Live with Joy

“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”
~ Mother Theresa

Today’s post is more about visuals than words. In our busy lives, I think many of us forget way too often to think about and enjoy the many blessings that we have – the things scattered throughout our lives that bring us JOY.

If you know me, you know I love photography, mostly taking nature photos. Creation is such a wonderful subject matter. But I love collecting images of family and friends too. Taking photos is one thing that brings me joy. But one of the other BIG things that gives me joy is family.

There is no way I could capture ALL of the images here that make me smile, but I have tried to compile as many photos as I could into mini-collages of LOVE. [Finding all these photos takes time. So, this is just the start. I will post a part 2 with more images. And there may even be a part 3.] I hope you enjoy them.

What are some of the things that bring you joy?

Getting Back on the Horse

Okay, so my last post was in May, and at that time, I stated that I wanted to take my blog in a different direction. Meanwhile, the direction appears to have been nowhere. But appearances can be deceiving. I really have been thinking about it a lot. And I’ve come up with several topics that I want to write about.

A recent start-up blog by my friend Jane encouraged me to quit just hanging around the barn watching everyone else and get back on the horse. (To my in-laws – that’s figuratively speaking, of course; you know I don’t really like to get on the horses.) In fact, the format of Jane’s blog inspired me as well – short and sweet.  I have to remind myself that every post doesn’t have to be a chapter in a novel.

So anyway, stay tuned. No, really. I have some ideas about posting photos to share some of the things that bring me joy. I want to write a little bit about creativity (I finally got back into working on some of my crafts today – yay!). I’d like to share some thoughts and perspectives on how I cope with Fibro (or sometimes how I’m not coping, whatever the case may be). And I’ve got several other ideas brewing, but I don’t want to give all my thoughts away just yet. (Of course, I did write them down because my memory isn’t what it used to be. Well, okay, another admission to those who don’t know me that well … other than my awesome memory for work details, the rest of my memory has never been so hot.)

And to my loyal followers – please try to comment now and then. It helps us bloggers know that people really are reading and that what we type/write isn’t just for our own amusement/pleasure/edification/education/(insert your own word here). You can become a follower if you have a yahoo account; and even if you don’t have a yahoo account, you can add a comment by selecting “anonymous” – but then I would appreciate it if you would add your name at the end of your comment so I know who you are. Thanks so much.

I look forward to sharing more with you soon.