#joyfuljan – Day Twenty

For today’s #joyfuljan, I find joy in reading other bloggers.

I stopped blogging some time last year. I even deleted the blog that I had worked so hard on for a few months. It was stupid and silly of me, but I’d lost the trust of a blogger I’d grown close to and there was no way of getting that trust back. So I stopped everything for many months. I was just too sad and depressed. When I decided to begin blogging again, instead of creating a new blog, I just came back to my old ones. I have a modest following on all three of them, so I figured this was good enough. I was weary though of getting too close to anyone again and although I am still a bit guarded about that, I do find a lot of joy in reading others’ blogs. There are some amazing poets and fiction writers on WordPress. And there is a lot of advice on numerous topics to be found here too. I will stay in the moment of joy as I read and just not allow myself to get too close to anyone.

What are you joyful about today? Let me know in the comments.

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


Share Your World – 2016 Week 3


for Cee’s Share Your World

What is your favorite piece of art? (it doesn’t have to be famous)


art credit: Blue Dancers by Edgar Degas

I actually love all of his ballerina paintings, but this is by far my favorite

What made you smile today?

It is bitterly cold outside and yet the ravens are still hanging around. I went out this morning and tossed some bread crumbs about for them. They came. They devoured the bread. Cawed for me as a thank you. This made me smile brightly in the cold morning air.

Which place do you recommend as a Must-See? Please state which country, state or providence.

I’ve not traveled much, so I don’t really know any Must-See places. The one place that brings me joy is The Outer Banks of North Carolina, USA. It is gorgeous, serene most of the year and the beaches are beautiful. And I’ve heard that wild horses run the beach during some parts of the year. I’ve never seen this, but it is my desire to do so.

Complete this sentence: When I was younger I used to….

pretend that I was an only child. It drove my two siblings and my mother crazy.

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

Last week is a blur, but this is not uncommon for me. I guess if anything bad happened, I am grateful I cannot remember it… but I honestly don’t think anything bad did happen. If it was good, well thanks! but next time send me a memory card!

This week I am looking forward to hopefully some snow. It should arrive Thurs or Fri. Please let it snow!