Thursday, December 24, 2015

Just Seven Joys?

Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop offers writing prompts each week, and since I sometimes have a hard time thinking of appropriate thoughts to share, I defer to her varied, challenging and fun suggestions.  I chose to share the top seven things that bring me joy (yes, I had to cut it down from 1,000) and I offer my appropriate thoughts for you now.

Thing 1:  Thoughts of my children

Thing 2:  Speaking, hugging, holding, and crying with my children.

Thing 3:  Watching my children flourish in all areas of their lives. 

Thing 4:  Touching the hearts of my children, my friends, and perfect strangers.  There are no better words than "pure joy" that describes the feeling I get when this happens!

Thing 5:  Thoughts of my unconditional-loving Tootsie, who lights up my life when my children are not around.


Think 6:  Thoughts of the fact that an employer still thinks I have skills to offer and is willing to pay me for my service...even at my age!  (This is more of a gratitude item...but it does bring me joy twice a month when I check my bank account!)

Thing 7:  Waking up each morning (with no toe tag on) and knowing that I'm going to have a great day!  I may have challenges, but after I meet them and the clouds are blown away by the Chicago "breezes" I know that I can combine these seven joys to make the evening reflection an overwhelming joyful experience.

I wish you the most joyful of holidays that continue throughout the New Year!  

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B Nickerson said...

The waking up with no toe-tag was LOL

May said...

It is never the big, shiny stuff in the end. This list is perfect. Merry Christmas

Mama Kat said...

I love that you have so many things to list and had to narrow it down for the prompt. Too often we get wrapped up in things that are going wrong. It's nice to remember all the wonderful things that bring us joy. :)

Chris H said...

What a lovely list! Happy holidays, festive season chick. All the best for 2016.

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi Liz,
Please let me know when you are in town. Would love to meet up. I laughed at your comment about the toe tag. my dad used to say, "Just be glad you don't wake up dead." Thank you for your visits to my blog.

Linda O'Connell said...

My kids and grandkids and great grandson are my blessings. Laughed at the toe tag. Snowing here.