
Expansion.
Settling into the silence.



Knowing what's next will arrive
at exactly the right time.





I just have to open
to receive.






Sunday, June 16, 2013

Signs from the Universe



If what we notice
in the world around us



is a sign from the Universe



trying to get our attention



pushing us in the direction of greater love



more joy


soul perfection



what, specifically,
is the Universe
trying to say?


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Share the Joy: Fruit Cocktail



One thing I've learned about
cultivating JoY
is that when you start looking for it,
it shows up everywhere.

In the weirdest places.
In unbelievable forms and shapes.

Like this guy. . . .
found in an antique store
in Thorp, Washington.



It's a kitschy pitcher.  

Trying saying that fast 5 times.
I dare you.
I bet you can't do it without laughing.
And letting the JoY leak in.

The crazy pitcher made me laugh out loud.
If I hadn't been in a "paring down,
simplify" phase of my life,
I absolutely
positively
would have brought him home with me.
Simply for the smiles he'd evoke.

(Instead, I bought a beautiful embroidered handkerchief
to add to my stash of beautiful nose wipes.)

How are you cultivating joy?
Share your wins,
your misty-eyed moments,
your ear-to-ear grins.

Where do you find JOY?
What thrills you?

Notice it.
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!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

True Words Tuesday: Summer's Almost Here



Now that summer's almost herem
the roses are blooming,
hummingbirds are engaging in winged acrobatics,
it's time...



You know you want to.

Take a break
and soak in amazement
at the beauty all around you.

Monday, June 10, 2013

My World Monday



I know I drive some people mad
because I rarely have my mobile phone turned on. . . 
but I don't see any reason
to always be at someone's beck and call.

Remember the good old days
when you could get a little peace and quiet
by leaving the house
and venturing beyond the ring of the phone
(and telemarketers).

If I'm meeting someone
and worry they'll need to call me to say
"I'll be late by about 5 minutes"
or
"I got us a table in the back by the windows"
then I try to remember to turn the darn thing on
(if the battery isn't dead).

But it makes a dandy portable camera.



Thursday, June 6, 2013

Share the Joy: A Peek at Summer



Are you taking time to notice
moments of joy -
to cultivate your capacity for
wonder and exuberance and 
feeling an influx of pleasure
so sweet it might bring
tears of JoY to your eyes?

My joy this week comes from


blue skies, puffy clouds 
that move across the sky like polka dots,
and warm temps



Finding sunflowers in buckets
at the market


Seeing these roses blooming in the lower garden
(I hope I left the tag on the bush
because I don't remember what they're called)

and finding out I passed my coaching written exam
with flying colors.


How are you cultivating joy?
Share your wins,
your misty-eyed moments,
your ear-to-ear grins.

Where do you find JOY?
What thrills you?

Notice it.
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!