Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Share the Joy: Averting Disaster



My joy post will be a little on the light side this week.
On Monday morning, I woke and, as usual, went up 
to my office to check email
but
found a message that said,
more or less,
"Your hard drive is toast. Back up your files
and find an electronics recycle station."

So I went and bought an external drive
and clicked on the button
to have the computer do a back-up automatically.
It failed four separate times.

Oh no, I thought, it's


if I can't find a way around this obstacle.

I'd backed up my document files a while ago,
but there was a lot of writing done on my memoir
and the manuscript I'm almost finished with
called Riding the Divorce Roller Coaster.
I breathed deeply and tried not to imagine the worst.

I can always write on a


I thought, and that brought a smile to my face.

But not as big a smile
as starting the hours-long process of manually saving 
all the stuff on the dying swan of a hard drive
and finding that -- unlike the auto-transfer --
it worked!

Woo hoo -- I didn't lose any of my work in progress,
or any of my client files.
And I've got a new system in a box
to set up and then load 
with the contents of the now-crammed external drive.


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, October 17, 2013

Share the Joy




 Isn't autumn just
color-icious?







Going for a nature walk
is a sure way to ignite joy.


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, October 10, 2013

Share the Joy



During this week of lingering sniffles,
sneezes, and coughs,
I've found JoY
in having furry lap blankets



and stacks of these.


I finished Train Dreams, a novella my book club is reading, 
and a couple of other things.


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, October 3, 2013

Share the Joy



A ramble in an antique store
always creates joy,
because there's so much to look at
and exclaim (or laugh) about.

Some things inevitably unleash
memories. . . 


of the time when Cabbage Patch babies 
were a hot commodity and you had to put your name
on a waiting list
and then my uncle, who owned a variety store 
in the Pacific Northwest
in a pretty much lily white community
got a long-awaited shipment
of dolls. . . that were African American.
Many parents on the waiting list said yes,
not worrying about having black grand-dolls,
but he was left with dolls he worried he wouldn't sell.

I was working in D.C. then
and easily found people in my office
who were thrilled to purchase babies by mail.



of spending some of my growing-up years
living in Washington's "fruit bowl."



and memories of reaching deep down into a cookie jar
to find a treat. 



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!