I’ve Got The Joy…

When I was a little girl, I remember singing that song, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart.”  It was such a cheerful tune and lighted up my soul as I sang along with all my friends and we clapped our hands in the happiness of the moment.  Can you recall a time like that in your life, when your face hurt because you were smiling  so hard, but you just couldn’t stop?  Or has time erased some of what was once so easy to bring to mind?  It isn’t hard these days to lose sight of our inner child, the one who craves the simple sound of a song.  So here, I hope you’ll find a pocket full of joy to fill your day with just enough of that tune to see you through whatever is your need.  Stop for a moment.  Breathe deeply.  And soon, you may be singing of joy as well.


Wellness Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A simple Colcannon for dinner. We added onions and cooked it in a chicken-flavored vegan broth. I seasoned mine with a little Frank’s RedHot and some Everything but the Bagel seasoning. Delish!

As a sidenote, the vertebroplasty has finally been scheduled for Friday at 11 AM. Looking forward to being out of pain! I’ll be going to physical therapy as soon as that can be arranged.

What are you doing to improve your health this Wellness Wednesday?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Scripture Sunday, February 17, 2019

Wherefore, how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth, that they may know that there is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah, who layeth down his life according to the flesh, and taketh it again by the power of the Spirit, that he may bring to pass the resurrection of the dead, being the first that should rise.

2 Nephi 2:8

What scriptures are you pondering today?

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Wellness Wednesday, February 13, 2019

This has been a good eating day. Breakfast was roasted potatoes with steamed bok choy and the no-oil, no-cheese sauce I’ve shared in previous posts. Lunch was toast with spicy hummus and avocado.

Dinner was this delicious bean and barley soup made with potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, and broccoli, and Italian seasoning. Yum! I would have had it with Frank’s RedHot, but I forgot. Good thing there’s leftovers!

What are you eating this Wellness Wednesday?

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Scripture Sunday, February 10, 2019

And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and sicknesses of his people.

And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.

Alma 7:11-12

What scriptures are you pondering this Scripture Sunday?

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Wellness Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Breakfast was a baked potato, steamed broccoli and no-oil, no-cheese sauce. Lunch was a veggie sandwich, with romaine, spinach, tomatoes, olives, pepperoncini, red onions, and salt and pepper.

Dinner was this delicious red lentil curry and noodles. Hearty, healthy, vegan!

What are you doing for Wellness Wednesday?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Memories Monday, February 4, 2019

This isn’t my memory, but it is part of my family history. This is my dad’s Junior High football team. He’s the second from the left in the front row.

The caption reads March Junior High 1935. He was 14 years old.

The picture was found in a box that was kept by my step mother. His purple heart was also in the box. I gave it to my nephew who had a close relationship with my dad. I kept the photo…

It’s amazing to see pictures of your parents as kids. Loving his memory.

What are you mulling over this memories Monday?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day