Thursday, May 5, 2011

Share the Joy Thursday: So Much To Be Joyful About

It's time again for Meri's "Share the Joy Thursday". Consider joining in and spreading joy around every Thursday or whatever Thursdays you want to pop in and participate. Read about more joy, including from our own Kim, The Queen of Arts and others listed at the end of Meri's post if you want to feel more joy today.

You know, writing about joy first thing on a Thursday morning does set the intention for joy for the whole rest of the day. It is a beautiful spiritual practice, and I'm grateful to Kim and Meri for thinking of it. It also reminds me of Kelly Kikipotamus the Hobo's practice of Grace in Small Things and Laundrygirl's Five Senses Friday. All of these are ways of being more aware--they change the author as she/he writes the blog post!

What brings me JOY today?

Sunny days and light flickering on trees as I drive down the road
The fact that as I let go of control, God steps up
Freedom and gratitude for being privileged to be born in this country
Making art
The ability to control my mind
The ability to control who I let into my life
The ability to decide whether or not I watch the news
The safety and security of letting go of leeway with boundaries
Cinco De Mayo

Thank you for this video Mary Catherine!

Being alive still another day
Anticipating the day as being "good" :)
Being able to see
Feeling like we are all connected (because we are)

If you are reading wish you JOY!

~Photo by LoveHubbie Mark edited by me


patti said...

Thanks for the video O, it was fun!

I had to look up Cinco de Mayo on google! I'm glad you had a joyful day! :)

Olivia said...

You're welcome, Patti. That's so funny; we don't realize how many cultural differences there are between our two English-speaking countries, do we? Here in the US Cinco De Mayo is celebrated more and more, especially in the southwest. Thanks for commenting, Patti. Blessings and love to you, xoO

rebecca said...

i wish you jOY
in every new moment.

Kim Mailhot said...

I wish you much joy as well, Lovely Olivia !

Olivia said...

Thank you Rebecca and Kim, wishing you the same today and every day :) xoO

CrystalChick said...

Hope you are filled with joy today too!! Gosh, I was soooo busy with all these blogs I have now I can't believe it's Friday already! HA!
That video sure was fun, glad you liked it too.
Enjoy your weekend. :)

Jane said...

I have come to discover and count my blessings in the every day joys: the use of my legs and arms, my vision, my husband, my friends, my family. So much joy is around us if we only take the time to realize it!

Olivia said...

Amen, Jane, I'm glad! And I agree. And again, it's good to see you here, xoO