Not pleasure.
Not being happy.
Not being orgasmic.
Not contemplative or peaceful.

But down to you toes, full on, indescribable, bubbling JOY.

Like the baby in the manger, room needs to be made for it.

Time cut out in your life to let joy in.

Listen to you favorite heart pumping music – loud.

Dance like no one is looking.

Smell a newborn.

Hug someone for no reason.

Embarrass your teenager in the grocery store.

Laugh till you pee.

You know what gives you those moments of fun, gratitude, love, and life all wrapped into one.

Do it now.
 Make time for joy now.

Don’t cheat yourself.

Why are you cheating yourself?

This is what the third week of advent is all about.
This is our gift, to feel it without reservation or guilt.

Just a moment of joy lasts a long time.

You deserve it.
 He was born to give it.
He died for us to keep it.
Stop shopping, baking, wrapping, cleaning, working and –

Go get it.

As Always,


Oh, and what is one thing you can do to feel Joy today?


  1. Samantha says:

    Joy is something I’m always striving for. I can’t seem to keep it all the time, but I don’t give up.

    1. admin says:

      Joy comes in small doses and carries us through. Thank you for stopping by.

  2. Mona Andrei says:

    Smell a newborn. Oh it’s been so long since I’ve breathed in the joy of a newborn! Although I have to admit, I do embarrass my teenagers in public on a regular basis. Now they just roll their eyes 🙂

    1. admin says:

      Is htere anything more wonderful than that smell. Even if its been a while we always remember it.

    2. I agree…my granddaughter is only a few weeks old and I love holding her. Grandchildren are such a blessing…they fill me with joy!!

      1. Beth says:

        There is nothing like a grandchild. My grandparents tried to tell me how special we were but I thought they we just old. Congratulations!!!!!

  3. Michelle says:

    Thank you for this reminder!!!

  4. Laurie Oien says:

    Some days are harder than others to feel bubbling joy. However, maybe we just need to work harder at finding ways to create those bubbles!

    1. admin says:

      Joy doesn’t happen every day– unless we make room for it. Thank you for stopping by.

  5. Cuddle with a purring cat.

    1. admin says:

      Oh Yes. How could I have left that one out?

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