Friday, April 16, 2010

Find JOY

I have found such joy in simple things; a plain clean room, a

nut-brown loaf of bread, a kettle as it sings; a leaf-laced square

along a floor where yellow sunlight glimmers through a door. I have

found such joy in things that fill my quiet days: a curtain's blowing

grace, a potted plant upon my windowsill, a rose fresh-cut and placed

within a vase. A table cleared, a lamp beside a chair, and books I

long have loved beside me there.

~ Grace Noll Crowell ~"

I have found joy in quietly sipping a cup of tea, of smelling it's essence, taking in the flavors, feeling the warmth, and the pure joy of holding the cup in my hand.

Have a delightful weekend noticing where you find JOY.


beth said...

thank you....i will look for joy everywhere these next few days....

Jeanne said...

I find joy in your friendship
Much love

Bernideen said...

There is an award for you at my blog!

Vicky said...

Today my spirit is kindred with yours! I too took note of the joy :) Thanks for the poem as well...

Deanna said...

Dear One,
May you have a joyful week-end!!!
Enjoyed this post and think it is a very good and healthy thing for us to take some time to quiet ourselves and think on these things.
God bless you real good!

Gayle @ Mountain Mom said...

I will think on that! Lovely and joyful post!

Cathy said...

What a lovely post, Marilyn. There is so much joy in little things. We just have to take the time to see it and enjoy it.

dutchbaby said...

I find joy in looking at that vintage table cloth with the beautiful tall teapot. I'll take mine with cream and honey please. Thank you - so nice and warm.

~Sheila~ said...

I find joy wandering around my garden with a cup of hot Earl Gray after lunch. Today I have found joy in 3 cups, since it is so cold here!

tasteofbeirut said...

Very well said; advice duly noted; thanks!

Tracy said...

It is always the small, ordinary extraordinary things I find great JOY in too. Wishing JOY today, Marilyn :o) ((HUGS))

Duchess of Tea said...

A posy of daisies arranged in a milk jug on my windowsill. The sound of the ocean and the laughter of my children, all simple pleasures and joys of life.

Have a blessed week daling.

Love & Hugs

Annie said...

The soft yellow of the cup makes me want to reach in and gingerly embrace it for a sip of jasmine tea.

La Tea Dah said...

Oh yes, very nice --- and I recognize the quote. ;-)



kimberly shaw said...

What a lovely photo, and I agree, joy is found in the simple things like a cup of tea with a friend at a table covered in a vintage tablecloth with flowers cut from the garden.

Rumbling of an Expat said...

New at blogging

Following you from the Duchess's blog. Glad to meet you.