Friday, October 15, 2010


Do you ever consider JOY? I do. I look for it. I sense it. I feel it!
I wonder sometimes if others see it. If they look for it. If they long for it. If they need some of it and don't even realize it.

You may or not remember but Cali is turning 6 soon. For the past two years her parties were family get-togethers. This year we are determined to go all out and Cali has decided on the theme, CandyLand.

Just thinking about the party has brought my daughter joy. I can see it on her face.

Today, I came up with the grand plan of giving a jumbo bouncy ball to each party-goer. They were colorful, fairly inexpensive and seemed like a great idea. Even joyful.

Seriously, if you ever want to see immediate joy. Head to the store, fill a couple carts with big bouncy balls and let your kids maneuver them through the store. :)

Not only could you hear JOY in their laughter. It was on the face of most everyone we passed in the isles.

And while we were filling our truck with them, people in the parking lot passed us a laughed. Out loud. It was infectious.

Then we got home and decided to take a picture.

We weren't quite quick enough closing the door but it's all good. Joy went bouncing down out street too. :)

Sometimes we just don't give enough thought to JOY but I've found if I just opt to let it be in my life, it's there in the simplest moments and it's really rather wonderful!

1 comment:

Shawn said...

Oh my gosh, I love this! Happy birthday to her, looking forward to party photos too!