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!

10 comments:

Jane said...

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

Jane

Anne Butera said...

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

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

Have a wonderful week, my friend!

sharon said...

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

Rosie said...

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:)

Blogoratti said...

A delightful list no doubt. Have a nice week!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

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

Ethel Johnson said...

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

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

How beautiful and uplifting, thank you for sharing xx

Lisa said...

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

Judy Hartman said...

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