Share Your World – 2016 Week 1


for Cee’s Share Your World

As a child, who was your favorite relative?

Interesting and quite a synchronicity! I was just discussing this with my father yesterday. I actually had 3 favorite relatives growing up: my aunt Betty on my father’s side of the family, and my aunts Carol and Jenny on my mother’s side of the family. All three of them taught me so much about life and were like mothers to me.

If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be?

A magnolia tree! They are majestic, green all year long and those blooms! Quiet, reserved, simple.. and yet they smell so wonderful!

What would be your preference, awake before dawn or awake before noon?

I would prefer to awaken before dawn these days as I really love watching the sun come up and beginning the day early; however, for so long I have been a night owl and when I am writing, my body just gears me up for night writing. So I awaken usually just before noon or shortly thereafter.

Would you like to sleep in a human size nest in a tree or be snuggled in a burrowed spot underground?

Definitely snuggled in a burrowed spot underground. I am terrified of heights and being up in the tree would be, well, terrifying. I do admire birds and creatures though who do live in tree-tops and wish I could.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

For last week, I am grateful for the lingering warmth as it has gotten quite cold now. For the upcoming week, I am looking forward to doing more writing.

#joyfuljan – Day Six

For today’s #joyfuljan, I find joy in the comforts of home.

Along with practicing joy for the month of January, I am also trying to be mindful of the things around me, to not get so caught up on things out there. So today I am joyful for my modest surroundings: my bed, desk, the woodstove that keeps me warm, the simple foods that I eat, and the company I keep. Home, and the comforts of home, do not have to be elaborate to bring me joy. Home IS joy!


Throughout the month of January, I will be celebrating Joyful January with Satya and Kaspa over at Writing Our Way Home