Thursday, February 19, 2009

JOY




Waking up in the morning to the sweet sounds of the singing of birds.

A phone call , card , remembrance that one was not expecting from a sweet friend.

Hot soup on a cold day. Ice cream on a hot summer day.

The laughter of one's Grandchildren and Children.( Notice I put Grandchildren first.LOL)

COLOR I love all the bright and beautiful colors of the world in which I live.

Spending a night at home, making dinner with my husband.

Knowing that My Heavenly Father loves me no matter what choices I make!!!!!!!

Our Four Children, and Eight Grandchildren.

A good book, hot cup of tea, chocolate bar, a clean sheet of paper on which to write my thoughts, dreams , hopes.

Each and every member of my Family. All of my friends and all of my friends in this land of Blog. I love you all !!!!

Lined Dryed Clean sheets for my bed. The sweet smell of Honeysuckles on a warm summer night. The clean smell
of rain and the pitter-patter sound of it hitting the roof. The beauty of snow.

A phone call from a Grandchild wanting to share their day and to tell you they love you.

These are only a few of the things that makes my life fulfilled. What brings JOY to you!!!!

18 comments:

Vee said...

Perfectly delightful favorite things...no wonder you are Joy-filled! I need to spend more time here. ;D

Amy said...

What a lovely list!

-Amy

Mary said...

Mary,

What wonderful joys. Singing birds, grandchildren, family and friends. Those are the joys that make life worth living.

Blessings,
Mary

vivian said...

I could write a long list.. there is so much that brings me joy and so much that I am thankful for! for right this second.. its you! and this huge old cat of ours that is slung over my shoulder while I sit at the computer!
hugs
vivian

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sweet Mary, YOU bring JOY to my life!!!! What a wonderful post.. I could write a book on the things that bring me joy.. But--here are just a few: hiking in the woods and coming up on a gorgeous waterfall; seeing a sunrise or sunset; seeing a rainbow; waking up with my Cardinals cipping outside--telling me to get their breakfast; love from George; waking up to a surprise snow on the ground; blogging with friends; etc. etc. etc....

Hugs to you, my friend,
Betsy

BittersweetPunkin said...

Sounds like a perfectly delightful day!!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Looking at baby animals just opening their eyes!

Coconut Meringue Pie :)

A full gas tank...

A new friend...

Realizing your throat doesn't hurt anymore...

Having a surprise for your mother...

Hearing a cute story about someone else's grandchild or child...

Taking a trip down memory lane with someone who was there...

Keeping your neighbor up half the night with your ultra-long comment on her blog ;)

jojo-caramel said...

This is a lovely post ! Every single color sounds great ! Sweet sweet list :) xo

Pearl said...

Such a nice, heart-warming list of Joyful things... thanks for sharing!

Blessings...
Pearl

Lallee said...

I relate to many things on your list except snow and grandchildren. I would add my Bible study group--I love those ladies, sitting by the ocean and gathering shells, hugging my pets, having a day at home and I don't have to go anywhere.

Have a blessed weekend, Mary!
XO,
Lallee

Back Through Time said...

What a wonderful list of Joys!
Michelle

Jackie said...

I love your list of things that bring you joy.

God bless.

Denise said...

Oh what a lovely post.... Makes me miss my oldest son.... He has three children....... He has been gone 23 years now. I never knew the children. They are 17, 15 and 8.... They live in Arkansas.... I would give anything for a phone call..... give them lots of hugs girl...... AND there nothing that I love more than lined dried sheets on my bed!!!!!

MARIA said...

It is great. Life is Beautiful!

May the Peace and Love of our Lord be with you and your family today and always!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Mary,
Such a wonderful list, and it is so much fun to be reminded of favorite things.
Have a beautiful Sunday.
Blessings, Karen

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

I loved your list..very uplifting. The wonders of nature bring joy to me, seeing God's handiwork everywhere. Take care, Debrak

Vickie said...

I love your joyful things. So many of them are mine too! Thanks for stopping in. It's always nice to have visitors.

Margaret Cloud said...

What could make us happier than our grandkids, birds singing and beautiful colors that surround us. Hope your day is going great.