Monday, May 23, 2016

Joy List Monday

Joining My Giant Strawberry for

Joy List Monday 

A weekly ritual; a reminder to stop and pay attention to the little beauties and graces that make life magical and to set aside time for gratitude each day.

Crocheting
Connecting
Exploring
Admiring
Watching

Finishing up a washcloth for a gift ...
 and starting something new.
 Morning coffee with friends ... 
 and a little silliness, too.
 A quick walk around the block, spotting yellow ...
 and blue.
Seeing a lovely home surrounded by gorgeous green ...
and grateful for my own balcony garden where tiny visitors come to sit for a while.
"... Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing.  For to miss the joy is to miss all."
(Robert Louis Stevenson)

Have a joy-filled week!

31 comments:

Betsy said...

Lovely Tammy. I always enjoy how you find joy in everything you do. You see beauty everywhere and I truly appreciate you sharing it with us. I hope you have an absolutely lovely week my friend.
Blessings,
Betsy

Teresa Kasner said...

That goes to show you.. you can find beauty anywhere if you look hard enough. You inspire your readers ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Wanda said...

What a lovely array of pictures today. I have a red dishcloth half done, and I need to pull it out and finish it...perhaps while I'm watching the Dodgers on TV this evening.

Love the yellow one. I have introduced yellow into my wardrobe this spring. Have never been drawn to it before, but bought a cute blouse with yellow tulips and scallops on the bottom, and got so many compliments, I guess yellow is my new favorite color.

Since I can't find my camera....guess I can't show you a picture yet! HaHa.

Love the little visitor on your balcony. We had a hummingbird today.

Hugs.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

I enjoyed seeing your lovely photos from around your place this week. Also how wonderful your woven painting is, in the last post. It must have been fun doing this class.
Happy week
hugs
Carolyn

Melanie said...

And what a lovely joy list you have indeed! Isn't it nice to be "retired" and discover all the little joys each day brings? :-)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Yes, you certainly have found the proper balance between body, spirit and soul and that is a true blessing!
Indeed the little things in life we ought to admire and day by day.
Love those peanut ladies!
Funny, yesterday on our bike route I took a photo from fresh seeded peanut plants that have sprouted up after the heavy rains.
I will follow their progress and at the end show it to others that never have seen them grow.
I also tried to photograph five wild turkeys that are always foraging in the fields but they escaped me and with only my iPhone on hand, there was not much I could do.
Here too, making photos should be fun and spontaneous but not toting such heavy, professional equipment around. Than for me the joy is over...
By this fall I hope to be able to go back to crocheting myself again.
When I was folding laundry the other day, I was pondering over some wash cloths that were knitted by my late Dublin Mama. Such a sweet gift of love and I've used them for years and still admire her stitches of love; long after she's gone.
Sending you hugs and enjoy those birdies; we too enjoy them while having breakfast, lunch or whatever.
Mariette

Jennifer Hays said...

That looks like a fun meme. I will have to check it out. I loved seeing some of the things bringing you joy lately. I hope you're having a good week so far.

Serena Lewis said...

A beautiful joy list indeed, Tammy! So important to notice the little things in life. :)

Lorrie said...

Wonderful moments of joy from your corner of the globe. Have a great week, Tammy.

Dee said...

That cup of morning coffee looks mighty tasty! :-) Morning coffee is the BEST!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

A lovely post, full of beautiful joy! xx Karen

Peggy Jones said...

A beautiful post this morning Tammy. Joy is the way to go for sure. Love the colors of your crochet gifts.

Anne Butera said...

Wonderful list of joys, Tammy!! So glad you decided to share it!!

SusanLotus said...

I need a coffee after that delicious photo!

Lovely photos and I always feel even more happiness inside
knowing there are other people in the world just enjoying
all the small things in big gratitude.

I do have small vistors too on my balcony and they sit and wait
til I get them small crumbles of bread to eat. :D So used to it
by now I think.

Peace!
Sussie

Linda said...

Lovely sentiments ♥

Here, in central Illinois, we are enjoying beautiful warm days now, lots of sunshine and everything growing wildly. I harvested the first of the strawberries from our own garden yesterday evening, and all of the other garden plants are coming along nicely. Trying to find joy in the midst of suffering, it was a very, very hard week last week and weekend. Sister's long-time live-in partner died unexpectedly, she finding him dead after returning home from work (massive heart attack) and he was only 60. Things are pretty much a mess for her now and will be for a while which has pretty much been the story of her life unfortunately. Everyone in the family has been stressed. We're glad to be beyond the funeral process and to be moving forward now.

Hoping you find continued joy in your days.
Linda

Jen Kershner said...

I'm so in need of picking the yarn back up and working on a project and that coffee looked amazing. A much loved beverage shared with friends must be one of my favorite things.

Susan said...

Hello Tammy. Love your joy list. Perfect! Have a good rest of the week. Susan

linda said...

Beautiful post Tammy, lovely photo's I hope that you have a great week too. :) xx

Acorn to Oak said...

I like the list you posted of things to remember and do each day. Great advice. I try to do a lot of those too. I like how you put crochet on the list. That's a great idea because it's so meditative and calming. I'm always amazed and impressed how you seem to fit it in each day. It feels good just to see that on your Instagram posts. I tend to let the other things on my to-do list squeeze creativity out. I should make it a higher priority. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful week!

Tanya said...

So much joy here...you don't miss ANYTHING! LOVE the peanut photo of you girls. I love walking around your exotic world with you! XOXO

Oliva Ohlson said...

Beautiful post!!! I see you love to crochet, and I love it too!!! I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit!!!

Diane said...

Always look for the joy. What a lovely post, Tammy. Diane

Dagmar said...

Looks like such a wonderful way to spend your time..I hope the rest of your week is wonderful.
Ox
Dagmar

Preeti said...

Great post and sentiments! Your photo is fun too :)

Mereknits said...

Ah my friend you find so much beauty around you. Have a wonderful day.
Meredith

Sam I Am...... said...

There is joy all around if we just stop and look. It does help that I am retired and living alone in a quiet and peaceful place. It is very rare that I am sad anymore. It is just the outside world that brings it in sometimes. So much pain and suffering out there that I have to shut it out to keep my soul focused on the blessings. Your crochet and yarns are so pretty! So nice that you have friends to share your joys with.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Lovely photo captures! I especially like the feathered visitor to your balcony.

handmade by amalia said...

It is a nice challenge that keeps you on your toes in search of joy.
Amalia
xo

Sherry said...

Thank you for this post, I needed the reminder.

Caterina Giglio said...

grateful for your blog, where I get to share in your happy world... xo

Kit said...

You sure know how to fill your days so well. You sound content. :) Kit

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