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, April 18, 2018

It’s hot today, guys. Like 90° F. Feels like 93. So everything we cooked today was microwaved except for the rice. And we made a simple bowl.

I had my usual hash browns for breakfast but forgot to take the picture. For lunch:

Sushi! It’s been a long time and no cooking. Pretty cheap, too. I had an avocado roll and sweet potato roll.

And here’s dinner:

Sweet potato, rice, black beans and salsa, swiss chard, a nut mix, nutritional yeast, and avocado. Delicious!

What did you do to nourish your body today?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Memory Monday, April 16, 2018

I decided to start a new addition to my blog. I want to write an autobiography, but there’s so much to write about, I considered this to be a great way to collect my thoughts.

I grew up in Florida, but was born in New Jersey, where I spent the first 3 1/2 years of my life. My first posts will be about the half-dozen or so memories I have of my time there. I’m not sure of any chronological order, but today’s is what I believe is my first memory.

I’m trying to insert a picture here of when I was 2, but can’t figure out how to do it, so I’ll just continue with the story.

It was bedtime, and my mom laid me down in the crib. I was afraid of the dark, but didn’t want anyone to know, so I kept calling my mom back into the room. I said I was thirsty, and she said I didn’t need any water. This went on about three times when finally I admitted I was scared. She told me just to lie down, and I wouldn’t even remember it in the morning.

I thought to myself, “I will too!” But I laid down in the very middle of my crib, so the monsters couldn’t reach in between the bars and get me.

Here it is, over sixty years later, and I still remember! I guess I’ve always had it in me to prove people wrong! Lol!

What memories are you thinking about tonight?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Wellness Wednesday, April 11, 2018

What’s for dinner? Sushi bowl! Chock full of veggies…romaine lettuce, jasmine rice, roasted red bell peppers and onions, carrots, Persian cucumbers, mushrooms, tofu, and avocado. Not shown, pickled ginger and nori snacks. Had a sprinkle of white and black sesame seeds and served with tamari. Completely oil free and so delicious! I could only eat about half (as usual). But that’s ok. I have some for later.

What are you eating for dinner tonight?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Scripture Sunday, April 8, 2018

And now, my brethren, I wish from the inmost part of my heart, yea, with great anxiety even unto pain, that ye would hearken unto my words, and cast off your sins, and not procrastinate the day of your repentance;

But that ye would humble yourselves before the Lord, and call on his holy name, and watch and pray continually, that ye may not be tempted above that which ye can bear, and thus be led by the Holy Spirit, becoming humble, meek, submissive, patient, full of love and all longsuffering;

Having faith on the Lord; having a hope that ye shall receive eternal life; having the love of God always in your hearts, that ye may be lifted up at the last day and enter into his rest.

And may the Lord grant unto you repentance, that ye may not bring down his wrath upon you, that ye may not be bound down by the chains of hell, that ye may not suffer the second death.

Alma 13:27-30

Book of Mormon

What scriptures are you pondering today?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Wellness Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Breakfast was hash browns cooked in my non-stick waffle iron. That’s a great trick for oil-free cooking. And it was delicious, as always!

Lunch was a veggie sub from Subway, no cheese. Not the healthiest, but not too bad.

Dinner was this tamale frozen dinner. A body can’t always be perfect!

What did you eat today? Was it healthy?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Scripture Sunday, April 1, 2018

Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.

And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:

And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?

He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,

Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

Luke 24:1-7