Friday, March 21, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Joy

IF you follow my blog, then you know that I love to link up to different other blogs and participate in the blogging community.  

I've stumbled across an interesting group of bloggers that write about one random word for five minutes every Friday.  Lisa-Jo Baker selects a word and posts it on her blog,
and bloggers link up to share their 5 minutes thoughts on the chosen word.

From Lisa-Jo:
On Friday’s we silence the inner critic. The loudest of all naysayers. And on Fridays we remind ourselves that The Word is for us and loves us and welcomes us.
Your words are safe here.
So come and write with us. Together. On one word for five minutes. Here are all the details. And then link up your post or leave it in the comments. But remember, the one must rule here is that you visit the person who linked up before you and encourage them in their writing.
That’s it. The gift of encouragement – pass it on.
Today the word is the one that’s bubble up and out and spilled over in me today.
Today the writing prompt is JOY.

So here I go . . .

What is Joy to me?  It's walking outside on a sunny Spring day and being greeted by my 7 spirited dogs. They bring instant Joy to my soul.

Joy is watching Alex doing flips on the trampoline over and over and asking me to stay and watch him do the flips.

Joy is the pleasure I get in watching Alex and Shane pretend to be pirates with the stick on mustaches that I've rigged into goatee beards on their faces.

Joy is the assurance and confidence I see in Zach as he tells me about his day and about the talent show practice where he has a special part although it's a small part .... but there are no small parts when it's your child.

Joy is watching Dave spend his Friday night building a pirate ship out of cardboard boxes to make his pirate-crazed wife happy knowing it's really because he loves me.

Basically my life filled with little boys, dogs, and my love- Dave - is my Joy.

And that is the Five Minute Friday with 

                         the Ferrell boys and me!

1 comment:

  1. I tried to post a moment ago but it disappeared! This was beautiful and I love it. I am a mom of 2 boys and a male dog with a little girl thrown into the mix to add some glitter. Life if usually a mess, rowdy, and more fun that I could have imagined. Keep drawing joy from your beautiful life!


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