Friday, September 16, 2011

30 Days of Joy...............Day 1

Do you have a friend who exudes joy?   I do.

This mom of three makes joy a part of her daily life. Her small children consider themselves blessed to have her as a mom, because she turns even the smallest of events into a joyous occasion.

Recently, she decided to challenge herself further after reading this article. She decided to be more fully conscious of negativity in her life and replace it with joy. For 100 days, she will try to see the positive in any negative experience, with the hope that by the end of the 100 days, joy will be a habit in her family.  With her encouragement, I read the article myself and decided that for the next 30 days, I would seek out the joy in my life too.

Every day, for the next thirty days, I will post a picture of something that brought me joy that day.

Today, that thing was apples. I am fortunate to have an apple tree in my back yard. Earlier this week some grandkids came over to help pick the ripening fruit. Today, Computer Geek and I peeled and cored them, and I later turned them into two pans of delicious apple crisp. One pan, I took over to daughter Em's house. The other will keep us in dessert for the next few days.

It was a cool, rainy, day today. The weather, combined with the smell of warm apples and cinnamon, signaled the beginning of fall joy.


  1. Great idea. Beginning today, I'll keep a list of at least one thing each day that brought me joy.

    Today, the many birthday greetings I received.

  2. Auntie M: Happy Birthday to someone who has joy right in the middle of her name! I hope you'll share your daily joy findings with us.

  3. I better open that bag of apples in the fridge now. I'm feeling hungry.

    So you love apples and onions...just like me :)

  4. Jill: The friend who inspires joy in my life could easily have been you as well. Your kids are growing up surrounded by it.

    septembermom: Fall...apples...candy corn...does it get any better? Oh and please don't ever use the words "love" and "onions" in the same sentence again. LOL!


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