Monday, 30 May 2016

Joy List Monday

My lovely friend Anne from My Giant Strawberry has reinstated her joy list Monday's and her mission statement is:

Joy List Monday: 

a weekly ritual
a reminder to stop and pay attention to the little beauties and graces that make life magical and to set aside time for gratitude each day
I find that these lists really do help me to focus and look for joy even when I feel that sometimes happiness is just out of reach.  I am sure Anne would love it if we could help spread the word and share a joy list from time to time.

Here is my list:
  • The luminous yellow of the buttercup
  • Freshly washed hair
  • A scented hand cream put on at bedtime 
  • A new book from the library
  • Tiny blue butterflies in the garden
  • A table free of clutter
  • The memory of being loved
  • Early morning bird song
  • Early evening bird song
  • The sunlight flickering on the craft room wall
  • Sharing cheesy Nachos and dips with the family
  • Watching a classic black and white film 'Death of a Scoundrel'
  • Connecting with so many like minded people via the Internet

If you decide to take part in #joylistmonday please share your link with Anne and me so we can find your joys too!


  1. Mountain-ash trees
    Bees buzzing in flowers
    Mountain streams
    Freshly-sharpened pencils
    Potting up plants
    The smell of a box of new crayons
    Wild-flower meadows
    Snoozing in the sun
    Wind on water
    Talking to strangers
    When someone is nicer or more helpful than they strictly have to be for their job


  2. What a wonderful list, Simone! Thank you for sharing it!!

    And those flowers... so joyful, too. :)

    Have a wonderful week, my friend!

  3. So happy to read your joy list, Simone. May each of these small pleasures fill your heart to the brim.

  4. What a lovely list of the things that bring you joy. I'm with you on a few of those especially two three and four, Hope you have had a lovely bank holiday weekend:)

  5. A delightful list no doubt. Have a nice week!

  6. What a lovely list Simone....sometimes it's the simplest of things that bring the greatest pleasure!
    V x

  7. I wonder why we find it easier to focus on the negative... my joy list would be similar to yours but with added chocolate! Have a joy filled week. xx

  8. How beautiful and uplifting, thank you for sharing xx

  9. I try and write down one thing from each day, doesn't always happen as I get sidetracked, but when I do I notice a difference. I love the sound of cheesy nachos and dip and a table free of clutter is something I do strive for every day!
    Lisa x

  10. Just saw this, Simone. Love your joy list - I think you have a beautiful soul. xx


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