Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sharing JOY!

Fall at Tallulah Gorge in north Georgia...JOY!

Jamie Ridler asks today: What do you wish to share?
All week I've pondered the question posed last Wednesday--what luxury do you wish for?
My first thought then was the luxury of generosity, which led to the many ways that one can be generous without financial means, which led to the response to today's prompt, even before it was asked!

I can share JOY!
I can be just as generous as I want to be!
Joy doesn't have to cost a dime; true joy is not attached to any monetary expense or reward.
I have started taking note of those moments of pure joy in my days, and expressing gratitude for them.

I feel joy when
* my almost 13 year old climbs onto my lap, throws her arms around me and sighs "Mama, I love you"
*I smell fall in the air and see the leaves dancing in all their glorious colors
* my little nephew comes bounding into my house and asks "what art are you working on today Jennifer? Can I do that too?"
*I have my first nibble of 90% chocolate with peppermint tea when I sit down at my computer each morning
* I realize my 16 year old knows how to apologize
*someone tells me that my art makes them feel happy
*my husband snuggles in and tells me that I'm his best friend
*I understand...and this is one of my greatest joys....that my adult children were listening!
They actually listened and learned from what I've always tried to teach them. And they're good people! *wiping a happy tear*

How can one feel that kind of joy and not want to share it?!

What brings YOU joy today?

And what do you wish to share?

24 comments:

Lawendula said...

Hey, you've got a German name! Is your hubby from Germany? Or your ancestors? I wonder how do you pronounce that!
So Greetings from the baltic sea!

Nice joy list, I like that
* I realize my 16 year old knows how to apologize ;)

Thanks for sharing!

Genie Sea said...

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her also! :)

Reading this post brought a huge smile of joy on my face! May your joy and blessings be abundant! :)

Tess said...

Beautiful list, and thank you for reminding us that luxury doesn't have to be material.

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

The Fragrant Muse said...

You can't have too much JOY!

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well.

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Holly said...

I wish to share that this wish of yours is truly beautiful.

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I lovingly and with intention wish for her also!

Diva Kreszl said...

Thank you for sharing your joy...it serves as a reminder to us all to be grateful each day. As you wish for yourself, so I lovingly wish for you also!

Karen D said...

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. Thank you for sharing your joy!

Sarah said...

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her also! :)
I think I was yelling..YESYESYES to ever one!! Wonderful joyful post!! Off to find your artwork~~ Namaste, Sarah

Jules said...

Gratitude and sharing go hand in hand! Thanks for sharing your joy.
As Jennifer wishes for herself, I wish for her too

Giulietta the Muse said...

Hey Jennifer,

Lovely! Nice "I Feel Joy List." Sounds like a warm, cozy home life. EnJOY! May your wish to spread joy continue past this circle into the rest of the world. Giulietta

Miss Becky said...

I love this post. thanks for sharing! As Moon Mama wishes for herself so I also wish for her. :)

Tabitha@ichoosebliss.net said...

Your grateful heart just made me smile so brightly! Your sentiments are beautiful!

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Lissa said...

Love your Joy List, made me smile:)

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her also!

Wild Roaming One (WRO) said...

Joy is a great thing to share, thank you! As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also!

Peace,
WRO

Sulwyn said...

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. Thank you for reminding to take time to enjoy the moments of joy in my life.

Linnea said...

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

(I love it when my almost 13-year-old son cuddles beside me on the couch and says, "Love you, Mom." He's taller than I am now and can't sit on my lap, but when he does that I remember that the confused adolescent with the cracking voice is still my little boy.)

sema said...

so much joy to savor in our lives
As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her also!
blessings for abundance
sema

City Girl said...

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her also! I love this post. And it is so true that sharing joy is free :)

karmacoy said...

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so do I wish for Jennifer!! I love you list of graditude and thankyou for sharing your Joy!! Love the look of your Blog!!

clairedulalune said...

As Jennifer wishes for herself I wish for her also! Beautiful list!

WrightStuff said...

What a delightfully joyous list to read and share with you! Thank you for making me smile!

Ellecubed said...

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Lisa K said...

Love your list! :D
As Jennifer wishes for herself, I wish for her as well.