“Joy is a choice – a deliberate, conscious choice. That choice is available to us each day. Our joy isn’t controlled by others or by outward circumstances. Joy comes from a deeper place, a place of security within ourselves. It’s an attitude, not a transitory emotion. Remember to be kind. Remember to be loving…. But most of all, remember to be happy.” Journey to the Heart – Melody Beattie
My wish for all of you this week is to be happy. I wish you laughter and comfortable silences, joy of the heartmindandsoul and a week of wonder and magic. As I say it, so be it.
A few JOY buttons for you … go ahead, click’em …
The Found Goddesses of Good Eats by Barbara Ardinger reminds me to appropriately propitiate the Goddess Nutritia. Do Oreos count?
I am fairly certain that my Joy-O-Meter would go off the chart with these gorgeous, puddle-stomping wellies from Jessica Swift. I might not even need a puddle. or rain.
Writing … Yoga … Photography … that is joy amplified x100! Which is why it is so aptly named the Creative Joy Retreat and hosted by Serious Goddesses of Joy – Jennifer Louden, Marianne Elliott and Tracey Clark. Click this link —-> YES, THIS ONE and join in on the Creative Joy MINI Retreat for free on August 30. You might even win a ticket to the BIG weekend!
Jade Beall is one of my SHEROES. Her A Beautiful Body Project is photo after photo of women … real women who have no need of photoshop and are shedding society’s definition of beauty to emerge GORGEOUS. JOYFUL. and FREE. Please support Jade and these joy-inspiring women. I do.
Food makes me joyful which is why they also call me The Hungry Goddess. Have a few bites of JOY this week that the Goddess Nutritia would adore …
What activities make you joyful?
Jodi from Spirited Reiki on walking the Circle Labyrinth … Joy and Magic go hand in hand!
And don’t forget to LAUGH with the Goddess Uzume (it’s good for you!)
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. Marianne Williamson