Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Share the Joy



For those of you who celebrate a U.S. style
Thanksgiving,
have a joyful day filled with 
friends, family and food.

I had another day filled with the 3 F's
earlier this week. . . .

Oliver's first birthday party.



Oliver's mom's cousin Margaret
baked him a "1" cake 
just so he could do a face plant,
but he surprised everyone by going after 
a finger full of frosting at a time
(though, as you can see,
he managed to grow a blue frosting
beard and moustache).


I found him this spectacular bouncy toy.
His legs are barely long enough to touch the ground,
but he'll soon be able to master the art of the bounce.
(And yes, there's a gate at the top of the stairs.)


Big brother Logan had plenty of fun
decorating a gingerbread man
and didn't have the least hesitation
about ornamenting outside the lines.



And he seemed to enJOY
munching the gingerbread boy's legs.


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!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Haiku My Heart: Heart




spontaneous find
strolling along Cannon Beach
this heart touched my heart

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Share the Joy



Blue skies and sunshine in November -- days like today --
make me energetic and full of possibility.



Call me crazy, but the smell of oranges
makes me happy. . . 
as does wandering through a gourmet
grocery story and delighting in the myriad
of oolors and shapes
(and sampling different kinds of cheese). . .  


And speaking of oranges,
I'm overjoyed and full of awe
when I see a sunset like this.



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!



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Share the Joy


Where do you find JoY?

Is it in the decision of which treat
will be yours
or 
when you take a bite and feel the flavor
tickle your taste buds?



When you see a silly green frog
sitting on a table in the window of a shop
and it makes you laugh?



When you can hear your son's laughter 
from two rooms away?



When the night sky is clear and the moon 
signals romance?


Or two people in love,
sharing secrets?



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!



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Share the Joy


I hope you're all finding little pockets of joy
to dig into this week.
As for me, joy is taking a backseat to concern
right now, as my mom was just diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
There will be a family gathering this weekend
and there will be lots of decisions to be made
over the next few months.

She is a woman of great faith, 
a retired minister in the United Methodist Church,
and I'm sure it would give her great joy
and comfort if you find it in your heart
to add her to your prayers.

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!