Joyful Monday ~ 23 October

What I dream of is an art of balance, or purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.

~ Henri Matisse

I’ve been absent because I’ve allowed myself to be mired down in a morass of worry and concern. But today I’m letting my shoulders relax and I’m focusing more on what I dream of than on anxiety.

Even in its rain, today was a beautiful day.


Joyful Monday ~ 7 August

Evil is boring. Cynicism is pointless. Fear is a bad habit. Despair is lazy. Hopelessness is self-indulgent. On the other hand: Joy is fascinating. Love is an act of heroic genius. Pleasure is our birthright. Chronic ecstasy is a learnable skill.

– Rob Brezsny

Joyful Monday ~ 5 June

I wouldn’t waste a day, not an hour, not a moment. Take what you want … and damn caution. Live, enjoy. Feed ravenously. Or the biggest regret you’ll have at the end of your life is wasted time.

– Nora Roberts, writer

Joyful Monday ~ 15-May

“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.”

– Martha Washington

Joyful Tuesday ~ 11-Apr

“We were made to enjoy music, to enjoy beautiful sunsets, to enjoy looking at the billows of the sea and to be thrilled with a rose that is bedecked with dew.”

– Desmond Tutu, religious leader


We went to Lake Oconee (featured picture) this past weekend and I took dozens of pictures of sunrises, sunsets, and the lake. G doesn’t really understand it, but I can’t help myself from being awed by the beauty, and wanting to capture it forever.