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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

One Word: Finding Joy

Today is the first of 12 blog entries about my One Word.  Joy has been easy to see around me this past week.
Warmer temperatures melted just about all the snow that covered our yard - that was joyous to me.
Warmer temperatures reminded me that Spring is is just weeks away when the earth "wakes up" from the slumber it has been under.
The air is cleaner, the sun is warmer, and although when I wake up in the morning, it's still dark, I know that the days are getting longer.
All this is Joy to me.
I find Joy in the everyday things; coffee in the morning, conversation with Hubby as I go to work in the morning.  Happy co-workers, happy dogs; Friends to visit, good health, a warm home, hot food, a blanket made for me by a friend to cuddle under while watching TV at night and
an electric blanket and clean sheets to  allow me to drift off to sleep at night.
This was the blanket made for me to cuddle up under. I love the  combination of colors.

I know that sometimes this year, Joy may be harder to find. I understand that life gets in the way and the business of hurried days may cover up joy. But for today, for this past week- I feel joy.

How about you? Did you find whatever your One Word was?  Why not join us over at Only A Breath and see how the others are doing.


  1. There is no doubt about it, you have much to be joyful for! Many of the things you mentioned are easy to take for granted. Thank you for this gentle reminder to take a look around and really appreciate all the blessings you've been given.

  2. Joy was my word last year. I think God knew I'd need that word in 2012. I have a question in this week's Hodgepodge relating to a word for the year.

  3. It sounds like you have found so many things to be joyful over. The small things in life, I think, bring some of the most joy. I really love this post Lynn Marie. It reminds me to find joy in my life too.

  4. Thanks for the gentle reminder to look around and be grateful :) I, too, have many reasons to find joy.

  5. The nice thing about joy is we can find it in so many things if we just allow ourselves to look for it and always the Joy of the Lord is our strength which is indeed a good thing!


  6. My word is Joy, too!! I am making a choice to look for Joy in my everyday life. Some days it has been tough, but just when I need it...HE gives me another glimpse of joy!

  7. I really enjoyed reading your perspective on things. Your outlook is great and you seem to have peace and contentment. What a gift the Lord has given you... His joy. I like that. Blessings to you!


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