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Saturday, July 25, 2020

It can sometimes be difficult to find joy these days. So many people are tired. We are tired of being confined to our homes, we are tired of being scared of a virus, and we are tired of worrying about what our futures are going to look like. 

pink zinnias in garden

It is difficult to live without joy in our hearts.  

"Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm 
and our intelligence aglow."
Helen Keller

Joy is defined as the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something good and we each find joy in different but often similar ways. Love, our families, small moments, a job we love, gardening, a flower, and much more can bring us joy.

The most important thing is to choose joy, to allow it into our lives, and then to find ways to hold onto it, to hug it close to us.

It is not only okay to find joy and keep it in these difficult times, it is also important to share it. When we find ways to bring joy to others we enrich our own lives. 

white roses on a picket fence

I know how much Tessa loves water. She has always been a water baby. I also know that she was sad that their pool had to close. Well I couldn't give her a swimming pool, but I found something I thought would bring her joy. 

I think the splash pad was a hit and seeing the joy on her face brings me so much joy.

How about you? Do you choose joy?


  1. What a wonderful gift for a 'water baby'. She looks so happy!

    Choosing joy is so beneficial to our health and well being, some days it might not be easy, but it is the better way to live.

    Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

  2. I have always looked for joy in the most common of things because those are more frequent. Tessa looks so happy! Enjoy your visit.

  3. I saw those splash pads and thought I would get one for my grandgirls. They look like lots of fun. We certainly need to try and find joy everyday and share it especially now. Have a good weekend.

  4. What a fun toy for Tessa! I have been feeling so down lately. I need to do a better job of realizing the joy I have in my life and celebrating that. Thanks for this thoughtful post!


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