I have had this mug for some time now. I love it. When it makes the rounds to ‘Joy Mug Day’ I often find myself feeling cheery just knowing I’ll be drinking from it. I know it sounds silly and trite but it works for me.
Do you have trouble keeping your focus on the things that bring you joy?
Time to contemplate J-O-Y.
This morning, I was taking photographs in my garden. I have a handy point and shoot Canon that I like to get close-ups with. I just love the macro setting on it so that I can get right up into the grill of my flower subjects.
As you know from my other blog posts about my garden that I think being outdoors is integral to helping me through each day. I spend time out there, every day, as long as I feel up to it. I love to work the soil if I can. But mostly I just love to go out and see all the minute changes that have occurred throughout the night.
Nature Astounds Me
It never ceases to amaze me that I can go out and be so sure about what a plant is doing and suddenly a whole new blossom has emerged over the course of the night. While I sleep, my garden conspires to bless me again the next day.
It’s no secret that I see a connection between my garden and my happiness and these folks think so too. I love how the author of this article , Julie Myerson, speaks of the custodianship rather than the ownership of a garden.
So this morning, I took a minute to sit out on the back deck of our shed and looked down at the mug.
I had never actually stopped to really look at the mug.
You know how it is. I always knew it was my joy mug but I have to tell you….
It Came As A Surprise
I had never seen the period until today.
So much more than the word all on it’s own.
Joy is sometimes the only option we need in a day. It’s my SOMETHING WONDERFUL for today.
Love Ingrid x