Creating a jump for JOY List

What brings you Joy?

 

You know, truth is, if we just took a moment or two to appreciate them I’ll bet you we could find many, many tiny things that bring us joy on a day to day, even minute by minute basis and by recognising these jewels we can raise our energy no end.

 

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For this reason I’ve decided to share some of the simple things that ‘do it’ for me in the hope that I will inspire you to compile your own list for you to appreciate your own joys too … some are memories others are little things I notice along the way

 

 

I’m actually starting with a photo because when I look at this it makes my heart sing.  Me and my two kidlets Glynn and Laura last year in Oz.  The first time we’ve been together in a while.  For me the thought of it is bliss :0)

 

 

 

  • The smell of chocolate  (yep, I’m a fiend for the stuff. Love, love, love it)
  • the delicious heady fragrance of my favourite rose ‘Gertrude Jekyll’
  • walking bare foot in dewy grass
  • being allocated my chosen seat on a flight to Oz – Laura know’s which ones I mean :0)
  • sliding into a bath tub of steaming hot water sprinkled liberally with lavender oil
  • the sound of children’s giggles
  • buying trays of pansies with smiley faces from the garden center
  • cutting and sticking and creating journal pages
  • hugs n snuggles from grand kids, whatever their size
  • getting my hair cut and loving the result

 

“Enjoy yourself, these are the good old days you’re going to miss in years ahead

 

  • memories of fits of giggles whilst blowing maltesers in the air
  • standing in the Cop at Liverpool watching my boy engrossed in his passion
  • stroking Gorgeous Gladys til her legs nearly buckle with relaxation
  • creamy cappuccinos and coffee cake
  • finding something is easy do do when I had been fearful of the difficulty
  • discovering money in pockets and bags I had no idea was there
  • opening a beautiful birthday card
  • watching the delight of someone opening a gift I know they are going to adore
  • the feel of cinder toffee in my mouth
  • a brand new tube of blue mascara
  • pink champagne – even though I’m a lightweight and get giddy after a single glass

 

It's only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis Click To Tweet

 

~ Margaret Bonnano

 

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  • Sliding into bed and being enveloped in freshly laundered and ironed sheets
  • the luxury of lilies and roses in my kitchen
  • watching the birdies nesting in the hedge outside my window
  • the smell and the sound of the sea at Port Wilunga
  • doing something someone else assured me I wouldn’t be able to do
  • getting a pedicure
  • actually getting through first time to the person I intended to speak to instead of being held in line by a machine
  • seeing someone I supported spread her wings and fly
  • jeans that fit perfectly
  • finding a half empty dustbin on the pavement the night before the bin men come that will accommodate my excess rubbish bags and save me a trip to the refuse tip (is that legal? – not sure but it sure as heck makes me giggle like a naughty child when i do it anyway)
  • lunch dates with girlfriends that involve dressing for the occasion

 

 

Children smile 400 times a day on average … adults 15 times.
Children laugh 150 times a day … adults 6 times per day.
Children play between 4-6 hours a day … adults only 20 minutes a day.
What’s happened?

Robert Holden (from ‘Living Wonderfully’)

 

 

So these are some of mine.  What about you?  It might be a friendly face or a kindly gentleman holding open a door like a knight in shining armour.  Please do share, and if you don’t how about making your own list.  I can almost guarantee it’ll lighten your heart.

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