Joyous Joy 26: Not Happy, but Cheerful

My friends and I get together each year for a cookie baking party! After 26 years of friendship, I am so grateful for being so close to them. It is truly a day full of cheer!

I came across this fabulous quote the other day, and just had to share it with you all:

“I’m not happy, I’m cheerful. There’s a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them.” Beverly Sills

Life is full of cares and there is no escaping them. They are as big or as small as you choose to make them. It’s your decision.

I fall into the second category and I hope you do as well. Do you?


Joyous Joy 25: Inspiration Needed

These flowers amaze me. One day when I have a garden, these will definitely be in it

This weekend, while basking in the sunshine on my friend Bob’s balcony, I had a much needed heart-to-heart with someone who always seems to understand me. We talked about a laundry list of things, including my frustration about how long it’s been since I’ve posted on here.

I am for the most part quite easily inspired. Lately, I’ve been exceptionally uninspired, and it has kept me from writing.

I don’t want to be uninspired! Life isn’t nearly as enjoyable! So with saying this, I wanted you all know that I am alive and well and searching desperately for fresh inspiration.

In the meantime I’ve had a few wonderful things going on that I’d love to share Continue reading