PEOPLE NEED JOY..........QUITE AS MUCH AS CLOTHING.....


   

SOME OF THEM NEED IT FAR MORE.
~~~Margaret Collier Graham.~~~

Life is not without pain and difficulty.  Sometimes these are necessary to promote growth and change.

BUT WITH GROWTH SHOULD COME 
~JOY~



Joy does await each of us today........we have to but open our eyes to it.  It is here for the grabbing.......

WE NEED JOY IN OUR LIVES JUST AS SURELY AS WE NEED REST AND A GOOD DIET.

Let's have a joyful weekend dear friends.

Jo         
      Photos:  Courtesy Flikr
"Each Day a New Beginning"  Meditations for Women

Comments

  1. Hi Jo..what a super beautiful post..and so inspiring you are..thanks for sharing your magic and joy and your beautiful heart!
    Kiki~

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  2. Oh yes indeed! Thanks for the gentle reminder!

    Nancy

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  3. Hello Jo... wishing you a joy~filled weekend too! xoxo Julie Marie

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  4. Wise words!

    Enjoy your weekend,

    Carolyn

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  5. Thank you for such beautiful thoughts and photos.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  6. Jo you always insprte such beauty such Joy as well! What a precious statue that is~!!

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  7. This is so true true TRUE Jo!
    :)
    I hope the heat lets up a little...so sorry to see your flowers suffering. It seems like the beauty of Spring is not long enough.
    Hope you are having a fabulous weekend~

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  8. Yes, this is true.. Thank you Jo for the lovely post and for bringing joy into my life.
    Blessings
    Penny

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  9. I'm with you, Jo! I'm ready!!! :-)

    XO,

    Sheila

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  10. You commented in this blog entry of mine; "...blog etiquette.
    Does one always need to visit the blog of the commentor? (don't know if that is even a word)..Just curious."


    I'll just give you, my view, since I don't know if there is any place, with all Blog Etiquette Rules. :-) I feel obligated to go vist/comment in every blogger, who comments in mine. It just feels "right" to me, that's all.

    And this is a BIG issue, for me too!

    At times [in my bloggging life, which goes way back, from 'Aunt Amelia's Attic,' YEARS back] it has given me real grief. Becoming too hard to do.

    But....... Then........ I guess I felt as if I had to continue to Follow/Read/Comment in every blog, if the blogger commented in mine. Now this can get difficult.

    Some people only comment rarely, and I admit, I get tired of being the only one to comment, in a back and forth way. No one has to comment every day. But......... I admit I do need some comments.

    And then, there's the issue of.... What if I don't resonate with a commenter's blog? Do I HAVE to keep going there, even though I feel this way?<---At least I was able to stop doing this one! I simply don't have the time anymore, to keep going back to blogs, with which I feel no resonance. Yeaaa me! :-)

    Hmmm, did I answer your question? If not, ask more. That's what I throw these Questions posts out there for. To get answers [or more questions] from other bloggers.

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  11. Nice post. Wishing you joy. Hugs

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  12. Oh dear, now I wonder if I answered your question [about blog etiquette] in the wrong blog. Eeeek!

    In this entry of mine, you asked if we always need to visit the blog of someone who comments in our blog? And [perhaps elsewhere] I replied that I don't know if all Blogging Etiquette Rules are written down some where... But I feel I have to do so. At least go comment once, in their blog.

    If I don't resonate there, I don't feel I have to follow them. Just don't have the time, and have had to cull my list of those blogs I follow regularly. But... once... I go read and leave a comment. Just me of course. :-) Not sure what others do...

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  13. Oh Jo, you don't know how much I needed to hear this....I am in tears just hoping that there will be growth in both parties involved but how true...difficulties are inevitable, but how I want to embrace the JOY that comes from the growth. I need wisdom. Thank you, Anita

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  14. Sending a sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm. This post was a 'joy' to read, and a reminder of what needs to be foremost in our daily lives!!! Now, the comments about blogging etiquette were very interesting. I was so bummed today when I saw that my followers went from 71 to 70 - someone stopped following me...yikes! At first I felt bad, but I do understand how sometimes people just have to cut back on the blogs they follow because it can get very overwhelming. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving (as you always do) such a meaningful comment. I always look forward to reading a comment from you! Ciao, bella!

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  15. Hello Jo, very nice to meet you! Thank you for your recent visit to my blog. This is my first time to your blog, and it is truly lovely with all your affirming messages and beautiful photos.
    Hugs,
    Terri
    I'll take my growth with a huge helping of Joy please.....

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  16. What a beautiful bronze sculpture. I love it!

    =)

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    Thank you for sharing! You are invited to
    come by my blog, too....
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    Leticia

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  18. Oh honey, No truer words ever were said. In the most tragic and gravest of times, without searching for and ready to receive even a snippet of joy our
    lives will just have no meaning. Love, Mollye

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