Why make a Joy List every week ?
Well, this is especially important to me when I am dealing with hibernation mode/seasonal depression symptoms and finding joy sinking far down on my list of emotions.
The search for joy and little happies is a definite remedy for the big bad blues, even if it is only momentary or short-lived. It definitely helps !
I may look for bits of beauty like these red berries on the bare branches, bring spots of brightness to the winter landscape…
Or glimpse over at a feline friend who has made sunbeam sleeping an art !
I may go out looking for little happies that make me smile,
like visiting to A Well Kept Secret Antiques with my honey last weekend and finding
three “new to me” glass hands ! They now form a bouquet with my original cobalt blue one found at a flea market a few years ago.
Looking at them all together, filtering the sunlight in the studio bay window,
always makes me sing the Paul McCartney & Wings song “Uncle Albert”, “Hands across the water, ( water), Hands across the s k y….”.
I will now be on the look out for one more hand, in a color I don’t have yet, to complete my bouquet with 5. Odd numbers in art, you know.
I also was excited to find these three gold ceramic letters that spelled out :
A little Christmas-y perhaps, but I could so see them hanging on top of the french doors in my studio where I could enjoy them every day !
This morning when I was hanging them so I could proudly take a picture of them for Share the Joy Thursday,
the O fell to the floor and smashes to pieces.
I actually started to cry.
I had broken my JOY !
But then, after commiserating on the phone with my sweet hubby
(who will be getting out the Crazy Glue when he gets home, if I know him !),
I realized that
like sadness, or anger, or most of the experiences we have in this bittersweet life,
All the more reason to celebrate it when it comes to you !
So now I am off to find me a new letter O. A different font or roundish object to form the center letter, and I can have my JOY back.
That and a few preparations for the snow storm expected tomorrow, which the super-excited weather people are touting as “One of the Top Ten Biggest Storms to hit New England EVER!”, is sure to keep me busy for today.
I will be on the look out for more joys to share !
Happy Thursday, Beautiful Ones !
Share the Joy Thursday at Meri’s Musings