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Share the Joy: Happy New Year

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It's time for festivities and celebration. . . .  the end of one year and the beginning of another.



As for me, I'll eschew the crowds and alcohol and curl up to watch episodes of "Call the Midwife" (a BBC series set in London's West End tenements in the late 1950s -- you can find it on Netflix) and drink Snapple.
I know, pretty boring, eh?
The simplest things bring me joy.
What about you? 
How are you cultivating joy?  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.



Share the Joy: Good Tidings

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Christmas is fast approaching.

The presents are bought and waiting to be claimed. The weather is crisp and cold, with snow in the mountains.
And so, I wish you good tidings of comfort and JOY and to the World, I send a prayer for peace.


How are you cultivating joy?  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.

Share the Joy: Field Trip

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One of my favorite jaunts anytime of year is a trip to Seattle's Pike Place Market. I took little sightseers with me

and while they weren't too keen on having to pose for a picture, they warmed up to cups of hot cider and getting to pick any donut they wanted out of the bakery case.
You can just see the urn full of mulled cider in the right lower corner of the photo below.


We perused the vendors, looking for interesting things to buy


like this very unusual broccoli  (cut off the individual florets and the tips, toss in olive oil, and roast at 400F for 20 minutes).
From the same stall, we bought rainbow carrots before meandering by the pepper wreaths.

I was moved to capture this image of pomegranates, mostly because I recently reread Traveling with Pomegranates (by Sue Monk Kidd and her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor)


but also because it brought back the joy of breakfasts in the dining room on the dahabeya Afandina when I was on the amazing trip to Egypt a few years back.
But back to the Pacific Northwest and …

Share the Joy: Happy December

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It's the time of year to enJOY spectacular light displays. . . . .





and even a little snow
(a very little)

Happy December, Everyone!
How are you cultivating joy?  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.