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.

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Memories Monday, July 16, 2018

I don’t remember exactly when this picture was taken, but I do remember the day. I was going to go to Vacation Bible School, but Aunt Margie and Uncle John had been visiting and were going home to Ohio that day.

We drove with them down state road 441 to Lake Mary where we stopped and had a picnic. There were flies all over the place and I was a little squeamish. But my mom reassured me that it would be ok. I wasn’t going to die.

My aunt and uncle went on from there and we went home. I was late for VBS, but don’t recall much more than that except for missing them.

What memories are on your mind tonight?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Wellness Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Taking it easy tonight. Having an openfaced sandwich of chickpea salad with avocado. It’s summer, I’m hot. Neither hubby nor I want to cook.

So I choose healthy, tasty, and simple. No need to sweat, until you exercise, of course!

How are you doing Wellness Wednesday?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Memories Monday, July 9, 2018

I was probably 3 or 4 years old when this photo was taken. It was in Lake Corrine on the old Orlando Air Force Base. The base was later turned into the Orlando Naval Training Center which was then closed during the Reagan administration, I believe.

It is now a housing community. They even renamed the lake to Lake Baldwin.

So many changes, but I still have many fond memories of going on base for swimming, bowling, movies, and tennis….all without charge. Even the food in the cafeteria was cheap, and pretty good!

As a side note, I told my husband that’s the only topless photo anyone will ever see of me! Lol!

What are you reminiscing about today?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Memories Monday One Day Late, Tuesday, July 3, 2018

I’ve been out making new memories with my best friend, Wanda. We’ve been friends for 40 years now, but until she came to visit 3 weeks ago, we hadn’t seen each other for 20 years.

We went to the Atlantic ocean, and all over Orlando. Mostly, we’ve just been catching up and reminiscing. She was my neighbor when our children were toddlers. She goes home Thursday, and I will miss her terribly, but until then, we’re savoring the time we have together.

What memories are you savoring today?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day