Featured Bloggers for Festive or Celebrating
Since I don’t know all of your first names, I changed the format of Featured Bloggers somewhat to reflect your tagline or title. Your friendships mean so much. Thank you all for joining in. If I missed your post, please send me a comment. Not all Pingbacks come through.
- BEACH WALK REFLECTIONS
- KEEP IT ALIVE – LIFEAFTER50FORWOMEN
- LADY LEE MANILA
- PRIORHOUSE BLOG
- SECOND WIND LEISURE (SUNDAY STILLS)
- KL CALEY STORIES PROMPTS DISCOVERIES LAST WEEK’S STORY
IT’S EASY TO PLAY ALONG WITH #WQWWC
This weekly writing challenge runs from Wednesday through Tuesday. The only rule is to use a quote. If you want to participate, create a pingback to link your post. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here. Be sure to link to the most recent post, not my page. I don’t see links to my page.
Other Challenges That Inspired #WQWWC #54
- Sunday Stills: Light the Night
- Cell Pic Sunday – All pictures were taken with cell phones – not all were mine.
- Lens Artist #179: Serene Joy brings serenity in our souls or inmost parts.
#WQWWC #53 – Topic: Joy
Definition: a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. rejoice Synonyms: jubilation, triumph · exultation · rejoicing · happiness · gladness · glee · exhilaration · ebullience · exuberance · elation · euphoria · bliss · ecstasy – to name a few
Rhyming words: boy, toy, ploy, soy, croix, alloy, bok choi, cowboy, decoy, drummer boy and many, many more in the Rhyme Zone for the rhyming poets out there.
What brings you and your household joy this year?
“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.”Thomas S. Monson
It’s fun to watch my husband shop for his son. It doesn’t matter that he’s getting older, and we aren’t even going to see him. He gets so much joy from finding what he feels is something his son needs or wants.
“He just needs something for a stocking stuffer.”
Sometimes it’s an antique toy truck for his back yard and sometime just socks and underwear, but he buys it with such love.
“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.”Karl Barth
Do you ever wonder how to say thank you? Sometimes it’s hard when you feel overwhelmed, like when you don’t have a present in return, or you feel it’s too much. Say thanks with joy! Of course, words help too.
The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.Christopher McCandless
As a teacher, I know that learning brings joy. I used to get giddy teaching my kindergarteners to read. They learned phonetically from their books, then sometimes I would write sight words on the board and ask them to try to sound them out.
I remember when I wrote the word sometimes. They knew long vowel words. One of my kids sounded it out with long vowels. Then his face lit up when he recognized what the word was and shouted out the correct word. I was almost as thrilled as he was.
That joy continues as we age. This year we learned to play pickle ball. I wasn’t very successful at it, but my husband has won a couple of round robins, so he’s super excited about it. The wonderful outcome for me was that we’ve made lots of new friends.
Last night we attended a party at one of our pickle ball friend’s house. All ten of us laughed as we unscrambled Christmas song titles, tried to toss rings on a pair of antlers, and pinned the carrot on the snowman’s face.
“Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.”Elsa Schiaparelli
It’s amazing how much fun it is to eat. We hosted one-third of a progressive dinner on Sunday night. Twelve neighbors and friends joined in to celebrate as we had parts of a meal in each other’s homes in our condo complex. We got acquainted with several new neighbors – new to us, and the people from whom we bought our condo were back from CA to join us for the last stop – eggnog and cookies. We spent three lovely hours going from house to house tasting bits of delights.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take pictures during the festivities, but Vince and I had a lot of fun decorating our home and cooking for the occasion. Notice the fireplace.
Now it’s your turn.
Tell us what makes you smile, what chases away your tears, or what brings you happiness. Thanks so much for stopping by and having fun with quotes. Have a wonderful holiday season and enjoy the rest of your week!