Sunday, July 12, 2009

Choosing Joy

Joy -to rejoice, to be glad; 1. The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; pleasurable feelings or emotions caused by success, good fortune, and the like, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exhilaration of spirits; delight. 2. That which causes joy or happiness.3. The sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity

Synonyms -- Gladness; pleasure; delight; happiness; exultation; ecstasy; rapture; bliss; mirth; merriment; festivity; hilarity.

Imagine the joy of being a year old and being able to love something as much as THIS? No worries, no responsibilities, no concern today except this....

Pure unbridled joy over a half ear of corn????

This little one is "Choosing JOY" all by herself...a lesson for us all...from Braylyn Ray!

Life is to be celebrated! Have an awesome week!
What gives you joy? I would love to hear from you!

Update: I got a new Cricut! Dave got it for me! It is giving me joy tonight, trying to figure it out! That AND I figured out how to hook up my converter box so I have TV in my kitchen again, my favorite spot to work! I was REALLY missing my TV! I did these 2 pages of Braylyn tonight!


Runner Mom said...

THese pictures are priceless! Love the joy on that darlin' face!!


danmoen said...

You are right. What JOY she is showing. Love the pictures. My JOY comes in family and friends and reading your blog! Have a great day Carol.

Kristi L said...

My joy comes from the little things in life ~ the everyday things ~ sometimes I will see a child acting up or being silly and it makes me smile, I feel joy when other people are happy in their life ~ my family, friends and co-workers give me joy each day ~ music gives me joy ~ thank you for the post ~ your grandchildren and the pictures you take of them give me joy too ~ how could they not bring anyone joy?? They're adorable!

Sunshine Mama said...

I just love this post. I love all the pictures. You are so right. We need to find things that bring us joy...simple things. joy was learning to re-edit the HTML code so that I made my blog a 3 col versus a 2 col. What joy!! I can't wait to do it to my diet blog.
And you were who got me going in that direction. Thanks!

Diane said...

How precious! Love the photo essay, it speaks for itself! I love the big smile she gives you when she takes a breather from the corn.
My joy comes from family and friends and staying in touch with them.

Talkin' Texan said...

What sweet pictures. Makes me want to go enjoy a fresh ear right now.
This afternoon I am all alone--for the first time in two months. The quiet has given me joy.

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Those pictures are incredible! Thank you for Choosing Joy ... and then sharing that Joy with us.

Annie said...

Such a cutie pie!!!! I have been cleaning my basement in preparation to return to scrapbooking again. These photos remind me the ones I recently went through, when my kids were this age. The things they delighted in then have certainly changed but even as a teen and an adult, we find plenty to laugh about! Would love to see more of your pages using your new Cricut!

Brittany Childress said...

she is such a goof ball. thanks for being an awesome grandma and taking so many pictures that we will cherish forever!