Best Ways For Reaching Joy…

RaindropsWe had another one of those gloomy New England days here, where the clouds hang low but it doesn’t rain.  Something as simple as sunshine or the lack of it makes a big difference in my outlook!  So I thought it was a good time to post the top things Continue reading Best Ways For Reaching Joy…

Five Minute Friday: Blue

Is there something wrong that the word “blue” makes me think of sadness?  “The blues”  Feeling melancholy… For some of you out there, the fight to stay out of the blues has never been a problem.  If you are someone like me, though, it can sometimes be a daily, hourly, minute-by-minute thing.Water's Edge  And I don’t like to admit that.  It feels weak.  I want to be strong.  In fact, in many ways, I am strong.  I keep going, keep laughing, keep hugging, kissing boo boos, listening to dreams, doing the dishes and the laundry, the dusting and the sweeping.  There are so many moments Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Blue

Name Game

Okay, so at 12:30 ish am when you REALLY should be sleeping because you are not one of those people who can survive on 4 hours of sleep, and you’ve typed in umpteen (well maybe just 3 or 4) different combinations of your favorite blog name ideas and “Reaching Joy” is NOT TAKEN! And your 17 yo dd says, “I like it.” So you go with it… and in the morning you take a 2nd look at your new blog and say “hmmm” Because you are good at 2nd guessing yourself. Because you always Continue reading Name Game