This is the view outside my window next to my desk where I've spent much of my time these past two weeks. . . .
The last time I showed you this view was in January. There was no undergrowth and everything else was brown then except for the Pieris Japonica and a few patches of snow. Now I have wilted hostas due to the lack of rain.
The reason I've been at my desk so much is because I was setting up my new Take Joy Society web journal (wj) and preparing for the first meeting of the Society--my mini-retreat I wrote about last month. I think what I've enjoyed most is finding the poems, music, quotes, movies, books, and articles I've put under the Tabs at the top of the wj. I figure if no one else gets anything out of the Take Joy Society, I will just because I'm spending so much time looking for things to share that enable me to Take Joy! What I haven't been able to find is a rendition that I like of the children's song "The Joy of the Lord is my Strength". Do you know it? It will pop into my head the moment I start to lose my joy and help bring me back around to it.
So my question this month is how do you recapture your joy once you realize you're heading downhill?
There was a time when nothing seemed to stop the descent for me. Then something really great would have to happen to get me out of my funk so I could take my eyes off my disappointment. Since I started the I Come In The Little Things web journal I have another resource to help me find my joy again. I take my camera and go looking for the little things that are fascinating or beautiful in nature. Ken commented about all the posts being about insects. ☺︎ Once they go into hibernation I'll have to look for other "little things" to photograph, so it won't be much longer.
This window is only two feet from the other window but the room takes a 45° turn and therefore has a slightly different view. . . .
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