Tuesday, December 18, 2012

joy list



I think it's time for a Joy list. What about you? Are you finding Joy around you right now? Go look and then write it down.


  • skies that look like watercolor paintings
  • flowers and green, growing things all around me
  • steaming mugs of coffee and tea
  • wiggly greyhound greetings
  • twinkly lights in the house at night
  • reading good books
  • toast spread with Nutella
  • sunny days
  • creative people living their Joy, creating and sharing it with the world
  • the way watercolor paint mixes, merges and blends on paper
  • shiny baubles
  • fresh, clean sheets
  • brisk walks with energetic dogs
  • coming across a group of five deer in the park
  • music
  • dog toys scattered all over the house
  • putting on a favorite perfume
  • wrapping up in a crocheted or patchwork blanket
  • sighting a falcon(!!!) in the backyard

7 comments:

  1. Sighting a falcon in the backyard would be hard to beat!

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  2. Beautiful. it was pleasure to read it and even bigger pleasure is to imagine it. thank you so much for sharing.

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  3. -a "what is said in the car stays in the car" conversation with two of my amazing daughters, ages 26 and 21.
    -those two same daughters singing in the kitchen last night while baking sugar cookies.
    -hanging out with my Henry cat.
    -casting on a prayer shawl for someone in sandy hook, three towns north of us, here in ct. knitting comfort, hope and light into every stitch.
    -the odd comfort of a foggy day.
    -folding freshly laundered linens, scented with lavender.
    -the paper white narcissus and christmas cactus blooming in the dining room.

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  4. Good idea, Anne.
    Here's mine:
    -anticipating my daughter's visit next week
    -a lovely Christmas party last night with friends
    -a warm kitty on my lap, and another above me on the back of my chair
    -the warm glow of Christmas lights throughout the house
    -the joy of stitching little last minute gifts
    There, that felt good!
    Thank you for the reminder, Anne! :)

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  5. having you as a daughter, now that's joy!

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  6. love your list and what your mom wrote. :) i wrote and shared my list today on my site. Thanks Anne for the inspiration. xoxo

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  7. Your list is wonderful. I'm going to do my list on my blog tonight--it's always good to think of the things that give us joy!

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