Thursday, September 26, 2013

Share the Joy: Simple Pleasures




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.
They stroll around the neighborhood, 
visiting various garden salad bars,
then bound back into the woods 
behind my house.


I'm longing to nest in this new house,
the one my son is house-sitting
and I visit several times a week
to chat with my cats
and put away things in boxes.  

(and no, the old house hasn't sold yet. . . 
keep sending your prayers and positive vibes for
a speedy sale to the perfect buyer
so I can pack up my furniture and move) 

What sparked the fire of joy in you 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!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Share the Joy: Back in the Saddle Again



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!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Share the Joy







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!