Thursday, April 30, 2009

I've Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy

I have a friend (who is blissfully ignorant of the existence of this blog) whom I love dearly but she is one of the most negative people I know. She could be on an all-expenses paid cruise in the Caribbean with her children being cared for by Mary Poppins and she would still have plenty to complain about. Unfortunately this is contagious. After a while with her I find I make Eeyore look like a unfettered optimist.

This is not necessarily healthy and so today I purposed to be thankful. I'd thought I'd share with you some of the stuff that brought me joy today.

-Mini bell peppers were on sale at Wal-Mart. They really taste too good to be a vegetable. Plus, they were in the range of affordable and NO ONE else here likes them so I can have the whole box to myself. I almost did a little flip in the produce aisle but I prefer not to be the weirdest person at Wal-Mart so I refrained.

-Way Cooler and I booked flights to Texas for October. He has to go for a conference and since his hotel and food are paid for we freed up some air miles and The Geek will do Dallas. Actually The Geek plans to spend all 4 days eating her way across the metroplex. Southern food always makes me grin.

- I saw a robin today. Now I must confess, usually the only birds I like are stuffed and roasted with a side of mashed potatoes but a red-breasted robin just screams Spring to me. In my books, Spring is all joy all the blessed time.

- My four year old playing soccer. It may not be a thing of beauty, but it certainly is a joy forever.

-My latest tea find: Higgins and Burke Orange Butterscotch tea. Don't let the name dissuade you, it is pure joy in a mug.

-The Compassion bloggers. Reading them moves me, inspires me, and brings me a joyous hope that even I can actually do something about poverty. And that's a joy worth having.

What about you/ What brings joy into your coner of the world?


Kelly @ Love Well said...


Celedon green leaves appearing as like a haze on the trees.

The branches of crabapple trees bright pink with ready-to-open blossoms.


The promise of summer.


Anonymous said...

Hi H.G.
You know what brings me joy is my three children, their spouces, & their kids. My son just had surgery & dosn't want to take pain pills (i'm just fine}. A daughter who has the most active, busy climbing 16th month old & is able to laugh instead of going crazy. Then their is my other daughter who is the worlds best blogger & looks really neat in her scarf. Now that's only the little reasons my kids bring me joy.

Heather of the EO said...


The blue in the eyes of the small people that live with me.

Days that are warm enough to take us to the park.

Blog friends.

Real-life friends.

My husband's humor.

My bed.


Knittinchick said...

spring... no snow on the ground today!

chocolate in so many forms is such a nice thing

leftover pizza when I had to work late

that budget year end only comes once a year

good friends at work and good friends away from work

Soliloquy said...

I LOVE that most of my friends know NOTHING of my blog.

Not that I write about them on it.


Sometimes I feel convicted that I am too negative. And wonder if I'm wrong, or I just don't know anyone willing to tell me so.....

momofthecrazies said...

Sleeping children

Bike riding with the family




Being loved by God, family, and friends

Lady Why said...

Fever free children! Yippee!!

Eighteen varieties of tomatoes planted in the garden.

Shorts, sandals and bug spray.

Honeysuckle blooms.

80 degree weather.

Taking the flannel sheets off the bed.

Firing up the grill.

(do you sense a theme here?)

Janet said...

WHere do you get that tea....sounds SOOOO good!!!!!!

PS- I have a friend like that too....and it's not you. :-)

granola_granny said...

Driving through the Rockies on a sunny day listening to praise music.

Our kids who still want us around despite all the mistakes I made during their growing up years.

Seeing our grandsons.

Sleeping in our own bed... again.

Drinking Good Earth, Sweet and Spicy Herbal tea, which I wish they would start selling in Canada.