Joy Comes From The Best Places


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?

Choose JOY each and every day

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.

Joy Comes From The Best Places
Joy is precious. Make it a part of every day. Joy comes from the best places
JOY (period)

So much more than the word all on it’s own.

Choose JOY



Joy is sometimes the only option we need in a day.  It’s my SOMETHING WONDERFUL for today.

Love Ingrid x



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