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.

Thanksgiving 2016

We made reservations in October to have a vegan dinner at a place called The Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar, that we learned about from attending the Central Florida VegFest. It’s on the corner of Bumby and Amelia in Orlando, Florida, for anyone interested. I fell in love with the place! Great ambiance, delicious food!


They had our table ready for us!


First up was this delicious hot cider! Hubby had a draft natural brew root beer. (Non-alcoholic, of course)


Next up was this scrumptious fall squash soup.Hubby had their green bean casserole soup. It was so good! 


Then there was salad and rolls. We couldn’t eat the salad…hard to do when you don’t have teeth! But the rolls were very good.


Then there was the main course. Tofurky, mashed potatoes, stuffing, carrots, creamed peas and pearl onions, cranberry sauce, and gravy, all vegan, of course! So much food! All so delicious!


Finally, there was the pumpkin pie with whipped cream…all vegan. I almost forgot to take the picture! But I was so full, hubby had to finish it! 


All in all, it was a very enjoyable night, and we will be going back!

I’m so grateful for all my many blessings, better health, a home that’s paid for, a loving and attentive husband, and my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, just to name a few.

What are you thankful for today?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day