Thursday, December 31, 2015

My word ( or theme) for 2016 is...

                           JOY

 One thing that I've learned in the past few years, is to be  open and grateful for every experience that has come my way, no matter how good or bad the experience had been. I was contemplating the word gratitude, but I realized that expressing my gratitude for all experiences has become ingrained into my daily life...

Why joy? It's such a small, simple word that has a lot of positive power. It's one that can be found in the simplest of activities and every day life. Watching the birds fly around in the winter... Hello blue jays and cedar waxwings. It's gazing at the stars in the dead of winter, tracking satellites and looking for shooting stars. It's warm bread and a pot of homemade soup while its snowing outside. It's the comfort found in someone stroking your hair while you fall asleep. It's hearing children laugh as they tell you about their day. It's finding that elusive piece of blue beach glass. It's finding a quote that speaks to you soul and when you post it, others feel the same way. It's creating time for friends and family. It's a kind word for someone who's having a rough time.

My attitude makes all the difference in the world and with joy, I get to share more of it with myself but the people around me, which in turn, spreads through them. I know that every day will not be sunshine and roses, but if I look hard enough, I will find a speck of joy in something from my day.




8 comments:

Jolie said...

A perfect choice. Wishing you a wonderful 2016.

Northern Living Allowance said...

!!! What a perfect word. Wishing you nothing but in 2016! xxx

Jennifer said...

I love it! Joy has been a word coming up a little more in my vocabulary and I am struggling with it. I am looking forward to seeing how you incorporate joy throughout the year. That joy just might pass to someone else.

Mrs_Mac said...

What great theme for the 2016. It is inspirational. I have been struggling for my theme for 2016; your comments are resonating in a very deep part of me. I will spend the next couple of days letting those thoughts bubble away, then I'll pick my worx on Jan 2nd. Thznm you again for the inspiration.

Hawaii Planner said...

Love your theme! It sounds perfect. :-) Happy New Year!!!

The Witch said...

Sam,
So inspirational!!
All the Best to you and your family in 2016.
Love your blog post's and should be telling you more often.
Sam you and "Saving For Later" were always my most favorite blogger buddies.
You really sound strong and have certainly found happiness with your gentleman.
So Happy for you!

Linda said...

Great post!

Jane said...

Well said Sam. And so very true. Joy can be found in every moment if we are open to it. Thank you for a wonderful message.

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