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 ~ 19 Jun

I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.

– L. M. Montgomery

I think it would be heavenly.


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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.

Joyful Tuesday ~ 28-Mar

Dear old world,” she murmured, “you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.”

– L.M. Montgomery, writer


Spent the weekend with someone who likely does not have many more days in this dear old world, yet he found a lot of joy simply watching his young grandson, and having a laugh with family.  This really changes your perspective …

Joyful Monday ~ 20-Mar

“On with the dance, let joy be unconfined is my motto, whether there’s any dance to dance, or any joy to unconfine.”

– Mark Twain, humourist


My brother-in-law was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Yesterday, his daughters threw a huge bash for him and invited the whole town. There were live bands, good homemade pot luck, wine and beer for toasts, games for the children, and a lot of love. They danced!